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The cash-strapped city of Stockton is hoping so, courting millions of dollars from private investors to solve a whole host of social problems. The philanthropists came on air-conditioned buses from big cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. They were driven past vacant lots overrun with weeds,... Read more
The inclusion of a question about citizenship status on the next census has funders and advocates even more worried about getting a full and accurate count in 2020. The concerns add to earlier warnings about low funding, access and data security. Back in March, the Trump Administration added a... Read more
Before Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013, the most populous US city to file for bankruptcy was Stockton, California. One key driver was a 70 percent decline in median home prices between 2006 and 2009, which sharply cut property tax income. Making matters worse was a city decision in 2007 to bet... Read more
PBS SoCal recently received a $30,000 grant from Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, to create a STEM Library Corner at the Compton Library. The Library Corner will become an educational hub for the community, providing iPads loaded with educational apps, as well... Read more
Dear Colleagues, Last month, I was fortunate to attend the 2018 United Philanthropy Forum Annual Conference (#ForumCon18) in Boston with several hundred of my peers from regional associations and philanthropy-serving organizations from around the world. The Forum Conference brings together the... Read more
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Learn more about developing a club at your local high school or community-based organization! Unprecedented numbers of teens are excited about esports and we want them to be excited about learning too. We’ve built an innovative research-based system of learning with esports at its core. Attend a... Read more
This month United Ways of California released Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2018. This report dives into the financial challenges of working families in California by dissecting groups based on neighborhood, race/ethnicity, household type, education and citizenship... Read more
  Redding firefighters look on as the Carr Fire moves through the area on July 28, 2018 in Redding. (Justin Sullivan/The California Report)   Over the weekend, the Carr Fire in Shasta County intensified, with nearly 100,000 acres now burned, over 720 homes and 240 other buildings destroyed, and... Read more
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Homelessness Policy Research Institute, housed within the USC Price Center, drives work to end homelessness in Los Angeles by convening top researchers and policymakers The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has granted $1 million to continue its support of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI... Read more
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles announced that it awarded a record $100 million in grants to more than 2,600 nonprofit organizations last year. Grant distributions increased 23 percent from $81 million in 2016, enabled by $120 million in contributions, according to the Jewish... Read more