California Philanthropy Toolkit
The California Regional Associations of California, including Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers, collaborated on the toolkit to illustrate the role of philanthropy in the state as a collaborative partner ready to work with government toward more effective public policy.
Trends in Family Philanthropy in Southern California (Members Only)
This report, produced in partnership with the Foundation Center, highlights key trends and giving patterns for family foundations in the region.
Grantmakers and Health Care Reform: A Conversation with E. Richard Brown, Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Members Only)
In this interview, Dr. Brown shares insights into key policy issues for grantmakers, including the regulatory environment, the impact of reform on local grantmaking and strategies to demonstrate effectiveness to policymakers.
SCG Signature Publications
Our SCG Signature Publications series focuses on different areas of interest to grantmakers, with regional perspectives as well as national and international contexts.
Philanthropy and Health: Trends and Opportunities in the Region (Members Only)
SCG's 2011 Signature Publication explores how foundations can best address health issues by ensuring responsive public policies and programs to address health inequities, as well as directly supporting community-based health programs that meet the needs of California's diverse communities.
Looking Ahead: The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy (Members Only)
The premiere publication in Signature Publication series, Looking Ahead: The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy, brings together key thought-leaders in the field to share their perspectives on current and future trends impacting philanthropy.
Arts in the Balance
A thriving arts community is essential to the economic health and well being of Los Angeles. Local arts groups and artists create jobs, encourage civic engagement, improve student achievement and enhance the quality of life throughout the region.
Despite this positive impact, SCG’s decade of biennial surveys to assess trends in organized giving to the arts show that neither public nor private funding can be expected to adequately meet the financial needs of LA’s arts community.
2008 Arts In The Balance Summary
Arts in the Balance: A Survey of Arts Funding in Los Angeles County 1998-2008
Arts in the Balance: Arts Funding in Los Angeles County, 1998-2005
2004 SCG Arts Funders Brochure
Report to the Community
SCG's 2008 Report to the Community provides a snapshot of recent developments within SCG and in Southern California philanthropy, along with trends impacting current and future grantmaking in the region.