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More Than Just Disasters: How Natural Hazards Exacerbate Racial...

Philanthropy has responded to a range of extreme natural events over the past few years, from wildfires to earthquakes to floods to hurricanes and to heatwaves. In California, with virtually everything related to wildfires is on the rise—acres burned, cost of firefighting, and lives lost—philanthropy has played a vital role in supporting the... Read More

2019 Corporate Summer Reception

Summer is here and so is Southern California Grantmakers’ Annual Summer Corporate Reception! Join fellow SCG corporate members on August 21, 2019, for an evening of cocktails and conversation at the Hilton Checkers Rooftop. This corporate only event is a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues and talk business– or not!  We... Read More

Talking Trash: Towards A Sustainable California

“Resolving our society’s trash problem is one of the major environmental challenges of our time. In Los Angeles County, this crisis has reached urgent proportions. As one of the largest waste markets in the country, Los Angeles County generates 23 million tons of waste and recyclable materials and sends over 10 million tons of waste to landfills... Read More

2019 Annual Conference: Foresight Philanthropy

Registration Fees Early bird registration is open until July 19, 2019.   $400 for SCG members $950 for non-member grantmakers Regular registration after July 19, 2019.   $475 for SCG members $950 for non-member grantmakers Members of Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers can... Read More

Journeys to Equity: Bringing Inclusive Practices to Your...

There has been a lot of conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in our sector. We invite you to join us to explore the different approaches lean funders can take to implement these practices, hear from peers in your community about what their journey has been like, and reflect on how these practices impact your funding areas... Read More

Ventura County Funders Forum - Affordable Housing

Why is there an affordable housing crisis in Ventura County, how do we turn the tide around, and what can foundations do to help? We’ll hear from Linda Braunschweiger, CEO of the Housing Trust Fund of Ventura County and Margarita de Escontrias, CEO of Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation to learn how we can work together to create and... Read More

What's New at SCG

By Cecilia Chen, Public Policy Director, Northern California Grantmakers Census and redistricting—two sides of the same coin. ... more

Recapping our 2019 Family Philanthropy Conference & Philanthropy California Updates  Dear SCG Family,    Last month, our SCG... more

Opportunities for leveraging all sectors to advance community-wide resiliency  Philanthropy California becomes first partner to... more


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