When the time comes, most foundations become disaster funders whether they've previously thought of themselves that way or not. That’s because disasters and community crises touch all aspects of people’s lives, communities, and cities. NCG's new...
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25 Jun 2021
June 25, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Funding for community-based programs for climate and disaster resilience relies on information about who is at risk and who is impacted. Existing data on health and socioeconomic risks of and impacts, especially data that reflect the experiences of...
09 Dec 2021
December 9, 2021 -
9:30am to 11:00am
ENGAGING-INDIGENOUS-LEADERSHIP_Option-1-1.png Increasing impacts from climate change are testing the resiliency of Native peoples and cultures throughout the West. This is exacerbated by more than a century of forced displacement and wealth...
16 Nov 2021
November 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to December 9, 2021 - 1:30pm
Increasing impacts from climate change are testing the resiliency of Native peoples and cultures throughout the West. This is exacerbated by more than a century of forced displacement and wealth extraction, marginalization through discriminatory...
31 May 2017
May 31, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Leaders in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco are taking bold action. In the face of racial inequity, climate change, lack of affordable housing, earthquakes, healthcare disparities, and wildfires, these cities are strengthening our ability to...
Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce that Alan Kwok has been named Disaster Resilience Director. He brings to the role years of experience in Bay Area disaster response and leadership in the emerging field of community resilience.
On May 31, NCG will be hosting the first event in its recently launched Disaster Resilience, Relief, and Recovery initiative, Flipping the Script on Disaster: A Tale of Three Resilient Cities. Mayor of Oakland, the Honorable Libby Schaaf will open...
27 Mar 2019
March 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
As climate-related disasters are increasingly affecting our health, livelihoods, and social fabric, how might philanthropic investment build greater community disaster resilience to preserve and sustain the hard-earned socioeconomic gains in our...
28 Jul 2020
July 28, 2020 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
About this Series Western landscapes have always burned and always will. The more we suppress fire and change the climate, the more catastrophic wildfires become. How can we make communities and wild lands more resilient in the age of megafire?...
24 Sep 2020
September 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
It feels like 2020 has lasted 15 years. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) team started following COVID-19 in January while we were also responding to the Australian wildfires and the earthquakes in Puerto Rico. The beginning of the year is...
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At NCG’s May 31 event, Flipping the Script on Disaster: A Tale of Three Cities , the Chief Resilience Officers of Oakland and San Francisco each shared their city’s resilience strategy and ways for philanthropy to support resilience. The Honorable Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, also offered her perspective on resilience and current efforts in Oakland. The Managing Director of the Bay Area Resilient By Design Challenge shared details of this new effort to catalyze innovative, collaborative planning to build resilience in advance of disaster. Although the Berkeley Chief Resilience Officer was...
We're sharing climate justice issues, ranging from climate feminism to health impacts of climate change to accountability of philanthropy to BIPOC climate justice innovators. We hope these articles inspire you to delve in deeply about how you can...
17 Jun 2019
June 17, 2019 -
8:30am to 4:30pm
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency here in California and around the nation, generating housing instability as well as physical, mental, and financial stress for residents of affected areas. However, these impacts are not...
There will be tremendous opportunities for philanthropy to ensure investments are targeted in our most vulnerable communities at risk of climate-driven events. NCG's Alan Kwok provides an analysis of what the package will bring and what role...
19 May 2020
Areas of Focus
May 19, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
This is not your typical ZOOM call. There will be no PowerPoints and no moderators. For one hour, we invite you to join a conversation between two impassioned individuals discussing issues of resilience, over coffee (or tea if that's your preference...
What is the work ahead for climate change, wildfires, and disaster resilience?
Date & Time:
11:00am to 11:50am
There’s nothing natural about the suffering that follows disasters because it doesn’t have to be that way. Philanthropy can proactively invest in hazard mitigation and preparedness efforts to lessen the impacts of disasters.
Not so long ago, I used the term "natural disaster" in a manuscript for a publication. My PhD supervisor shot back, “There's nothing natural about disasters.” Decades of hazard research and our frontline communities are concluding the same thing:...