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16 Oct 2015
October 16, 2015 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
San Francisco Foundation
Make It Fair will convene funders and practitioners who are working on or tracking commercial property tax reform and the need for new public revenue streams in California. This program will deepen a shared understanding of the policy landscape and...
10 Oct 2017
Areas of Focus
October 10, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
The James Irvine Foundation
The Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Northern California Grantmakers and the Women’s Foundation of California invite you to a funder briefing about investing in local policy advocacy to advance gender justice and equity within the Bay Area. Join us over...
Philanthropy veteran Crispin Delgado is set to take the reins leading NCG’s public policy efforts. Crispin arrives with a vision for advancing equity and social justice through an exciting policy agenda.
This month marks a changing of the guard in NCG’s policy advocacy. NCG’s Cecilia Chen is stepping down to assume a central role in efforts to end the criminalization of Black youth and youth of color in Oakland at the Oakland-based Akonadi...
As public awareness about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) grows, there have been a number of legislative initiatives within the state of California designed to support the screening, prevention, and treatment of childhood trauma. This one-hour webinar, hosted by the Bay Area Funder Network on Trauma and Resilience, is designed for funders, non-profits, and other organizations interested in learning more about the policy landscape in California related to these efforts. The webinar will provides an overview of relevant legislation, implications for funders, and a preview of...
Sometimes, opportunity knocks. Other times it opens the door and lets itself in. This is the case with NCG’s recent expansion into the public policy arena.
NCG member The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund has announced the hiring of two new team members to help lead its efforts to advance right and create opportunities for all people. Welcome to the NCG community!
Natural disasters are the great equalizers, razing a cruel path regardless of income, heritage, or history. When the firestorm blazed through Redwood and Potter Valleys on the night of October 8 th over 7,000 residents fled, leaving behind a...
Krista Washington recently joined the East Bay Community Foundation as Senior Communications Officer. Join us in welcoming Krista to the NCG community!
The past, the present, and the future come to mind with this month’s articles that address the on-going fight for equal rights, the progress and the loss of rights, the gendered impact of the recession, and concrete actions to take to radically...
Annie will join the firm’s Senior Management Team and provide strategic leadership on numerous philanthropic portfolios. Annie joins the Hirsch & Associates team during a time of exciting growth at the firm, which has added eight new team...
14 Aug 2020
August 14, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Has your institution put out a statement recently about Black Lives Matter and are now thinking about what to do next? Are you a funder or working at a nonprofit organization, and are interested in learning more about specific tactics, strategies,...
By Alice Y. Hom and Daniel Lau , Northern California Grantmakers Welcome to a fresh list of equity and social justice articles for the new year. We are centering activism and the various roles all people can play in making social...
Study by Northern California Grantmakers examines how the fires affected a key economic driver in the region, aims to supplement research on fires’ impact.
23 Sep 2015
September 23, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Explore with philanthropic and nonprofit leaders the impact, policy, politics and reality of the upcoming increase in the state’s minimum wage. Hear current thinking about how nonprofits and philanthropy engaged in local efforts to raise the minimum...
NCG's public policy work has had some extra support this summer. We welcomed Arnold Dimas (he/him) a second-year Master of Public Health student at UCLA, to the team as a policy intern. Learn more about Arnold and his impact here.
The voice of philanthropy policy advocacy in the Bay Area returns as Northern California Grantmakers brings powerhouse attorney Cecilia Chen aboard as the organization’s first Manager of Public Policy to marshal the network’s collective power.
One message stood out: we must stretch beyond what we’ve tried before. Just aligning corporate philanthropy with a company’s business interests will no longer suffice. With our nation’s health, climate, race relations, economy, and...
10 Aug 2016
August 10, 2016 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
We still have a drought! Water scarcity continues to affect the entire state from agricultural regions to urban centers. As this unprecedented drought continues, the legacy of variable rainfall will impact the state for some time to come. But it’s...