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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
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
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a historic Public/Private Partnership between the Los Angeles County Probation Department and two of the area’s leading grant-makers—the Liberty Hill Foundation and the California Community Foundation. This landmark collaboration will... Read more
Dear Colleagues: With January already behind us and February now bringing us into Black History Month and the Lunar New Year, I'm hoping that your 2019 is off to a good start. From where I sit, it’s already clear that this will not be a time for business-as-usual for our sector, or indeed for... Read more
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Eleven nonprofits in L.A. and Ventura Counties receive funding awards in the second phase of the organization’s long-term wildfire recovery, focusing on low-income individuals and families   Los Angeles, CA (January 31, 2019) ―  After the Hill and Woolsey Fires devastated more than 100,000 acres,... Read more
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Los Angeles, Jan. 23, 2019  – The California Community Foundation (CCF) awarded 18 Los Angeles County artists with the prestigious CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA), totaling $450,000 in unrestricted grants. The CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists provides financial and other support to help... Read more
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SEBASTOPOL, CA — The membership of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) elected to its board of directors Kalia Abiade, director of programs at the Pillars Fund; Marco Antonio Quiroga, program director at the Contigo Fund, and Vivian Tseng, senior vice president, programs, of... Read more
    Corneil Montgomery, Vice President and Senior Regional Officer of Corporate Social Responsibility at member Bank of the West, discusses with SCG the Bank's corporate giving. Tell us about Bank of the West CSR/philanthropy goals. What programs are exciting for you right now?  What are the main... Read more
The Board of Directors of Archstone Foundation announces the appointment of Christopher A. Langston, PhD as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Joseph F. Prevratil, JD, our long-time President and CEO, who is retiring in the beginning of the new year.   Dr. Langston is a... Read more
By Christine Essel, President & Chief Executive Officer, Southern California Grantmakers More than 8,000 Starbucks stores across the country closed for an afternoon to train over 175,000 employees about racial bias this past May. The move came after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks... Read more
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