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  • SCG delegation during Foundations on the Hill 2018

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Philanthropy California has signed on to the Census Policy Advocacy Network’s (CPAN) budget request to support adequate funding for community-based organizations (CBOs) to enga

Monday, April 23, 2018
Engaging a New Generation of Leaders: A blog by Connie Malloy, Portfolio Director, James Irvine Foundation, who moderated the “Innovative Civic and Voter Engagement Met

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Last month, Philanthropy California, an alliance of Southern California, Northern California and San Diego Grantmakers, ventured to Washington, D.C. for two days of insightful meetings with policymakers as a part of the United Philanthropy Forum’s...

Public Policy Resources

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Philanthropy California has signed on to the Census Policy Advocacy Network’s (CPAN) budget request to support adequate funding for community-based organizations (CBOs) to enga

Monday, April 23, 2018
Engaging a New Generation of Leaders: A blog by Connie Malloy, Portfolio Director, James Irvine Foundation, who moderated the “Innovative Civic and Voter Engagement Met

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Last month, Philanthropy California, an alliance of Southern California, Northern California and San Diego Grantmakers, ventured to Washington, D.C. for two days of insightful meetings with policymakers as a part of the United Philanthropy Forum’s... more

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Nonprofit Vote has put together a set of practical tools for foundations looking to support nonpartisan voter engagement activities in their programs or grantmaking.

Monday, April 16, 2018
Latino Community Foundation and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund joined forces to produce this roadmap to secure a fair and accurate count in the midst of unprecedented challenges.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
During the June 2018 election, residents in a few Northern California counties will consider ballot measures that intend to create childcare program subsidies for low- and middle-income families.

Public Policy Events

Thursday, May 24, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Suzanne Bohan’s Twenty Years of Life ... more

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
A growing body of research demonstrates that... more

Monday, September 17, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
$400 for SCG members registered by August 17... more

Public Policy News

Friday, May 4, 2018
Dear Colleagues,

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
New York state is leading a group of 18 states, 10 cities, four counties and the U.S.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Citing the hundreds of millions of dollars LA County could lose because of the census citizenship question, county supervisors voted to sue.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Our state is great because of the strength we draw from our diversity, including the 10 million immigrants who live here. Immigrants and their families are our classmates and colleagues, our neighbors, and family members. No matter where someone... more

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Government and business depend on a complete and accurate count of who lives in the country.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are demanding documents from Trump administration officials detailing their rationale for adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.