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We’re still several years out from 2020, but funders are already preparing for a census that experts believe will be unusually fraught by challenges like underfunding, cyber security threats, partisan sabotage and growing mistrust of government. An unsuccessful census can have far-reaching... Read more
The Durfee Foundation just released a report that outlines the benefits, lessons learned, and success stories from the first 10 years of the Stanton Fellowship. What If: Insights From a Decade of Philanthropic R&D offers a glimpse into what can be accomplished when extraordinary leaders are... Read more
Re “Rethink Garcetti’s behested payments” (Editorial, Oct. 27): Please allow me to explain how the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, like many other charities and organizations, uses funds raised through behests to make a difference in the lives of Angelenos. The Mayor’s Fund has expanded the Domestic... Read more
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Edison Scholars recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow – the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers – those who dare to be great. Each year, Edison International awards $40,000 scholarships to 30 high school seniors who want to make a difference in the world by studying science... Read more
By Kate Seely Director, Leadership, Culture and Community, Northern California Grantmakers “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” – Yogi Berra Recently, over tea, I found out how a friend makes it through the cash crunch when his nonprofit is between... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, This month, in addition to reflections on the philanthropy sector and updates on SCG’s ongoing programs and initiatives, I wanted to take a step back and share with you some big-picture work that we’ve been doing with our staff and board. Like you, our members, we always aspire to... Read more
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The University of Utah today announced that the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation will donate $47.5 million for a new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital as part of the redevelopment and modernization of the university’s health sciences campus. The 75-bed hospital, to be named the Craig H. Neilsen... Read more
Center for Collective Wisdom Releases Extensive Report Outlining Research and Recommendations First 5 LA, the California Community Foundation, The California Endowment, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation along with other local, state and nationally-recognized expert... Read more
New guidance for civil society actors to structure, capture, and share data about philanthropic investments was released today by the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) and Foundation Center. The Global Philanthropy Data Charter, originally launched in 2012, was re-imagined to... Read more
Edison Scholars recognizes students that want to be makers of tomorrow – the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers – those who dare to be great. Each year, we award $40,000 scholarships to 30 high school seniors that want to make a difference in the world by studying science, technology,... Read more
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