Since the release of the Nonprofit Displacement Report in 2016, national and local media have supported the spread of the issue and the work we are doing. View some of the external media below. The Bay Area Reporter...
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What role can philanthropy now play to restore some guardrails and resource these movements? We offer some reflections on the current moment as well as a few recommendations to guide social justice, human rights, and democracy funders.
17 Jul 2019
Areas of Focus
July 17, 2019 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Northern California Grantmakers
Please join NCG for our next regional working group meeting related to the 2020 Census. Many sectors from philanthropy to government are mobilizing to ensure a fair and accurate Census count. At this meeting, we will provide an update about the U.S...
Historical injustices—perpetuated by racial and cultural conflicts, and exacerbated by a lack of empathy—are at the heart of America’s growing economic, social, and political inequalities.
States across the country are considering legislation that would diminish the independence of their courts. Recently, Kathy Bonnifield , Program Officer at the Piper Fund, chatted with the Bay Area Democracy Funders Group about some...
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Recently, over tea, I found out how a friend makes it through the cash crunch when his nonprofit is between payments for government contracts: he stops paying himself. His story is the same as countless others.
September finds us heading into fall and the back-to-school season. We strive to practice a beginner’s mindset in our equity and social justice work, applying an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions. In that spirit, we’ve...
October represents a time of changing seasons and is an opportunity to think about how change occurs, what it takes to make it happen, and how we can reflect on our power and privilege. The articles this month focus on movement building, mental...
The beginning of a new year gives us a moment to think about the importance of 2020. As the census count and presidential election approach, we envision what it takes to create a decade centering equity and social justice. In this spirit, we offer...
As the weeks wear on and the scale of pandemic devastation broadens and deepens, it’s ever more essential to practice good mental hygiene. Without it, how can we expect to work with clarity and compassion when constant news can leave us feeling...
Our hearts and minds are with Black communities and the articles this month address the protests against police brutality, the historical roots of systemic racism and racist policies, perspectives on democracy, and the power of coming together to...
This month we’re thinking about freedom — what it means and how it manifests differently for people due to systemic racism. The articles this month address systems of oppression and highlight how intersectional analyses and coalitions help in the...
The past, the present, and the future come to mind with this month’s articles that address the on-going fight for equal rights, the progress and the loss of rights, the gendered impact of the recession, and concrete actions to take to radically...
A new season is upon us and September has us witnessing grief, diving deep on the connection of law enforcement and white supremacy, and envisioning life where all of one’s identities are affirmed and celebrated. Take a bit of time to reflect on...
November kicked off with the end of daylight savings time and an election, both of which signify change in our lives. The articles this month lift up questions of power, self-determination, interdependence, and curiosity.
For the last month of a challenging year, we’re highlighting articles that address medical mistrust in the public health sector, bias in data, and inclusive policies. Themes of narrative change and cultural understanding coupled with asking...
The events of the first week of January hit us hard and brought up different emotions. We quickly pivoted to curating a new list of articles to have us reflect on the history of white supremacist violence, the disparities of who gets policed, and...
By Alice Y. Hom and Daniel Lau , Northern California Grantmakers Welcome to a fresh list of equity and social justice articles for the new year. We are centering activism and the various roles all people can play in making social...