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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY And we’re off! Over the last month, philanthropy has been a crucial civic player in California. For the first time in modern state history, philanthropy and state government leaders joined together at a summit in the Governor’s Mansion to wrestle with the most challenging... Read more
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On January 10, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 State Budget proposal to the Legislature. Seyron Foo, SCG’s Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations, has provided an overview of the proposals in the budget most likely to impact the philanthropic sector.  The... Read more
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Gov. Summit 2 Resized 2.jpg Photo Courtesy of the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom. By Seyron Foo   The relationship between philanthropy and state government grew even stronger this past month as Governor Gavin Newsom welcomed over 45 philanthropy leaders from... Read more
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By Seyron Foo This year, SCG is committed to tracking the policy trends most likely to impact our members' grantmaking strategies and their ability to fulfill their missions. Last year, we celebrated an incredible advocacy victory for private foundations – simplification of the private foundation... Read more
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IN THIS ISSUE:  Recapping Traditions of Giving | 2020 Policy Forecast | Family Philanthropy Member Updates | Upcoming Events | What We're Reading    SCG FEATURES Rekindling Our Connections: Recapping Traditions of Giving How can we improve our personal and professional habits to better hear,... Read more
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By Eddy Gonzalez   On January 1, 2020, James Alva, Senior Vice President & Southern California Market Manager at Citi Community Development, began his term as Chair of Southern California Grantmakers’ Board of Directors. Since joining the Board in 2017, James has been a dedicated advocate for... Read more
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  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Happy New Year! With the spirit of new beginnings in mind, SCG is introducing a refreshed format for our monthly Public Policy Roundup! The new layout prioritizes major public policy or legislative items members should keep an eye on, followed by upcoming events, and a list of... Read more
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by Karla Mercado On January 10, Governor Newsom released his proposed 2020-21 budget. The budget addresses some of the most pressing issues for the state, such as economic security, access to affordable healthcare and housing, education, and childcare infrastructure, to name a few. Among the most... Read more
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PRESS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GRANTMAKERS ANNOUNCES JAMES ALVA AS NEW BOARD CHAIR James Alva, Senior Vice President & Market Manager at Citi Community Development, has been elected Chair of Southern California Grantmakers’ Board of Directors.   Los Angeles,... Read more
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Trista Harris' 2020 Philanthropy Predictions SCG's Back to the Future blog series is a collection of conversations with philanthropic leaders exploring the key trends that shape the contours of the future. This series aims to expand our thinking on a variety of issue areas, as well as provide... Read more
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