During the Super Bowl City festivities in front of the Ferry Building from January 30 to February 7, event restrictions will be in place on sections of Market Street and The Embarcadero that will have an impact on pedestrians and people who ride...
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30 Nov 2016
November 30, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
David Brower Center
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Bay Area and Northern California Grantmakers present Philanthropy 3D: Debate + Dialogue + Denouement . Leading figures in philanthropy will participate in a live debate addressing the motion:...
27 Jul 2017
Areas of Focus
July 27, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Of the many causes for worry, pressures on the elderly in our region rarely find their way to the top of the list. Nonetheless, the same inequities driving hardship today only worsen with age. Our region’s increasing poles of wealth and poverty and...
When we announced a few years ago that NCG would be taking up racial equity as a central part of our work we received praise, and we also encountered some skepticism. Many cautioned us that everyone seemed to be “getting into equity” and that we’d...
Over the last year, our work supporting COVID-19 recovery has been guided by an evolving set of principles. We've refined and captured those into seven key principles for philanthropy's support of a recovery that centers racial equity. NCG's...
Recently, Dwayne Marsh, CEO of Northern California Grantmakers, and I were reflecting on how many foundations in our memberships are looking to change direction and move toward racial equity. In an ice-bucket-style challenge, Dwayne posted his...
12 Jun 2014
June 12, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Created in partnership with the Foundation Center, the Conversations in Philanthropy Reading Group uses the traditional book club model to help members get through that pile of recent reports, articles and guides they've been meaning to read.
Last night NCG co-hosted the philanthropy party of the year! With a record number of partner organizations and attendees, the Bay Area Philanthropy Holiday Party is one for the record books. If you missed it, be sure to check out the photos from...
That’s right. For one lucky NCG member we will comp their $225 registration fee. This includes members who’ve already registered—we’ll refund the cost of your registration. To be eligible to win your way to the annual conference all you have to do...
10 Jun 2015
June 10, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Due to scheduling and other event conflicts, we will be rescheduling this program. 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...
Hello! I am delighted to be joining Northern California Grantmakers at this moment in time. NCG has a long and distinguished pedigree. Many of the leading thinkers in philanthropy founded and have helped shape our organization over the years. We...
NCG member Cathy Cha, Program Director for Immigrant Rights and Integration at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, published Taking on Wedge Politics discussing how foundations can take race issues head on.
As we say goodbye to summer and move into a busy fall season, I’m excited by the many opportunities we will have to connect with colleagues, discuss the issues with which we are grappling, share triumphs and learnings, strengthen our relationships...
Yesterday, the White House hosted the Immigration Briefing for Regional Associations of Grantmakers to invite involvement with the administration’s immigration initiatives at the state and local level. NCG and our California partners attended.
With election season approaching, foundations are looking for ways to make sure their staff members understand the rules regarding election-related activity for 501(c)(3) organizations. Legal staff at three NCG member foundations teamed up to give...
Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce the appointment of Phuong Quach to the position of Vice President of Member Engagement.
The importance of investing in children is something that resounds deeply in each of us. Health funders are gathering this month for a special film that’s inviting people to think in new ways about health equity. California Newsreel’s film, ...
NCG member and Walter & Elise Haas Fund Executive Director Pamela David has accepted an appointment at the Institute for Business & Social Impact. Read the announcement below. Pam David Appointed Berkeley–Haas Social Impact Fellow...
NCG is embracing three areas of focus: Equity and Social Justice, Leadership, Culture and Community and one I am consolidating my focus on, Regional Vibrancy and Sustainability .