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 purple, look no further than the recent mid-term elections. In the race for the 10th congressional district, covering Stanislaus and portions of San Joaquin County, the election was undecided for a week and, at its closest margin, only 1,300 votes separated incumbent Republican Jeff Denham and eventual winner Democrat Josh Harder. A huge...
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The United States Census is conducted every 10 years in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. It is the most expansive peacetime exercise of the federal government as it aims to count every single resident living in the entire country. A fair and accurate census is essential to numerous aspects of civic life, from allocation of billions of dollars in federal funds to political representation at all levels of government. Unfortunately, history has repeatedly shown that certain groups – including people of color, immigrants, low-income communities, and children – are statistically more likely...
On Tuesday, May 20, 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle published the following article: Muslims Become Part of Bay Area Fabric , which highlights a benchmark study that gives demographic data on the Bay Area’s growing Muslim community. The study, The...
NCG interviews Alliance for Justice Senior Counsel Nayantara Mehta on a program designed to help funders and social justice organizations manage "sting" operations, attacks on their organization, and the potential media firestorms that follow.
Imagine being able to see who is funding what and where—anywhere in our region, anytime, and with just a few clicks. NCG is pleased to partner with the Foundation Center and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers to launch the "Get on the...
24 Mar 2015
March 24, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
What the proposed budget fails to do, according to a California Budget Project analysis, is tackle California’s biggest challenges. But there is a silver lining. Nonprofits, philanthropy, and other stakeholders have a window of opportunity to...
12 May 2015
May 12, 2015 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Building a successful corporate citizenship effort can appear quite daunting but this new framework from the TCC Group provides a way to think about how to assess, develop and execute a successful corporate citizenship approach. The session will...
Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers are pleased to announce the launch of our new joint initiative—the Real Cost Project—to increase the impact of philanthropy across California.
Wow! What an exhilarating day. Thank you for spending a day with us. Thank you for bringing your curiosity, your passion, and your intelligence to the conversations, plenaries, and sessions throughout the day. Thank you for your investing in our...
Judy Belk, President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation, is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of senior management experience in philanthropic, government, nonprofit and corporate sectors. On August 16th, the LA Times published...
California has been spearheading climate-change regulation for years and NCG members are helping to do it again with the most recent legislation push.
America’s Top Women in Philanthropy & Civic Engagement is out for 2015–many NCG members were chosen and many were repeating their reign on the prestigious list.
Welcome to the Northern California Grantmakers Map This map is provided to you as part of the campaign to “Get on the Map” which is a national partnership between Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, Candid and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Foundation Maps: California is an interactive map showing more than 80,000 grants by over a hundred California foundations, who electronically share their grantmaking data through Candid's Electronic Reporting program. The first of its kind, this map provides a...
NCG’s New Grantmakers Institute is coming up, and I’ve been doing a lot of work gearing up to it. In prepping the presenters, my frame for these two days is becoming really clear.
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,...
09 Nov 2015
November 9, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Black communities have been particularly hard hit by the rising tide of inequality in today’s economy. Please join us for an exciting briefing that will feature Kimberly Freeman Brown, Sean Thomas Breitfeld, Linda Burnham and Steven Pitts, the...
When the Bay Area was swishing its bell bottoms, standing tall with platforms and freeing the love in the late 70’s, voters approved Proposition 13, slashing taxes for public services.
The Heart of Philanthropy retreat is back. NCG is a community of individuals committed to positively impacting the world, whether that be locally, regionally, or globally. This is no small task! And yet, this is the work we are doing every day.
NCG member, The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, announced that its President and Trustee Ira Hirschfield will be stepping down in December 2016. Ira leaves a legacy of a historic win for marriage-equality among his many other accomplishments with...
09 Mar 2016
March 9, 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
The San Francisco Foundation
How will nonprofits deliver direct services in our local communities if they can no longer afford the space to do it in? Join one or more of three upcoming briefings to hear the latest data on what’s happening and to talk about what can be done.