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At Northern California Grantmakers we bring philanthropy together to tackle our region’s most pressing social issues. We attend to both the individual and the collective by creating spaces to organize around shared purpose and express visions of...
Andrea Zussman, who joined NCG in the fall of 2016 to establish a Disaster Resilience, Relief, and Recovery program to support regional philanthropic disaster planning and readiness, will be leaving her position to devote herself full-time to the...
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NCG publishes post-program resources regularly, but recently many of our members are publishing their own resources and toolkits–we wanted to share! Below is a collection of resources including emerging leader best practices, impact investing,...
The Bay Area’s global reputation for innovation, natural beauty, and a high quality of living can make it easy to underestimate the depth and range of needs facing many across the region.
NCG's members are speaking up, some for the first time, about the protests, the killings, and the structural racism behind them. Several point toward organizations we can fund right now to fuel this movement. We are proud to share all of them here.
27 May 2015
May 27, 2015 -
7:30am to 5:00pm
Join us on for the 2015 NCG Annual Conference as we explore how the philanthropic sector can move discussion of ideas and challenges to developing real-world solutions to cultivate healthier, thriving communities here in northern California.
A step-by-step guide that teaches grantmakers develop stories for policy makers and other community leaders that demonstrate the powerful impact and unique value that the philanthropic community brings to this region.
NCG’s Great Debate is returning to the main stage at this year’s Annual Conference. Two dynamic teams will vigorously argue for and against the thesis: Philanthropy has a leadership role to play in social change movements .
Members of NCG's Family Philanthropy Exchange met earlier this month to talk abut the grantmaking challenges that "keep them up at night."
03 Jun 2020
June 3, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:45pm
Zoom Webinar Livestream
When we chose love as the theme for our 2020 conference we knew we’d be entering an election year fraught with anxiety, but none of us imagined we’d be entering the fourth month of a pandemic. Love, it turns out, could be just what...
NCG is pleased to welcome the newest member of its team, Nicole Giles , as its new Strategic Initiatives Associate.
In partnership with the staff, Ellen has transformed NCG into a critical and respected member of the Northern California philanthropic community and a thriving organization. The board holds the highest confidence in the abilities of the staff and...
NCG Board members and their organizations are speaking out and taking action in response to Charlottesville.
Selection Process During the selection process for the next Senior Fellow we will assess applications vis a vis: The strength of the applicant’s desired qualities/characteristics Connection to the NCG mission and vision The potential of the proposed...
When NCG stepped into the policy space two years ago, we did so knowing that it would require us to be bold and lean deeply into our mission to bring philanthropy together to build healthy, thriving, and just communities. With the 2020 election...
In a letter to members released this week, Northern California Grantmakers President and CEO Ellen LaPointe announced that NCG will be focusing its strategic efforts in three key areas moving forward.
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