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Magdalena Beltrán-del Olmo created a pioneering multilingual communications program at The California Wellness Foundation and introduced its journalistic storytelling tradition, has announced her retirement.
How Foundations Can Effectively Work With Media for Social Impact is part of NCG's 2012 Communications Series. Developed and presented in partnership with The Communications Network , this series has been designed to both build the capacity of program staff to make effective use of communications strategies and to promote a greater awareness within foundations of how communications contribute to advancement of both program goals and mission.
NCG member The California Endowment has welcomed Janine Saunders, EdD, MPH as it's Director of Learning and Evaluation. Welcome to the NCG community, Janine!
This LGBTQ Funders report, made possible by the generous support of the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, provides detailed data on the current scope and character of foundation funding at the intersection of LGBTQ and immigrant rights
Northern California Grantmakers welcomes three new board members to unite in shared purpose.
This detailed case study outlines the candid details of a complicated merger between two, very different, community foundations (the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley serving Santa Clara County and the Peninsula Community Foundation serving San Mateo County).
The Foundation Center and International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) have produced two new resources that facilitate strategic decision making in human rights philanthropy: An interactive website that animates funding flows and a report analyzing $1.7 billion in grants.
24 Oct 2017
Areas of Focus
October 24, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
One of the most cost effective ways to improve the health of people experiencing homelessness is to house them. This sounds like a simple solution, but getting there is complex. Changing the tide to house our most vulnerable people and improve their...
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced the appointment of Laura Wilson, PhD, as its first Director of Health Strategies and Ventures. Join us in welcoming her to the Northern California Grantmakers community!
Tim Recker was named The James Irvine Foundation's Chief Investment Officer. Learn more about his new role and join us in welcoming him to the NCG community!
The East Bay Community Foundation is excited to announce the hiring of two Officer positions; Byron Johnson as the Capacity Building Initiative Officer, and Christine Lim as the Senior Development Officer. Join us...
NCG member the Horizons Foundation has appointed John Marvuglio as its new Chief Financial Officer. Join us in welcoming him to the NCG community!
Around the country, as well as across the State of California, grantmakers are examining their funding practices and looking to develop new approaches to better support the communities they serve. Recently, numerous grantmakers have begun exploring what it would take to fund the real costs of the organizations they support – that is all of the necessary investments for a nonprofit organization to deliver on mission and to be sustainable over the long term. Building off of this interest, Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers launched a joint...
The California Criminal Justice Funders Group is pleased to share our first-of-its-kind report “Funding the Future: Fellowships for Formerly-Incarcerated People in California.”
23 May 2019
Areas of Focus
May 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Creating widespread economic opportunity in the Bay Area, especially for communities of color, requires a better understanding of what a decent standard of living actually costs in our region. The commonly used federal poverty measure vastly...
On May 26-27, 2016, at the first-ever White House Foster Care Hack-a-thon and Technology conference, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation invited noted technology leader, Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, to join the foundation...
The California Wellness Foundation's Board of Directors elected a new member, Ernest J. Wilson III, who is currently Dean for the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, a professor of political...