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June Public Policy Roundup

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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. 


April Public Policy Roundup

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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:


Legislative Session Recap – Special Focus on Housing

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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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LA2050: Vision for a Successful Los Angeles

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The report, LA2050: Vision for a Successful Los Angeles, provides the history, context, recent developments, and next steps for LA2050.

It describes the metrics to track and reach the five LA2050 goals, as well as current data points that identify how far we have to go.

The report also shares recent grants made to local partners to make progress toward these goals, articulates the broad strategy of investments, partnership, and activation that, together, enable LA2050 to achieve a shared vision for a better Los Angeles by 2050.


Unleashing the Potential of Los Angeles: Submissions, Trends, and Impact from the My LA2050 Grants Challenge

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As part of the LA2050 initiative, the Goldhirsh Foundation launched the My LA2050 Grants Challenge for organizations to apply for $1,000,000 total in ten $100,000 awards.

During the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, 279 organizations submitted proposals that demonstrated passion and imagination to build a future where all Angelenos flourish.