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Our bi-weekly magazine Together For Good offers deeper-dive stories about news-making people and institutions in our community, resources to help us do our work better, and up-to-the-minute info about the latest jobs and opportunities for professional development. You can sign up to receive the magazine below. If you're an NCG member we want to help you share news and announcements from your organization. You can submit your press release, blog, or article.


NCG's Blog

February 19, 2021

We join our members and peer organizations calling for support and action in response to the spike in high-profile attacks and murder of Asians in our region. Anti-Asian violence has long been a reality for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Northern California Grantmakers affirms its commitment to addressing deeper structural causes of harm against AAPI communities, simultaneous with its focus on anti-Black racism and other forms of bias and bigotry.

February 11, 2021

If you're looking for an annual report, you've come to the wrong place.

February 11, 2021

In preparation for the first meeting, we each completed the Reflected Best Self Exercise (RBSE). So often, as a society, we focus on what needs improvement. This personal development tool is meant to help us see ourselves in our best light. Unlike traditional feedback platforms, the RBSE moves beyond self-assessment and allows those in your life to tell the stories of your best self - a true vulnerability exercise for many. 

Philanthropy News

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.

August 20, 2020

While the financial support was a critical lifeline for our grantees, it quickly became evident that we needed to provide capacity building support that addressed the real-world and rapidly changing needs of nonprofits in times of crisis. 

Resources Search


Executive Director

Levi Strauss Foundation

Application Deadline: 03/04/2021
People Operations Manager

Marguerite Casey Foundation

Application Deadline: 03/31/2021
Loan Officer/Underwriter

TMC Community Capital

Application Deadline: 04/02/2021
Program Associate

All Stars Helping Kids

Application Deadline: 03/12/2021
Director of Development & Communications

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Application Deadline: 03/31/2021
Director of Information Technology


Application Deadline: 03/12/2021