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  Hurricane Dorian at peak intensity as a Category 5 hurricane making landfall on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas (Source: NOAA’s GOES-East)   Overview Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and is threatening Florida and the southeastern United States. For up-to-date information, please refer... Read more
By Cecilia Chen, Public Policy Director, Northern California Grantmakers Census and redistricting—two sides of the same coin. Both take place every ten years and both are integral to determining how each Californian is represented at the federal, state, and local levels. In California, our... Read more
Recapping our 2019 Family Philanthropy Conference & Philanthropy California Updates  Dear SCG Family,    Last month, our SCG family foundation community came together for our Family Foundation Conference, Unpacking Power Dynamics with Cultural Humility. This gathering was one of largest yet,... Read more
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Opportunities for leveraging all sectors to advance community-wide resiliency  Philanthropy California becomes first partner to implement a report strategy aiming to boost alignment, coordination of funders   Sacramento – Six strategies stand to amplify whole community emergency preparedness and... Read more
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Every ten years, after the federal census, California must re-establish the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts to reflect new population data and shifting populations. The Voters FIRST Act gave this power to California citizens... Read more
Over the past weeks, immigrant communities have grown fearful with threats of raids and deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Los Angeles has been specifically identified as a targeted city for these raids. These cruel tactics terrorize families and violate our collective sense of... Read more
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On July 4th and July 5th, two major earthquakes struck in Kern County near Ridgecrest, California, approximately 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Southern California Grantmakers is fully operational and will be updating this webpage with the latest information and resources on how to respond to... Read more
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This month, SCG'S President & CEO Chis Essel has offered our staff her platform to share key takeaways from our 2019 Public Policy Conference, learnings and resources from recent Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation - Los Angeles programs, member news, and more. Post-Policy Conference... Read more
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Dear Colleagues: On the heels of last month’s Foundations on the Hill event in Washington, DC and heading into next week’s sold-out SCG Public Policy Conference and next month’s Philanthropy in the State Capitol delegation, I am feeling very energized about our sector’s power to catalyze positive... Read more
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Chad Franks, Principal at KPMG, discusses with SCG the company's corporate giving.   Tell us about your company’s CSR/philanthropy goals: At KPMG we are committed to education and lifelong learning as they are central to building strong communities and economies. Through our efforts, we foster the... Read more
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