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Thanks to all of you for being here. We have over 300 SCG members who will be joining us today, by far our biggest policy conference ever - in fact we had to put up a “sold out” sign for the first time several weeks ago! And it’s easy to guess why. Perhaps our membership is just a bit more... Read more
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Dear Colleagues,In March, I was in Washington, D.C. with an impressive delegation of California funders for Foundations on the Hill. Now, as April begins, SCG will hold our sold-out Public Policy Conference. It’s easy to see why the SCG community is more engaged with public policy than ever before... Read more
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Despite strong economic growth, California continues to struggle with high rates of child poverty. Adverse circumstances faced by young children can have long-term physical, social, and behavioral consequences—negatively affecting their future education and economic well-being. A nuanced... Read more
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The California Community Foundation (CCF) will immediately award $1.4 million in rapid response grants to 19 organizations as part of its coordinated commitment to immigrant inclusion and protection.These grants deliver critical support to organizations providing impacted communities with Know Your... Read more
Over the past few weeks, we've witnessed a new administration work daily to roll back rights our communities have fought hard to win, putting in jeopardy everything from immigrants' rights and economic security to educational equity and women's health.At the same time, and despite the increasingly... Read more
This past week saw an event that was a watershed moment in the world of philanthropy and private foundations in the Los Angeles region. We engaged in a full-day conversation about equity, inequality, and inclusion in the promise of America. The catalytic development for this gathering was a “coming... Read more
Dear Colleagues,Just last month, we observed the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the  incarceration of tens of thousands of our Japanese-American neighbors during World War II (you can visit the Japanese American National Museum exhibit to learn more). The marking of this... Read more
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What would Measure H do?Measure H is a proposal on the L.A. County ballot that would raise the sales tax by one-quarter (1/4) of a cent. The revenues would go to provide services for the homeless. The tax applies to all the cities within the County of Los Angeles and would be in effect for ten... Read more
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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