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Public Policy

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 collaborative projects for the public good. To that end, we have inaugurated the new SCG Public Policy Advisory Committee to continue to support our members working in the policy realm. The Committee will work to frame the philanthropy public policy conversation on a local, state and federal level by:

  • Educating SCG members on political and legislative issues affecting philanthropy and the issue areas philanthropy supports.
  • Fostering engagement and collaborations with policymakers and the philanthropic sector to advance the work of philanthropy and build strong communities.

The work of the Committee will help SCG members influence the legislative process and take action on emerging public policy issues that advance the work of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. If you are interested in receiving updates on SCG's public policy work, please edit your profile and indicate your interest in Public Policy & Advocacy under "Professional Development Interests”. Please check back often for the latest news, resources, and events.

For more information, please contact Seyron Foo, Director, Public Policy & Government Relations, at [email protected]


SCG Policy Updates

Monday, September 17, 2018
Learn more about the SCG 2018 Annual Conference. 

Monday, September 17, 2018
Learn more about the SCG 2018 Annual Conference. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018
October 23, 2018 Paramount Pictures

Public Policy Resources

Thursday, August 30, 2018
IN THIS ISSUE Spotlight on State Legislation

Thursday, August 23, 2018
IN THIS ISSUE 2018 Annual Conference: Our Common Humanity

Monday, August 6, 2018
Below is a link to the webcast recording of the 'CA Policy Forum - We All Count: Tackling the 2020 Census Together. Please be advised that the webcast recording was created to be viewed in real-time, and as such the viewing pane is small.

Thursday, July 26, 2018
The July Roundup looks at our continuing efforts on the 2020 Census, funding efforts related to addressing the family separation crisis at the southern border, efforts by New York funders as they relate to the closure of prisons and a deep dive on... more

Thursday, June 28, 2018
This month’s Public Policy Roundup includes the Public Policy Institute of California’s recent analysis on the impact census data has on federal funds and California’s spending. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Opposing the Proposed Changes Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)

Public Policy Events

Thursday, September 27, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am
A complete and accurate census count is necessary... more

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
9:30am - 12:00pm
California voters this November face a... more

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Which California region has gained more than one... more

Public Policy News

Thursday, September 13, 2018
The California Endowment pledged $10 million to the state's $90 million efforts to get a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census. The pledge fits in with increased awareness and funding from regional funders of the challenges facing the 2020... more

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Dear Colleagues,

Monday, August 27, 2018
  About TRHT LA   While Los Angeles has made great strides in addressing issues of race, we clearly have a long way to go.