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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, the SCG Public Policy Advisory Committee supports 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, January 14, 2019
Wednesday, April 24 Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. Keynote Address: 9 a.m. Breakout Discussions: 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Closing Plenary Session: 11:45 a.m. UCLA Luskin Conference Center 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

Monday, January 7, 2019
In 2017-8 California State Legislative Session, SCG developed an analysis on the background and implications of Senate Bill (SB) 10 (Hertzberg), which proposed to restrict the practice of setting “monetary bail” by establishing a risk assessment...

Public Policy Resources

Monday, November 26, 2018
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Hispanics in Philanthropy have created this two-page issue brief to update funders on this crisis, which will worsen w

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

Public Policy Events

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
The Funders Census Initiative is pleased to... 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

Monday, March 11, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (All day)
Join us for Foundations on the Hill (FOTH), a two... more

Monday, April 8, 2019
8:00am - 3:30pm
As California embarks on a new era of leadership... 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.