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Ventura County Funders Forum – Planning Our Future

**Please note this event has been rescheduled from November 6, 2018**   After a robust year of programming, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate what we have accomplished in Ventura County and consider how we can best serve the region moving forward. Join us for a facilitated discussion to determine where our group is headed in... Read More

Disability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Cross-Sectoral...

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Guide for Nonprofits, people with disabilities comprise more than 19 percent of the people living in the United States. Almost one in five people living in the U.S.—a total of about 56.7 million—have one or more disabilities, including those related to sight, hearing and mobility,... Read More

Public-Private Partnerships: Change Making in LA

In summer 2014, Southern California Grantmakers advocated for sweeping reforms recommended by the L.A. County’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Safety to the County Board of Supervisors. This action saw foundations stepping outside their traditional grantmaking roles to influence public policy. SCG’s leaders sought to leverage their philanthropic... Read More

Evaluation for Learning Peer Group Meeting

The Evaluation for Learning Peer Group is a new resource for philanthropic professionals responsible for monitoring, evaluation and learning functions at their respective grantmaking organizations. Please join us for a time of informal networking and conversation over lunch on Monday, December 3rd from 11:00 am—12:30 pm at the Joan Palevsky Center... Read More

Traditions of Giving - Building Bridges That Strengthen...

It is hardly an understatement to say that we are living in “extraordinary times.” This is true at the political, social and cultural levels. For family foundations, philanthropy has often been a means to bring family together, unite around issues of deep concern and help unify disengaged communities. While family philanthropy’s focus... Read More

The L.A. Model: A Tour of Campus Kilpatrick

Join the California Criminal Justice Funders Group to discuss effective, trauma-informed youth rehabilitation.   The agenda will include: A tour of Campus Kilpatrick's facilities and a chance to meet with youth Panels and presentations on LA's ground-breaking youth diversion initiative Innovative C-3 and C-... Read More

What's New at SCG

With flames ablaze and billowing smoke at both ends of the state, it seems that wildfires have become the new normal in... more

The California Wellness Foundation recently approved $5.2 million in grants under its Advancing Wellness grants program. These... more

Foundation funding to cover paid time-off for executive directors and professional development for staff The California Wellness... more


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SCG’s Public Policy Team works with partners on several advocacy
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