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In a few short weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak has upended nearly every aspect of our economic and social lives. The global health crisis and the economic fallout that color our current moment have dramatically altered the work of funders and nonprofits for the foreseeable future. Amid this emergency... Read more
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The directory below documents SCG members' responses to COVID-19. The list was last updated at 5:58 PM on Wednesday, April 1. To share your responses with SCG, please contact Phuong Pham at [email protected] For the latest philanthropic response funds, events, and resources, please visit... Read more
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Dear SCG Community,  As we continue to face the unprecedented realities of the COVID-19 outbreak, we hope you and your loved ones are staying well. In the last couple of days, Southern California Grantmakers has brought together our communities to share knowledge, coordinate resources, and support... Read more
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Recommendations for philanthropic responsiveness to the anticipated effects of the Coronavirus on under-resourced and vulnerable communities.   Funder Briefing Webinars COVID-19 Coronavirus: How Philanthropy Can Respond Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 11 AM PDT VIEW RECORDING   Philanthropy... Read more
On March 9-11, 2020, a delegation of Philanthropy California members will attend 2020 Foundations on the Hill, an annual event that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with legislators in Washington, DC, to discuss issues of critical importance to... Read more
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DEAR SCG COMMUNITY,  We are just days away from California’s Primary Presidential Election and the possibilities for our state are tremendous. In this critical inflection point in history, the go-it-alone strategies of the past simply cannot meet the obstacles before us. More than ever before, we... Read more
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In late December, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 1865) was signed into law, ushering in two significant victories for private foundations and the nonprofit sector. H.R. 1865 includes a simplification of the private foundation excise tax rate from a two-tier system to a flat... Read more
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A candidate event is a powerful tool to engage our community around an upcoming election, to deep dive into the issues that matter most, and to learn more about candidates. On January 31, Southern California Grantmakers, in partnership with The Chronicle of Social Change and United Way of Greater... Read more
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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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