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  Overview of the Hazard Events Tick , Getty, and Easy Fires The Tick Fire broke out on Thursday (10/24/2019) afternoon near Santa Clarita. The fire forced thousands to evacuate, and destroyed 23 homes and damaged 43 others. Three firefighters were injured. The final incident report of the Tick... Read more
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  "Nothing Without Us" :   SCG's Journey to Inclusive Design 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... Read more
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Trends in Education Philanthropy: A Q&A with Celine Coggins, Executive Director of Grantmakers for Education  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... Read more
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Credit: ABC7 Los Angeles   Overview of the Hazard Events The Sandalwood Fire broke out on Thursday (10/10/2019) afternoon in the Riverside County region, in Calimesa. The fire has destroyed over 90 structures — most of which are mobile homes — affecting many low-income older adults. One senior... Read more
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Dear SCG Community,  Predicting the future is a daunting task, but I got a glimpse of it at SCG's 2019 Annual Conference, Foresight Philanthropy. Over 700 changemakers came together that day to collectively imagine what a better, more equitable California could look like. I’m happy to say that our... Read more
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What is Public Charge? Earlier this month, the Administration finalized the decision to broaden the definition and effect of the public-charge rule—a term used in immigration law to refer to a person who is primarily dependent on the government and inadmissible to the United States. Under the new... Read more
  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
Dear SCG Community,   With SCG's 2019 Annual Conference less than two weeks away, I would like to take this opportunity to share some reflections on our conference theme, Foresight Philanthropy. The future, with its constellation of knowns and unknowns, inevitably rushes upon us all. But... Read more
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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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