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The LA84 Foundation, the leading funder of youth sports programs in Southern California, has named Renata Simril as its next president and chief executive officer. A seasoned executive, Ms. Simril brings more than two decades of leadership experience in government, professional sports, management,... Read more
Yesterday, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers announced that they have tapped David Biemesderfer as CEO to advance its new strategic direction.  Biemesderfer is currently president and CEO of Florida Philanthropic Network, one of our sister regional associations.  He joined FPN in... Read more
From Nonprofit Quarterly: In philanthropy, it is rare to see foundations protest each other’s work, but in Los Angeles, three foundations are speaking out about what they see as the potential undercutting of parent participation by the Broad Foundation in its new initiative to remake the public... Read more
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The Los Angeles Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is looking for new Steering Committee members. Join our team of eight local leaders, planning and implementing exciting programs for EPIP members! This is a great opportunity to get to know like-minded people working in the... Read more
Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles seeks to inspire the belief that change is achievable by every day people. In celebration of their Centennial, the California Community Foundation (CCF) plans to host a month-long photo gallery and digital exhibit opening on March 5, 2016 at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes... Read more
We know that our government depends on nonprofit organizations to sustain critical portions of our safety net through services like shelters, health clinics and foster youth programs. But a recent Urban Institute report highlights the significant challenges nonprofits in California face when... Read more
The Board of Directors of The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) announced today the election of three new members: Xóchitl Castañeda, Arnold X.C. Perkins and Pamela J. Simms-Mackey, M.D., FAAP. Their Board service will begin in January of 2016. “We are thrilled to expand our Board by... Read more
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Today the Women's Foundation of California joined Prosperity Together, a nonpartisan partnership of 30 public U.S. women's foundations, to announce a collective five-year, $100 million funding commitment to help low-income women and their families achieve economic security in America. The... Read more
This op-ed by Weingart CEO Fred Ali and LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis was originally published in the Los Angeles Daily News: Each day, more than 30 survivors of domestic and sexual violence from all over Los Angeles County reach out to Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) seeking shelter... Read more
The below article describes how SCG member Doug Freeman played a pivotal role in the creation of National Philanthropy Day: Nov. 15 marks the 30th annual National Philanthropy Day. In every state in the country, and in Canada and Mexico, philanthropists – big and small, cash donors and volunteers,... Read more