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Dear Colleagues, This month has brought us yet more national and international crises, which have left all of us at SCG saddened and appalled on so many levels. I am, however, uplifted by our funder community's mutual commitment to making the world a better place for all. Please check the resources... Read more
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On June 26, 2015, history was made when the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land. This victory for social justice would not have been achieved without the efforts of tenacious leaders and litigators, diverse LGBT organizations, straight allies, elected officials,... Read more
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Press Release: Designation provides priority access to federal funding to address the area's 46% poverty rate. Los Angeles, CA - June 6, 2016 This morning at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti announced... Read more
Dear Colleagues, April has been a particularly active month for SCG and our funder community! From new partnerships at the city, county, and state levels, to fruitful meetings with national leaders in Washington, DC, SCG members have been leading the way on a wide variety of crucial issues. Keep... Read more
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Public-private partnerships are the philanthropy of the future, and there’s a big one starting up in Los Angeles right now. Los Angeles County and 13 local foundations have recently banded together around improving the well-being of vulnerable children. And to solidify this collaboration, the... Read more
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After a four-month search involving 26 applicants, Los Angeles County and Southern California Grantmakers have named a leader to forge deeper partnerships between the county and philanthropic institutions in a novel bid to improve the child welfare system. The so-called Center for Strategic Public-... Read more
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For Immediate Release: March 31, 2016 Contacts:Susan Dunn, Southern California Grantmakers, (818) 384-7781Barbara Osborn, LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, (323) 683-1160Rachel Estrada, LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis, (213) 974-4111 Government and Philanthropy Join Forces to Launch New Center... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, I have many recent and upcoming events and leadership opportunities to share with you! First and foremost, please mark your calendars for our 2016 Annual Conference, which will take place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Monday, September 19th! And now, on to this month’s snapshot... Read more
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The James Irvine Foundation announced its new organizational goals in January, pledging to share information throughout the process. Irvine is now exploring two new grantmaking directions — and is asking for additional input. Below is a message from Irvine President and CEO Don Howard: The input we... Read more
Dear Colleagues, Over the past month, SCG members have been tirelessly leading and participating in programs and initiatives throughout Southern California. Keep reading for important updates on SCG events, resources, and services. Also, please check our website for the latest on who’s joining SCG... Read more
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