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SCG Policy Updates

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Philanthropy California has signed on to the Census Policy Advocacy Network’s (CPAN) budget request to support adequate funding for community-based organizations (CBOs) to...


Monday, April 23, 2018

Engaging a New Generation of Leaders: A blog by Connie Malloy, Portfolio Director, James Irvine Foundation, who moderated the “Innovative Civic and Voter Engagement...


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Last month, Philanthropy California, an alliance of Southern California, Northern California and San Diego Grantmakers, ventured to...


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Nonprofit Vote has put together a set of practical tools for foundations looking to support nonpartisan voter engagement activities in their programs or grantmaking.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Latino Community Foundation and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund joined forces to produce this roadmap to secure a fair and accurate count in the midst of unprecedented challenges.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

During the June 2018 election, residents in a few Northern California counties will consider ballot measures that intend to create childcare program subsidies for low- and middle-income families.


Friday, March 30, 2018

Guide outlines options available to administrators when responding to requests for personal information on undocumented students by law enforcement


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

December 04, 2018
10:00 am to 11:30 am
This program is a webinar.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Good morning from Washington, DC! Our Public Policy Roundup is coming from Capitol Hill, where as Philanthropy California, an alliance of Northern California, Southern California and San Diego Grantmakers, we spent two days meeting with more than...


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Attached are materials from Los Angeles County's Equity Listening Session including the five dimensions of social determinants of health and several policy focus areas for the County.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Last week, Congress reached an agreement on a federal spending plan that would lift spending caps on defense and non-defense spending, put off a raising of the debt ceiling to March 2019 (after this year’s November elections), put the annual...


Thursday, February 15, 2018

This month’s Public Policy Roundup highlights three bills moving through the State Legislature: one that seeks to address the effects of capping the state and local tax deduction for federal taxes; one dealing with homelessness; and one expanding...


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

As has been documented by the County, external stakeholders and others, there is a crisis in the foster care system in Los Angeles County.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

On June 5, 2018, California voters will decide on Proposition 68, a $4 billion bond measure focused on providing adequate and clean water, parks and recreation improvements, capital investments for flooding control and addressing climate change....


Friday, January 26, 2018

In the last two weeks, SCG has taken action to support an accurate and fair count in the 2020 Census.


Friday, January 26, 2018

In the last two weeks, SCG has taken action to support an accurate and fair count in the 2020 Census.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

As we embark on the New Year, we invite you to join us for Foundations on the Hill and Policy Works in Washington, D.C. to educate policymakers about the crucial issues facing philanthropy.


Wednesday, December 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...


Monday, December 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.


Friday, December 8, 2017

County of Los Angeles: A Historic day for Youth Justice


Tuesday, December 5, 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”.


Thursday, November 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.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A memo from the Joint Committee on Taxation released this week confirms that increasing the standard deduction while...


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On November 15, 2017, Advancement Project hosted a webinar on “Race Counts”.


Friday, November 10, 2017

Transportation connects people to places, and is a major determinant of access to opportunity and economic mobility.


Friday, November 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.


Friday, November 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.


Friday, November 10, 2017

President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order No. 13813 titled, “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition across the United States” on October 12, 2017.


Friday, November 10, 2017

President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order No. 13813 titled, “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition across the United States” on October 12, 2017.


Friday, November 10, 2017

On October 31, 2017, Smart Growth California hosted a webinar about Senate Bill 1 (Beall) California’s New Housing Transportation Bill.


Friday, November 10, 2017

Low-income communities and communities of color have been left out and left behind by public policy and investment, both historically and up to the present day.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown finished signing and vetoing bills this past Sunday. He signed 859 bills sent to him by the Legislature, and vetoed 118 bills. The Governor signed a legislative package meant to address the affordable housing crisis in...


Monday, October 16, 2017

Every ten years, the U.S. Constitution mandates a counting of every person living in the United States, regardless of their citizenship status. The next decennial census will be conducted in 2020. The counting of nearly 400 million persons is an...


Monday, October 9, 2017

The combination of higher demand for housing and insufficient supply in California has driven a rapid rise in housing costs.  According to a recent report by The McKinsey Global Institute, more than 50 percent of the state’s households are unable...


Monday, October 9, 2017

The White House has proposed an outline for tax policy changes, entitled “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.”  


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

June 13-15, 2018
Native Americans in Philanthropy
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico


Thursday, September 21, 2017

As we barrel down the end of the legislative season and race to SCG’s Annual Conference next Tuesday, September 26, the September Public Policy Roundup provides key updates on legislation, immigration, the federal budget, and many more topics. We...


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The California Policy Forum explored the state’s current political landscape as the 2018 elections commence, and what trends philanthropy should be alert to during this time.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

On behalf of San Diego Food Funders, I am writing to express our support of SB 138 (McGuire), the Count Me In: Expand Access to School Meals bill. This legislation will improve school districts’ ability to identify low-income...


Thursday, August 17, 2017

SCG’s Public Policy Team has been working with partners on several advocacy fronts related to the ability for philanthropy and nonprofits to serve our communities. This month’s Public Policy Roundup provides legislative updates on AB 1250 (Jones-...


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

This memorandum analyzes a recently passed legislative package that extends the state’s Cap-and-Trade program and increases community-level monitoring of air pollution.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

On July 20, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) held their Monthly Immigration Policy Call. SCG has provided highlights from the call.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

On behalf of more than 300 foundations, funders, and grantmakers of Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), we write to urge your “no” on Assembly Bill 1250 (Jones-Sawyer).


Monday, July 31, 2017

SCG’s Public Policy Roundup is available to all of our members; please feel free to share with your colleagues by adding them to the Roundup list here...


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

As part of SCG’s work to support a healthy nonprofit ecosystem, we recently concluded a year-long initiative to educate California state government and local officials about new federal contracting rules on indirect cost reimbursement, known as...


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Among the challenges nonprofits face in providing high-quality service and producing strong outcomes to their work, managing the limited overhead allowed by most private and government grant and contracts is one of the toughest.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Memorandum prepared for the SCG Public Policy Advisory Committee by Michelle Ito, Public Policy Intern.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Highlights from a report on a restorative justice project in Alameda County, released by Impact Justice.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

An overview of the approved three year spending plan to combat homelessness in Los Angeles County.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Memorandum prepared for the SCG Public Policy Advisory Committee by Michelle Ito, Public Policy Intern.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Welcome to SCG’s new iteration of the Public Policy Roundup for our members! Over the last year, SCG’s Public Policy Team has provided a monthly policy update to our Public Policy Advisory Committee. We heard from many of you that the updates...


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Memorandum prepared for the SCG Public Policy Advisory Committee by Michelle Ito, Public Policy Intern.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
First 5 San Bernardino


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

An analysis of the recommended 2017-18 budget for the County of Los Angeles


Friday, May 12, 2017

The White House has proposed an outline for tax policy changes. The one page document provided by the Administration outlines tax policy changes that have the potential to affect philanthropy.


Friday, May 12, 2017

An Equity Profile of the Los Angeles Region highlights the widening inequities in income, wealth, health, and opportunity in Los Angeles County...


Friday, May 12, 2017

The Weingart Foundation’s full commitment to equity contains a pledge to use their voice to call attention to the importance of advancing fairness and inclusion and urge others to join...


Friday, May 5, 2017


Monday, April 24, 2017

Memorandum prepared for the SCG Public Policy Advisory Committee by Michelle Ito, Public Policy Intern.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Memorandum prepared for the SCG Public Policy Advisory Committee by Michelle Ito, Public Policy Intern.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

At the 2017 Public Policy Conference, the SCG community came together with leaders from across our region, our state, and our country to examine new and urgent questions: What does this new political landscape mean for our work?


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This report describes the current status of women’s health and wellbeing in Los Angeles County using standard indicators that measure social and economic health determinants, health status, health care access, health behaviors, incidence and...


Friday, March 17, 2017

Afterschool Alliance analysis of the President's proposed budget impact by state: 1.2 million kids will lose afterschool programs


Monday, March 6, 2017

Statewide webcast on California’s 2017/2018 budget offering insights into potential state and federal changes, as well as implications for nonprofits, communities, and government.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Memorandum prepared for the SCG Public Policy Committee by Seyron Foo, Director, Public Policy and Government Relations:


Monday, January 30, 2017

Funders for LGBTQ Issues' latest infographic ...


Friday, January 27, 2017

When Michelle Catalan moved from Los Angeles to Orange County, she discovered that the nearby preschool had an impossibly long waiting list for her then 4-year-old daughter, Evana.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

California has more immigrants than any other state.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

On January 10, 2017, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. released the proposed 2017-2018 budget.


Monday, December 19, 2016

This updated guide from the California Budget & Policy Center describes the budget process and timeline and looks at the roles of the Governor, the Legislature, and other key players.


Friday, December 16, 2016

An infographic from the California Budget & Policy Center outling the California state budget process.


Monday, December 5, 2016

The Legislative Analyst's Office has just issued the following report:


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

“Child care is not just a poverty or investment issue – it is about fundamental human rights.” – Clarissa Doutherd


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

By Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation
November 15, 2016


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Southern California Grantmakers expressed excitement to partner with the City of West Hollywood on the Los Angeles County’s LGBTQ Scan of Youth Services.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

View videos and materials from our 2016 Annual Conference.


Friday, September 2, 2016

As the largest integrated health care provider in the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs faces significant challenges in ensuring access to high quality health care for military veterans.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Southern California Grantmakers urged lawmakers to support the creation of a federal grants administrator in the Governor’s Office to better position the state for federal grant opportunities.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Southern California Grantmakers joined Los Angeles County in supporting the passage of a budget provision that would establish emergency child care vouchers for foster parents. This recommendation emerged from Los Angeles County’s Blue Ribbon...


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

'Pocket guides' to help tennants and landlords know their rights and responsibilities and understand key facts about the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO).


Monday, June 6, 2016

In 2010, legal staff at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (collectively the “Foundations”) joined together to develop a...


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Meet Helvetika Bold, a superhero who champions for social justice using powerful words to break the grip of villains like Mindset and his weapon the dominant narrative....


Monday, April 11, 2016

SCG's 2016 Public Policy Conference on Public-Philanthropic Partnerships: Strategies to Kickstart Policy, Align Resources, and Scale Change ( April 4, 2016).


Friday, April 1, 2016

A new report has been released by California Civic Participation Funders, Bolder Together 2: Lessons for Philanthropy from a California Initiative to Build Grassroots Movements for Change.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

View resources and presentations.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Resources from SCG's July 13, 2015 program on Proposition 47.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Resources from SCG's 2015 Public Policy Conference, held Monday, April 13, 2015. 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Resources from SCG's 2015 Public Policy Conference, held Monday, April 13, 2015. 


Monday, April 6, 2015

With its strategic focus on supporting value-based care in the safety net, Blue Shield of California Foundation offers support and resources to guide and inform safety-net settings as they transition in this new environment.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Southern California Grantmakers attended “Foundations on the Hill,” an annual event sponsored by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the Council on Foundations.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Click here for a recording of SCG's March 24th webinar, California Policy Forum: The Winners, Losers, and the Silver Lining of the Proposed State Budget.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The amount of legislative activity that is permissible for a section 501(c)(3) organization is dependent upon both the organization’s classification—that is, whether it is a “public charity” or a “private foundation”—and its size.[1] Part I of...


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Resources from SCG's March 11, 2015 program, The President’s Executive Action on Immigration and its Impact on Southern California. 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together, GrantCraft looks at how funders approach building capacity with grantees.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

How can funders work together to have an impact on public policy? 


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Resources from the January 27, 2015 SCG program Politics, Policy, and Philanthropy: How Your Funding Priorities Could be Impacted This Year. 


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Program recording and resources from our December 16, 2014 program, California Policy Forum Webinar: Local Control Funding Formula Implementation Updates and Opportunities. 


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Infographic from the Los Angeles Times: In 2011, a core group of five foundations set out to use California’s prison crowding crisis as a springboard for broad changes in criminal justice policy.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Center for Effective Philanthropy report, Hearing from Those We Seek to Help: Nonprofit Practices and Perspectives in Beneficiary Feedback, reveals that most nonprofits are using beneficiary feedback to improve their programs, but leaders of...


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Read a written summary and listen to a recording of the October 2, 2014 webinar, "How Philanthropy Can Act to Stop the Ebola Crisis," presented by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Philanthropy New York.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 8, 2014 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This report funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation shines light on these fractured systems, and shows how we can - and must - adopt a more connected approach to whole-person care.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

There are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States with an estimated 20 million board members at the helm.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As Internet use by children and teenagers increases, so do concerns about their online safety.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

There is an increasing recognition among the sectors – government, philanthropy, and business– that they may achieve greater impact by working together to solve problems of shared interest.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Resources from SCG's September 18, 2014 program, A Conversation with the LA County Department of Children & Family Services. 


Monday, September 1, 2014

Resources from the September 10, 2014 SCG program In Focus: Health Care Reform - Improving Health Care for Homeless Persons.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Causes Count is the first report of its kind to examine the nonprofit sector’s scope, activities and economic impact in the state of California.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Resources from the SCG program Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Understanding the Crisis, held August 25, 2014. 


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Founded by Academy Award®-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve, gender...


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Founded by Academy Award®-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve, gender...


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Resources from In Focus: Health Care Reform and its Impact on the Undocumented.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Inequality and Its Alternative: 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Resources from SCG's 2014 program on recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection. 


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Resources from SCG's 2014 program on recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection. 


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Reports, presentations, recap notes, photos, and audio and and video recordings from the 2014 Public Policy Conference.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Reports, presentations, recap notes, photos, and audio and and video recordings from the 2014 Public Policy Conference.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Three months after it painted Los Angeles as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would “put the city on a path to fiscal stability and renew job creation.” The...


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Three months after it painted Los Angeles as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would “put the city on a path to fiscal stability and renew job creation.” The...


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Featuring Brenda Solórzano, Chief Program Director of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, this program focused on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California as it relates to the safety net and low-income Californians....


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Featuring Brenda Solórzano, Chief Program Director of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, this program focused on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California as it relates to the safety net and low-income Californians....


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Featuring Brenda Solórzano, Chief Program Director of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, this program focused on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California as it relates to the safety net and low-income Californians....


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Featuring Brenda Solórzano, Chief Program Director of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, this program focused on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California as it relates to the safety net and low-income Californians....


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Reports, presentations, recap notes, photos, and audio and and video recordings from the 2014 Public Policy Conference.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Reports, presentations, recap notes, photos, and audio and and video recordings from the 2014 Public Policy Conference.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

My first GEO conference was in 2010 in Pittsburgh. At the time, I working for The Lumpkin Family Foundation based in Illinois. While I had been a fan of the GEO publications and...


Saturday, March 1, 2014

There’s a song that I bet only a few of you are geeky enough (like me) to know, called the Duct Tape Madrigal. I love this song because it celebrates a...


Saturday, March 1, 2014

The language we use to convey our ideas and engage people in dialogue can catalyze change.  In fact, many of my favorite moments from GEO’s 2014 conference featured a new frame or fresh way to talk about an old, complicated concept.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities in California Agriculture: Outlook for California Agriculture to 2030


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Established in 1926 by a prominent, reform-minded physician and his suffragist wife, the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation is Los Angeles’ leading supporter of social science research.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

This report from Funders for LGBTQ Issues finds that while more LGBT adults live in the South than in any other region of the country, the South only receive 3-4 percent of domestic funding for LGBTQ issues.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

In June 2013, President Obama released his landmark plan to tackle climate change, an ambition that the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) believe is critically important to saving wildlife and protecting our communities.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

There are many paths to long-term satisfaction with family philanthropy.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

There are many paths to long-term satisfaction with family philanthropy.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Profile of the Practice 2013 is a signature research project of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship that explores how the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) dimensions of business—corporate citizenship—are managed...


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The 2013 Otis Report on the Creative Economy, the seventh edition of the annual report, marks an exciting and important expansion beyond its regional study.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Economic Crisis and America’s Nonprofit Clinics and Health Centers.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Every day in the United States, children and adolescents are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. The IOM and National Research Council studied these crimes as they affect U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of...


Monday, July 1, 2013

Recording of our webinar along with the presentation by Sandra Martinez, Director of Public Policy, The California Wellness Foundation.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Recording of our webinar along with the presentation by Sandra Martinez, Director of Public Policy, The California Wellness Foundation.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") provides a unique opportunity for immigrant children and youth who have had to live in the shadows to become fuller members of our society. The implications—and opportunities—for philanthropy are...


Monday, July 1, 2013

Recording of our webinar along with the presentation by Sandra Martinez, Director of Public Policy, The California Wellness Foundation.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Recording of our webinar along with the presentation by Sandra Martinez, Director of Public Policy, The California Wellness Foundation.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Recording of our webinar along with the presentation by Sandra Martinez, Director of Public Policy, The California Wellness Foundation.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Recording of our webinar along with the presentation by Sandra Martinez, Director of Public Policy, The California Wellness Foundation.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Resources from the May 10, 2013 California Philanthropy (Southern California Grantmakers, Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) and CalNonprofits California Policy Forum webinar on recent advancements related to Social Impact...


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Resources from the May 10, 2013 California Philanthropy (Southern California Grantmakers, Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) and CalNonprofits California Policy Forum webinar on recent advancements related to Social Impact...


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Resources from the May 10, 2013 California Philanthropy (Southern California Grantmakers, Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) and CalNonprofits California Policy Forum webinar on recent advancements related to Social Impact...


Monday, April 1, 2013

Resources from our 2013 Public Policy Conference, Activating a New Partnership with City Hall: Los Angeles City Council Forum. Speakers include Mike Bonin, Felipe Fuentes and the candidates for Los Angeles City Council.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Resources from our 2013 Public Policy Conference, Activating a New Partnership with City Hall: Los Angeles City Council Forum. Speakers include Mike Bonin, Felipe Fuentes and the candidates for Los Angeles City Council.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Resources from our 2013 Public Policy Conference, Activating a New Partnership with City Hall: Los Angeles City Council Forum. Speakers include Mike Bonin, Felipe Fuentes and the candidates for Los Angeles City Council.


Monday, April 1, 2013

2013 California Women Veteran Survey


Monday, April 1, 2013

Presentation by Nonprofit Finance Fund's David Greco's and materials from Financial Analysis 201. Includes sample audits.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Presentation by Nonprofit Finance Fund's David Greco's and materials from Financial Analysis 201. Includes sample audits.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget Project presents at the UCLA State of the Nonprofit Sector Conference and SCG's Funders' Breakfast.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget Project presents at the UCLA State of the Nonprofit Sector Conference and SCG's Funders' Breakfast.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget Project presents at the UCLA State of the Nonprofit Sector Conference and SCG's Funders' Breakfast.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Learnings from the Financial Stability Partnership of Northern Nevada collaborative addressing financial stability for individuals and families.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Opening Remarks as Prepared for Delivery for “Civil Discourse? Progressive vs Conservative Philanthropy”.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

As 2012 came to a close, a partial deal was made to avoid the fiscal cliff. Federal spending cuts were delayed for two months and income tax cuts were allowed to expire for America's top 2 percent of earners. And--thanks in part to the robust...


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Opening Remarks as Prepared for Delivery for “Civil Discourse? Progressive vs Conservative Philanthropy”.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

As 2012 came to a close, a partial deal was made to avoid the fiscal cliff. Federal spending cuts were delayed for two months and income tax cuts were allowed to expire for America's top 2 percent of earners. And--thanks in part to the robust...


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

As 2012 came to a close, a partial deal was made to avoid the fiscal cliff. Federal spending cuts were delayed for two months and income tax cuts were allowed to expire for America's top 2 percent of earners. And--thanks in part to the robust...


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The fiscal cliff debate was a clear example of the country's deep political divides on a range of civic and budgetary issues.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The fiscal cliff debate was a clear example of the country's deep political divides on a range of civic and budgetary issues.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The fiscal cliff debate was a clear example of the country's deep political divides on a range of civic and budgetary issues.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Senate Bill 9 on Social Impact Bonds in California by California Senator Curren Price


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Commentary blogs and research from RAND on addressing the needs of veterans.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Don Knabe


Thursday, November 1, 2012

This comprehensive study identifies five essential approaches to successful advocacy and analyzes the effectiveness of advocacy on issues facing the entire nonprofit and philanthropic sector.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Presentation and handout by Alicia Santamaría, Principal, adelante coaching + consulting.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Short Subjects: Women Veterans Series


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Resources from SCG's 2012 Conference on Corporate Philanthropy: A New Paradigm for Corporate Citizenship.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Resources from SCG's 2012 Conference on Corporate Philanthropy: A New Paradigm for Corporate Citizenship.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Resources from SCG's 2012 Conference on Corporate Philanthropy: A New Paradigm for Corporate Citizenship.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

A scientific report providing a new view of thousands of unassessed fisheries around the world and confirms our understanding that these fisheries are declining at alarming rates


Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Department of Education (ED) has invited 124 high-scoring Investing in Innovation (I3) pre-applicants to apply for 2012 i3 Development grants. This announcement comes just a few months after ED announced the availability of funding for the...


Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Department of Education (ED) has invited 124 high-scoring Investing in Innovation (I3) pre-applicants to apply for 2012 i3 Development grants. This announcement comes just a few months after ED announced the availability of funding for the...


Friday, June 1, 2012

Resources from SCG's program Moving Beyond Trade-Offs in Corporate Philanthropy.


Friday, June 1, 2012

Resources from SCG's program Moving Beyond Trade-Offs in Corporate Philanthropy.


Friday, June 1, 2012

The Department of Education has adopted a place-based approach recognizing that the federal government can support strategies to achieve better outcomes for kids and families by taking into account where investments are made and how those...


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A collection of international grantmaking resources.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A collection of international grantmaking resources.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A collection of international grantmaking resources.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Funders for Safety & Justice in California (FSJC) is a newly created affinity group of national and California-based funders investing in criminal justice and public safety issues in the state.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Conversation on Governance and Civic Engagement in the Golden State moderated by Pete Peterson, Executive Director, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, Pepperdine School of Public Policy.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Conversation on Governance and Civic Engagement in the Golden State moderated by Pete Peterson, Executive Director, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, Pepperdine School of Public Policy.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Christian Griffith, Chief Consultant, California Assembly Budget Committee shares his report on the California Budget.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Christian Griffith, Chief Consultant, California Assembly Budget Committee shares his report on the California Budget.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Staying Current: National and State Laws Governing the Charitable Sector moderated by Angie Kim, Director of Programs, Southern California Grantmakers.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Staying Current: National and State Laws Governing the Charitable Sector moderated by Angie Kim, Director of Programs, Southern California Grantmakers.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Focus on Elections as a Lever for Change panel moderated by Sandra Martínez, Director of Public Policy, The California Wellness Foundation.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Focus on Elections as a Lever for Change panel moderated by Sandra Martínez, Director of Public Policy, The California Wellness Foundation.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Presentation by Gigi Barsoum, Founder, Barsoum Policy Consulting: Move Your Issue: How to Evaluate Advocacy.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Presentation by Gigi Barsoum, Founder, Barsoum Policy Consulting: Move Your Issue: How to Evaluate Advocacy.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Presentation by Gigi Barsoum, Founder, Barsoum Policy Consulting: Move Your Issue: How to Evaluate Advocacy.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The recording of SCG's 2012 Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Forum.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Presentation by Gigi Barsoum, Founder, Barsoum Policy Consulting: Move Your Issue: How to Evaluate Advocacy.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The recording of SCG's 2012 Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Forum.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The recording of SCG's 2012 Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Forum.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Resources from Idea Exchange: Does Philanthropy Serve the Public Interest? Moderated by Latonya Slack.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Resources from Idea Exchange: Does Philanthropy Serve the Public Interest? Moderated by Latonya Slack.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Fact sheet on California's Office of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

In recognition of The James Irvine Foundation's 75th anniversary, this interactive timeline looks back at key moments in the organization's history and accomplishments of grantees.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Shaping the Future: A Compliance Guide for Nonprofits Influencing Public Policy in California by Alliance for Justice.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

While social media is increasingly ubiquitous among foundations and nonprofits, recent research finds that few surveyed grantees are using social media from their foundation funders or their funders’ staff. Those who do are finding foundations’...


Sunday, January 1, 2012

This Executive Summary includes 20 pages of data from the "Numbers" section of 2012 Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2011, which include: Key findings, our famous pie charts on the sources and uses of contributions,...


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Since 2008, attempts have been made to pass state-wide legislation in California and Florida regarding the public disclosure of private foundation practices related to diversity; one succeeded and one failed.This report has documented the...


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Foundations for Civic Impact: Advocacy and Civic Engagement Toolkit for Private Foundations by Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest, Council on Foundations and Rockefeller Brothers Fund


Thursday, September 1, 2011

The time is now for foundations, large and small, to engage in public policy.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Smart Government: Making California Work Again by California Forward


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Reports on science education from The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This paper explore the evidence base for what makes an effective coalition with the assumption that understanding what makes them effective and how to assess and improve them will increase their effectiveness as an advocacy tool and reduce...


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How to reinvent capitalism - and unleash a wave of innovation and growth by Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer


Saturday, January 1, 2011

California Philanthropy: Innovators, Collaborators and Partners.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

The first in SCG's newest publication series exploring different perspectives on critical issues of interest to the philanthropic sector, this publication features contributions from Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, National Committee for...


Saturday, January 1, 2011

This resource from the Bridgespan Group checklist provides questions to continually check in on your personal and organizational philanthropic accountability.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

These resources provide an insight on funding criminal justice reform and the "realignment" of responsibility from the state to the counties.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

These resources provide an insight on funding criminal justice reform and the "realignment" of responsibility from the state to the counties.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

These reports provide a broad overview of public finance and program trends in the state.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Foundation's Guide to Advocacy by the Council on Foundations.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Foundation's Guide to Advocacy by the Council on Foundations.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

This report, produced in partnership with the Foundation Center, highlights key trends and giving patterns for family foundations in the region.


Friday, January 1, 2010

This report examines how foundations--by voting their shareholder proxies--can leverage their investments to align mission and values.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

To encourage philanthropic investment to maximize the participation of immigrants and other traditionally undercounted populations in the 2010 census.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

To encourage philanthropic investment to maximize the participation of immigrants and other traditionally undercounted populations in the 2010 census.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

This research documents how 15 nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County and their allies leveraged foundation grants to secure nearly $91 of benefit for every dollar spent for Los Angeles citizens.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Agenda for Action: Building a Movement for Elder Women's Advocacy presents the findings from the Elder Women's Initiative research and Speak-Outs organized through the combined efforts of The Women's Foundation of California, The California...


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A panel discussion on philanthropy's role in diplomacy


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Grantmakers who fund community organizing say it's the best option when you want to promote civic engagement and support lasting solutions to a community's problems. Yet many funders, concerned about the ability to measure its impact and...


Saturday, January 1, 2005

The letter and this explanatory document are intended to help grantmakers, nonprofit managers, and advisors to foundations and other nonprofits better understand lobbying opportunities and limits under federal law. Please note that the letter and...


Saturday, January 1, 2005

Grantmakers tend to be cautious about funding advocacy, and for good reason - yet advocacy can play a crucial role in advancing a foundation's mission. In this guide, contributors explain that advocacy includes a lot of opportunities to improve...


This learning hub, supported by the Nonprofit Finance Fund, included articles, resources, tools, networks and events related to Pay for Success/Social Impact Bonds.


Southern California Grantmakers, Northern California Grantmakers, and San Diego Grantmakers helped defeat legislation that would harm the work of foundations and their grantees. Learn more through our letter to the Chair of the Assembly...


Leveraging Limited Dollars: How Grantmakers Achieve Tangible Results by Funding Policy and Community Engagement by National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.


Leveraging Limited Dollars: How Grantmakers Achieve Tangible Results by Funding Policy and Community Engagement by National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.


A mapping system of homeless services in Santa Clara County funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation


Addressing the ways policies shape, hamper, or encourage social progress is integral to the Kellogg Foundation’s work in each program and geographic area.


This initiative sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the financial firm Liquidnet is an online dialogue to discover how the social sector can better use and share information to drive...


The Bolder Advocacy initiative is a comprehensive approach to training and equipping nonprofits and foundations to be effective in their work by better understanding the laws and regulations governing organizations engaging in advocacy.


Webinars and resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's impact in California.


Independent Sector's Resource Center features the Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and Foundations, developed by the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, which outlines 33 principles of sound practice related...


Webinars and resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's impact in California.


Webinars and resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's impact in California.


A guide by the League of Women Voters of California.


Program materials from the August 27, 2014 program, Form 990: Beyond the Basics.