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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
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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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This week, the LA County Board of Supervisors voted to establish a position for a countywide child protection executive to implement reforms in foster care and child protection—a landmark decision actively supported by a core group of SCG members. Prior to the hearing, SCG convened a panel of... Read more
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SCG member The Women’s Foundation of California is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Women’s Policy Institute - Statewide Fellowship.  Applications are due no later than Friday, July 18 by 5PM PST.  Now in its 12th year, the Women’s Foundation of California’s statewide Women’s Policy... Read more
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the launch of Los Angeles Summer of Learning, a program to be housed in the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. Through LA Summer of Learning, youth will earn digital badges representing online and in-person learning aligned to interest and career... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, Thank you to everyone among the 175 regional philanthropic leaders at our 2014 Public Policy Conference on April 3rd! The day was packed with thoughtful insights, candid discussions, and ideas for action. I’m writing to share key takeaways and resources so that everyone in the SCG... Read more
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The senators write, “The charitable deduction is unique. It is the only provision that encourages taxpayers to give away a portion of their income for the benefit of others. For this reason, it is not a loophole, but a lifeline for millions of Americans in need.”
In April, SCG presented Activating a New Partnership with City Hall: Los Angeles City Council Forum, setting a precedent by convening candidates and Council Members-elect before entering office. This served as part of SCG’s strategy to proactively establish strong working relationships with... Read more
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