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United Way of Greater Los Angeles: RFP for Funding to Support Ending Homelessness, Education, & Financial Stability

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SCG member United Way of Greater Los Angeles is currently accepting proposals for funding to support our three priority areas of ending homelessness, improving educational achievement, and increasing financial stability. 

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Resources from Right to Housing Webinar

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Philanthropy across the state has been working collaboratively to address the pressing problem of homelessness in our state. Central to the homelessness crisis is the pressing need for affordable housing. Too many families experience homelessness due to rising rents and stagnant wages. Consequently, funders concerned with this issue may have heard about discussions around whether there should be a “right” to either shelter or permanent housing.

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May 2019 Public Policy Roundup

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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.


April 2019 Public Policy Roundup

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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:


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

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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.