Philanthropy California News
Philanthropy California voices our unequivocal support for the “Johnson Amendment” – the long-standing federal law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities. We are proud to join the diverse coalition of organizations who support the protections now afforded by the Johnson Amendment.
California’s three regional philanthropy associations are deepening our partnership as a force for positive impact, and the timing couldn’t be better. We wanted to share this collection of resources to help you understand and navigate the post-election landscape.
Mayor Michael Tubbs recently spoke with NCG in preparation for an upcoming Stockton Reinvention Tour for funders. Mayor Tubbs was elected in 2016 in a landslide victory with 70% of the vote. Since then, Stockton has become the second most fiscally-healthy city in the state and has innovated new programs like a basic universal income pilot, which guarantees a monthly income of $500 to a segment of Stockton residents, and Advance Peace, which is a gun violence prevention program that pays those most likely to commit gun-related crimes.
Years in the making, Philanthropy CA is an idea whose time has finally come!
Our state is great because of the strength we draw from our diversity, including the 10 million immigrants who live here. Immigrants and their families are our classmates and colleagues, our neighbors, and family members. No matter where someone comes from and regardless of citizenship status, we are stronger when we work together, find new ways to deal with old challenges, and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
This memorandum provides highlights from the Governor’s proposed budget, which will face scrutiny by the State Legislature over the next few months.
The City of Stockton is an example of the resilience and hope that make California a great state. It is a city known for its diversity and also for its challenges, such as when it filed for bankruptcy in 2011. But like the Phoenix of Greek mythology, Stockton is rebuilding itself as a city committed to setting the pace for how great cities will be governed in the future and what they will do to attract and care for their residents. The city’s extraordinary turnaround is being recognized.
Last year around this time NCG toyed with the idea of canceling its annual programs on the California state budget for lack of interest. What a difference a year makes.
Philanthropy California has signed on to the Census Policy Advocacy Network’s (CPAN) budget request to support adequate funding for community-based organizations (CBOs) to engage in outreach efforts for the upcoming 2020 Census.