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.
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Under general supervision, provides data entry and administrative support for grants processing, including contacting and communicating with grantees, collecting due diligence information, generating documentation, and creating records and files associated with grants made by the Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation. Responsible for monitoring the status of a grant from inception to payment, and coordinating grant reporting for the Metabolic Studio.
Position: Director, Financial Planning & Reporting
Organization: The California Wellness Foundation is a private independent foundation created in 1992 with a mission to improve the health of Californians by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. (www.CalWellness.org)
Location: The Director, Financial Planning & Reporting will work at the Foundation headquarters in Woodland Hills, California (in the southwestern part of the San Fernando Valley).
The California Community Foundation is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that administers almost 1,600 individual charitable funds to meet existing and emerging needs in the Greater Los Angeles area. CCF is one of the largest and fastest growing community foundations in the United States. With assets of more than $1.4 billion currently, CCF has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants and received more than $1.8 billion in contributions from 2003-2013. Since 1915, CCF has been helping individuals, families, corporations and nonprofits establish and develop their philanthropic visions.
Liberty Hill’s got an incredible job open. We are looking for a senior staff person with a high level of political sophistication and imagination, someone who can move nimbly and with credibility between grassroots community-led organizations, elected officials and their staffs and government agencies, and philanthropic leaders. Given the political context in Los Angeles right now, it’s a chance to advance countless social justice policies building on the 40-year reputation of Liberty Hill as a leader in social justice philanthropy through investment in grassroots organizing.
Resources from SCG's March 23, 2015 program, In Focus: Education - A Deeper Dive into LCFF: What does the LCAP mean?
Resources from SCG's March 16, 2015 program, Health Care Peer Learning Exchange.
Resources from SCG's March 11, 2015 program, The President’s Executive Action on Immigration and its Impact on Southern California.
Resources from SCG's February 4, 2015 program, Form 990: Beyond the Basics.
Even if your family foundation or fund is very new, chances are you have already experienced at least one transition in the lifecycle of your giving program. What have been the key turning points in the life of your fund from the founders’ initial concept to the present? Which transitions can you see in the years ahead? How do you remember those past experiences? Did you plan for them or were they thrust upon you? Were the outcomes more positive and promising or tense and tumultuous?
In Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together, GrantCraft looks at how funders approach building capacity with grantees. Through examples from foundations ranging in size, mission, and geography, we explore various strategies for capacity building and the types of awareness that funders can choose to incorporate in decision making to facilitate informed, thoughtful judgments about strengthening organizations.
Resources from SCG's February 25, 2015 program, Sustainable International Development Goals: High Impact Collaboration for Philanthropy.
Resources from SCG's February 11, 2015 program, In Focus: Health Care - The School-Based Wellness Center Breakthrough.
Since 2011, Blue Shield of California Foundation has invested in a series of studies examining the healthcare preferences and experiences of low-income Californians. The research provides a unique inside-look at what real Californians think about their healthcare in order to inform the work of the community health centers and clinics on the frontlines of our safety net system.
Resources from the January 16, 2015 event, CEO Salon with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
How can funders work together to have an impact on public policy?
In 2008, the federal government passed the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act marking a fundamental shift in supporting foster youth transitioning to adulthood. California was one of the first states to adopt the extension of foster care through age 21 with the passage of Assembly Bill 12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act. California has the largest state foster care population in the U.S. and like many states runs a countyadministered child welfare system.
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.