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The White House designates a swath of Los Angeles a "Promise Zone," intended to marshal millions in federal resources for pockets of poverty under a signature program of the Obama administration.
The John W. Gardner Leadership Award was established in 1985 to honor outstanding Americans who exemplify the leadership and the ideals of John W. Gardner (1912-2002), American statesman and founding chair of Independent Sector.
On December 5, the Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) awarded Michael Fleming, Executive Director of the David Bohnett Foundation, with the 2013 JAG of Southern California Special Leadership Award.
As the year comes to a close, I'd like to wish you a joyful holiday season and a very happy New Year!This has been an extraordinary first year for me at Southern California Grantmakers, and it's been a true privilege working with you. Reflecting on the past year, I am struck by just a few examples... Read more
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Our field is adept at planning grantmaking programs that are designed to address defined issues and can include components, phases, evaluations and other facets that strategically promote our respective missions. But what about the unforeseen? How can funders respond effectively and quickly to... Read more
The Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT) initiative at the California Community Foundation is now accepting online grant applications ( The goal of the PAT program is to improve the academic achievement, decision-making skills and self-esteem of youth ages 14-18 by increasing... Read more
Big changes are coming to SCG’s website! Our new site will be up and running in early January 2014, with continued enhancements planned throughout the spring. When the changeover happens, you will need to reset your password to access the new site.Don't worry, it's worth it! The new SCG website... Read more
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Happy holidays! As the year comes to a close, I want to let you know about a special leadership opportunity that will be available for our family foundation members in 2014. Building on our strong tradition of programs tailored for family philanthropists, we are establishing a Family Foundation... Read more
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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to take a moment to say how grateful SCG is for everything you do. On behalf of the entire SCG staff and our Board of Directors, I thank you for your personal commitment to philanthropy—for the critical work your organization does—and for being part of the SCG... Read more
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The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation is pleased to announce the following 2013 Halo Award Winners:Bresee Foundation & Ted DorseyDowntown Women’s Center & Lisa NapoliKoreatown Youth and Community Center & Antonio Leonardo RheeLeague of Women Voters of Los Angeles Education Fund... Read more