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May 2019 Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
05/29/2019

Thank you to everyone who support and attended our 2019 Philanthropy in the State Capitol events! We had a successful event, convening nearly 40 funders – community foundations, corporate giving programs and private foundations from across the state – to share stories, strategies and visions for the future with state legislators. Over the course of one day with 44 meetings, we demonstrated the role which philanthropy plays in co-creating positive change through our investments in communities.

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April 2019 Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
04/24/2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2019 Public Policy Conference! We hope you found the day filled with useful resources, insightful conversations and a plan for action.

This month’s Public Policy Roundup focuses on poverty, racial justice and housing services, including:

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Proposition 1 (Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond) and Proposition Two (No Place Like Home)

Publication date: 
10/05/2018

Two ballot measures appearing on the November 6 ballot directly relate to the work of SCG members in the area of housing. Proposition 1, Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018, would generate $4 billion in bonds for housing and homeownership programs. Proposition 2, No Place Like Home, would clarify that a limited amount of revenue generated from Mental Health Services Act (2004) can be used for housing individuals with mental health needs.

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June Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
06/28/2018

This month’s Public Policy Roundup includes the Public Policy Institute of California’s recent analysis on the impact census data has on federal funds and California’s spending. 

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April Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
04/19/2018

Last month, Philanthropy California, an alliance of Southern California, Northern California and San Diego Grantmakers, ventured to Washington, D.C. for two days of insightful meetings with policymakers as a part of the United Philanthropy Forum’s Foundations on the Hill (FOTH). Our visits were well-timed with Congressional deliberation over a spending measure that would fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. Southern California Grantmakers brought a delegation to discuss our perspectives on the 2020 Census, the Johnson Amendment and other issues of concern to our members, including the unresolved future of Dreamers. Highlights of our visit include:

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Legislative Session Recap – Special Focus on Housing

Publication date: 
10/09/2017

The combination of higher demand for housing and insufficient supply in California has driven a rapid rise in housing costs.  According to a recent report by The McKinsey Global Institute, more than 50 percent of the state’s households are unable to afford the cost of housing in their local markets. Low-income Californians are disproportionately impacted with a state shortfall of 1.5 million affordable units for extremely low and very-low income renter households.

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