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The 2020 Census is Underway

Publication date: 
10/16/2017

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 endeavor that requires cooperation among federal, state, and local governments, community based organizations, and philanthropy.

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Legislative Session Recap – Special Focus on Housing

Publication date: 
10/09/2017

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 to afford the cost of housing in their local markets. Low-income Californians are disproportionately impacted with a state shortfall of 1.5 million affordable units for extremely low and very-low income renter households.

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Policy Brief: Proposed Tax Plan by the White House

Publication date: 
10/09/2017

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

The proposed tax plan would affect individual income tax rates and corporate tax rates. This memorandum will focus on the proposed changes to the tax code that would have a direct impact to philanthropy, and follows up on an analysis by Southern California Grantmakers in May.

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A Date Certain: Lessons from Limited Life Foundations

Publication date: 
03/21/2017

The limited life approach in philanthropy has received increased attention in recent years. But across foundations, perpetuity is often still seen to be the default, and there is considerable uncertainty about the practice of spending down.

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