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Los Angeles, CA, March 28, 2014 -- Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), the region’s leading association of philanthropists working to advance effective grantmaking, is pleased to welcome five new members to its 2014 Board of Directors. SCG’s new Board members are: Jeffrey Glassman, Secretary of... Read more
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The Washington Post reported today that the Senate confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet to lead the Small Business Administration. President Obama nominated Contreras-Sweet to the post back in January, filling the last remaining vacancy on his second-term cabinet.Contreras-Sweet is the founder of both... Read more
Dear Colleagues,Recently, a small group of SCG’s CEO-level members gathered for an intimate salon featuring global leader Vuk Jeremić at the Green Acres estate, home of Ron Burkle. Mr. Jeremić is considered in United Nations circles to be one of the strongest candidates to become the next UN... Read more
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Mayor Eric Garcetti announced earlier this year that his administration will partner with U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Dr. Lucile M. Jones to develop earthquake resilience strategies for Los Angeles. Ms. Jones recently addressed SCG members at a Leadership ExChange on emergency preparedness... Read more
The GEO Conference is in full swing this week here in Hollywood! SCG is proud to collaborate with GEO to host this year’s 2014 Conference blog, where participants can share their reflections from the conference. Participants are sharing new posts all the time! Keep up with the latest from the... Read more
The Social Innovation Fund has launched its fourth and largest grant competition: the 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was posted last week and applications are due by April 22, 2014.The competition will provide up to $65.8 million to eligible grantmaking institutions seeking innovative,... Read more
According to the Los Angeles Daily News, The California Endowment is among the foundations backing an initiative to be announced today by President Barack Obama intended to help boys and young men of color.Dr. Robert K. Ross, The California Endowment’s President and CEO, will be among the... Read more
Judy Belk will lead The California Wellness Foundation as its next President and CEO, effective April 7, 2014, announced Barbara C. Staggers, M.D., M.P.H., Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Belk is currently Senior Vice President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a position she has... Read more
First 5 LA is pleased to announce a newly updated conference and event funding grant! Please help spread the word to your network. If you know of a grantee, CBO, or any other organization that is holding an event or conference in L.A. County that will advance the field of early child development,... Read more
The Goldhirsh Foundation/LA2050 recently launched an opportunity for organizations to receive a $5,000 #LA2050Listens grant to run a public engagement event or activity to solicit feedback on the draft LA2050 goals (available here) from a broad and representative group of Angelenos. The finalized... Read more