NCG member the David & Lucile Packard Foundation recently engaged with three research teams compiling information in an effort to broaden understanding of caregivers’ motivations and experiences, and to provide a more nuanced depiction of the adults who are caring for California's youngest children.
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An accurate count of the U.S. population forms the basis for many important, but often overlooked political, economic, and social decisions that end up affecting our daily lives. Community Connect Labs' "2020 Census: How Local Governments And Nonprofits Can Ensure a Fair and Accurate Count" explores why 2020 is vital to California's future.
James W. Head is President and CEO of The East Bay Community Foundation . Read his interview — conducted by Constance J. Walker , President of Walker and Associates Consulting — discussing his commitment to enhance the growth, sustainability, impact...
Although women make up almost 50% of the physics students in high school, physics and astronomy have the lowest percentages of women professionals out of all STEM fields. The Heising-Simons Foundation is helping to increase the percentage - hear...
21 Feb 2019
Areas of Focus
February 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
The San Francisco Foundation
In the November 2018 elections, 31 percent of youth (ages 18-29) voted - the highest level of participation among youth in a mid-term election in the past three decades. Simultaneously, the country is in the middle of a massive demographic shift...
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:...
The Kincade Fire broke out on the night of Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in rural Sonoma County. Since then, the fire has forced thousands of people to evacuate in the county.
This month, President and CEO Dwayne S. Marsh has officially taken the reins from Steve Barton and Phuong Quach, senior staff who’ve served as NCG’s interim leaders for the past six months. The three took turns answering questions about the moment...
19 Apr 2021
April 19, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Seeking to Soar Webinar_ Banner.png We are proud to co-sponsor AAPIP’s upcoming webinar, Seeking to Soar: A Call for Collective Action . In the midst of heightened anti-Asian violence, AAPIP released Seeking to Soar , a new report which revealed...
The realities, challenges, and larger context of what Black and brown trans communities are facing locally and nationally are not well-known to funders or to our society in general. The list of articles here showcase Bay Area trans leaders and their...
16 Mar 2022
March 16, 2022 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
To ensure economic securityfor Californians, our public safety net needs to evolve, and that means getting serious about unrestricted cash support at the state level.During this legislative cycle, there are many proposals to provide groups of...
Session 1: Interdependence with Ourselves, Each Other, and Movements Faculty Lead: Sonia Guiñansaca Goal: Gain awareness of the needs, values, and support you need while leading values-based communications in...
Learn more about the "Get on the Map" campaign and the new tool Foundation Maps—a highly interactive and searchable mapping platform—at the upcoming February 3rd webinar hosted by the Foundation Center.
It’s a seemingly simple strategy—company thrives, company delivers more earnings, company has more to give back. The Levi Strauss Foundation began its giving strategy years ago and just recently hit an awe inspiring milestone of $300 million in...
11 Feb 2016
February 11, 2016 -
9:00am to 10:30am
Join NCFP for this follow-up to the tremendously popular “Toeing the Line” webinar they held last December on common legal pitfalls in foundation governance.
This year's conference theme is The Power of Now. The quickening pace of change with respect to elections, social movements and the region’s rapid economic shifts demand our attention.
Choose your lunch breakout sessions and get strategies, tools, and methods to bring your own Power of Now back to the office. Apply big ideas on culture, technology, race and gender equity, and wealth concentration into your own work.
22 Jun 2016
June 22, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
When women thrive, our families and communities prosper. To provide a look at how women are faring across the state, the California Budget & Policy Center, in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of California, has created the ...
Not surprisingly, the most frequent questions we get from grantseekers and grantmakers alike relate to getting a lay of the overall philanthropic landscape. Getting key statistics for California institutional philanthropy just got a lot easier with...
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.