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Trust-Based Philanthropy Practice: Be Transparent &...

Philanthropy California and the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project invite you to join us for a monthly webinar series for funders. Each month, we’ll explore each of the six trust-based principles that, when practiced together, help alleviate power imbalance in the sector. Each webinar will explore the nuts and bolts of putting the principles to... Read More

What You Can Do to Support Black Communities: Calling...

The existence of racism is no longer up for debate. It is clear: Black people and communities in Southern California and beyond continue to be harmed by systems of oppression. Now is the time for action and investment. Join SCG for a discussion, moderated by Black community and philanthropy leaders, on working together now and in the future to... Read More

Protecting Access to California’s 2020 Election and Beyond

As our nation grapples with a global health emergency, our democracy and elections remain uncertain. Concerns regarding voter turnout, physical distancing, and the resurgence of the virus are moving state leaders to an all-mail voting system. However, all-mail voting threatens participation amongst historically marginalized communities such as... Read More

Southern California Funders' Discussion on COVID-19:...

As the first cases of COVID-19 reached Southern California, it quickly became clear that the wide-reaching impacts of the pandemic would do the greatest harm to those populations and communities who were already most vulnerable and marginalized. Leaders in philanthropy, nonprofits, community groups, and City and County government quickly developed... Read More

Addressing Implicit Bias in the Age of COVID-19

  COVID19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has changed our way of life. The virus has caused organizations and individuals to make significant and unexpected adjustments in their personal and professional lives. While this new reality involves the reduction of in-person interactions with others, and thus the likelihood for certain biases... Read More

NCFP: Grantmaking Strategies for Family Funders — Supporting...

We know from past disasters that there are many phases of rebuilding and recovery, and during this time there is a great risk to populations whose needs will not be supported. How do you identify those needs and what strategies will work best? How do you decide what portion of your grants budget to dedicate to immediate, near-, and long-term... Read More

What's New at SCG

  Dear SCG Community,    As communities across the country take to the street and risk their lives to fight for justice, SCG... more

As communities respond to the COVID-19 crisis, a new foundation-inspired effort has launched to inform the roadmap for a just... more

  DEAR SCG COMMUNITY,    Welcome back to the SCG President's Message! SCG is excited to resume our regular communication... more


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