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Our work is big and we can’t do it alone. No one does anything alone. Our sustainers believe in our vision to redistribute resources, capital, and power back to historically marginalized communities leading transformative change. 

Sustaining NCG

Our work is big and we can’t do it alone. No one does anything alone.  Our sustainers believe in our vision to redistribute resources.

To do this requires rigor and resources to mobilize philanthropy towards a collective vision.  Our work affords us the extraordinary opportunity to have a lasting and meaningful impact in the place we call home. This is big stuff, to be sure and the only way to get there is if we are together for good.  

NCG’s sustainers recognize that philanthropy can and must do better. Our sustainers support and bolster NCG’s efforts to deliver programs and offerings that intentionally gather people, lift up effective practices that mobilize the field, and transform philanthropy as a whole to advance racial equity in our region. Additionally, this support gives NCG the opportunity to go deeper, explore new ideas, adapt when necessary, and to experiment with transformative approaches. 

NCG remains in gratitude for our sustainers who give general operating or programmatic grant support to power NCG’s work.  


Each year, NCG signature events attract hundreds of participants from our region’s philanthropic sector. Support NCG’s work to curate engaging events that connect, inspire, and mobilize philanthropy by becoming a sponsor.   

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Jaime Woods

Jaime Woods, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Northern California Grantmakers

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Akonadi's vision is a racially just Oakland — where young people of color have the support systems they need to thrive in schools and communities. 

Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California is a nonprofit health plan dedicated to providing Californians with access to high-quality health care at an affordable price.

Blue Shield of CA Foundation logo

Blue Shield of California Foundation supports lasting and equitable solutions to make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence.

California Health Care Foundation logo

California Health Care Foundation works to improve the healthcare system so that all Californians have the care they need.

California Wellness Foundation logo

The California Wellness Foundation protects and improves the health and wellness of the people of California by increasing access to health care, quality education, good jobs, healthy environments and safe neighborhoods.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy logo

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy mobilizes philanthropy to strengthen the ability of communities to withstand disasters and recover equitably when they occur.

City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs logo

San José's Office of Cultural Affairs is the champion of the city's artistic and cultural vibrancy, resources, and vision.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative logo

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aims to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities.

Cowell Foundation logo

The S.H. Cowell Foundation is a grantmaking organization that invests in Northern and Central California communities committed to achieving lasting, positive change for children and families living in poverty. 

Crankstart logo

Crankstarts is a San Francisco-based foundation working on critical issues concerning economic mobility, education, democracy, housing security, the environment and medical science & innovation.

East Bay Community Foundation logo

East Bay Community Foundation partners with donors, social movements, and the community to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes for all who call the East Bay home.

Fleishhacker Foundation logo

The Fleishhacker Foundation was established in 1947 to improve the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Genentech logo

Genentech is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases.

Gerbode Foundation logo

The Gerbode Foundation empowers courageous leaders and visionary artists who make a positive impact in their communities and inspire others to change the world.

John & Marcia Goldman Foundation logo

The mission of the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation is to have an impact on the quality of life of individuals and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. logo brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone.

Mimi and Peter Haas Fund logo

The Mimi and Peter Haas Fund is a private family foundation with a deep commitment to early childhood education.

Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund logo

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund works to advance equality and justice so every person can thrive and live life with dignity and hope.

Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund logo

The Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund supports support social services, actively encourages innovation and equity in education and health, and fosters transformation in community norms.

Heising-Simons Foundation logo

The Heising-Simons Foundation works with its many partners to advance sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enable groundbreaking research in science, enhance the education of our youngest learners, and support human rights for all people.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation logo

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.

Irvine Foundation logo

The James Irvine Foundation's singular goal is a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. We focus specifically on California.

Kapor Center logo

The Kapor Center’s work focuses at the intersection of racial justice and technology to create a more inclusive technology sector for all

Koret Foundation logo

Koret Foundation

Koret seeks to enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Bay Area and also to ensure the vitality of the global Jewish community. 

Levi Strauss Foundation logo

The Levi Strauss Foundation supports pioneering leaders and organizations fighting for change on the issues and events of our time where LS&Co. has a business presence.

Libra Foundation logo

The Libra Foundation is committed to a vision of society that uplifts and empowers all people. We believe that all people deserve to live free of systemic oppression, economic insecurity, and environmental harm.

Marin Community Foundation logo

Marin Community Foundation mobilizes the power of community and the resources of philanthropy to advance equity for people, places and the planet.

Metta Fund logo

Through grantmaking and community partnerships, Metta Fund works to advance the health and wellbeing of older San Franciscans.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation logo

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements, and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.

David & Lucile Packard Foundation logo

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation works with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world.

San Francisco Foundation logo

The San Francisco Foundation mobilizes resources and acts as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco Grants for the Arts logo

Grants for the Arts' mission is to promote the diverse and unique communities of San Francisco by supporting the arts through equitable grantmaking.

Satterberg Foundation logo

The Satterberg Foundation strengthens our communities by promoting a just society and a sustainable environment.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation logo

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation connects people, ideas and resources to transform systems and ensure equity and opportunity for all.

Sobrato Philanthropies logo

The mission of Sobrato Philanthropies is to partner with communities to meet immediate needs, address systemic barriers, and pursue social justice to build a more equitable and sustainable world.

Stuart Foundation logo

The Stuart Foundation is dedicated to improving life outcomes for young people in California and Washington through education.

Stupski Foundation logo

As a spend down foundation, the Stupski Foundation will invest all of its assets in collaboration with Bay Area and Hawai‘i community partners by 2029 to make the greatest possible change in our communities today.

Sunlight Giving logo

The Sunlight Giving foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofits that ensure young children and their families living in poverty in greater Silicon Valley have access to the resources they need. 

Union Bank logo

As a lender, partner, employer, and neighbor, Union Bank is committed to building a strong future where everyone can thrive.

Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation logo

The mission of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation is to honor the legacy of its founder in celebrating the inimitable creative spirit of the Bay Area by supporting local working artists and the organizations that help to promote and sustain their artistic practice.

Women's Foundation of California logo

The Women’s Foundation California is a statewide, publicly supported foundation dedicated to achieving racial, economic, and gender justice by centering the experience and expertise of communities most impacted by systemic injustice. 

Zellerbach Family Foundation logo

The mission of the Zellerbach Family Foundation is to be a catalyst for constructive social change by initiating and investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities.