Given the scale of social, economic and environmental crises our communities are facing, it is hopeful to see foundations making bold shifts to their grantmaking. Yet funders committed to justice recognize that grant dollars alone are not enough to manifest the kind of transformation needed to create a better future for people experiencing systemic oppression. In recent years, the philanthropic field has begun to reckon with the reality that most foundations’ endowments are invested in ways that are out of alignment with their values, exacerbating the very problems that their grant dollars...
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05 Nov 2014
November 5, 2014 -
11:00am to 7:00pm
IDEO San Francisco Office
This design-thinking workshop will bring together EMBARQ and the most forward-thinking philanthropists, foundation leaders and corporate executives for hands-on sessions where they can help prioritize the challenges to tackle in urban mobility, and...
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is leading the charge to address math misplacement by sponsoring the California Placement Act of 2015-AB 359. SVCF is excited to announce that SB 359 has passed legislature and is awaiting the Governor's signature.
Across the nation, artistic and cultural practices are helping to define the sustainability of urban, rural, and suburban neighborhoods. In the design of parks and open spaces; the building of public transit, housing, and supermarkets; in plans for addressing needs for community health and healing trauma; communities are embracing arts and culture strategies to help create equitable communities of opportunity where everyone can participate, prosper, and achieve their full potential. And artists are seeing themselves — and being seen by others — as integral community members whose talents,...
29 Jul 2020
July 29, 2020 -
9:30am to 11:00am
When the COVID-19 pandemic began to surface in March, many organizations across the country closed their offices and required their employees to work remotely. The sudden shift forced employers to comply with state and local governmental stay-at-...
Investing in Long-Term Solutions to Building Wildfire Resilience California has yet to experience the peak of the wildfire season, as September and October are expected to be worse across the western U.S. Earlier this summer, Philanthropy California...
The California Endowment, the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz, the Ford Foundation, the Rosenberg Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Women's Foundation...
Two days before the U.S. government launched one of President Obama’s executive actions, a Texas federal judge issued an injunction blocking it and other programs from moving forward across the United States. What's next?
With almost twenty years in existence, Youth Speaks is one of the world’s leading presenters of Spoken Word performance. That’s why we’re thrilled to include their artists as part of our conference.
Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers, eight of our members (below) and other philanthropic leaders across the U.S. are joining together in our many #ReasonsForHope. The campaign launched with ads...
NCG members looking to learn more about philanthropy’s response to Hurricane Florence are encouraged to attend a joint briefing by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the South Eastern Council on Foundations this...
FroYo with a CEO is a video interview series featuring NCG’s summer intern Carmen Ross, as she uses the persuasive powers of frozen yogurt to get foundation leaders to open up about their life both in and outside of the office.
The Center for Effective Philanthropy's How Far Have We Come? Foundation CEOs on Progress and Impact report reveals that foundation CEOs have a sober take on overall progress toward key goals, but a more positive view of their own foundations' contributions.
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.
Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce that Jeff Malloy has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors.
Yesterday’s news that a second earthquake struck Mexico and that Hurricane Maria would be bearing down on Puerto Rico today left us with heavy hearts and feelings of disbelief — how much more could possibly happen? For reflections and practical...
In January 2019, Northern California Grantmakers Board of Directors and staff journeyed together to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama. Our point of inspiration was the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery. Our shared...
27 May 2021
Areas of Focus
May 27, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Governor Gavin Newsom and his administration have taken significant steps to put California on the path towards a greener, more sustainable climate future. So far, Governor Newsom has pledged to conserve 30 percent of the state's land and coastal...
This report by BMAfunders (Black Male Achievement), a project of the Open Society Foundations and the Foundation Center is more than your typical philanthropic research analysis.
If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, NCG's signature program, New Grantmakers Institute (NGI): Grantmaking for the 21st Century , helps build your understanding of best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking, and helps you place yourself within this ecosystem that you are a part of. In this two-day, highly interactive training, participants have the opportunity to engage with your peers around opportunities and challenges of grantmaking. In addition to developing a network of peers, participants will have the opportunity to hear...