Resources from SCG's February 25, 2015 program, Sustainable International Development Goals: High Impact Collaboration for Philanthropy.
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Resources from the January 27, 2015 SCG program Politics, Policy, and Philanthropy: How Your Funding Priorities Could be Impacted This Year.
Resources from the SCG partner event, Learning from National Leaders on Pay-For-Success, held January 23, 2015.
Resources from the SCG Veterans Funders Group Meeting on January 21, 2015.
Resources from SCG's January 14, 2015 program, Innovations for Building Healthy, Equitable Communities.
Resources from SCG's January 12, 2015 program,In Focus: STEM+Arts Education - Next Generation Science Standards.
Resources from SCG's bus tour program, Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
A Portrait of California 2014–2015, the latest edition of the benchmark California report that brings together original data and innovative analysis using the American Human Development Index, a simple ten-point scale that measures well-being in California's 265 Census Bureau-defined neighborhoods and breaks down the numbers by county, major city, and racial and ethnic group.
The report brings new light to such pressing themes as income inequality and captures the noneconomic inequalities that traditional analysis overlooks:
Mayor Eric Garcetti released Resilience by Design, a plan to address the city’s greatest earthquake vulnerabilities, including building retrofitting and steps to secure our water supply and communications infrastructure.
The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), the only full-time resource devoted to disaster philanthropy, released a new report to help donors, NGOs, government agencies, and media gain an increased understanding of how much foundation funding is spent on disasters each year, by whom, and for what activities.
Resources from SCG's December 1, 2014 program, In Focus: Health Care Reform - Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation engaged the Center for Effective Philanthropy to survey grantees and to prepare a Grantee Perception Report™ (GPR). The GPR is a confidential survey that provides a comprehensive assessment of grantee perceptions of performance, and compares the data to data from other foundations whose grantees were also surveyed. Investing in this process helps us understand how grantees view the impact of a foundation's work and how a foundation is doing overall with strategies and grants processes.
The purpose of this quarterly checkup by Fostering Media Connections is to assess the health of the child protection reform effort in Los Angeles County. In the 207 days since the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection issued its final report, county leaders have given weight to the work conducted by the BRC by voting to implement the commission’s recommendations and by creating a transition team to help implement its ideas. The transition team, DCFS and the Board of Supervisors have since made strides in moving an enormous county administration to see some of those reforms stick.
Hot Wheels® Speedometry™ encourages inquiry and real-world, problem-based learning through play, hands-on activities and in-depth lesson plans that support both Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. This education curriculum, co-created with researchers at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, combines Hot Wheels® fun, imagination, and action, as well as toys and track to accelerate learning.
According to the new edition of Key Facts on U.S. Foundations, the country's 86,192 foundations held $715 billion in assets and distributed a record $52 billion in 2012. This annual research study estimates 2013 giving at $54.7 billion and the outlook for 2014 is for growth to continue ahead of inflation, with independent and family foundations growing at a higher rate than other types of foundations. Key Facts on U.S. Foundations is the primary publication documenting the overall size of the U.S.
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 those organizations believe most of their foundation funders lack a deep understanding of their intended beneficiaries' needs.
Resources from SCG's 2014 Annual Conference at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on November 5, 2014.
Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy: Observations and Recommendations for Strengthening a Growing Field shares reflections on an in-depth examination of the story and needs of youth grantmaking (young people making monetary contributions to organizations through established institutions or governing bodies). The report finds that while more than 200 foundations worldwide offer youth grantmaking programs and more than 100 related resources exist, that information is not broadly available.