Family Foundations comprise the majority of foundations in the United States and make up 1/3 of NCG's membership. Through their existence, these organizations are able to demonstrate a commitment to something larger than the family, to leave a mark on the world, or to give back to the community that helped them succeed.
NCG recognizes that family foundations encounter a unique set of challenges due to their size and the negotiation of family dynamics. Therefore NCG provides programming specifically nuanced to meet the needs of family foundation staff and trustees.
NCG's Family Philanthropy Exchange (FPE) provides family foundation staff the opportunity to connect with their peers to learn best practices in family philanthropy. The goal of FPE is to provide consistent high-value member benefits that will enable Northern California family foundations to ensure that the future builds upon the successes of the past. Participation in the Family Philanthropy Exchange offers: