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SCG member Health Net, Inc. has provided a $50,000 charitable grant to Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA) that will help it – in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services – train those who enroll Los Angeles County residents and their family members in Medi-Cal,... Read more
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Just call her the millionaire match-maker. Annenberg Foundation chairman/president/CEO and living beacon of the phrase “leave some for the fish” Wallis Annenberg will match dollar for dollar the next $20 million raised by AltaSea, a new public-private venture that hopes to find solutions to oceanic... Read more
Arts and culture were an even smaller blip on the radar of America’s mega-philanthropists in 2014 than they were the year before, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the nation’s 50 most generous charitable donors.  Givers who made the Chronicle’s “Philanthropy 50” list... Read more
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Update from The Council on Foundations: House Passes America Gives More Act.  This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives passed the America Gives More Act of 2015 (H.R.644). This bill adopts four provisions that are critical for charitable organizations: Simplification of the... Read more
Originally published on Foundation Centers' Philantopic Blog:  As the president of a regional association, I regularly need to know what funders in my region are supporting and where they are working. Usually, to get that information, my colleagues and I need to make a series of calls, send out... Read more
Dear Colleagues,  I’ve often heard SCG members say, “I wish I knew WHO is funding WHAT and WHERE in our region.” So I’m pleased to announce Get on the Map, a new SCG initiative in partnership with the Foundation Center and our national network to help you make more informed, data-driven funding... Read more
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In a series of party-line votes yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee signed off on seven standalone tax measures, including those to make permanent certain incentives for charitable giving that expired as part of a broader package of provisions on January 1. The adopted bills would extend... Read more
Dear Colleagues, After a restful holiday season, we are busier than ever here at SCG! We've begun 2015 at full speed, and SCG members are already engaging in powerful conversations and exploring critical topics for our communities. I am especially excited about SCG's increasingly dynamic presence... Read more
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The National Center for Family Philanthropy has announced a new I Am Family Philanthropy video series. Each month, NCFP will share a new compelling profile of a family foundation leader in their own words. In this inaugural video, NCFP featured SCG member Shirley Fredricks, Vice President of the... Read more
VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald to Lead the Launch of a New Master Plan for West Los Angeles VA Campus  PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2015  Los Angeles — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald and attorneys representing homeless veterans in Los... Read more