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Resources from After Hurricane Harvey and Irma: Specific Challenges Facing Immigrants and Refugees

Publication date: 
09/2017
In this webinar co-sponsored with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, members learned about unique post-disaster challenges facing immigrants and refugees, particularly those who are low-income and limited English proficient, and explored both their immediate and long-term needs. We discussed ways that philanthropy can most effectively support recovery and rebuilding efforts in diverse affected regions in the months and years that lie ahead.
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Resources from Flipping the Script on Disaster: A Tale of Three Resilient Cities

Publication date: 
06/2017
At NCG’s May 31 event, Flipping the Script on Disaster: A Tale of Three Cities , the Chief Resilience Officers of Oakland and San Francisco each shared their city’s resilience strategy and ways for philanthropy to support resilience. The Honorable Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, also offered her perspective on resilience and current efforts in Oakland. The Managing Director of the Bay Area Resilient By Design Challenge shared details of this new effort to catalyze innovative, collaborative planning to build resilience in advance of disaster. Although the Berkeley Chief Resilience Officer was...
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2018 November California Fires: How to Help

Release Date: 
11/20/2018
As of November 20, the Camp Fire has taken 79 lives and 12,637 homes. Evacuation orders have sent tens of thousands of people in the region from their homes. We will keep this site updated with information on how to help.
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Announcing Alan Kwok, NCG's New Director of Disaster Resilience

Release Date: 
11/12/2018
Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce that Alan Kwok has been named Disaster Resilience Director. He brings to the role years of experience in Bay Area disaster response and leadership in the emerging field of community resilience.
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The Theory and Practice of Disaster Grantmaking

Release Date: 
10/08/2018
Roughly a year ago, I participated in a funders meeting about the North Bay fires, hosted by our friends at Northern California Grantmakers. At that time, I said in jest that I planned to spend the rest of my career in an iron box in the high desert...
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Fire and Philanthropy: Special Edition

Release Date: 
10/08/2018
A year ago today, firestorms came racing through our North Bay communities. With the immediacy of the smoke and danger to our friends and neighbors, it was hard to think about anything else. Our community responded with urgency and generosity...

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