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SCG is excited to announce that Joanna Jackson, Vice President of Programs at the Weingart Foundation, and Alex Johnson, Program Director at The California Wellness Foundation, joined SCG's Board of Directors on June 2020. We spoke to our new Board members about their journeys, the role of equity... Read more
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I would like to speak candidly about the harm of complacency in the fight for racial justice. Complacency is defined as a “feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger.” It is easy to become complacent, especially for those of us who are White or non-Black,... Read more
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On July 24, 2020, 43 foundations and SCG submitted a letter from to the LA County Board of Supervisors advocating for our nonprofit sector’s sustainability. This letter was a response to the direct request from nonprofit leaders asking philanthropy to show solidarity with them by asking the County... Read more
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In June, SCG convened over 150 family foundation members for our first-ever 2020 Family Philanthropy Virtual Town Hall, a day dedicated to exploring family philanthropy’s role in shaping the future for generations to come. SCG is excited to elevate the critical conversations from our Town Hall to... Read more
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In June, SCG convened over 150 family foundation members for our first-ever 2020 Family Philanthropy Virtual Town Hall, a day dedicated to exploring family philanthropy's role in shaping the future for generations to come. SCG is excited to elevate the critical conversations from our Town Hall to... Read more
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As we approach the November election, nonpartisan civic engagement will be one of the most potent tools foundations can use to advance their social missions and build a democracy that people believe in. Protecting our democratic institutions is even more urgent as the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more
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In the last few weeks, the SCG team has been balancing our feelings between optimism and skepticism, between composure and rage, between conviction and frustration. We are channeling the energy from our internal equity journey of the past few years into embracing the complexities of our daily and... Read more
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In April, Philanthropy California virtually convened over 600 funders from across the state for a day dedicated to philanthropy's role in strengthening our democracy and civic engagement during this unprecedented moment. Now, SCG is excited to launch our Policy Blog Series in order to elevate key... Read more
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In April, Philanthropy California virtually convened over 600 funders from across the state for a day dedicated to philanthropy’s role in strengthening our democracy and civic engagement during this unprecedented moment. Now, SCG is excited to launch our Policy Blog Series to elevate critical... Read more
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While systemic racism has suddenly risen to the national spotlight, it has long been embedded within our economic, political, and social institutions and been felt profoundly by Black and brown people. The uprisings we see today are the inevitable consequence of the three historic crises that... Read more
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