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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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Los Angeles District Attorney Moves Toward Systems-Change:  New Mental Health Division and Philanthropic Support   On January 23 2019, District Attorney Jackie Lacey launched a new Mental Health Division to bolster innovative justice and diversion efforts. This Division responds to long-standing... Read more
Dear Colleagues: The month of February was short but action-packed – in the world around us and at SCG. Just in the last few weeks, the President declared a national emergency along the US-Mexico border, the Supreme Court announced it will decide whether the Census will include a citizenship... Read more
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Voter Engagement and Racial Equity Spotlight on Seattle’s Democracy Vouchers and Philanthropy’s Role in Getting out the Vote   By Eric Schroer, Public Policy Intern Grantmakers interested in civic engagement, in particular voter registration, more equitable voter participation, and research that... Read more

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