The Bay Area economic boom is having dramatic, tectonic effects: deepening income and opportunity disparities are placing nonprofit and arts institutions at higher risk for displacement, further threatening to undermine the unique, vibrant character and culture that have been the legacy of our region for generations. While the real estate boom generates revenue and opportunity for the Bay Area, it places additional stress on nonprofits and the communities they serve who are struggling to remain in their neighborhoods. The kind of pressure the housing crunch is putting on individuals, is also...
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29 Jul 2015
July 29, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Berkeley Rep-Roda Theatre
In her latest presentation, Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education, Anna Deavere Smith turns her attention to “the school-to-prison pipeline.” Her new piece delves into this issue through performance of striking portraits culled from...
On the fence about the Corporate Philanthropy Institute? Here are 10 reasons to jump!
Judy Belk is the President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation. Below is her opinion essay featured in today's USA Today encouraging all Americans, especially communities of color, to vote.
NCG's board member Roger Doughty, President of the Horizons Foundation, is speaking at our upcoming program, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He will be joined by three other speakers to dive into local funding landscapes while considering how...
Leave it to John Oliver to humorously straighten out the twisted world of gerrymandering. “Everyone’s voice should count, Everyone should have an equal chance to make a bad decision that [expletive]s it up for everyone else. Election results should...
Northern California Grantmakers joins with The San Francisco Arts Commission and the arts community to mourn the unexpected death of Ebony McKinney.
21 Feb 2018
February 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Many California voters will experience major changes to how they register to vote and cast ballots in the coming year. Three recent reforms — online voter registration , automated voter registration , and conditional voter registration make...
11 Oct 2018
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...
History is told through multiple, sometimes competing, narratives. Earlier this month, walking through downtown Montgomery, Alabama with folks from NCG, posted plaques told stories in the way official histories often do, highlighting founders and...
I recently had a new head shot taken. It’s been close to 10 years since I last had a professional photograph taken of me, and well: I look a bit different. I now have an additional line or two across my forehead and my hair is sprouting a few more...
To chart a course toward a more caring, connected, and equitable region powered by the philanthropy sector, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation supported a unique partnership between Northern California Grantmakers and Open Impact . The...
Since the release of the Nonprofit Displacement Report in 2016, national and local media have supported the spread of the issue and the work we are doing. View some of the external media below. The Bay Area Reporter...
10 Sep 2020
September 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:15am
COVID-19 is accelerating the arts community’s adoption of technology. In this peer-learning session, AXIS DanceCompany, California Shakespeare Theater, SFJAZZ, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will give a...
What role can philanthropy now play to restore some guardrails and resource these movements? We offer some reflections on the current moment as well as a few recommendations to guide social justice, human rights, and democracy funders.
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:...
This brief on COVID-19 testing is designed to support philanthropic discussion and aid in the coordination of the sector’s response. Philanthropy California offers a series of policy issues for consideration and action.
07 Oct 2020
October 7, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
The onset of the coronavirus pandemic and tensions over police violence following the death of George Floyd has brought a new chapter to America’s gun violence crisis. States recorded a historically high surge in firearm purchases amid the pandemic...
28 Jul 2021
July 28, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
As California wildfires devastate communities throughout the state, significant financial, material and human resources are deployed to support recovery and reduce their threats on communities. Despite the well-publicized socioeconomic and health...