In the time since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions have been repeatedly asked about what is changing for foundations and their work in a different political context. How does this shift affect foundations and their areas of focus? Have new challenges or opportunities arisen? Should foundations be making changes in response? Given the volume of questions like these, the Center for Effective Philanthropy decided to survey foundation leaders about their reactions to the shift in presidential administrations, and the degree to which they were making changes as a result. Based on...
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30 Jul 2019
July 30, 2019 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
What is the highest and best role for philanthropy? And how can the Council on Foundations support its members and the field to be a strong and trusted partner in advancing the common good? You are invited to join Kathleen Enright, president and CEO...
31 Aug 2021
August 31, 2021 - 9:30pm to September 21, 2021 - 12:30pm
About the Series Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded in 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...
NCG member the Firelight Foundation announced its new Executive Director, Nina Blackwell. Nina has spent her career utilizing the power of grassroots movements, politics, the legislature, corporate impact and philanthropy to achieve a meaningful...
NCG member the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation has welcomed Mike Livak as its new Chief Financial Officer. Welcome to the NCG community Mike!
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...
Who wouldn’t want a dynamic mapping tool that shows you who’s funding what in our region? Imagine how such a tool would inform your grantmaking. Does such a tool exist? Not yet. But the operative word is “yet.” Don't miss out on this opportunity to...
This LGBTQ Funders report, made possible by the generous support of the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, provides detailed data on the current scope and character of foundation funding at the intersection of LGBTQ and immigrant rights
"Today is not a new beginning. It is a next step in a quest begun eight decades ago," said Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation.
Beginning this year, employers with 5 or more employees must provide harassment prevention training for all of its employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal – before January 1, 2020.
As NCG prepares to enter 2015, we do so with new leadership, a new sense of purpose and a new strategic direction. I'm pleased to announce that the NCG Board has approved a ground-breaking expansion of our membership eligibility criteria.
25 Jun 2014
June 25, 2014 -
8:30am to 10:00am
The California Endowment
As a follow up to NCG's Annual Conference, we are welcoming back former Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich and filmmaker Jake Kornbluth to share their latest work. Building on the success of their award winning film, Inequality for All, they are...
Van Jones shouted it. Robert Reich stated it. Carol Larson emphasized it. Numerous panelists and speakers demonstrated it. The conference itself could not have been possible without it.
It takes a lot of time to put together a day-long conference. We think about that when we consider the other things we will not be able to do, or will have to do later.
I am always happy to predict the future. I do it all the time. Really- just call me sometime and you will end up with at least one or two juicy predictions. In fact, I’ll give you one right now...
“Now is the time to be the grantmaker, you have been waiting to be, Time to be braver and more committed, Than you have ever imagined yourself” - Chinaka Hodge
In this “Leadership Series” paper, Emmett Carson, CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, provides a thoughtful examination of fundamental questions facing U.S. community foundations today.
17 Oct 2017
Areas of Focus
October 17, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Join a webinar with leaders of the community foundations and disaster response experts to hear how they're doing, what they know so far, and what kind of support is most helpful at this stage of the emergency.
On July 29, 2015 NCG Member Silicon Valley Community Foundation announces the appointment of Jill Rademacher as its Chief Donor Experience and Engagement Officer.