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Opinion: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on the 2020 Census

Release Date: 
02/06/2018

Since the very first census in 1790, the constitutionally required population count has attempted to survey everyone from every corner of the country to determine equitable distribution of federal funding as well as congressional representation.

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California Foundations Move $40 Million for Immigration Response Fund

Release Date: 
01/23/2018

Responding to President Trump’s policies on immigration, a group of California foundations has injected more than $40 million in emergency support to nonprofits in the state in recent months while developing a rapid-response ethos designed to coun

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SCG Submits Comments to the Federal Reserve Regarding Main Street Lending Programs

Publication date: 
04/16/2020

On April 16, 2020, Southern California Grantmakers submitted the following comments urging the Federal Reserve to include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations as eligible applicants for the “Main Street Lending Programs”. 

 

"On behalf of Southern California Grantmakers, we respectfully request that the Federal Reserves “Main Street Lending Programs” include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations as eligible applicants. 

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Philanthropy California Opposes Proposed Changes to Federal Food Assistance Programs

Publication date: 
09/27/2019

On September 23, 2019, Philanthropy California submitted public comment to oppose the Department of Agriculture's proposed changes to the categorical eligibility policy in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which would substantially restrict CalFresh, the state's implementation of SNAP, for over 230,000 adults, children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities in California and further escalate food insecurity. This rule would restrict food assistance benefits from those making over 130 percent of the federal poverty threshold ($32,630 for a family of four). 

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Philanthropy California Opposes Proposed Changes to Healthcare Rights

Publication date: 
08/13/2019

On August 13, Philanthropy California submitted public comment to oppose the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which would substantially limit federal protections against gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination in healthcare.

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June 2019 Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
06/24/2019

June marks the conclusion of budget season in the State Capitol! This month’s Public Policy Roundup takes a look at the investments in the state budget that may inform your grantmaking in areas such as early childhood development, housing and homelessness, and healthcare.

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