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United Way of Greater Los Angeles Now Accepting Grant Applications for Funds Collected for Victims of Southern California Wildfires and Floods

Release Date: 
02/01/2018

The donations, totaling over $585K, will support the long-term recovery and re-building efforts for low-income families affected by the disasters.

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Local Groups Launch 805 Undocufund to Provide Relief for Immigrants Excluded from Federal Disaster Aid Programs

Release Date: 
01/29/2018

Many undocumented immigrants lost homes, jobs, wages, belongings, but excluded from FEMA and Disaster Unemployment Assistance, community steps in to provide assistance with private donations

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California Foundations Move $40 Million for Immigration Response Fund

Release Date: 
01/23/2018

Responding to President Trump’s policies on immigration, a group of California foundations has injected more than $40 million in emergency support to nonprofits in the state in recent months while developing a rapid-response ethos designed to coun

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Support for SB 298 End Child Poverty Act

Publication date: 
07/23/2019

Topics: Child poverty

 

Description of Position

Southern California Grantmakers submitted a letter of support for Senate Bill 298: Poverty Reduction, introduced by Senator Anna Caballero. This bill would establish the End Child Poverty Act of 2020 and commit California to a goal of ending deep child poverty within four years and reducing child poverty by 50 percent over the next 20 years using research-backed solutions.

 

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Request for Action – Public Charge

Publication date: 
10/05/2018

On September 22, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a proposed rule to revise the criteria for “public charge.” Public charge refers to guidelines employed by immigration officers to determine if an immigrant is likely to become “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.”

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

Publication date: 
10/05/2018

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.

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