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04 Feb 2020
Areas of Focus
February 4, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
How was philanthropic wealth created in the first place? Who should lead foundations? Who gets to decide how wealth is distributed? Philanthropy is undergoing a moment of reckoning, with many inside and outside the sector questioning the way that...
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced the appointment of Laura Wilson, PhD, as its first Director of Health Strategies and Ventures. Join us in welcoming her to the Northern California Grantmakers community!
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) announced the appointment of Marcus F. Walton, a non-profit industry veteran, as its new President and CEO.
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member the Horizons Foundation and its work to address a host of concerns and problems faced by California's growing LGBT aging population.
As the movement moment that emerged in 2020 continues to expand in its breadth and importance, the entirety of the philanthropic sector wrestles with a fundamental question: what can we do that will make meaningful change in the conditions that have...
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...
12 Mar 2018
Areas of Focus
March 12, 2018 - 9:00am to March 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers and its members join other regional and national grantmaking associations across the country to ensure policymakers in Washington, DC understand the landscapes of the communities we serve.
16 Mar 2021
March 16, 2021 (All day) to March 25, 2021 (All day)
We invite you to join us virtually for Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) on March 16-18 and March 23-25, 2021 along with more than 300 philanthropy representatives from around the country. We will meet with our elected officials about...
The acts over the past weeks have forced difficult reflections locally, across the country, and around the world. We are forced to reckon with the history of our nation, our individual roles in learning from our past, and collectively ensuring that...
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 member organization The James Irvine Foundation announced today the appointment of Don Howard as its new President and CEO.
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.
09 Jul 2015
July 9, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:30am
Are you interested in finding a new way to honor the legacy of a loved one? Would you like to further collaboration efforts with community leaders beyond your family’s grantmaking? Join us for an in-depth look into fellowship programs, an emerging...
Napster co-founder and former Facebook President Sean Parker formally announces plans and strategies for his new $600 Million foundation, The Parker Foundation.
As a part of our Member Spotlight series, we spoke with Amy Saxton , Vice President of Program Development at The James Irvine Foundation. Amy shared how she is approaching her work, program strategy, and where others can jump in to collaborate.
The Libra Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Crystal Hayling as its new Executive Director. “At this pivotal time in our country’s history, we want to keep pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in social change philanthropy,”...
This Funders for LGBTQ Issues report is the first in a series of reports entitled Out in the South. This first report explores the underfunding of LGBTQ communities in the U.S. South in comparison to the rest of the country. It identifies who is funding in the South, and examines the issues and strategies currently being funded.
NCG's 2014 keynote speaker Robert B. Reich returned with filmmaker Jake Kornbluth to discuss their current work--the Economic Inequality Media Project--with NCG members.