The report is a follow-up to a 2011 report that told the story of the funders’ early efforts. Now, after five years of grantmaking and intensive work in the four counties, California Civic Participation Funders tells a fuller story about how local organizations are coming together and working across issues to mobilize diverse communities to flex their democratic rights.
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As a part of our Vibrancy and Sustainability work, NCG partners with our member colleagues and other community stakeholders to strengthen and sustain the key institutions that comprise the fabric of our communities; support economic inclusion and...
27 Mar 2020
Areas of Focus
March 27, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a children’s mental health crisis in California. The statewide lockdown is putting massive pressure on an already fragile system, impacting the social and emotional health of children and families and the...
Learn more about NCG's Racial equity Action Institute here.
Earlier this month The Chronicle of Philanthropy named NCG member Emmett Carson one of its “People to Watch in 2014.”
Over the past three years, NCG’s Financial Analysis Series for Grantmakers has become wildly popular, attracting hundreds of participants interested in honing their financial assessment skills. In 2014, we added a new track for senior program and...
Join us in congratulating the NCG members—Melissa Berman, Carol Larson, and Maeve Miccio—who were included on the list of America's Top 20 Women in Philanthropy, Social Innovation & Civic Engagement.
NCG member and Kenneth Rainin Foundation CEO Jen Rainin was recently recognized by Inside Philanthropy with a Philanthropy Award. Jen's IP Philanthropy Award, or IPPY, Most Competent Philanthropist Heir (Female). Congrats, Jen!
May 5th is around the corner. And May 5th is Give Local America day, a 24-hour crowdfunding event designed to empower every person to give back to their local communities. Here in the Bay Area both the East Bay and Silicon Valley are participating...
NCG Member Give2Asia's President and CEO Birger Stamperdahl , spoke in a panel discussion at the World Affairs Council event, Rebuilding Nepal . Stamperdahl along with Founder and CEO of Build Change Elizabeth Hausler...
One Bay Area county is far poorer and, it turns out less funded than the rest. And it’s one that probably won’t come easily to mind.
Hurricane Harvey clean-up has barely begun in Houston, and already it has faded from the headlines. Hurricane Irma, the earthquake in Mexico, South Asia flooding – all compete for our attention and support. And all are worthy.
07 May 2019
May 7, 2019 (All day) to May 9, 2019 (All day)
St. Paul, Minnesota
The Center for Effective Philanthropy's (CEP) biennial national conferences bring together foundation leaders and major donors to engage with the most pressing issues in philanthropy. The 2019 CEP Conference, Stronger Philanthropy, will be held May...
Here in the Bay Area we've seen a lot of change in leadership--even at NCG. To discuss what all this change in executive leadership means NCG's new President and CEO is moderating a conversation with former and current Bay Area CEOs. Join us!
Discussion around grantee overhead costs and capacity building is timely. Programs need to be funded, but finance, fundraising and communications are all pieces of the total costs which are often under invested.
NCG member the S. H. Cowell Foundation is creating a new toolkit and needs your help.
As the leading voice for philanthropy, the Council on Foundations is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a core policy and fundamental operating principle in the philanthropic sector. This report, The State of Change: An Analysis of Women and People of Color in the Philanthropic Sector , helps inform strategies that support DEI efforts.
NCG member The Rosenberg Foundation recently released a new report on the movement to restore employment rights to formerly incarcerated people. This report, Jobs for All: The Movement to Restore Employment Rights for Formerly Incarcerated People , provides an overview of this powerful movement led by formerly incarcerated people and the most significant policy wins to date and outlining the priorities that are essential for expanding employment opportunities.
IssueLab, a service of the Foundation Center, is working with The Atlantic Philanthropies to systematically capture and share lessons learned from the last 15 years of funding in the area of migration and immigration rights. Submit your case studies...
26 Mar 2015
March 26, 2015 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
Come join Family Philanthropy Exchange (FPE) steering committee and members for a breakfast to reconnect with your peers and hear how to maximize your membership with NCG this year.