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Online Communities

Our online communities provide a space where SCG members can easily share info and ask questions directly with fellow peer group members. If you have questions about our online communities, please email us.

This exciting peer-learning/coaching program modeled after SCG’s Senior Peer-to-Peer Network brings together select emerging leaders and mid-career foundation professionals from SCG member organizations to engage closely with philanthropic...Read more


All educational grantmaking focused on supporting young people in becoming successful adults. This group focuses on the specific work required to support students in becoming eligible for, prepared for and successful in college. College, in this...Read more


The Communications Network is a nonprofit organization comprised of social sector leaders from foundations, nonprofits and consulting firms across the globe who share the belief that smart strategic communications have the power to transform...Read more


Meeting for over a decade, the Education Funders Group brings philanthropic funders together to learn about issues, trends, and needs in the field of education (Pre K through 12th grade) to inform individual and collective grantmaking. Ideas for...Read more


The SCG Environmental Funders Group will be meeting a few times a year to educate prospective and current environmental funders about environmental challenges and opportunities in SoCal as well as fostering collaboration and to share successes...Read more


The Evaluation for Learning Peer Group is a new resource for philanthropic professionals responsible for monitoring, evaluation and learning functions at their respective grantmaking organizations.Read more


As you may have noticed, philanthropy has its own language, challenges, and ways of doing business that are unique from any other sector. So how can you hit the ground running with all the skills and knowledge you need to ensure your...Read more


Welcome! 

SCG’s signature Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking program is an opportunity for staff who are new to the field to learn primary grantmaking competencies and for seasoned philanthropy professionals to revisit their core...Read more


Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and Philanthropy California are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Golden State Learning Series. This highly interactive, six-session online learning series gives...Read more


Offered in partnership by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, NCG, SCG, and SDG, this interactive, five-session online series gives California grantmakers the opportunity to learn from colleagues within and outside of California about...Read more


Southern California Grantmakers is thrilled to announce the Human Resource/Operations/Finance peer learning group, a new resource for finance and investments, human resources and operations professionals. Based on our members' input, we...Read more


The SCG International Funders Group is comprised of grantmakers and private funders interested in making more impactful international grants with the vision of connecting and informing the international funding community in Southern California....Read more


The SCG Nonprofit Capacity Building Group convenes to discuss current capacity building initiatives and strategies for helping grantees overcome fundraising challenges, become sustainable, and build leadership pipelines

Capacity building- ...Read more


Southern California Grantmakers is at an exciting time in our history. We are expanding upon our more than 40-year legacy of building relationships between the private and public sectors while enhancing the impact of individual and...Read more


SCG’s highly regarded Family Foundation Information Exchange (FFIX) peer learning groups provide ongoing support and best practices through intensive discussions with peers. FFIX meets five times a year. Facilitated by SCG's family foundation...Read more


SCG’s highly regarded Family Foundation Information Exchange (FFIX) peer learning groups provide ongoing support and best practices through intensive discussions with peers. FFIX meets five times a year. Facilitated by SCG's family foundation...Read more


SCG’s highly regarded Family Foundation Information Exchange (FFIX) peer learning groups provide ongoing support and best practices through intensive discussions with peers. FFIX meets five times a year.

Facilitated by SCG's family...Read more


SCG’s highly regarded Family Foundation Information Exchange (FFIX) peer learning groups provide ongoing support and best practices through intensive discussions with peers. FFIX meets five times a year. Facilitated by SCG's family foundation...Read more


The Family Philanthropy Advisory Council serves as a planning and advisory body for SCG staff and assists in the development of a robust complement of programs that meet the unique needs of family philanthropy. Please contact Program Manager...Read more


The purpose of the SCG LA County Child Welfare Collaborative is to 1) focus on policy reform and related advocacy efforts in the areas of child welfare and foster care; and 2) to explore opportunities for private support for the Los Angeles...Read more


This exciting peer-learning professional development program brings together select senior program staff from SCG member organizations to engage closely with colleagues to discuss and reflect on topics related to leadership development,...Read more


Led by SCG members, the Veterans Funders Group convenes to address opportunities for collaboration and investment in support of veterans.

Please contact Dave Sheldon, Vice President of Programs and Strategic Initiatives, at ...Read more


In response to expressed interest from many members, SCG has put together an informal group for funders who support youth development through sport activities to network with one another. This informal peer learning group will convene to share...Read more