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Public Policy

NCG's Policy Committee advocates for smart, effective policies to advance shared impact goals. The committee will tap NCG staff, collaborators, and expert advisors to educate policymakers and thought leaders about the value of philanthropy, and catalyze engagement and collaboration between NCG members, public officials, foundations, and community stakeholders to advance policy-based approaches to achieving the change we seek in the world.

Committee Members

  • Ophelia Basgal, Visiting Scholar, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley 
  • Christa Brown, Senior Program Officer, Policy Advocacy, San Francisco Foundation
  • Matt Cervantes, Director of Health Programs, Sierra Health Foundation
  • Gina Dalma, Executive Vice President, Community Action, Policy and Strategy, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Marisol Franco, Director of Policy Programs, Women’s Foundation California
  • Alexander Lee, Project Director, Grantmakers United for Trans Communities, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
  • Allison Magee, Executive Director, The Zellerbach Family Foundation 
  • Holly Potter, Chief Communications Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Jose Santos, Program Officer, Grove Foundation
  • Doua Thor, Senior Program Officer, Sobrato Family Foundation