The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a $7.4 billion family foundation, supports organizations that focus on environmental stewardship and sustainability; reproductive health; children, families and communities; nonprofit organizational effectiveness; and continues to have a commitment to...
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NCG member the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation has welcomed Mike Livak as its new Chief Financial Officer. Welcome to the NCG community Mike!
In 2018, NCG launched a Senior Fellow program as a platform for philanthropic leaders to advance a body of work, reflect, share insights with our members and the sector more broadly, and provide guidance, mentorship, and support to NCG staff and our...
27 Feb 2018
Areas of Focus
February 27, 2018 (All day)
Imagine the kind of transformative change we could achieve if every philanthropist applied an advocacy lens to their giving. The Women’s Foundation of California is excited to announce that applications are now open for the second annual...
NCG member the Y & H Soda Foundation has appointed Diana Bermúdez to a five-year term on its board. Welcome to the NCG community Diana!
26 Jun 2018
Areas of Focus
June 26, 2018 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Today, many foundations are re-examining the role they can play in addressing societies more challenging problems. As foundations embrace ever more ambitious and complex approaches for creating social change, they are taking an intentional approach...
The Foundation Center and International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) have produced two new resources that facilitate strategic decision making in human rights philanthropy: An interactive website that animates funding flows and a report analyzing $1.7 billion in grants.
This Foundation Review article explores the multiple approaches that foundations can use to advance racial equity, focusing on a specific set of approaches used by the Minnesota-based Northwest Area Foundation. The article also gauges the depth of the challenge that communities face in racial disparities, the long history of racialization of institutions and systems, and the evolution of the role of philanthropy in addressing poverty.
Bolder Advocacy, an Alliance for Justice Initiative, has collected all their resources in one place to support immigrants' rights advocacy groups working on policy goals ranging from federal policy reform to voter mobilization. Their online toolkit offers information in both English and in Spanish.
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...
Last week NCG Member Tides announced the appointment of Kriss Deiglmeier as its new CEO.
NCG’s Board of Directors is proud to announce its esteemed and diverse slate of 2015 Board Officers and Executive Committee.
Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success sheds light on what constitutes a strong funder–grantee relationship, what nonprofits say it takes for funders to foster such relationships, and the crucial role that program officers play in the equation.
This annual publication produced by Funders for LGBTQ issues provides an in-depth analysis of foundation funding for LGBTQ issues in calendar year 2012. This 11th annual edition of the tracking report captures data on 4,068 grants awarded by 399 foundations, making it the most comprehensive assessment of LGBTQ funding.
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.
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 Akonadi Foundation and its work giving students of color every opportunity to go to college.
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.
A free first-of-its-kind resource for private foundations (and others who are interested), to host e-trainings and tools related to the basic legal rules for private foundations.
17 Sep 2020
Areas of Focus
September 17, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
As grantmakers, we want our organizations to have cutting-edge, impactful investments that align with our mission. But to get there the conversations can be challenging, different sets of risks are put before us, and it takes time to make the case...