The changing demographics and political attitudes of the Central Valley - a traditionally conservative region of California - demand new strategies for community and civic engagement. To understand the shift in the region and how it is becoming more purple, look no further than the recent mid-term elections. In the race for the 10th congressional district, covering Stanislaus and portions of San Joaquin County, the election was undecided for a week and, at its closest margin, only 1,300 votes separated incumbent Republican Jeff Denham and eventual winner Democrat Josh Harder. A huge...
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The United States Census is conducted every 10 years in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. It is the most expansive peacetime exercise of the federal government as it aims to count every single resident living in the entire country. A fair and accurate census is essential to numerous aspects of civic life, from allocation of billions of dollars in federal funds to political representation at all levels of government. Unfortunately, history has repeatedly shown that certain groups – including people of color, immigrants, low-income communities, and children – are statistically more likely...
Colleagues from private, family, corporate and public foundations gathered to hear how local funders are shifting their way of thinking and incorporating their institutional values into their day-to-day philanthropic practices, and at the same time creating positive and sustainable change for the communities they support.
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 what it really costs to deliver outcomes.
01 Dec 2016
December 1, 2016 (All day)
Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel
Now, more than ever before, companies are taking courageous steps to positively impact communities around the world, addressing complicated and controversial issues ranging from human trafficking to climate change. Our ever-evolving world also...
It’s going to take some time for me to get used to hearing a president deliver, “a cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making” – a mandate to defeat white supremacy. In philanthropy, as elsewhere, we have an extraordinary opportunity to...
Last month NCG was excited to partner with the Mitchell Kapor Foundation to present Van Jones. Van discussed Occupy Wall Street, Philanthropy and other political movements at work in our country today.
27 May 2015
May 27, 2015 -
7:30am to 5:00pm
Join us on for the 2015 NCG Annual Conference as we explore how the philanthropic sector can move discussion of ideas and challenges to developing real-world solutions to cultivate healthier, thriving communities here in northern California.
25 Mar 2015
March 25, 2015 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Health Reform. Immigrant Rights. Marriage Equality. Climate Change. What do these (and many other movements) have in common? The answer is the significant role of philanthropy in fostering, nurturing, and supporting their progress and successes...
19 Apr 2018
April 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Castro Theatre
End of Life presents readings of Sophocles’ ancient Greek plays to spark a community conversation about death, illness, and the challenges faced by patients, families, caregivers, and medical professionals. This unique, participatory event is...
05 Sep 2018
Areas of Focus
September 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Great Hall, International House, University of California, San Diego
Current events, combined with long standing gender inequality, have highlighted the need to advance gender equity in all segments of our society. The half-day summit provides a space to learn with your fellow funders, community, and thought leaders...
15 Apr 2020
Areas of Focus
April 15, 2020 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
The Coronavirus public health crisis is a moment when we need to be intentional in addressing the needs of disability communities. As funders, there is also the opportunity to be ahead of the curve on disability civil and human rights. In applying...
07 Jul 2020
Areas of Focus
July 7, 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?...
14 Aug 2020
August 14, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Has your institution put out a statement recently about Black Lives Matter and are now thinking about what to do next? Are you a funder or working at a nonprofit organization, and are interested in learning more about specific tactics, strategies,...
10 Sep 2020
September 10, 2020 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
This November, California has the opportunity to reimagine how to engage underrepresented community members in the electorate process. Important racial justice measures on the ballot offer opportunities for California to improve voter turnout in...
17 Dec 2020
Areas of Focus
December 17, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
A stronger, more just California becomes possible when every Californian, regardless of what they look like or how long they’ve been here, can shape the future of our state. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, around 80% of California’s registered voters...
26 Mar 2021
March 26, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
March 1st marked the beginning of California’s transition to a Third Party Administrator (TPA), Blue Shield of California, to manage vaccine administration statewide. As this transition occurs, public-private partnerships will become more crucial...
13 Apr 2021
April 13, 2021 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
As California and the world are changing, this symposium brings together California state legislators to share their visions of the future of California and the policies to achieve that future. California's large and diverse population needs...
22 Jun 2021
June 22, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
California's economy will recover faster than the U.S. post-pandemic, strengthened by the entrepreneurial spirit in the state; technology, entertainment, and logistics industries, and; the development of inland areas, including the Imperial, San...
In August 2007, Northern California Grantmakers (in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) commissioned the Foundation Center to conduct a series of studies on diversity in philanthropy in California. These studies included: 1) an analysis of the extent to which grantmaking by large California foundations serves populations of color; and 2) a survey of California foundations to collect baseline data on the demographic composition of their boards and staffs and on the types of diversity-related data collection and grantmaking they are involved in. A...