A Three-Part Pilot Cohort Is your foundation committed to racial equity work but is now struggling to navigate the tensions around introducing new racial equity-focused policies and practices in your foundation? Would a team of your staff...
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It is with enormous gratitude that I write to say thank you, as we ready ourselves for a holiday break.
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced the appointment of Laura Wilson, PhD, as its first Director of Health Strategies and Ventures. Join us in welcoming her to the Northern California Grantmakers community!
11 Oct 2017
Areas of Focus
October 11, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Every day brings new insights from behavioral economics, psychology, and the social sciences that help us better understand how people think and why they do what they do. The brain is a bit like a pinball machine. Messages go in. Sometimes they hit...
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced $3 million in additional funding for the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), a game-changing organization that protects San Francisco Bay Area arts and cultural organizations from displacement. This...
Rajni Dronamraju is the Senior Manager, Charitable Giving at Genentech. As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Rajni told us about her passion project, and why she's interested in learning from her funder peers in our community.
11 Oct 2018
Areas of Focus
October 11, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
On June 1 st , representatives of 26 philanthropic institutions had the opportunity to experience how Stockton is reinventing itself through a full-day funders convening and Reinvention Tour in Stockton . Participants had the...
18 Jun 2021
Areas of Focus
June 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
This meeting will focus on strategies and practices for funding healing justice and was designed in collaboration with Melanie Havelin, Executive Director of the John M. Lloyd Foundation . What would change about our funding practices if we operated...
The Youth Power Fund is pleased to announce a total of $870,000 in grants to 29 youth organizing groups in Northern California. The fund was launched in 2019 by foundations and donors that recognize the importance of youth organizing and its role in...
This month NCG members have the opportunity to hear from 2014 MacArthur genius and work activist Ai-Jen Poo on a transformative leadership process used to develop leadership skills for organizing and building power.
09 Jun 2015
June 9, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
Recently, many grantmakers have begun exploring an approach based on real cost funding. NCG is proud to be a part of the Real Cost Project, a statewide initiative to explore what it takes for funders to develop new grantmaking strategies based on...
Northern California Grantmakers was invited to join our colleagues at Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers in opposition to AB2855, a bill widely viewed to be unnecessary and overly burdensome to California nonprofits.
NCG member the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund has announced the leaders of two top staff positions, Jennie Lehua Watson and Cathy Cha. Congratulations from the NCG community!
20 Oct 2017
October 20, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
Join us for a provocative discussion with prominent scholar Richard Rothstein, whose latest book The Color of Law , exposes how the United States’ vexing history of segregated housing—including in the San Francisco Bay Area—can be traced to explicit...
NCG Member Hirsch & Associates has announced Margaret Ryan as its Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Join us in welcoming her to the NCG community!
Jeff Tiell is a Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation . As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Jeff told us about his superpower that helps with Bay Area traffic and what's exciting him about the future of Jewish...
14 Mar 2019
March 14, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
United Way of the Bay Area
California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. In fact, the UC Berkeley Labor Center predicts that half of Californians currently working will likely retire with just $24,000 a year in a state with ever increasing living costs – from health...
NCG member the John and Wauna Harman Foundation has appointed Julie Boudreau as its new New Executive Director. Welcome to the NCG community!
18 Sep 2019
Areas of Focus
September 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
Join us to explore what it means to be a part of a vibrant sharing community. Our two-part event will explore long-term solutions for organizations' need for stable and affordable space with a free workshop and panel conversation. You have options...