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On March 9-11, 2020, a delegation of Philanthropy California members will attend 2020 Foundations on the Hill, an annual event that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with legislators in Washington, DC, to discuss issues of critical importance to... Read more
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DEAR SCG COMMUNITY,  We are just days away from California’s Primary Presidential Election and the possibilities for our state are tremendous. In this critical inflection point in history, the go-it-alone strategies of the past simply cannot meet the obstacles before us. More than ever before, we... Read more
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In late December, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 1865) was signed into law, ushering in two significant victories for private foundations and the nonprofit sector. H.R. 1865 includes a simplification of the private foundation excise tax rate from a two-tier system to a flat... Read more
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A candidate event is a powerful tool to engage our community around an upcoming election, to deep dive into the issues that matter most, and to learn more about candidates. On January 31, Southern California Grantmakers, in partnership with The Chronicle of Social Change and United Way of Greater... Read more
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY And we’re off! Over the last month, philanthropy has been a crucial civic player in California. For the first time in modern state history, philanthropy and state government leaders joined together at a summit in the Governor’s Mansion to wrestle with the most challenging... Read more
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On January 10, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 State Budget proposal to the Legislature. Seyron Foo, SCG’s Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations, has provided an overview of the proposals in the budget most likely to impact the philanthropic sector.  The... Read more
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Gov. Summit 2 Resized 2.jpg Photo Courtesy of the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom. By Seyron Foo   The relationship between philanthropy and state government grew even stronger this past month as Governor Gavin Newsom welcomed over 45 philanthropy leaders from... Read more
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By Seyron Foo This year, SCG is committed to tracking the policy trends most likely to impact our members' grantmaking strategies and their ability to fulfill their missions. Last year, we celebrated an incredible advocacy victory for private foundations – simplification of the private foundation... Read more
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IN THIS ISSUE:  Recapping Traditions of Giving | 2020 Policy Forecast | Family Philanthropy Member Updates | Upcoming Events | What We're Reading    SCG FEATURES Rekindling Our Connections: Recapping Traditions of Giving How can we improve our personal and professional habits to better hear,... Read more
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By Eddy Gonzalez   On January 1, 2020, James Alva, Senior Vice President & Southern California Market Manager at Citi Community Development, began his term as Chair of Southern California Grantmakers’ Board of Directors. Since joining the Board in 2017, James has been a dedicated advocate for... Read more
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