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    "Southern California Grantmakers gives us an opportunity to collectively exercise our voice for a whole lot of people in our society who don’t have the ability to do that."

    - Fred Ali
    President,
    Weingart Foundation


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    "As Southern California philanthropy steps to the forefront of cutting edge collaborative interventions and initiatives, SCG is a critical partner that allows us to soar."

    - Cara Esposito
    Executive Director,
    Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation


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    "My SCG membership helps me connect the dots between philanthropy, business and government for greater impact."

    - R. Christine Hershey
    Founder and President,
    Hershey Cause Communications


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    "SCG has made us stronger together over the years. Now more than ever, SCG is leading our community forward."

    - Kafi Blumenfield
    Former Executive Director,
    Liberty Hill Foundation

     

About Us

Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) is the regional association for philanthropists and grantmakers working to make a difference in our communities and around the world. We are a leadership hub for our members to connect with each other, improve their grantmaking and amplify their independent efforts through collaborative work. Our members include corporate giving programs, family foundations, individual philanthropists, and private, independent, operating and community foundations as well as grantmaking 501(c)3s.

We believe that a strong and informed giving community is essential to improving the quality of life for all Southern Californians. At SCG, we understand the region’s philanthropic community, we know our local nonprofits and civic partners, and we recognize the key issues you face.

SCG connects grantmakers across Southern California through sector-wide conferences, trainings, networking opportunities, and funder convenings—providing space for collaboration and coordinated action on critical issues. We support and advance effective and responsible grantmaking for the public good in eight Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.

Events & Networking

Offering a full slate of professional development opportunities and networking events.

Action-Oriented Results

Fostering collaborative action for measurable change on critical issues and initiatives.

Leadership Hub

Shining a light on funders' common needs and interests—and bringing leaders to the table.

Member-Driven Initiatives

By listening to our members, we develop timely programs and services that meet your needs.