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North Coast Grantmaking Partnership (NCGP) is a collaborative network of granting organizations that mobilizes resources to sustain healthy and vibrant communities on the North Coast. Our emphasis is on investing for greatest impact in the region. We do this by sharing resources, learning together and working collaboratively.
The NCGP will foster giving on the North Coast through collaborative and innovative efforts to develop healthy, resilient and vibrant communities.
• Trusting Relationships
• First Five Humboldt
• Patricia D. and William B. Smullin Foundation
• McLean Foundation
• Humboldt Area Foundation
• Footprint Foundation
• Vesper Society
• St. Joseph Health Humboldt
• Humboldt Health Foundation
The NCGP is a collective of grant makers, but is not itself a grantmaking organization. There is no NCGP grant application or funding cycle. However, NCGP partners occasionally pool their funds in response to a specific need. In addition, Humboldt Area Foundation occasionally provides accounting and administrative support to collaboratively funded NCGP projects.
The agenda of the NCGP, and its areas of focus, are set by the partners themselves. Through discussion, NCGP partners work with the community to identify current issues facing the region. If an issue requires either research or sustained discussion, a work group is formed to meet outside of regularly scheduled meetings to continue the momentum on the topic.
The NCGP is consistent in its focus on strengthening the community through effective philanthropy. Focus can change over time depending on community needs and opportunities. NCGP is committed to learning together and its focus will evolve accordingly.
The average amount that the NCGP has provided annually in funding has been $320,000 over the last six years. The typical grant size ranges between $5,000 and $25,000. Partners have different priorities which may affect their ability to financially support a specific project.
The NCGP does not offer a mechanism for receiving unsolicited proposals or requests.
Monthly NCGP meetings are dedicated to information sharing, topical presentations, and work group updates. NCGP partners may request presentations on specific issues. The presentation agenda is driven by the focus of the partners.
NCGP welcomes a wide variety of grantmakers in the region to participate, with criteria including the following:
• Grantmaking must be a part of the work of a prospective partner;
• Prospective partners must be willing to engage in and potentially fund collaborative projects in the community that lead to solutions.
Individual donors or groups with specific priorities may be invited to pertinent conversation.
Interested in participating as a partner?
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