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2019 Annual Conference: Foresight Philanthropy

Registration Fees Early bird registration is open until July 19, 2019.   $400 for SCG members $950 for non-member grantmakers Regular registration after July 19, 2019.   $475 for SCG members $950 for non-member grantmakers Members of Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers can... Read More

Journeys to Equity: Bringing Inclusive Practices to Your...

There has been a lot of conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in our sector. We invite you to join us to explore the different approaches lean funders can take to implement these practices, hear from peers in your community about what their journey has been like, and reflect on how these practices impact your funding areas... Read More

Ventura County Funders Forum - Affordable Housing

Why is there an affordable housing crisis in Ventura County, how do we turn the tide around, and what can foundations do to help? We’ll hear from Linda Braunschweiger, CEO of the Housing Trust Fund of Ventura County and Margarita de Escontrias, CEO of Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation to learn how we can work together to create and... Read More

NCFP Webinar: Exiting Responsibly: Making Wise Choices As You...

Whether your foundation is considering wrapping up a long-term initiative or completely spending down and sunsetting your foundation, this webinar will provide valuable ideas and approaches. Hear from field experience how to navigate this complex and challenging process to maximize the potential for impact while leaving grantees and fields strong... Read More

Financial Pitfalls for Private Foundations

Private Foundations have many important financial guidelines to adhere to, and as the sector evolves, so do the requirements. Join Moss Adams, RBC Wealth Management, and Southern California Grantmakers for a financial literacy program that will help navigate through some of these requisites.  Moss Adams Senior Managers and CPA’s, Lauren... Read More

Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow 2019 Summit

Description Join community leaders and special guest speakers for a summit about how ready our youngest learners are to start school, become successful students, and ultimately, engaged workers in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Learn about the Early Development Instrument (EDI) which measures student readiness, and participate in breakout... Read More

What's New at SCG

By Cecilia Chen, Public Policy Director, Northern California Grantmakers Census and redistricting—two sides of the same coin. ... more

Recapping our 2019 Family Philanthropy Conference & Philanthropy California Updates  Dear SCG Family,    Last month, our SCG... more

Opportunities for leveraging all sectors to advance community-wide resiliency  Philanthropy California becomes first partner to... 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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