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Philanthropy in the State Capitol 2019

  Philanthropy in the State Capitol brings together our state’s elected officials with leaders of our sector through Philanthropy California, SCG’s partnership with Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers. Please join us on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 for a full day of meetings with our state’s policymakers in which... Read More

Health Funders Group Peer Meeting

SCG invites you to join the next SCG Health Funders Group Peer Meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The SCG Health Funders Group is a peer group of funders seeking to improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve. These facilitated sessions provide opportunities for shared learning and collaboration. All funders seeking to... Read More

California Counts: Partnerships for a Successful Census

The 2020 Census is less than a year away. The counting of nearly 400 million persons is an endeavor that requires cooperation among federal, state, and local governments, community-based organizations, and philanthropy. The allocation of federal funds to the state is determined by Census data. Therefore an inaccurate count will undermine... Read More

Redistricting: Providing Fair Representation for Californians

As California continues to prepare for the 2020 Census, it is easy to forget that redistricting comes immediately after. Similar to the census, redistricting will have high-stakes impact on public sector leadership, political power, and financial resources for the decade that follows. California is one of the few states with an independent and... Read More

Economic Opportunity, Environmental Wellbeing, and a Just...

A Conversation with Statewide, National and International Funders Introduced in February 2019, The “Green New Deal” sparked a national conversation with its goals “to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers” and “create millions of good, high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity... Read More

Transforming Schools and Neighborhoods Through Digital Inclusion

The Social Science Research Council’s Portrait of Los Angeles sponsored by Southern California Grantmakers provides a clear and disturbing characterization of life in one of America’s most populous metropolitan areas.  The report reveals stunning differences in quality of life that are highly correlated with geography as well as race/... Read More

What's New at SCG

This month, SCG'S President & CEO Chis Essel has offered our staff her platform to share key takeaways from our 2019 Public... more

Dear Colleagues: On the heels of last month’s Foundations on the Hill event in Washington, DC and heading into next week’s sold-... more

Chad Franks, Principal at KPMG, discusses with SCG the company's corporate giving.   Tell us about your company’s CSR/... more


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SCG’s Public Policy Team works with partners on several advocacy
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