Given the scale of social, economic and environmental crises our communities are facing, it is hopeful to see foundations making bold shifts to their grantmaking. Yet funders committed to justice recognize that grant dollars alone are not enough to manifest the kind of transformation needed to create a better future for people experiencing systemic oppression. In recent years, the philanthropic field has begun to reckon with the reality that most foundations’ endowments are invested in ways that are out of alignment with their values, exacerbating the very problems that their grant dollars...
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10 Jun 2021
Areas of Focus
June 10, 2021 - 9:30am to November 16, 2021 - 12:00pm
Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded philanthropy and in our institutions , often invisible to the majority of us, even as we work with intention towards equity and justice. As change agents within philanthropy, we are...
Last week, The James Irvine Foundation announced the election of Lydia Villarreal, Superior Court Judge of Monterey County, as Chair of The James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors. Join us in welcoming her to the NCG community!
16 Mar 2021
March 16, 2021 (All day) to March 25, 2021 (All day)
We invite you to join us virtually for Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) on March 16-18 and March 23-25, 2021 along with more than 300 philanthropy representatives from around the country. We will meet with our elected officials about...
19 Nov 2018
November 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
As impacted communities in Northern and Southern California continue to grapple with the devastation resulting from the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill fires, questions about those affected and the resources available to them become paramount. This call...
25 Sep 2020
September 25, 2020 -
9:30am to 10:30am
The State of California recently launched Project Homekey as the State’s next phase of response to protect Californians experiencing homeless from COVID-19. This effort leverages $600 million in CARES Act funding to support counties in acquiring and...
28 Apr 2020
April 28, 2020 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Small businesses are vital to the wellbeing of California, and the impact of Covid-19 on their operations is proving to be devastating for many. While federal and state support has provided critical relief to some businesses, major gaps still exist...
NCG is pleased to announce that Chris Punongbayan has been named Director, Equity and Social Justice.
02 Sep 2020
September 2, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
The current wildfires are affecting tens of thousands of Northern Californians, forcing widespread evacuations, burning homes and structures, causing air pollution, and disrupting the fragile livelihoods of people and communities already responding...
United Ways of California released an NCG member supported report analyzing the challenges families face by living in California.
13 Feb 2020
February 13, 2020 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
This event has been postponed. We will update registrants once we confirm a future date.
Around the country, as well as across the State of California, grantmakers are examining their funding practices and looking to develop new approaches to better support the communities they serve. Recently, numerous grantmakers have begun exploring what it would take to fund the real costs of the organizations they support – that is all of the necessary investments for a nonprofit organization to deliver on mission and to be sustainable over the long term. Building off of this interest, Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers launched a joint...
06 Oct 2021
October 6, 2021 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
In California, heatwaves are becoming more common, snow is melting earlier in spring, and in the southern region, less rain is falling. The state’s climate is changing drastically. These changes are likely to further decrease the supply of water,...
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.
At a pivotal time in its shift to a new strategic direction, Blue Shield of California Foundation has engaged two new senior fellows, marking the launch of a new fellowship program that will bring fresh perspectives to the complex problems facing...
23 Mar 2016
March 23, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Understanding who is funding what and where has never been easier or more fun! Join us for an interactive tutorial on how to use NCG’s powerful new data tool Foundation Maps: California.
NCG member the Rosenberg Foundation has released the third edition of its Justice in California, an online publication that features powerful op-eds from advocates and thought leaders from the state and nationally.
27 Feb 2018
Areas of Focus
February 27, 2018 (All day)
Imagine the kind of transformative change we could achieve if every philanthropist applied an advocacy lens to their giving. The Women’s Foundation of California is excited to announce that applications are now open for the second annual...