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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
Today the Senate voted to pass the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act making the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent law. The bill, which passed the House yesterday, also makes permanent the enhanced deductions for conservation easement and food inventory contributions. Stay Tuned for the... Read more
Dear Colleagues, As I look back on 2015, my heart is full. While we have witnessed tragedies as close to home as San Bernardino and as far away as Paris and Beirut, I believe more than ever in the transformative power of philanthropy to improve our world. That’s because every day, my vantage point... Read more
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