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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

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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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Family Philanthropy Newsletter, April 2019

Publication date: 
04/23/2019

But am I Making a Difference? How Family Foundations Can Understand Their Impact - As a philanthropic advisor, my job is to help donors craft a strategy or approach, find organizations to support, and understand the impact that they’re making. While the first two take some time, they are ultimately achievable. The third is a much heavier lift. And this is more often the case with families, who are committed to making a difference, but are rarely interested diverting potential grant funds to support sophisticated (and expensive) evaluations.

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Family Philanthropy Newsletter, January 2019

Publication date: 
01/07/2019

The holiday season has come to an end. For some of us the holidays are bittersweet, pulling on our emotions between warm, laughter-filled moments with family and the strain of keeping everyone reasonably happy. Like it or not, families play an intricate, if not intense, role in the holidays but unlike all of our holiday decorations that we can box up and put away for another year, families are a constant.

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An Escalating Humanitarian Crisis at the San Diego-Tijuana Border How Philanthropy Can Respond

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11/26/2018

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 with the arrival of the much-publicized exodus of Central American asylum seekers and migrants, including many families with young children. This brief covers the multi-faceted nature of the situation, its impact on communities on both sides of the border, and how funders can support local efforts to address urgent humanitarian needs and long-term p

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