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A year ago today, firestorms came racing through our North Bay communities. With the immediacy of the smoke and danger to our friends and neighbors, it was hard to think about anything else. Our community responded with urgency and generosity...
Over the last year, our work supporting COVID-19 recovery has been guided by an evolving set of principles. We've refined and captured those into seven key principles for philanthropy's support of a recovery that centers racial equity. NCG's...
It’s official: 2015 is the worst recorded fire season in history. Wildfires are still raging across California’s drought-parched hills, with thousands displaced and hundreds facing catastrophic losses and the Herculean task of rebuilding. We’ve...
2020 CPI Logo.jpg When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 & Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm both days Where: Virtual Conference Want to Sponsor CPI? Sponsorship Opportunities Presenting Sponsor: $25,000 Verbal...
For far too long, communities across the San Joaquin Valley haven’t had access to the same opportunities that make California golden for other regions. Inspired directly by the voices of San Joaquin Valley Health Fund partners, over 1000 San Joaquin Valley residents came to the capital to advocate for a shared policy agenda that’s an all-in approach for racial and health equity on some of the most pressing issues facing the Valley. They showed the power of funder and community collaborations with their call for “a Golden State for All.” The program offered a case study of the Fund and how its...
20 Oct 2016
October 20, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
The Metta Fund
Before collaboration became the latest philanthropic buzzword, many grantmakers were already collaborating in ways both large and small around shared concerns or core issues and beliefs. But because collaboration is hard and messy, both grantmakers...
10 Dec 2015
December 10, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:30am
What are the key governance and grantmaking issues facing family foundation boards and staff in the 21st Century? What trends exist with regards to engaging the next generation, supporting grantees, and planning for perpetuity? And what are the...
30 Nov 2016
November 30, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
David Brower Center
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Bay Area and Northern California Grantmakers present Philanthropy 3D: Debate + Dialogue + Denouement . Leading figures in philanthropy will participate in a live debate addressing the motion:...
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member the Levi Strauss Foundation and its work to provide low-lost financial services to Latino families in San Francisco's Mission District.
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member The James Irvine Foundation and its work in a promising alternative approach to high school that links classroom learning with student interests and job preparation to motivat students and help them gain an advantage in high school, college and careers.
29 Jul 2021
Areas of Focus
July 29, 2021 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Power of purpose: Next generation of corporate citizenship NCG is once again partner with the San Francisco Business Times to celebrate this region’s most generous corporate citizens in this annual look at the vision, impact, and innovation of...
The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have set change in motion across American society, from popular culture to the halls of Congress. But is philanthropy listening? And is philanthropy part of the problem? At the root of the sexual violence #MeToo addresses, and the workplace misconduct #TimesUp addresses, is misuse of power. Money, race, gender, and other factors cause breakdowns in how we communicate with each other. At this program, panelists offered up their own paths to discovering built-in systems that get in the way of righting power dynamics and the corrections they made (or want to...
Your registration for Quarterly Conversation on Disaster Philanthropy: The Philanthropic Landscape in Northern California and Funding Pre-disaster Mitigation and Preparedness has been cancelled. Thank you for letting us know. Did you cancel by...
Based on the perspectives of more than 200 foundation CEOs, The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspective captures foundation leaders’ views on challenges and concerns about the changing landscape in which they work and the most pressing issues that will influence foundation philanthropy in the coming years.
In this article, first published by The Stanford Social Innovation Review, Paul M. Connolly, Director of Philanthropic Advisory Services for NCG's member Bessemer Trust, discusses how advocates for effective philanthropy need to “build a bigger tent...
Bill Gates, one of the world's leading inventors, businessmen and donors, says philanthropy, like technology, depends on innovation for best results.
08 Jun 2017
Areas of Focus
June 8, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Kick off your summer with a Peninsula Philanthropy Network Happy Hour on June 8 th at Cru in Redwood City! We will be joined by a special guest, Don Horsley, Board President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, who will share his...