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A public health funder based in California just kicked in $10 million to aid the state’s $90 million efforts to get a fair and accurate census count in 2020. The count determines the destination of federal dollars, the breakdown of representation in Washington and even influences where private... Read more
Dear Colleagues, Our 2018 Annual Conference is less than two weeks away on Monday, September 17th. And in my mind, it really couldn’t come at a better time. If you’re at all like me, then you know how easy it is to get wrapped up in our day-to-day work and overwhelmed by the constant drumbeat of... Read more
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The cash-strapped city of Stockton is hoping so, courting millions of dollars from private investors to solve a whole host of social problems. The philanthropists came on air-conditioned buses from big cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. They were driven past vacant lots overrun with weeds... Read more
The inclusion of a question about citizenship status on the next census has funders and advocates even more worried about getting a full and accurate count in 2020. The concerns add to earlier warnings about low funding, access and data security. Back in March, the Trump Administration added a... Read more
Homelessness Policy Research Institute drives work to end homelessness in Los Angeles by convening top researchers and policymakers The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has granted $1 million to continue its support of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI), a county-wide effort to foster... Read more
  SEEKING EMERGING INITIATIVES TACKLING THE ROOT CAUSE OF PRESSING SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN LOS ANGELES ABOUT THE A­CCELERATOR Social Venture Partners Los Angeles (SVPLA) is excited to open the application process for the 2018–2019 Systems Change Accelerator, a nine-month intensive program designed... Read more
Recently, The James Irvine Foundation announced its commitment of $1 million in new funding to support California-based efforts to reunite and advocate for the families being separated and imprisoned for seeking refuge in the U.S. We are pleased to share that The James Irvine Foundation Board of... Read more
Nearly 120 philanthropic institutions from across the country have signed onto a joint statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States. In an effort to punish immigrants crossing the Southern border of the United States, the current administration adopted a so-... Read more
We have all seen reports coming from the border over the past several days and weeks and watched with growing concern for the nearly 2,000 children who have been separated from their families just between April and May. On Monday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned this policy... Read more