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Welcome to the Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation

The Mission of the NAF NorCal

The NAF NorCal, the local Northern California chapter of the Netherland-American Foundation, organizes social, cultural and business events that are of interest to the Dutch community and all others in the NorCal area who feel an affinity with the Netherlands. Through its events, newsletters and social media channels, the NAF NorCal facilitates networking among the Dutch community in Northern California.

The business group of the NAF NorCal, NAF Biz, represents the Northern California region in the Netherlands American Business Council, aimed at helping companies from the Netherlands that consider doing business in the United States.

The NAF NorCal supports the goals of its parent organization, the Netherland-America Foundation, the leading bilateral foundation that initiates and supports high-impact exchange between the Netherlands and the United States. The NAF offers the NAF/Fulbright Fellowships and programs in the arts, business, public policy and historic preservation, and provides access to a broad network of educational, cultural and business organizations that exemplify Dutch and U.S. excellence in a number of disciplines.

Advantages of becoming a NAF Member

Donors, members and volunteers have helped make the NAF a treasure since its founding in 1921. Your membership in the NAF plays a key role in helping us fulfill our ongoing mission of supporting educational, cultural and business exchange between the United States and the Netherlands.

Through membership, you join a network of individuals and organizations that share your interest in U.S.-Dutch interaction and heritage. By becoming a member of the NAF, you automatically become a member of the Northern California Chapter.

Membership benefits include:

  • Free or discounted social, cultural and business events organized or co-organized by the NAF NorCal
  • A subscription to our NAF Newsletter;
  • Advance bulletins and notices of events sponsored and funded by your contributions and membership;
  • Invitations to NAF events including the Peter Stuyvesant Ball and NAF Awards Dinner;
  • Networking throughout the United States and the Netherlands through the NAF web site;
  • Listing as a member in the NAF Annual Review.

Participation in the NAF is open to all interested people of any nationality. You don’t need to be Dutch or American to become a member.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our future events!

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