All around the country, philanthropy is mobilizing to ensure a fair and accurate census 2020. As your foundation is considering how it may engage, the Funders Census Initiative (FCI), a working group of FCCP, and the United Philanthropy Forum have put together a menu of options for funder participation.
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Ableism: a social attitude that having a disability makes someone a less valued member of society. It assumes that the ways able–bodied people live are the best ways to live. In addition to grantmaking, advocacy funders play a critical role in advancing social justice: agenda-setting and shifting narratives. But while more and more disabled people are being included in philanthropy, funders often overlook ableism as an area of structural discrimination, even here in the Bay Area where disability civil rights were born. Because many funders' understanding of ableism continues...
13 May 2020
Areas of Focus
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...
20 Jun 2019
Areas of Focus
June 20, 2019 -
8:30am to 2:00pm
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
As family philanthropists, we have the unique ability to respond nimbly to community needs and be trusted partners with our nonprofit grantees. Despite these relationships, do we always show up truly listening to what the community wants and needs?...
A few weeks ago I was asked to help welcome NCG’s inaugural cohort of Rising Leaders with a few words on leadership. At first I was daunted, not sure exactly what I might have to offer on this topic. So I did what I always do when I am trying to get...
Funders have an opportunity to protect and preserve disability civil and human rights for the 1 in 4 Americans that have a disability. How can we alter our practices to be intentional about disability-inclusive giving? How can applying a disability...
19 May 2020
Areas of Focus
May 19, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Learn from seasoned impact investors on how supporting Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) can create durable change with underserved communities and why supporting CDFIs is more important than ever to address inequities in the...
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...
At the first meeting on March 14, 2018, Alex Briscoe, a consultant to the Zellerbach Family Foundation, presented a model developed in collaboration with experts in pediatrics, mental health, education, and youth development to frame and understand the complex and often fragmented safety net for children in California.
View the full roundup of resources from the 2019 Communications Cohort.
Hurrican Dorian devastated the Bahamas and is currently threatening the southeastern United States. Check out strategic giving resources, learn how to help, and get information on how Philanthropy California can support your giving.
02 Jun 2020
Areas of Focus
June 2, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
"Inside the word “emergency” is 'emerge'; from an emergency new things come forth. The old certainties are crumbling fast, but danger and possibility are sisters." – Rebecca Solnit This is not your typical ZOOM call. There will be...
A Life Course Framework for Improving the Lives of Boys and Young Men of Color provides a way to think about and conceptualize positive outcomes for this population of young men . This framework has been developed to offer foundations the ability to take the types of bold, targeted, thoughtful action required across every system that touches the lives of these children and youth from education to work to health to justice.
21 May 2014
May 21, 2014 -
10:00am to 11:30am
The San Francisco Foundation
This seminar will explain what fiscal sponsorships are, how to fund a fiscally-sponsored project properly, and what happens if things go wrong, with tips for what to look out for and how to address common problems.
It's time to take Council on Foundation's annual Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey--deadline July 18!
Twenty five years ago today the biggest earthquake since the great quake of 1906 hit the Bay Area. These days most Bay Area citizens know they should have an earthquake preparedness kit. But how are grantmakers preparing for the next big quake?
NCG invites you to submit a PhilTalk proposal. What's a PhilTalk? It's a 15-minute presentation that explores an idea, solution or approach to a challenge we are confronting in our philanthropic work. Think TEDTalk, but for philanthropy.
27 Oct 2015
October 27, 2015 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
NCG's Arts Loan Fund (ALF) committee is made up of Bay Area funders that are committed to the Arts. The ALF meets several times a year to review loan applications and determine awards to artists and nonprofits that support the Arts in the Bay Area.