Philanthropy California News
Last week, NCG was pleased to support philanthropy's annual D.C. presence at Foundations on the Hill 2017 together with our colleagues from San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers as a part of our Philanthropy California efforts. Read this piece by Dave Biemesderfer mentioning our time there.
As Philanthropy California, we join our partners in philanthropy, along with advocates and immigrant communities, in calling for an end to the practice of separating children from their parents as part of the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Philanthropy California and nearly 120 philanthropic institutions from across the country have signed onto a joint statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States.
This spring, Philanthropy California made its debut on Capitol Hill with our state’s largest organized delegation ever. Our statewide delegation of 20 funders joined Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) to represent our sector with a united voice for public policy issues affecting philanthropy and the communities we serve.
On August 13, the Senate and Assembly Select Committee on the 2020 Census, along with the Assembly Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector, convened for a joint informational hearing on the 2020 Census.
Philanthropy California, in partnership with Nonprofit Finance Fund, is excited to announce the next phase of the Full Cost Project! This initiative allows funders and grantees to better understand what it truly costs to deliver outcomes—and how to incorporate a Full Cost framework into your work.
This week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations released a report documenting over a billion dollars directed from philanthropy to anti-Muslim hate groups between 2014 and 2016, the most recent period for which publicly accessible data is available. The report is directed to mainstream philanthropy and provides a map for foundations to identify whether their funding directly or indirectly supports anti-Muslim advocacy groups. As NPR reports, the group is calling upon the sector for more accountability and oversight.
Philanthropy California’s three regional associations are partnering with national thought leader Nonprofit Finance Fund on an exciting new movement in philanthropy. Together we are joining efforts across the country in an initiative called the Full Cost Project, aimed at meeting the true needs of the social sector by providing funding that is honest in its assessment of the full cost for delivering outcomes. The next phase of this initiative is a groundbreaking series of trainings for funders and nonprofits across California that will unpack the key elements of why—and even more importantly, how—you can incorporate Full Cost funding into your work.
When NCG stepped into the policy space two years ago, we did so knowing that it would require us to be bold and lean deeply into our mission to bring philanthropy together to build healthy, thriving, and just communities. With the 2020 election around the corner, there is much at stake for California and our region. There has never been a more appropriate or important time for philanthropy to be advocating and using its voice in service of building a Better California for all.