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September 14, 2017

Oakland, Calif. - In light of recent events and a political climate that seeks to threaten local communities of color, the Akonadi Foundation will accept applications for funding to its So Love Can Win Community Response Fund through November 15.

September 7, 2017

NCG member The San Francisco Foundation announced the hiring of Erin Reynolds as its new Marketing and Communications Officer. Join us in welcoming her to the NCG community!

September 7, 2017

The Libra Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Crystal Hayling as its new Executive Director. “At this pivotal time in our country’s history, we want to keep pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in social change philanthropy,” said Regan Pritzker, the family member who led the search process.

September 6, 2017

“Housing, housing, housing.” That’s how Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner answered when recently asked about his priorities for this coming week. And with good reason, with tens of thousands still in emergency temporary shelters and an estimate of hundreds of thousands of houses destroyed or damaged, finding adequate housing will be an enormous challenge.

August 24, 2017

The acts over the past weeks have forced difficult reflections locally, across the country, and around the world. We are forced to reckon with the history of our nation, our individual roles in learning from our past, and collectively ensuring that it remains something we grow from as a society.

August 23, 2017
Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today the appointment of Theresa Fay-Bustillos as the organization’s new chief program director. Welcome to the NCG community!
August 23, 2017

"...This is not the time for philanthropy to wait out current circumstances. Rather, foundations need to step up efforts to help safeguard the government’s viability and vitality." - Max Stier

August 16, 2017

Krista Washington recently joined the East Bay Community Foundation as Senior Communications Officer. Join us in welcoming Krista to the NCG community!

August 3, 2017

This should be obvious, but it’s key for our sector: To deliver on their mission and sustain their good work over time, nonprofit organizations require the right mix of financial resources. Resources to pay the right people to get the job done well.

August 3, 2017

Northern California Grantmakers joins with The San Francisco Arts Commission and the arts community to mourn the unexpected death of Ebony McKinney.