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NCG's Blog

April 8, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine will help keep communities healthy and safe and holds promise to bring an end to the pandemic that has had the most severe impacts on Black, Latinx, Indigenous, AAPI, immigrant, and low-income people. Systemic racism created the conditions that put people of color at greater risk for contracting COVID-19 and experiencing more severe health outcomes, and despite this urgency, California’s vaccination effort so far has fallen short of equity goals. We must reach and authentically engage local communities to remove barriers to access and address concerns to increase vaccine acceptance.

April 5, 2021

CCJFG Steering Committee members are excited to share the following books and podcasts that have accompanied us as we settle into Spring 2021. The content ranges from writings on indigenous forms of justice and healing to a podcast tracing the connections between hip-hop and mass incarceration to a mixed media collection of responses to the question, what does it mean to be Black and alive? These stories are rigorous, compelling, and bring us closer to understanding the intersections of history, justice work, and future-making.

April 5, 2021

NCG bids farewell to stellar manager Daniel Lau, who heads across town this month to join the staff of The Libra Foundation as the first initiative officer for the new Democracy Frontlines Fund where he is charged with investing in Black communities to build power and self-determination. 

March 24, 2021

I’ll be the first to acknowledge that I’ve arrived as NCG’s CEO on the shoulders of many others that came before me. Two of the strongest shoulders belong to my first professional mentor and a heavyweight in philanthropic circles, Joe Brooks. During my seventeen years as a work partner and friend at The San Francisco Foundation and then PolicyLink, I learned more from him than I could ever adequately describe. He had a habit of saying things that were increasingly profound the more you thought about them. One of those sayings was, “how much do you need to know to act?”, often dropped in a setting surrounded by other foundation colleagues where he was about to propose bold action to engage some of the Bay Area’s most vexing social challenges.

Philanthropy News

March 2, 2021

An interview with Somdeng Danny Thongsy, JRC Campaigner and Coordinator. 

February 5, 2021

Interview with maisha quint, Senior Program Officer

December 16, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people in prison cannot be understated. As rates of infection rose inside prisons throughout the state, we witnessed our movement partners quickly and efficiently organize in response to this crisis. We witnessed the same tenacity and steadfastness this summer, as organizers led uprisings worldwide to protest racist state violence after the killing of George Flyod,  Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others—violence that is all too familiar for incarcerated people and their families.

November 12, 2020

As California philanthropies committed to advancing equitable health, safety, and wellbeing across the state, we’re excited to share Beyond Screening: Achieving California’s Bold Goal of Reducing Exposure to Childhood Trauma, a new report that makes the case for a community-level, prevention approach to reduce adverse childhood experiences. Beyond Screening reflects what we’ve learned from communities we work with across the state of California: how to support mental health and wellbeing, heal from trauma, build resilience, and assert a positive vision for the future.

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Jobs

Deputy Director

California Donor Table Fund

Application Deadline: 04/22/2021
Grants Associate

The Libra Foundation

Application Deadline: 04/30/2021
President & CEO

East Bay Community Foundation

Application Deadline: 05/01/2021
Sr. HR Manager

Tides

Application Deadline: 04/30/2021
Senior Associate

Freedman Consulting

Application Deadline: 06/07/2021
Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships

Tides

Application Deadline: 04/30/2021