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Berkeley Resilience Strategy

Publication date: 
03/2020
Developed with input and insights from the people of Berkeley, the Resilience Strategy is designed to articulate solutions that make our city more resilient not only to physical challenges, such as earthquakes, sea level rise, and aging infrastructure, but also to social challenges, such as racial inequity. At its core, the Resilience Strategy is about building resilience by building community. Strong connections between neighbors and lasting partnerships between community-serving organizations are vital to helping all residents, especially those most in need and historically underserved, to...
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Resources for March 23rd COVID-19 Discussion on Funder Collaboration

Publication date: 
03/2020
This call focused on the need to shore up our social safety net. Participants heard broadly of the emerging challenges experienced by social safety net providers, including perspectives from community health, food banks, housing, and legal services. Speakers Dr. Jian Zhang, San Francisco Chinese Hospital Kathleen Odne, California Food Banks Association Claire Solot, Managing Director, Bigglesworth Family Foundation. Co-Founder, Legal Services Funders Network (LSFN) Watch the webinar
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Resources for March 30th COVID-19 Discussion on Funder Collaboration

Publication date: 
03/2020
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve. Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting their non-profit partners during this challenging time in which there will be an increase in demand for their services. Since March 16th, NCG has been hosting funders coordination meetings (via Zoom) every Monday from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. During these calls, participants will heard from other local funders on what they see their role is and share about specific needs they are hearing about in the...
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Supporting the Social and Emotional Health of Children During COVID-19

Publication date: 
03/2020
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a children’s mental health crisis in California. On this webinar, participants heard an update on this crisis and concrete opportunities for funders to get involved. Participants learned about state and federal actions, adoption by local jurisdictions, and the current reality facing the delivery and financial viability of safety net programs and services. Speakers Alex Briscoe, Principal, The California Children’s Trust Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, President, the Child Mind Institute Chris Stoner Mertz, LCSW California Association of Children and...
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Resources for Funders Briefing | Northern California Wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoff: Who’s Affected, What’s Needed from Philanthropy

Publication date: 
10/2019
The wildfires and the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Northern California have caused major disruptions for Bay Area residents. To date, over 180,000 people are displaced from their homes and nearly 1 million are without power. These events burden people with the least access to resources and barrier to mobility including 1) people with disabilities, 2) immigrants and farm workers, 3) low-income residents, and 4) older adults and seniors.
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Resources for California Fires Webinars

Publication date: 
11/2018
Philanthropy California held two urgent webinars to offer funders an up-to-the-minute briefing on local and state agency responses to the fires in Butte, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. Our speakers provided an overview of the current situation on the ground and how it could develop in the coming weeks; perspectives on immediate and anticipated community needs that are being addressed by local community foundations (with a focus on the people who have the least access to resources); and information on how funders accross the national can help most effectively. On this page, you will find...
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One Part Resilience, Two Parts Grit: The Wildfires One Year Later.

Publication date: 
10/2018
It was just last October that a firestorm erupted across the North Bay in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties. The most destructive in California history, the fires took lives, homes and livelihoods. While these communities are on the path to recovery, Mendocino and Lake Counties are also coping with more recent fires. During this event, we spoke to local leaders to hear where they now stand, what issues are newly emerging, how our colleagues have personally dealt with the challenges, and where help is still needed. They shared what’s currently happening in their communities and the...
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Report: North Bay Fires and the Arts, One Year Later

Publication date: 
09/2018
October 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the Northern California firestorm. With funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers commissioned Learning for Action, an independent San Francisco-based research firm, to conduct this study to understand the extent of the fires’ impact on the arts community in the three most affected counties: Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino. The study, North Bay Fired and the Arts, One Year Later , draws upon quantitative and qualitative data collected in each of the three counties from individual artists...
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Resources from Social Justice in Disaster: Neighborhoods and Nonprofits Point the Way

Publication date: 
04/2018
In an April 10th program, we heard from local leaders and nonprofits from the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma as they discussed how they are helping their communities, and what they need to be effective in disaster. Two Bay Area funders will discussed their disaster support and how it fits into their missions and broader programmatic work as well as ways that funders can support grantees and local leaders.

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