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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

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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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May 2019 Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
05/29/2019

Thank you to everyone who support and attended our 2019 Philanthropy in the State Capitol events! We had a successful event, convening nearly 40 funders – community foundations, corporate giving programs and private foundations from across the state – to share stories, strategies and visions for the future with state legislators. Over the course of one day with 44 meetings, we demonstrated the role which philanthropy plays in co-creating positive change through our investments in communities.

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