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Legislative Meeting


Foundations on the Hill 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 12:00pm

We invite you to join us virtually for Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) on March 16-18 and March 23-25, 2021 along with more than 300 philanthropy representatives from around the country. We will meet with our elected officials about the policies that matter most to philanthropy. FOTH is presented by United Philanthropy Forum in partnership with the Council on Foundations and Independent Sector.

This year FOTH has been transformed into a mix of virtual meetings with members of Congress from California, digital advocacy opportunities, public policy panels, programming, and keynote sessions focusing on philanthropy's impact.

SCG is creating space for you and your organization in these meetings to advocate for the philanthropic sector and educate lawmakers on the importance and the impact it has on districts and constituencies. You will have the opportunity to strengthen relationships with policymakers on issues that matter to you, such as healthcare, housing, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These virtual meetings will allow our elected officials to hear directly from our sector and understand the impact we can make for communities together. To learn more about FOTH, access resources about the events, view the agenda, and read the FAQs below. 

Would you like to be a part of SCG's delegation? We are building our delegation, and want to see you there! If you are interested in attending, please contact David Carroll at [email protected]



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How it Works

Prior to FOTH, your delegation captain will schedule meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Congress. Your delegation captain will be in charge of setting up the meetings, sharing policy priorities and topics of interest to discuss, communicating with you about scheduling updates, and coordinating a pre-FOTH call for all delegation members where you will be provided with everything you need to know. In addition, there will be on-site training to prepare you for everything you should expect during your meetings on the Hill. Registrants will also have exclusive access to recordings of FOTH programming for 3 months after the event. Foundations on the Hill:

  • Informs and educates Congress about philanthropy;
  • Creates visibility for foundations and philanthropy on Capitol Hill;
  • Advocates on issues important to foundations;
  • Encourages Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues; and
  • Builds your organization’s relationship with lawmakers and their staffs


Members of Congress 

As part of FOTH, SCG members will meet with elected officials, including Rep. Nanette Diaz BarragánRep. Antonio Cárdenas, and Rep. Judy May Chu​​​to share our priorities and vision to mobilize towards an equitable and healthy society.

Please note that we are still confirming meetings with other members of Congress.


Antonio Cárdenas

U.S. House of Representative for California, 29th Congressional District

Judy May Chu 

U.S. House of Representative for California, 27th Congressional District 

Nanette Diaz Barragán

U.S. House of Representative for California, 44th Congressional District 

Adam Bennett Schiff

U.S. House of Representative for California, 28th Congressional District 


About Philanthropy California

Philanthropy CA is an alliance of Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties (Catalyst) and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG). Our combined membership represents more than 600 foundations, corporate funders, philanthropic individuals and families, giving circles and government agencies who invest billions every year to support communities across the state, the country and worldwide. Philanthropy CA taps into the deep regional expertise and connections of funders to increase philanthropy’s impact in building and sustaining thriving, equitable communities. Together, we can impact our members, the nonprofits they support and the communities they serve.







SCG, NCG, Catalyst Members: $99

Who May Attend
SCG, NCG, Catalyst Members
Foundations on the Hill is for members of Southern California Grantmakers. If you are a non-member and are interested in attending, please contact David Carroll at [email protected]

All interested members will register for FOTH through the United Philanthropy Forum website here. Once registered, SCG's delegation captain David Carroll will reach out to you with more details on what's in store. 

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