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May 22, 2017

The Foundation's support of communities in the U.S. and abroad, including immigrants, refugees, religious minorities and transgender citizens begins with 13 specific organizations, five of which are right here in the Bay Area.

May 11, 2017

Last week NCG member The San Francisco Foundation announced Ling Woo Liu as its new Director of Marketing and Communications. Join us in welcoming her to the NCG community!

May 2, 2017

The Business Times features five companies in its yearly Corporate Philanthropy Awards. You can nominate a local company who has used to identify an innovative solution that will improve communities and create positive change in the Bay Area. 

April 27, 2017

NCG member the S. H. Cowell Foundation is creating a new toolkit and needs your help.

April 6, 2017

Northern California Grantmakers joins Bessemer Trust colleagues and clients to express our deepest sympathy on the death of Paul Matthew Connolly, Director of Philanthropic Advisory Services, who passed away on March 29, 2017.

April 6, 2017

This past week, the award-winning hip hop artist and actor Common went behind the scenes in Southern California to better understand our nation’s prison pipeline, and learn from people whose lives are profoundly affected by it both on the inside and the outside.

March 30, 2017

NCG member, The San Francisco Foundation, has announced that Abdi Soltani has joined the Foundation's Board of Trustees. Soltani is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California. He has been appointed to serve a five-year term.

March 29, 2017

"Our charitable and philanthropic communities are neither partisan nor bipartisan; we are nonpartisan in law and in practice. And to protect the common good, we must keep it that way."

March 16, 2017

By Larry Kramer | History is replete with examples of societies that vanished when the local climate changed. But the threat we face from climate change today is much greater than that, because it’s not local, it’s global. Human activity is changing the climate of the entire world, and the impact will be felt everywhere and by everyone—particularly those who have the least, who will be hit first and hardest.

March 16, 2017

By Surina Khan | Over the past few weeks, we've witnessed a new administration work daily to roll back rights our communities have fought hard to win, putting in jeopardy everything from immigrants' rights and economic security to educational equity and women's health.At the same time, and despite the increasingly politicized climate in the country, we are heartened to see people stepping up and taking action in the streets, online, and in the corridors of power.

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