The philanthropic field is continually responding to economic and societal shifts. When those shifts happen suddenly, grantmakers must be nimble in their response.
Use this section of the NCG website to access timely information, including grantmaker responses to current events, announcements from the field, and other relevant news items.
For media inquiries, or for more information about submitting announcements to be included, please contact NCG Communications Associate Marisela Orta at 415.777.4111 ext 22 or at morta[at]ncg[dot]org.
California Association of Nonprofits Announces New CEO
NCG's Snapshots of Philanthropy
NCG is working with our members to share stories that demonstrate the powerful impact and unique value that the philanthropic community brings to this region. Check out these member Snapshots of Philanthropy.
NCG members have news of their own to share. Take a look at our Member Press Releases page for the latest from the NCG community.
Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Response
NCG has compiled a list of resources on relief efforts on the part of philanthropic organizations and information on how to find the latest information on the unfolding crisis over seas. For more information, visit our Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Grantmaker Resources page.
San Bruno Explosion and Fire Disaster Response and Relief
NCG closely followed the disaster response and relief efforts around the San Bruno explosion and fire. For more information, visit our 2010 San Bruno Explosion and Fire page.
Disaster Response to the Flooding in Pakistan
NCG compiled resources for grantmakers and individual donors on disaster grantmaking, relief funds and news regarding the floods in Pakistan. Visit the Disaster Response to Fooding in Pakistan resource page.
Resources for the BP Oil Spill a.k.a. Deepwater Horizon Diaster
On April 20, 2010, a semi-submersible exploratory offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded after a blowout and sank two days later, taking with it eleven lives and causing a massive oil spill threatening the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Thousands of barrels of crude oil are steadily gushing into the Gulf every day, threatening the lives, health, economy, and environment of an entire region.
For information on the disaster response resources and information visit NCG's BP Oil Spill web page.
Resources for US Census: How Funders Can Increase Grantee Participation
NCG, Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy (BABIP) and Mitchell Kapor Foundation collaborated earlier this year with other local and national partners to promote funder awareness around 2010 Census activity.
For information on key partners’ activities, important deadlines and links to other helpful websites, visit NCG’s Census resource web page.
Resources on Haiti
Grantmakers and individual donors alike looking for information on how to give wisely toward relief efforts in Haiti . NCG will continue to compile resources regarding the relief and recovery efforts in Haiti.
Visit NCG's Haitian Earthquake Disaster Response webpage for more information.