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NCG member The Stupski Foundation announced that it hired Elvin Padilla and Jennifer Nguyen to help the Foundation launch its spenddown strategies. Elvin joins the team as the Foundation’s director of Food Security and Jennifer as the director of...
NCG member organization The James Irvine Foundation announced today the appointment of Don Howard as its new President and CEO.
Magdalena Beltrán-del Olmo created a pioneering multilingual communications program at The California Wellness Foundation and introduced its journalistic storytelling tradition, has announced her retirement.
NCG member the Ford Foundation announced recently it was making $500,000 in grants to support disaster relief and recovery in Nepal, where the foundation has supported development work for over 60 years.
Visit the LSFN website The Legal Services Funder Network (LSFN) is an informal group of funders who support civil legal service organizations as a strategy to help alleviate poverty. The network is comprised of a cross-disciplinary group...
A new GrantCraft guide released in collaboration with Glasspockets provides practical advice for funders to publicly share various aspects of their operations, work, and knowledge. Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency presents real-world case studies that demonstrate the value of foundation transparency in strengthening credibility, improving grantee relationships, facilitating greater collaboration, increasing public trust, reducing duplication of effort, and building communities of shared learning. Grantees, funding partners, the public, and philanthropy professionals themselves all...
A report issued last year by the Bay Area Black United Fund - Black-Led Organizations (BLOs) in the Bay Area: From Crisis to Change - noted that BLO’s which are lifelines to low-income Black communities are especially vulnerable due to a cumulative lack of resources to support growth, best-in-class systems, training and leadership development. Connections to mentors, coaches, experienced consultants, and other resources to assist with succession planning, board recruitment and the implementation of earned income strategies have been identified as keys to improving the sustainability of Black-...
Just three days into office, Governor Newsom offered a bold vision for the state rooted in a commitment to a “California for all." In his proposed 2019-2020 budget, the Governor calls for a series of bold and smart investments intended to broaden economic security and opportunity for Californians, while continuing to strengthen the state’s underlying fiscal health. With significant expansions in support of low- and middle-income Californians who are struggling to make ends meet and access greater economic opportunity, Governor Newsom has begun to lay the groundwork for significant investments...
This report examines the extent of strategic philanthropy in four of the largest economies in South East Asia – Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – and explores the role of public policies in shaping institutional philanthropy and influencing the charitable decisions of the regions wealthiest givers.
Dr. Paul Kalanithi was a neurosurgeon who passed away from lung cancer in 2015, at 37 years old. Before he died, he wrote When Breath Becomes Air, a reflection on being a doctor with a terminal illness. In an interview on NPR's Morning Edition, Paul's widow Dr. Lucy Kalanithi reads excerpts from When Breath Becomes Air and talks about her late husband's life. Read More >
Northern California Grantmakers joins with The San Francisco Arts Commission and the arts community to mourn the unexpected death of Ebony McKinney.
Displacement threats to arts and cultural organizations are an increasingly urgent problem in cities and communities across the country. Fellow funders, city governments and nonprofits are searching for solutions to help protect our most valued arts and cultural assets. Today, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation has launched a new online resource to showcase an innovative solution that can help secure permanent, affordable spaces for arts nonprofits.
04 Oct 2018
Areas of Focus
October 4, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Collective Impact is one of those buzzwords that you often hear in our sector. Since the publication of the article Collective Impact in the winter 2011 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, this framework for successful cross-sector...
04 Jun 2015
June 4, 2015 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
East Bay Community Foundatation
This forum will spotlight current EITC legislation in Sacramento that would give millions of Californians a much-needed economic boost. And we will also provide the federal context by discussing the successful federal EITC, a tax credit that has...
NCG member, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation has appointed Ted Russell as its Associate Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures. Welcome to the NCG community, Ted!
23 May 2018
Areas of Focus
May 23, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:30pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation San Mateo Conference C
Across the country, immigrants and refugees serve as a catalyst for community revitalization and an engine of economic growth. While newcomers possess an entrepreneurial spirit, they often have limited access to asset building products and services...