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LA2050: Vision for a Successful Los Angeles

Publication date: 
07/15/2015

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.

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Resources from SCG 2014 Annual Conference

Publication date: 
11/01/2014

Resources from SCG's 2014 Annual Conference at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on November 5, 2014.

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Drilling Deeper: Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing and Related Grantmaking Strategies

Publication date: 
04/01/2014

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, is a process used in natural gas and oil drilling. New technology now allows drilling from previously inaccessible and unconventional sources, particularly shale. This has led to a surge in U.S. natural gas operations that already has had significant economic, social, environmental and health impacts. Drilling Deeper is a report designed to help grantmakers understand this complex issue and to provide an overview of funding priorities and challenges.

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Assessing, Addressing and Progressing: Philanthropy Improves Community Environments and Health for All

Publication date: 
04/01/2014

A growing number of foundations are investing in efforts to assess and address environmental conditions in local communities. This grantmaking is grounded in evidence linking common hazards to health problems, such as research on air pollution and asthma, lead paint and neurodevelopmental deficits, contaminated water and cancers, and pesticides and Parkinson’s. Philanthropy’s investments are making neighborhoods healthier places to live, testing approaches along the way that may help future grantmaking.

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Catalyzing Change: A Funder Guide on Protecting People and the Environment from Toxic Chemicals

Publication date: 
04/01/2014

For funders new to environmental health, this issue brief offers an introduction to basic concerns about chemicals and health, as well as with an overview of related funding strategies.

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Healthy Environments, Healthy People: A Funder Guide on Improving Environmental Conditions for Health

Publication date: 
04/01/2014

This issue brief is an excellent "first-read" for funders newly interested in environmental health and environmental justice. It provides funders with a basic understanding of concerns about environmental impacts on health and an introduction to strategies grantmakers are pursuing to address these impacts.

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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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White House Climate Action Plan: Six Month Progress Report

Publication date: 
01/01/2014

In June 2013, President Obama released his landmark plan to tackle climate change, an ambition that the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) believe is critically important to saving wildlife and protecting our communities.

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