Studying public health, I learned that we are all as safe as the most vulnerable person in our communities. Viruses don’t care how rich or poor you are, or about the color of your skin: but our response to this crisis should take all of those things...
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09 Sep 2020
Areas of Focus
September 9, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
In recent years funders have been increasingly coordinating the use of different forms of financial capital and non-financial resources to support enterprises and initiatives working to solve complex social and/or environmental problems, called...
In this 2014 report, funded by the D5 Coalitio n, explored the role of leadership in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy. The participatory research project engaged high-level executives in a peer learning network, and studied additional foundations to identify the practices, barriers, and organizational cultures that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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NCG member, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation has appointed Ted Russell as its Associate Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures. Welcome to the NCG community, Ted!
Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today the appointment of Theresa Fay-Bustillos as the organization’s new chief program director. Welcome to the NCG community!
Frances Phillips is the Program Director of the Arts and the Creative Work Fund at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund and a member of NCG's Book Club. As a part of our Member Spotlight series, Frances told us a little about herself, what and how to...
Nancy Wiltsek is the Executive Director of the van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation in San Francisco. As a part of our member Spotlight series, Nancy told us about herself and her work with legal services.
NCG member the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund has appointed Jennifer Curran as its new Program Director. Join us in welcoming her to the NCG community!
NCG member the the Haas, Jr. Fund has announced the appointment of Theresa Garcia as its Director for the Fund’s Education Equity program.
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!
NCG member the Y & H Soda Foundation has appointed Diana Bermúdez to a five-year term on its board. Welcome to the NCG community Diana!
Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce that Emily Katz Kishawi will be joining as chief alchemist, to distill the knowledge gained from philanthropic experience and communicate our acumen and passion for bettering this corner of the...
09 Nov 2021
Areas of Focus
November 9, 2021 - 9:30am to November 16, 2021 - 12:00pm
About the Series Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded in philanthropy and in our institutions, often invisible to the majority of us, even as we work with intention towards equity and justice. As change agents within philanthropy, we...
Philanthropy veteran Crispin Delgado is set to take the reins leading NCG’s public policy efforts. Crispin arrives with a vision for advancing equity and social justice through an exciting policy agenda.
30 Apr 2015
April 30, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Foundation executive directors—particularly those with few or no staff—juggle many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and so much more. Exponent...
FAQ's of NCG's Racial Equity Action Institute.
How can philanthropy best strengthen organizational resilience? To find out, Alan Kwok spoke with Ana-Marie Jones, who has spent her career transforming organizations with her leadership on readiness, preparedness, and disaster response. Ana-Marie...
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...
07 Dec 2017
December 7, 2017 -
8:00am to 8:00pm
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel
End Well is a first of its kind gathering of design, tech, health care and activist communities with the goal of generating human-centered, interdisciplinary innovation for end of life care. This single-day symposium's fast-paced agenda of...