Bay Area Chapter

EPIP Bay Area is committed to building the emerging philanthropy community in San Francisco, the East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and North Bay. We host professional development and networking events in response to the needs of members and in collaboration with local nonprofits and affinity groups.

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Chapter Membership Survey

Our Chapter wants to learn what your interests are and how we can best support you as emerging practitioners in philanthropy. We appreciate your feedback, so that we can offer programming that will be beneficial to you. This anonymous survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete. You do not have to be a dues-paying EPIP member to participate.

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Past Bay Area Events

Article Club: "The Art of Saying No as a Philanthropist"
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 1: Social Impact Bonds & Pay for Success
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 2: Giving Circles
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 3: Collective Impact
EPIP National at the Neighborhood Funders Group Conference
Article Club: "The Need for Black Rage in Philanthropy"
Debate: Does Big Philanthropy Undermine Democracy & Civil Society?
Article Club: "Scary Times: Foundations, Trumpism, and the Fear Factor"

Events in the Field

Visit the Northern California Grantmakers calendar and events in the field page! We also recommend subscribing to the mailing lists of relevant affinity groups, funder networks, and philanthropic support organizations to stay connected to the field—The Council on Foundations had created comprehensive list here.

Introduction to Program-Related Investments – Tues, June 27 – Webinar
Nicole Motter, founder of Social Innovation Strategies, presents a primer on PRIs, including adding color to the tool's history and intent, current landscape and trends among other foundations, legal specifics, and simple ways to start making them.

Finding a New Path: Race, Resegregation, and Youth in the East Bay – Wed, June 28, 4:00-5:30pm – East Bay Community Foundation, Oakland
EBCF has a deep commitment to creating and preserving equitable conditions for young people in our communities and schools. Join us to learn more about the broader structural issues at the heart of racial inequity challenges and how our community can respond. Featuring a panel with Jeff Chang of Stanford University, David Silver of Oakland Promise, Kimberly Aceves of RYSE, and Joshua Fisher Lee of AYPAL. For more info, contact

Social Impact Happy Hour – Thurs, June 29 – Silicon Valley
ONE WORLD invites our network to connect in a casual, relaxed environment to encourage engaging conversations, intimate connections, and face-to-face interactions. Get out of the office and off your phone to join other social entrepreneurs, impact investors, non-profits, foundations, and social impact professionals for a fun evening.

Forum Annual Conference – July 17-19 – Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
The nation’s largest gathering of leadership and staff of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) in the field. This year’s themes: advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in philanthropy and the role for PSOs in this work; and advancing collaboration and partnership among PSOs and the broader philanthropic sector.

Have a Bay Area event you'd like to share? Email with subject line "Events in the Field" and a link to your event.

Past Newsletters

June 2017

Bay Area Jobs

Visit the EPIP, Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), Philanthropy News Digest, and Chronicle of Philanthropy job boards.

To post a listing to the job board, please send a full job description with job's location as a Word .doc to

EPIP Bay Area Chapter News