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26 May 2016
May 26, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
NCG's Arts Loan Fund (ALF) Steering Committee is comprised of a diverse range of Bay Area funders, who are committed to the Arts. The committee convenes every six weeks to discuss issues impacting the Arts in Northern California and to review loan...
On October 16th, The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)’s Public Policy Program Team hosted a convening called Make it Fair: Policy Change for an Equitable California. The event brought together funders and practitioners working on or tracking commercial property tax reform and the need for new public revenue streams in California.
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.
D5 was created to help foundations achieve greater impact in an increasingly diverse world. Since 2010, more than a dozen organizations, with connections to thousands of foundations, have come together through the D5 coalition to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by 2015. In this fourth and final program in NCG’s 2012 Diversity Series, funders will learn how D5 is working to make philanthropy genuinely inclusive of all diverse communities— racial and ethnic communities, LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities.
Recommendations for philanthropic responsiveness to the anticipated effects of the Coronavirus on under-resourced and vulnerable communities.
At an August 22 event, the Bay Area Health Funders Group led an interactive session to learn how foundations can engage in systems-change work, how we can build successful public-private partnerships, what we’re learning from the Whole Person Care pilots in the Bay Area, and what role foundations can play in advancing a healthier future for all Californians.
United Ways of California released an NCG member supported report analyzing the challenges families face by living in California.
Today, the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund announced Monica Pressley as its Chief Financial Officer. Join us in welcoming her to the NCG community!
NCG members The California Endowment , The California Wellness Foundation , The James Irvine Foundation , Rosenberg Foundation , San Francisco Foundation , and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation are six of the seven California foundations...
View Governor Brown's budget change proposal.
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...
The Bay Area economic boom is having dramatic, tectonic effects: deepening income and opportunity disparities are placing nonprofit and arts institutions at higher risk for displacement, further threatening to undermine the unique, vibrant character and culture that have been the legacy of our region for generations. While the real estate boom generates revenue and opportunity for the Bay Area, it places additional stress on nonprofits and the communities they serve who are struggling to remain in their neighborhoods. The kind of pressure the housing crunch is putting on individuals, is also...
14 May 2015
May 14, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:30am
Join us for an in-depth conversation with two family foundations that have found successful strategies for thoughtfully defining, measuring, and tracking both their internal, family focused, and their external, community focused, missions.
This third program in NCG's 2012 Diversity in Philanthropy Series provided an opportunity for the philanthropic community to engage in a peer-to-peer dialogue that explored the critical role racial inequity plays in the funding community's ability to realize strong returns on its investments in some of the most vulnerable communities in America.
NCG is partnering the Grants Managers Network to host a program exploring the new role of grants managers. We spoke with Sara Davis, of The Hewlett Foundation, Dan Gaff, Communications Chair at GMN and Miriam Williams, Manager of Membership and...
01 Dec 2016
December 1, 2016 (All day)
Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel
Now, more than ever before, companies are taking courageous steps to positively impact communities around the world, addressing complicated and controversial issues ranging from human trafficking to climate change. Our ever-evolving world also...
07 May 2015
May 7, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation | Lily Conference Room
In this second workshop from NCG's Financial Workshop South Bay Series, funders will gain an understanding of how to assess a nonprofit organization’s financial health when no audited financial statements are available.
GrantCraft asked 30 foundation and nonprofit staff “What image comes to mind when you think of capacity building?” and the results were telling—few were alike. If 30 individuals had 30 distinct ideas about what capacity building is, then it’s easy...