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Dear Colleagues, To say that 2017 has been a tumultuous year would be an understatement. This year we saw a deep and widening polarization in our country’s politics, tragic natural and man-made disasters beyond our wildest imaginations, and countless other social, economic, and environmental events... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to share with all of SCG’s membership a “special edition” of our Public Policy Roundup given the importance of federal tax legislation on our sector. In fact, the Congressional conference committee held its first (and only) public hearing today on tax legislation... Read more
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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
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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Measure of America recently released the report Highway to Health: Life Expectancy in Los Angeles County. See below for the press release and a copy of the report.   New Report from Measure of America Reveals Nearly 15-Year Gap in Life Expectancy Rates Between Communities in Los Angeles County  ... Read more
The California Endowment recently released an open letter to A, B, C, as well as their Community Feedback Report on the Building Healthy Communities initiative. Please see the letter, full report and executive summary below.    Open Letter to… Colleagues, Friends, Partners, and Grantees of Building... Read more
Green Hasson & Janks recently released their 2017 whitepaper on the nonprofit sector, The Give and The Get: The Future of Philanthropy. The paper is based on the firm's 2017 Nonprofit Survey and interviews with west coast nonprofit leaders, including SCG President and CEO, Christine Essel. The... Read more
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Dear Colleagues,  Philanthropy California joins our partners in philanthropy, advocates, and immigrant communities in standing against today’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Our nation is built on the ideals of freedom, fairness, and prosperity, and we... Read more
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Dear Members, Allies & Colleagues: Liberty is among the central ideals of the United State of America that we take pride in. The reality of how it is achieved depends on your perspective. It seems we are engaging in a battle for the soul of this nation, with reactionary forces mobilized by... Read more
Dear Colleagues, The SCG team and I recently returned from a truly inspiring convening with peers from funder associations across the country. Formerly known as the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, SCG's longtime membership in this national network has allowed us to bring our own... Read more
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