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Dear Colleagues, I hope you all had a restful and pleasant Thanksgiving weekend! Reflecting on the many wonderful people the SCG team has met and worked with, and the exciting opportunities that have presented themselves this year, I want to thank you, our SCG members and friends, for your... Read more
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The Council on Foundations has reported a major step toward victory for the charitable sector. In a deal announced this afternoon, the IRA charitable rollover would be made permanent law.  The ultimate outcome of the negotiated tax provision package may rest on the response of the White House. The... Read more
The below letter from the National Council on Nonprofits, Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Feeding America, and the Land Trust Alliance was sent to White House and Senate leadership this week: The Honorable Harry Reid The Honorable John... Read more
The below article by Howard Blume was published in the Los Angeles Times on October 11, 2014.  Los Angeles has received $36 million in federal grants for an ambitious program to provide a wide range of social and education services to needy students and their families in several neighborhoods.  The... Read more
This October, Governor Brown vetoed Senate Bill 593, which would have authorized a Social Impact Partnership pilot program in California,  but did sign the Speaker’s legislation AB 1837, which will provide funding to three counties to begin the process to implement pay-for-success contracts. SB593... Read more
In an effort to keep reforms moving forward in Los Angeles County, Fostering Media Connections has released a 23-page "Los Angeles Child Protection Checkup" that outlines reform activities since the Los Angeles Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection released its final recommendations to the... Read more
The House of Representatives will vote on HR 4719 on Thursday, July 17. This measure includes a package of five charitable provisions. It will make permanent three critical charitable tax extenders that expired January 1: the IRA charitable rollover, the enhanced deduction for donating land... Read more
Does your organization have a proven track record in advancing and improving the skills of, and/or supports available to, low-skilled workers? If so, the Women’s Foundation of California invites you to apply for a grant from our Bridge to Living Wage Initiative. We are seeking to support programs... Read more
Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the launch of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, a non-profit organization focused on creating partnerships between the City and the private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors aimed at tackling some of L.A.’s most pressing problems through both new and ongoing... Read more
The below article was published in The Chronicle of Social Change on June 17, 2014:  By Brian Rinker In an unprecedented move, 17 Southern California charitable foundations exerted their influence on the recent reforms sweeping the nation’s largest child welfare system. Southern California... Read more
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