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“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

A public health funder based in California just kicked in $10 million to aid the state’s $90 million efforts to get a fair and accurate census count in 2020. The count determines the destination of federal dollars, the breakdown of representation in Washington and even influences where private investments flow. Experts are increasingly alarmed about … Continue reading “We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

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Healthy Food Options Greet Students Heading Back To School By Way Of $356,000 In Grants To 6 Local Groups

Regional philanthropic organizations have stepped up with significant funds to help provide healthier meals to local youth before, during, and after school. The San Diego Food Funders – a funding collaborative of San Diego Grantmakers – will provide grants totaling $356,000 to in-school and out-of-school youth meals programs in San Diego County to improve access … Continue reading Healthy Food Options Greet Students Heading Back To School By Way Of $356,000 In Grants To 6 Local Groups

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Member Spotlight: Christy Wilson

Each month we highlight our members and showcase how their work supports our new strategic framework. Rancho Santa Fe Foundation connects donors with regional and global needs through visionary community leadership, personalized service and effective grantmaking. Their Community Impact Fund pays out approximately $180,000 per year to nonprofits addressing a specific focus area each year. The 2018 area was Workforce Development for … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Christy Wilson

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Comments on Proposed Information Collection on 2020 Census

Ms. Jennifer Jessup Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer Department of Commerce 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20230 Submitted via regulations.gov On behalf of Philanthropy California and the League of California Community Foundations, we write in response to the June 8, 2018 notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on the 2020 Census proposed information collection. … Continue reading Comments on Proposed Information Collection on 2020 Census

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Can Philanthropy Save a City?

The cash-strapped city of Stockton is hoping so, courting millions of dollars from private investors to solve a whole host of social problems. The philanthropists came on air-conditioned buses from big cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. They were driven past vacant lots overrun with weeds, auto-repair shops and fast-food restaurants and meat markets, … Continue reading Can Philanthropy Save a City?

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Census 2020: How Is Philanthropy Responding to the Citizenship Question?

The inclusion of a question about citizenship status on the next census has funders and advocates even more worried about getting a full and accurate count in 2020. The concerns add to earlier warnings about low funding, access and data security. Back in March, the Trump Administration added a question to the census about citizenship … Continue reading Census 2020: How Is Philanthropy Responding to the Citizenship Question?

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Carr Fire: How to Help

Over the weekend, the Carr Fire in Shasta County intensified, with nearly 100,000 acres now burned, over 720 homes and 240 other buildings destroyed, and six deaths. Only 20% contained, the firestorm threatens thousands of additional structures as tens of thousands of people in the county have been moved for safety. Governor Brown declared a … Continue reading Carr Fire: How to Help

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Member Spotlight: Sara Vaz

Each month we highlight our members and showcase how their work supports our new strategic framework. The Nordson Corporation Foundation operates on the belief that business, as a corporate citizen, has a social responsibility to share its success with the communities where it operates and draws employees. Since 1989, the Foundation has awarded over $50 million in grants. When … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Sara Vaz

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