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Redistricting: Providing Fair Representation for Californians

As California continues to prepare for the 2020 Census, it is easy to forget that redistricting comes immediately after. Similar to the census, redistricting will have high-stakes impact on public sector leadership, political power, and financial resources for the decade that follows. California is one of the few states with an independent and... Read More

Economic Opportunity, Environmental Wellbeing, and a Just...

A Conversation with Statewide, National and International Funders Introduced in February 2019, The “Green New Deal” sparked a national conversation with its goals “to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers” and “create millions of good, high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity... Read More

Ventura County Funders Forum - Pay for Success

Pay for Success (PFS) is an innovative contracting model that drives government resources toward high-performing social programs where funders provide capital to address a critical social issue, nonprofits deliver the services, evaluators rigorously measure outcomes, and the government replays the funders if the project successfully achieves... Read More

Transforming Schools and Neighborhoods Through Digital Inclusion

Registration for this event has closed. The Social Science Research Council’s Portrait of Los Angeles sponsored by Southern California Grantmakers provides a clear and disturbing characterization of life in one of America’s most populous metropolitan areas.  The report reveals stunning differences in quality of life that are highly... Read More

Legal Matters for Corporate and Private Foundations

Led by Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel for the Council on Foundations, and Lindsay Mason, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, this workshop is organized to ensure common legal questions for administering grants, board governance and charitable giving activities are addressed. Bryan will provide technical and practical understanding of... Read More

Arts in Education Action Forum: Creating the Future of Arts...

Building from a focus in the last Forum on Catalyzing Change across Schools and Systems of Care, the summer 2019 Forum will provide an opportunity for public, private and corporate funders to participate in a strategic planning process envisioning how to create and support thriving children, healthy families and stronger communities through Los... Read More

What's New at SCG

This month, SCG'S President & CEO Chis Essel has offered our staff her platform to share key takeaways from our 2019 Public... more

Dear Colleagues: On the heels of last month’s Foundations on the Hill event in Washington, DC and heading into next week’s sold-... more

Chad Franks, Principal at KPMG, discusses with SCG the company's corporate giving.   Tell us about your company’s CSR/... more


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SCG’s Public Policy Team works with partners on several advocacy
fronts related to the ability for philanthropy and nonprofits to serve
our communities. Get SCG's analysis on the latest public policy
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