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Southern California Disaster Resources

Publication date: 
01/09/2018

Our heartfelt thoughts go out to our members, partners, friends and everyone affected. We will keep this page updated with information that could be helpful in responding appropriately to these disasters.

 

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December Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
12/13/2017

SCG’s Public Policy staff remains actively engaged with our statewide and national partners on tax reform legislation, particularly the efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which has long safeguarded nonprofits from the partisan demands of politicians and donors.

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Counting All Californians in the 2020 Census

Publication date: 
12/11/2017

Independent researcher and demographer Dr. William P. O’Hare published a report on the changing demographics of California and their impact on the 2020 Census. The report focuses on the fastest growing groups in the state as well as the largest nine counties. Dr. O’Hare notes that persons in the aforementioned categories include hard-to-count (HTC) communities that are likely to be missed in the Census. Despite the state’s efforts and resources in place to make sure there is a complete count in California, the underfunding of the 2020 Census increases the risks of higher undercounts.

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Strategies for Supporting AAPI, Black, and LGBTQ Immigrants

Publication date: 
12/05/2017

On November 28, 2017, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) hosted a webinar, “United for All Dreamers: Strategies for Supporting AAPI, Black and LGBTQ immigrants”. The presentation focused on how funders can support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients after the White House announced the DACA program phase-out and the removal of TPS designation for certain countries. The presentation speakers were:

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November Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
11/16/2017

This month's roundup features the National Arts Index, a research and policy initiative that encourages policy makers and the arts community to engage in critical dialogue about the status of the arts in the United States.

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Resources from Advancement Project's Race Counts Webinar

Publication date: 
11/15/2017

On November 15, 2017, Advancement Project hosted a webinar on “Race Counts”. Race Counts is an online interactive tool developed by Advancement Project that provides a three-dimensional framework for understanding racial equity in California. A report on Race Counts can also be found here. The webinar presentation was participated by:

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JCT Analysis Confirms House Tax Reform Bill’s Negative Impact on Giving

Publication date: 
11/15/2017

A memo from the Joint Committee on Taxation released this week confirms that increasing the standard deduction while keeping the charitable deduction as is, as H.R. 1 proposes, will result in far less charitable giving to American communities. Under the current law, JCT estimates that 40.7 million taxpayers who itemize will deduct charitable contributions totaling $241.1 billion in 2018. If H.R.

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California Philanthropy and the New Reality of Legal Weed

Publication date: 
11/10/2017

On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, launching a new era in the consumption, marketing, taxation and regulation of for what decades has been California’s largest cash crop, marijuana. In this paper, I will explore how the policy issues emerging from the legalization of recreational marijuana intersect with racial justice, education, youth wellbeing, the built environment and economic development.

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