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November 2019 Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
11/14/2019

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As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case, this month’s Public Policy Roundup will be dedicated to issues affecting immigrant communities. We will recap the recent legislation signed by Governor Newsom that affects immigrant access to civic engagement opportunities, educational access, and 2020 Census, as well as provide an update on the public charge rule, and key facts on health insurance options for immigrants and their families.

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Family Philanthropy Newsletter: October 2019

Publication date: 
10/09/2019
IN THIS ISSUE: Policy Analysis of Key Philanthropic Issues, Featured Programs and Events, Community Updates, Resources, and more. 
 

POLICY LENS: ANALYZING KEY ISSUES IN FAMILY PHILANTHROPY

This issue, we've invited Seyron Foo, to discuss two timely policy issues affecting our communities. We believe that having a holistic perspective on key trends and issues in our sector will lead to more informed and productive philanthropy. If you have and policy-related questions, please reach out to Seyron directly. 

 

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Becoming a Philanthropic Futurist: A Q&A with Trista Harris

Publication date: 
09/03/2019

In preparation for our upcoming annual conference, Christine Essel, President & CEO of SCG, spoke with Trista Harris, our keynote plenary speaker and philanthropic futurist who inspired our conference theme, Foresight Philanthropy. Chris and Trista discussed everything from what a philanthropy futurist looks like to what trends should be on philanthropists’ horizons. Read the full interview below and join the SCG community for a day designed to help you become a future-focused grantmaker.

 

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June 2019 Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
06/24/2019

June marks the conclusion of budget season in the State Capitol! This month’s Public Policy Roundup takes a look at the investments in the state budget that may inform your grantmaking in areas such as early childhood development, housing and homelessness, and healthcare.

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May 2019 Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
05/29/2019

Thank you to everyone who support and attended our 2019 Philanthropy in the State Capitol events! We had a successful event, convening nearly 40 funders – community foundations, corporate giving programs and private foundations from across the state – to share stories, strategies and visions for the future with state legislators. Over the course of one day with 44 meetings, we demonstrated the role which philanthropy plays in co-creating positive change through our investments in communities.

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First Look: Governor’s Revised Budget Emphasizes Bold Proposals and Fiscal Resilience, Leaves Room for Other Investments

Publication date: 
05/13/2019

Governor Newsom's May Revision to his proposed 2019-20 state budget continues to call for bold investments in creating economic security and opportunities for Californians, while also fostering the state’s fiscal health. The Governor forecasts revenues that are $3.2 billion higher (over a three-year “budget window” from 2017-18 to 2019-20) than projected in January, driven largely by continued economic growth.

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Targeted Universalism: Policy & Practice

Publication date: 
05/08/2019

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley has released a primer on the “targeted universalism” framework, which allows for new, creative policy remedies to achieve goals of universal access and inclusion. Developed by Haas Institute Director john a. powell to spur innovative policy design to solve enduring social challenges, this approach can also inform philanthropic strategies and cross-sector efforts.

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April 2019 Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
04/24/2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2019 Public Policy Conference! We hope you found the day filled with useful resources, insightful conversations and a plan for action.

This month’s Public Policy Roundup focuses on poverty, racial justice and housing services, including:

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