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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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The IRS is asking for comments on its proposal of a new, voluntary reporting regime that calls on nonprofits to collect, store, and report donors' Social Security numbers, along with the amount of donations and other information, by December 16. The proposed regulations would give nonprofits the... Read more
From Nonprofit Quarterly: In philanthropy, it is rare to see foundations protest each other’s work, but in Los Angeles, three foundations are speaking out about what they see as the potential undercutting of parent participation by the Broad Foundation in its new initiative to remake the public... Read more
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This op-ed by Weingart CEO Fred Ali and LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis was originally published in the Los Angeles Daily News: Each day, more than 30 survivors of domestic and sexual violence from all over Los Angeles County reach out to Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) seeking shelter... Read more
“Working together, governments and nonprofits are able to address needs in our society that they can’t tackle alone,” said Jan Masaoka, the CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits. A significant case in point is yesterday’s unanimous decision by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors... Read more