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A Time for Action: LA 2020 Commission Recommendations

Publication date: 
04/01/2014

Three months after it painted Los Angeles as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would “put the city on a path to fiscal stability and renew job creation.” The group of prominent business, labor and civic leaders called on elected officials to enact a wide-ranging series of policy initiatives—increasing the minimum wage, combining giant twin harbors into a single port, altering oversight of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and bolstering efforts to promote tourism.

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Resources from In Focus: Health Care Reform - Positioning the Safety Net

Publication date: 
04/01/2014
Featuring Brenda Solórzano, Chief Program Director of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, this program focused on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California as it relates to the safety net and low-income Californians. Participants will discuss opportunities for foundations to position safety net services—and community clinics in particular—to thrive in this new environment.
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Resources from One Million More Californians Are Eligible for Coverage: Are We Ready for Medi-Cal Expansion?

Publication date: 
07/01/2013
Recording of our webinar along with the presentation by Sandra Martinez, Director of Public Policy, The California Wellness Foundation.
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Funding Opportunities for Philanthropy

Publication date: 
07/01/2013
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") provides a unique opportunity for immigrant children and youth who have had to live in the shadows to become fuller members of our society. The implications—and opportunities—for philanthropy are significant and cut across multiple funding priority areas.
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Resources from Should Californians Welcome Social Impact Bonds?

Publication date: 
05/01/2013
Resources from the May 10, 2013 California Philanthropy (Southern California Grantmakers, Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) and CalNonprofits California Policy Forum webinar on recent advancements related to Social Impact Bonds.
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Activating a New Partnership with City Hall: Los Angeles City Council Forum

Publication date: 
04/01/2013
Resources from our 2013 Public Policy Conference, Activating a New Partnership with City Hall: Los Angeles City Council Forum. Speakers include Mike Bonin, Felipe Fuentes and the candidates for Los Angeles City Council.
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What California Nonprofits and Philanthropy Need to Know About the Fiscal Cliff Deal

Publication date: 
01/01/2013
As 2012 came to a close, a partial deal was made to avoid the fiscal cliff. Federal spending cuts were delayed for two months and income tax cuts were allowed to expire for America's top 2 percent of earners. And--thanks in part to the robust advocacy from the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors nationwide--the charitable deduction was for the most part left alone.
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Civil Discourse? Progressive vs. Conservative Philanthropy

Publication date: 
01/01/2013

The fiscal cliff debate was a clear example of the country's deep political divides on a range of civic and budgetary issues. While it highlighted divisions within the philanthropic sector over the charitable deduction, the ultimate passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) demonstrates there is potential to find common ground.

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