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About Us

Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) is a community of philanthropists and grantmakers working to make a difference in our communities and around the world. Our members include family, private, public, independent, community and corporate foundations and corporate giving programs, individuals, and government agencies.

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 grantmaking in eight Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.

SCG is a 501c3 nonprofit nonpartisan organization. 


Our Vision

Philanthropy advances transformative change by collaborating with communities and across sectors to create an equitable and thriving society.


Our Mission

SCG mobilizes philanthropy to learn and take bold actions by fostering an inclusive community of members and partners.


Our Values

Our values are at the heart of the SCG community. They guide our strategy, inform our day-to-day work, and move us to take action.


We embrace taking risks and placing big bets.


We believe in the power of collaborating with our members and partners across sectors, viewpoints, and experiences.


We work to address structural inequities and transform those barriers into opportunities for all people.


We work to create meaningful and lasting change in the world around us.


We believe in environments where all are welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate.


We play a powerful role to advance community-led solutions, civic partnerships, and public policies for transformative change.


We encourage curiosity and creativity as crucial tools that help us address and adapt to the complex, fast-changing challenges we face.

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.

News & Resources

Share your learning and get access to best practices and research from your peers.