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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]


Public Policy Resources

Thursday, November 8, 2018
November 27, 2018 Washington, D.C.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
IN THIS ISSUE Improving Special Education in California

Friday, September 28, 2018
IN THIS ISSUE Advocacy Success! SCG Heads to the Board of Supervisors

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

Public Policy Events

Thursday, November 29, 2018
11:30am - 1:30pm
In summer 2014, Southern California Grantmakers... more

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
11:30am - 2:00pm
Poverty remains a persistent problem, afflicting... more

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
9:45am - 12:00pm
Assemblywoman Autumn Burke authored legislation... more

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (All day)
These challenging times call for funders to lead... more

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (All day)
These challenging times call for funders to lead... more

Public Policy News

Monday, November 19, 2018
2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being

Friday, November 16, 2018
The Supreme Court granted an unusual appeal from lawyers for the Trump administration Friday and said it would weigh the politically charged question of whether the 2020 census will ask residents about their citizenship.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Numbers don’t lie—unless they are left out of an equation to begin with. When numbers are missing from a calculation, a deceptive void appears like a black hole that swallows otherwise important realities.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Dear Colleagues,

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Your voice matters—join us in standing up for our deepest values and for all of our communities. 

Friday, October 5, 2018
On Wednesday, Septmeber 12, NALEO presented a webinar on effective Census message testing for English and Spanish speaking Latinos. The link to the recorded webinar and slides are below: