It all started with an email from a friend late last year. She said she was concerned about the tone of our politics and the direction in which our country was moving, and she wanted to do something to help. She was calling her senator, but she felt that wasn't enough.
Wednesday, NCG once again partnered with the San Francisco Business Times to present their 2017 Corporate Philanthropy Awards & Summit. The event honored the Top 83 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists, 22 of which were NCG members. These 22 members made a combined contribution of $135.46 million in cash contributions to the Bay Area in addition to in-kind gifts and volunteering.
As a proud member of this network, NCG is excited to announce the new name and vision for the United Philanthropy Forum.
Northern California Grantmakers joins with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund to mourn the tragic death of William S. Goldman.
NCG member O2 Initiatives has just released their call for applications for the O2 Sabbatical Award. The annual award program honors the commitment and accomplishments of exceptional nonprofit executive directors in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties. This year, O2 Initiatives is thrilled to extend the opportunity to Contra Costa County for the first time.
On Monday, NCG member the Akonadi Foundation announced Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo as its new Program Officer for its Beloved Community Fund. Join us in welcoming her to the NCG community!
NCG member, the Zellerbach Family Foundation (ZFF), has announced Navin Moul has joined its staff as the new Program Executive for Immigrants and Refugees. Join us in congratulating her!
For the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, this is a time of great concern. Scientific research is being defunded and scientific knowledge discounted; commitments to halt dangerous climate change and increase the productivity of our oceans are being abandoned; and the fundamental right to quality health care is being undermined. These changes affect us all, and they have a disproportionate impact on the poor and the marginalized. We cannot afford the long-term damage these decisions could cause.
Take a look at Philanthropy in the Age of Trump, Part 2 by NCG Member Pam David. She discusses the need for new and different collaboration and the research published by the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Shifting Winds, which dives into foundation leaders' views on progress under the new administration.
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.