Over the course of four briefings with funders and nonprofits we gathered tremendous input toward solutions on the issue of displacement. On behalf of the working group who has guided this effort, we are pleased to provide this summary of many of the good ideas participants contributed.
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In December, I had the pleasure of attending the NCG Holiday Event. The Minna Gallery was a beautiful space, and it was filled with people who spend their days working to improve the lives of others. The atmosphere was festive, celebrating a year of...
09 Mar 2017
Areas of Focus
March 9, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
During these uncertain times, funders are exploring new options for advancing their missions. Advocacy is often the most effective--yet misunderstood--strategy in the philanthropy toolbox. To better understand your foundation’s rights to fund or...
15 Mar 2017
March 15, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
The James Irvine Foundation
The ComNetworkSF Local Leadership Group and Northern California Grantmakers invites you to meet San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Page Editor John Diaz , Scott Shafer, Senior Editor for KQED’s California Politics and Government, followed by a...
By Ellen LaPointe , President and CEO , Northern California Grantmakers Last December Northern California Grantmakers unveiled a new brand for our organization. We designed it to embody the considerable collective energy of our...
Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today the appointment of Theresa Fay-Bustillos as the organization’s new chief program director. Welcome to the NCG community!
In 2007 I found myself in a situation we all dread: witnessing my mother’s declining health and doing everything I could to help her in what turned out to be her last year of life. With the hindsight of ten years, I now look back on that time as one...
More than 40 years ago, changes in federal funding practices undermined nonprofits dependent on those funds to maintain steady cash flow and financial stability. To address this, a group of local funders...
California's summer fire storms are threatening thousands of additional structures and tens of thousands have moved to safety. Evacuation orders remain in place in some of these locations. Some have been allowed to return, others have not, and the...
As of November 20, the Camp Fire has taken 79 lives and 12,637 homes. Evacuation orders have sent tens of thousands of people in the region from their homes. We will keep this site updated with information on how to help.
We are pleased to announce that Sarah Jones will close out our 2019 Annual Conference with a curated performance!
Intentions To begin our trip planning, our team came together to develop several intentions to clearly frame our goals and purpose. They were to: Come together in a shared experience to reflect on the legacy of 20th century racism...
As we reflect on Independence Day for the United States, we’re grappling with how history, culture, and the arts are written about and by whom. We’re questioning how terms are used in different ways, where we come from, and the unexpected ways in...
Census and redistricting – two sides of the same coin. Both take place every ten years and both are integral to determining how each Californian is represented at the federal, state, and local levels. In California, our groundbreaking independent...
The Zellerbach Family Foundation today announced the appointment of California philanthropy leader James W. Head to its Board of Directors.
Learn more about the goals and outcomes of NCG's Racial Equity Action Institute.
27 May 2020
May 27, 2020 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Healing is a critical aspect of the movement against criminalization, prisons, and policing and yet, it is rarely prioritized within funding. Without a healing justice framework, we are more likely to reinforce and replicate the oppressive systems...
Philanthropy veteran Crispin Delgado is set to take the reins leading NCG’s public policy efforts. Crispin arrives with a vision for advancing equity and social justice through an exciting policy agenda.
11 Aug 2020
August 11, 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?...
08 Oct 2020
Areas of Focus
October 8, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
This November’s election will define the future of California policy amid a national pandemic, economic uncertainty, and racial injustice. Join us as we provide a brief overview of each measure. We will highlight key ballot initiatives of special...