United Ways of California released an NCG member supported report analyzing the challenges families face by living in California.
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For far too long, communities across the San Joaquin Valley haven’t had access to the same opportunities that make California golden for other regions. Inspired directly by the voices of San Joaquin Valley Health Fund partners, over 1000 San Joaquin Valley residents came to the capital to advocate for a shared policy agenda that’s an all-in approach for racial and health equity on some of the most pressing issues facing the Valley. They showed the power of funder and community collaborations with their call for “a Golden State for All.” The program offered a case study of the Fund and how its...
19 May 2016
May 19, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Last year we talked about the Governor Brown’s budget “paying it forward” with its emphasis on debt reduction and cautious spending. The Governor’s proposed 2016-17 continues that trend but misses significant opportunities to “share the wealth” even...
Around the country, as well as across the State of California, grantmakers are examining their funding practices and looking to develop new approaches to better support the communities they serve. Recently, numerous grantmakers have begun exploring what it would take to fund the real costs of the organizations they support – that is all of the necessary investments for a nonprofit organization to deliver on mission and to be sustainable over the long term. Building off of this interest, Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers launched a joint...
25 Sep 2020
Areas of Focus
September 25, 2020 -
9:30am to 10:30am
The State of California recently launched Project Homekey as the State’s next phase of response to protect Californians experiencing homeless from COVID-19. This effort leverages $600 million in CARES Act funding to support counties in acquiring and...
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides federally funded cash assistance to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities pay for housing, food, and other necessities. Check out California Budget & Policy Center's fact sheet on how SSI/SSP grants are being distributed.
In August 2007, Northern California Grantmakers (in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) commissioned the Foundation Center to conduct a series of studies on diversity in philanthropy in California. These studies included: 1) an analysis of the extent to which grantmaking by large California foundations serves populations of color; and 2) a survey of California foundations to collect baseline data on the demographic composition of their boards and staffs and on the types of diversity-related data collection and grantmaking they are involved in. A...
06 Jun 2019
Areas of Focus
June 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...
For more than a decade, Northern California Grantmakers has partnered with the California Budget Project to inform members about the annual budgets that impact underserved communities and grantees they serve.
The California Criminal Justice Funders Group is pleased to share our first-of-its-kind report “Funding the Future: Fellowships for Formerly-Incarcerated People in California.”
This Migration Policy Institute report examines the educational experiences and outcomes of first- and second-generation immigrant youth ages 16 to 26 across California’s educational institutions, encompassing secondary schools, adult education, and post-secondary education.
The Foundation Center announced the release of a landmark report on foundation support for organizations and programs working to prevent—and address the consequences of— domestic violence in California. Enabled through a grant from Blue Shield of California Foundation, and using data from the Foundation Center’s research database, Foundation Funding to Address Domestic Violence in California is the first-ever examination of philanthropy’s contribution to the field of domestic violence. The report provides a landscape analysis to inform community organizations, funders, government agencies,...
As a part of our Vibrancy and Sustainability work, NCG partners with our member colleagues and other community stakeholders to strengthen and sustain the key institutions that comprise the fabric of our communities; support economic inclusion and...
NCG is embracing three areas of focus: Equity and Social Justice, Leadership, Culture and Community and one I am consolidating my focus on, Regional Vibrancy and Sustainability .
Jessica Weare is the Civic Technology & Community Engagement Manager at Microsoft and a member of NCG's Member Engagement Committee. As a part of our Member Spotlight Series , Jessica told us a little about herself, her work...
This report published by the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation synthesizes key themes and ideas from its fourth annual convening of education grantees in the fall of 2011.
As the leading voice for philanthropy, the Council on Foundations is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a core policy and fundamental operating principle in the philanthropic sector. This report, The State of Change: An Analysis of Women and People of Color in the Philanthropic Sector , helps inform strategies that support DEI efforts.
24 Oct 2017
Areas of Focus
October 24, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Join by Phone
NCG is holding calls to update funders on the fire response, opportunities for support, and emergent issues. Join us each Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 AM PST. We're tapping expertise from peer networks to learn from those who've gone before, meet the...
13 Apr 2021
April 13, 2021 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
As California and the world are changing, this symposium brings together California state legislators to share their visions of the future of California and the policies to achieve that future. California's large and diverse population needs...
As many of our members know, Northern California Grantmakers is one of many grantmaker associations operating in the U.S. And while there are certainly national trends we explore through our programming, each grantmaker association taps into the...