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The SCAN Foundation is seeking an experienced, creative, strategic communications professional to serve as its new Director of Communications.
The Real Cost Project is a joint statewide initiative of Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers. The goal of the Real Cost Project is to increase the number of funders that provide real-cost funding and to build the skills and capacity of all those engaged in grantmaking, including foundations, corporations, individuals, and government.
The report, LA2050: Vision for a Successful Los Angeles, provides the history, context, recent developments, and next steps for LA2050.
It describes the metrics to track and reach the five LA2050 goals, as well as current data points that identify how far we have to go.
The report also shares recent grants made to local partners to make progress toward these goals, articulates the broad strategy of investments, partnership, and activation that, together, enable LA2050 to achieve a shared vision for a better Los Angeles by 2050.
Nearly a third of California’s households “struggle each month to meet basic needs,” largely because of the state’s high cost of living, a new study by United Ways of California concludes.
The study relies on what the organization calls a “real cost measure” that goes well beyond the Census Bureau’s official poverty measure, which dates back to the early 1960s and pegs California’s rate at just half of what the United Ways study found.
Resources from SCG's July 13, 2015 program on Proposition 47.
Resources from the May 29, 2015 program A Community of Contrasts: Paradise Lost and Found in Los Angeles.
Resources from SCG's program In Focus: Health Care - Oral Health Update with DentaQuest Foundation.
Philamplify, an iniatiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, recently published a comprehensive report evaluating the social justice impact of one of the country’s largest foundations, The Walton Family Foundation.
Developed by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) at Brandeis University, with the generous support of the Citi Foundation, this new paper offers compelling evidence and examples for achieving stronger and more sustainable outcomes by combining asset building with a variety of public and private sector community partners including employment, education, healthcare and affordable housing.
Despite philanthropy's commitments to improve family economic security, stability, and growth, a lack of cross-sector collaboration limits lasting impacts.
A new report jointly released by Foundation Center and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement shows a distinct trend toward increased U.S. foundation funding for organizations and programs that are working to improve the life outcomes of Black males. Education historically receives the largest share of this support, but giving in other areas, including human services and public affairs, has grown. In addition to analyzing U.S. funding trends, Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys describes recent initiatives in the field of Black male achievement.
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.
LGBTQ foster youth are twice as likely to report poor treatment and more likely to live in group homes and to have more foster care placements. Approximately 1 in 5, or 1,400 foster youth in Los Angeles County, home to the nation’s largest population of foster youth, identify as LGBTQ. The finding is twice the estimated percentage of youth not in foster care who are LGBTQ. Generally, LGBTQ foster youth mirror the racial/ethnic demographic of all foster youth in Los Angeles County. The majority are people of color, over 86% are Latino, Black, or API.
Resources from SCG's March 23, 2015 program, In Focus: Education - A Deeper Dive into LCFF: What does the LCAP mean?