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Dear Colleagues, As extraordinary changes sweep our national landscape, I’m hearing from many of you with urgent questions about what’s happening, what might happen next, and what role we as funders can play. The SCG team and I are working hard to be the leadership hub where our sector can come... Read more
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Our state’s three philanthropy regional associations—Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), San Diego Grantmakers (SDG), and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG)—are delighted to officially announce our joint initiative, Philanthropy California. Together, we are collaborating more closely to... Read more
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LOS ANGELES – December 20, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,569,746 through 34 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the great needs and potential of our region. This quarter’s portfolio of grants includes $565,000 in funding for our... Read more
Dear Colleagues, As I look back on one of the most tumultuous years for our nation and our world in recent memory, I am deeply touched and inspired by the steadfast support you have shown for our sector, our communities, and our SCG family. Over the last several years, we have all worked together... Read more
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When Antonia Hernández attended Garfield High School in the ’60s, a teacher told her she “wasn’t college material.”It was just one of many expectations that Hernández would flout in her career. After earning her B.A. and law degree at UCLA, she worked as an attorney for the Los Angeles Center for... Read more
Dear Colleagues,The past month has brought profound changes to our national political landscape. After a long and divisive election season, we are facing more unknowns than ever before. But as I shared in my post-election message earlier this month, I continue to be greatly encouraged by the spirit... Read more
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                                                                                                  California’s three regional philanthropy associations are deepening our partnership as a force for positive impact, and the timing couldn’t be better. Clearly, changes are underway nationally which... Read more
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In September 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual report on poverty and income in the United States. The update is packed with good news.For one, America’s poverty rate fell from 14.8 percent in 2014 to 13.5 percent in 2015 — the largest one-year drop in our nation’s poverty rate since... Read more
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Dear Colleagues,As I look back on the past month, I find myself returning time and again to the idea of leadership and the many different forms it can take through philanthropy. Whether funders provide essential safety net services, equip and encourage our next generation of changemakers, or have... Read more
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $2,477,500 through 27 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the great needs and potential of our region.This quarter's portfolio of grants includes funding for... Read more