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The changing demographics and political attitudes of the Central Valley - a traditionally conservative region of California - demand new strategies for community and civic engagement. To understand the shift in the region and how it is becoming more purple, look no further than the recent mid-term elections. In the race for the 10th congressional district, covering Stanislaus and portions of San Joaquin County, the election was undecided for a week and, at its closest margin, only 1,300 votes separated incumbent Republican Jeff Denham and eventual winner Democrat Josh Harder. A huge...
Find out who you'll get to see at this year's Corporate Philanthropy Institute, Be Courageous on December 1st.
12 Mar 2020
March 12, 2020 -
9:00am to 10:00am
In the face of COVID-19 outbreaks in California and across the world, philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting community preparedness and response. In order to do so most effectively, it is important to first understand the way the...
AAPI communities are one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. California is home to nearly a third of the national AAPI population, and since 2008, the percentage of voters who are AAPI nearly doubled in the state.
06 Jul 2021
July 6, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
A fair and just world is one where those closest to and most impacted by harm are thriving and leading solutions for social, economic, and political change, and when it comes to any movement for liberation, trans women of color have been the...
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.
Immigration issues have attracted significant attention over the past few years as changes in federal policies have ignited debates across the political spectrum. In July 2018, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and BPC Action published a new report, The New Middle on Immigration Reform , which suggests a consensus set of immigration policies that Americans support is more to the right than many realize. The report is based on a nationwide survey, focus groups, and roundtable discussions. But where does California fit into this dialogue? Grantmakers in California, where one in four residents...
10 Apr 2018
April 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
What does it take for neighborhoods and nonprofits to effectively contribute to disaster relief and recovery in marginalized communities? What do they need before, during, and after disaster, and how can funders help? Please join us to hear from...
04 Mar 2021
Areas of Focus
March 4, 2021 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Join us for this information session about the upcoming 2021 Rising Leaders Cohort. Applications launch in mid-February. Are you a rising leader in philanthropy, someone looking for ways to expand your impact within the sector and advance your...
View the Schedule and Training Agenda for the 2019 Communications Training Cohort.
The Bay Area Health Funders Group, the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, and the California HealthCare Foundation hosted an in-depth discussion of the progress we’ve made on health equity policy priorities in 2019, what’s on the horizon for 2020, and how to help communities prepare for the many changes taking place. They explored how philanthropy can respond, and what role it can play in supporting positive policy change.
16 Dec 2019
Areas of Focus
December 16, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
We are once again seeing a wave of transitions among foundation CEOs in our region. These transitions have come about in a number of different ways. A significant number of CEOs retired from their positions. Others have come about due to the natural...
07 Oct 2020
October 7, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
The onset of the coronavirus pandemic and tensions over police violence following the death of George Floyd has brought a new chapter to America’s gun violence crisis. States recorded a historically high surge in firearm purchases amid the pandemic...
As we head into the final stretch of the 2016 presidential election, how can grantmakers boost participation in the political process through voter engagement? What is our role in restoring the core values of American democracy? Does having an accountable election system that serves the public interest matter to funders?
Find blogs, news, and media curated and written by the Bay Area Democracy Funders Group.
13 May 2020
May 13, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
COVID 19 is leading to an economic collapse of proportions we have not seen since the Great Depression. Leaders across sectors are acting swiftly in order to be responsive to the crisis at hand. However, we have known for many years that the economy...
09 Apr 2021
April 9, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
In philanthropy, ‘grassroots’ is often equated with ‘community’ and with ‘small-scale’. Grassroots solutions do come from the community, but they are not often small. And because grassroots solutions come from the people most impacted by the problem...
Philanthropy California voices our unequivocal support for the “Johnson Amendment” – the long-standing federal law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates...
16 Nov 2017
November 16, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Redwood Shores Library Meeting Room B
Diversity makes us stronger. Large-scale movements including Black Lives Matter, Dreamers, Standing Rock and the 2016 presidential election are changing society and philanthropy along with it. Join fellow travelers for a deep dive into how they’re...