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Wang Kong joined the Foundation four years ago as a program officer, quickly rising to the position of senior program officer, and earlier this year she was named interim chief program director.
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!
Rachael Kagan, a strategic leader with two decades of experience leading communications for California health care organizations, has been named director of communications and public affairs at Blue Shield of California Foundation.
The California Wellness Foundation has announced two new appointments: Rochelle Witharana as its new Chief Financial Officer, and Amber López Gamble as Director of Grants Management.
Carolyn Wang Kong is the Chief Program Director at the Blue Shield of California Foundation . As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Carolyn spoke to us about where she is seeking collaboration, why time travel would be her ideal superpower, and...
NCG member The California Wellness Foundation announces Margaret Minnich as its Chief Operating and Financial Officer.
NCG member the Women's Foundation of California recently announced the hiring of Rozella "Rozie" Kennedy as its new Chief Development Officer. Welcome to the community Rozie!
Blue Shield of California Foundation has announced Annie Z. Wong as its new Director of Finance, Operations, and Grants. Congratulations Annie! Read the announcement below. San Francisco, CA (October 22, 2019) –...
This month marks a changing of the guard in NCG’s policy advocacy. NCG’s Cecilia Chen is stepping down to assume a central role in efforts to end the criminalization of Black youth and youth of color in Oakland at the Oakland-based Akonadi...
04 Feb 2020
Areas of Focus
February 4, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
How was philanthropic wealth created in the first place? Who should lead foundations? Who gets to decide how wealth is distributed? Philanthropy is undergoing a moment of reckoning, with many inside and outside the sector questioning the way that...
Tim Recker was named The James Irvine Foundation's Chief Investment Officer. Learn more about his new role and join us in welcoming him to the NCG community!
30 Apr 2015
April 30, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Foundation executive directors—particularly those with few or no staff—juggle many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and so much more. Exponent...
NCG member The California Endowment has welcomed Janine Saunders, EdD, MPH as it's Director of Learning and Evaluation. Welcome to the NCG community, Janine!
In the fall of 2007, Northern California Grantmakers (in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) commissioned the Foundation Center to conduct two studies on diversity in philanthropy in California. The first of these studies examined the extent to which grantmaking by large California foundations serves populations of color. Titled Embracing Diversity: Foundation Giving to California’s Communities of Color , this study was released in June 2008. The present study reports findings from a survey that collected baseline data from 115 California foundations on...
NCG member Sonia Gonzales recently announced her departure from the California Bar Foundation. Thank you for your dedicated work, Sonia! The NCG community wishes you all the best. Take a look at her community letter discussing her departure.
The Zellerbach Family Foundation today announced the appointment of California philanthropy leader James W. Head to its Board of Directors.
The Foundation Center announced the release of a landmark report on foundation support for organizations and programs working to prevent—and address the consequences of— domestic violence in California. Enabled through a grant from Blue Shield of California Foundation, and using data from the Foundation Center’s research database, Foundation Funding to Address Domestic Violence in California is the first-ever examination of philanthropy’s contribution to the field of domestic violence. The report provides a landscape analysis to inform community organizations, funders, government agencies,...
In August 2007, Northern California Grantmakers (in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) commissioned the Foundation Center to conduct a series of studies on diversity in philanthropy in California. These studies included: 1) an analysis of the extent to which grantmaking by large California foundations serves populations of color; and 2) a survey of California foundations to collect baseline data on the demographic composition of their boards and staffs and on the types of diversity-related data collection and grantmaking they are involved in. A...