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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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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the Council on Foundations, announce the 2016 Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. This award emphasizes cross-sector partnerships between the philanthropic and public sectors. The goal is to recognize... Read more
The Independent Sector (IS) Board of Directors announced today that Dan Cardinali, President of Communities In Schools, Inc., has been selected as its new President and CEO. Cardinali, who will take over as President and CEO in July 2016, brings extensive experience working with, organizing and... Read more
Liberty Hill Foundation will be launching its 3rd Commissions Training Program for Emerging Leaders this spring. Advocates for social justice are encouraged to apply. Grantmakers are encouraged to share this with their networks or anyone who would be a good fit for the program. This program is a... Read more
On Tuesday, February 9th, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider the coordinated set of recommended strategies that emerged from the Homeless Initiative Planning Process, which involved 25 County departments,  30 cities, more than 100 community organizations and many community... Read more
Dear Colleagues, SCG is off to an exciting start in 2016, with members of our community leading and participating in an incredible variety of programs and initiatives throughout Southern California. We are also beginning the year with two new members on the SCG Board of Directors: Jonathan Lorenzo... Read more
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What happens when we give women the tools, resources and relationships they need to solve some of our state’s biggest challenges? They rise to the occasion and end up transforming their communities for the better. In 2015, the Women’s Foundation of California trained 20 Riverside County residents... Read more
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When an arsonist broke into a downtown construction site here in December 2014, the resulting fire not only destroyed the rising apartment complex but also damaged adjacent city-government offices. Included in the tens of millions of dollars in losses were 2,500 holiday gift bags intended for... Read more