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“This collaboration enables us to provide Bay Area nonprofits with resources needed to ensure the people in our region are counted accurately,” said Ellen LaPointe, president and CEO of Northern California Grantmakers. “We are proud to be working...
At the first meeting on March 14, 2018, Alex Briscoe, a consultant to the Zellerbach Family Foundation, presented a model developed in collaboration with experts in pediatrics, mental health, education, and youth development to frame and understand the complex and often fragmented safety net for children in California.
For more than half a decade, Philanthropy Northwest, Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers and Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties have been the recipients of unprecedented support from one foundation that saw value in regional philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). That partner is the Satterberg Foundation. In the years since this infusion began, we’ve often chatted about how this relationship has changed us and how we need to tell its story. We represent what sustained investment in philanthropic infrastructure can...
25 Feb 2021
February 25, 2021 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Regional approaches are essential to addressing the Bay Area’s homelessness crisis, but without a system for sharing data across jurisdictions, our counties operate in siloes. A regional data-sharing system would transform the Bay Area’s ability to...
Local funders identified needs, the strategies their organizations were deploying, shared resources, and discussed how they may coordinate response efforts. Watch the webinar
28 Feb 2019
Areas of Focus
February 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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...
This study comissioned by the D5 Coalition provides a holistic, in-depth picture of the career experiences of 43 philanthropic professionals of color ranging from Program Officers to CEOs working in a diverse array of foundations.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides federally funded cash assistance to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities pay for housing, food, and other necessities. Check out California Budget & Policy Center's fact sheet on how SSI/SSP grants are being distributed.
06 Jun 2019
Areas of Focus
June 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...
In this webinar co-sponsored with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, members learned about unique post-disaster challenges facing immigrants and refugees, particularly those who are low-income and limited English proficient, and explored both their immediate and long-term needs. We discussed ways that philanthropy can most effectively support recovery and rebuilding efforts in diverse affected regions in the months and years that lie ahead.
26 May 2016
May 26, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
NCG's Arts Loan Fund (ALF) Steering Committee is comprised of a diverse range of Bay Area funders, who are committed to the Arts. The committee convenes every six weeks to discuss issues impacting the Arts in Northern California and to review loan...
13 Jun 2019
June 13, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
Our grantee communities face the perennial challenge of accessing safe, affordable spaces to develop, create and present their work as well as securing housing for themselves. This lack of access manifests in many ways, including the precarious...
Collective Impact is one of those buzzwords that you often hear in our sector. Since the publication of the article Collective Impact in the winter 2011 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, this framework for successful cross-sector collaboration has been used to address a plethora of complex issues. But while many collective impact efforts have reported achieving positive results through their work, and have a personal, intuitive understanding of why this approach to collaboration has enabled positive progress in communities, there has not until recently been a methodologically...
Hannah Kahn is the Director of Grants Management at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). As a part of our Member Spotlight series, Hannah told us what helps her recharge and what it's like to help build the grantmaking systems at...
24 Sep 2020
September 24, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Perhaps now more than ever, nonprofit organizations working with vulnerable communities are operating under tremendous stress during a period of significant political and cultural volatility. From the nationwide reckoning with racial injustice to...
In this October 26th program, two disaster-tested philanthropic leaders shared lessons about disaster planning for funding organizations, drawing on their experiences with disasters in the Monterey area in recent years, the devastating Cedar Rapids flood in 2008, and disasters in Louisiana.
Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success sheds light on what constitutes a strong funder–grantee relationship, what nonprofits say it takes for funders to foster such relationships, and the crucial role that program officers play in the equation.