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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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Jump to: SCG Annual Conference on 9/26  /   Public Policy Update  /    New Era for State & Local Climate Leadership  /   Women's Health   /   Corporate Societal Engagement Program Round-Up  /  Looking Ahead   Dear Colleagues, As Independence Day approaches, I am reflecting on this week’s... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, The past several weeks have been full of international upheaval, including the vicious attacks in London and Manchester, Kabul, and even in Portland, as well as major shifts in the US stance on NATO and the Paris Climate Accord. During this time I had the unusual opportunity to... Read more
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Marking the 25th anniversary of the L.A. civil unrest, four USC research organizations co-hosted a two-day conference bringing together academics, activists, community members and artists to explore the changes that have taken place in Los Angeles since 1992, as well as the additional work needed... Read more
Dear Colleagues,Southern California’s racial history includes many low moments: the Zoot Suit Riots and related discrimination against Mexican-Americans; restrictive clauses in housing and home buying that applied to non-whites; the incarceration of Japanese-Americans; and racially-segregated... Read more
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Results of non-partisan survey by Exponent Philanthropy show that Grantmakers are watching D.C. closely; impact will likely effect giving more than investingA new survey by Exponent Philanthropy shows the vast majority of its members (82%) expect the institution of philanthropy to play a more... Read more
To fix a problem, you must first understand it. That’s why, as the new Project Director of the Hope and Heal Fund, I decided to embark on a listening tour to find out how gun violence is affecting Californians and what communities are doing to combat the gun violence epidemic.Two weeks, 12 cities... Read more
Dear Colleagues,Please join me in welcoming to the blog Seyron Foo, SCG’s Statewide Director of Public Policy and Government Relations! As a guest blogger, Seyron will share an update on our recent trip to Washington, D.C. with a delegation of grantmakers representing our Philanthropy California... Read more
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On April 6th, three hundred SCG members from across Southern California gathered for our largest-ever Public Policy Conference. For nearly half  of them, it was their first time attending this annual gathering focused on the intersection of philanthropy and policy. For SCG, it was the first time... Read more
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