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Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015

Publication date: 
07/15/2015

Nearly a third of California’s households “struggle each month to meet basic needs,” largely because of the state’s high cost of living, a new study by United Ways of California concludes.

The study relies on what the organization calls a “real cost measure” that goes well beyond the Census Bureau’s official poverty measure, which dates back to the early 1960s and pegs California’s rate at just half of what the United Ways study found.

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Walton Family Foundation - How Can This Market-Oriented Grantmaker Advance Community-Led Solutions for Greater Equity?

Publication date: 
05/06/2015

Philamplify, an iniatiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, recently published a comprehensive report evaluating the social justice impact of one of the country’s largest foundations, The Walton Family Foundation. 

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A Portrait of California 2014-2015 (California Human Development Report)

Publication date: 
12/01/2014

A Portrait of California 2014–2015, the latest edition of the benchmark California report that brings together original data and innovative analysis using the American Human Development Index, a simple ten-point scale that measures well-being in California's 265 Census Bureau-defined neighborhoods and breaks down the numbers by county, major city, and racial and ethnic group. 

The report brings new light to such pressing themes as income inequality and captures the noneconomic inequalities that traditional analysis overlooks:

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Opportunities for Whole-Person Care in California

Publication date: 
10/01/2014

This report funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation shines light on these fractured systems, and shows how we can - and must - adopt a more connected approach to whole-person care. This is particularly important for low-income patients with unmet physical and behavioral healthcare needs who often face additional social and economic barriers that further compromise their well-being.

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New Census Data Show That More Than One in Seven Californians – One-Third of Them Children – Lived in Poverty in 2013

Publication date: 
09/01/2014

Census Bureau data released today show that the share of Californians with incomes below the federal poverty line in 2013 remained significantly higher than in 2006, the year before the Great Recession began. More than 5.6 million Californians – over one in seven – had incomes below the poverty line in 2013. California's overall poverty rate of 14.9 percent in 2013 is down significantly from 16.9 percent in 2011, but is still much higher than the pre-recession level of 12.2 percent in 2006. Read the California Budget Project analysis below.

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

Publication date: 
03/01/2014

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.

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