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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the citizenship question cannot, for now, be added to the 2020 Census. While this is an important step forward, significant challenges remain to ensuring that every person in our community is counted. The Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative (BACFC) remains committed to working together to bring resources to trusted community-based organizations to ensure a fair and accurate count.
When NCG stepped into the policy space two years ago, we did so knowing that it would require us to be bold and lean deeply into our mission to bring philanthropy together to build healthy, thriving, and just communities. With the 2020 election around the corner, there is much at stake for California and our region. There has never been a more appropriate or important time for philanthropy to be advocating and using its voice in service of building a Better California for all.
When we announced a few years ago that NCG would be taking up racial equity as a central part of our work we received praise, and we also encountered some skepticism. Many cautioned us that everyone seemed to be “getting into equity” and that we’d better be sure we had something distinct to add. We have taken that to heart.
A new type of partnership between the College Futures Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation is making a big impact ensuring every student has a fair shot at opportunity. Hear
NCG member the Stuart Foundation has named its new President. Congratulations to Sophie Fanelli!
The California Criminal Justice Funders Group is pleased to share our first-of-its-kind report Funding the Future: Fellowships for Formerly-Incarcerated People in California.
NCG member the John and Wauna Harman Foundation has appointed Julie Boudreau as its new New Executive Director. Welcome to the NCG community!
On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.
Forum network members have worked together to compile a list of Fellowship opportunities that people can apply to. This document has fellow leadership development opportunities, cohort opportunities, innovation opportunities, for philanthropic professionals, for nonprofit leaders, etc.
Values-aligned grantmaking is becoming every day parlance in our field, with good reason: foundation professionals are increasingly conscious of the role they play in social change.