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Philanthropy and Fire: Where to Help

Release Date: 
09/18/2015
It’s official: 2015 is the worst recorded fire season in history. Wildfires are still raging across California’s drought-parched hills, with thousands displaced and hundreds facing catastrophic losses and the Herculean task of rebuilding. We’ve...
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Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015

Release Date: 
07/20/2015
United Ways of California released an NCG member supported report analyzing the challenges families face by living in California.
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Disasters Don’t Care About Your Funding Focus

Release Date: 
10/07/2014
You may not fund disaster preparedness, but that won’t matter when the next big earthquake hits the Bay Area. The fact is, disasters are everyone’s problem when they hit.
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Disaster Philanthropy Playbook

The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a compilation of philanthropic strategies, best practices, innovative approaches and lessons learned in order to guide the philanthropic community in responding to future disasters. It is designed as an interactive website which your organization can use to personalize your future disaster strategies.
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CalFresh Reduces Hunger in Every County in California, but Changes at the Federal Level Could Cut Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — known as CalFresh in California — is the cornerstone of the federal government’s effort to reduce hunger and help struggling families put food on the table. Check out this fact sheet from the California Budget & Policy Center, that illustrates how food assistance varies in California.
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What do California Counties Stand to Lose under ACA Repeal?

California saw large increases in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 3.7 million adults enrolled in the Medi-Cal expansion. 1.2 million Californians enrolled in subsidized insurance through Covered California, with average annual premium subsidies of $3,700. Check out UC Berkeley Center Labor's fact sheet on what is at risk for California counties if the ACA is repealed.
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Providing Health Care to Undocumented Residents: Program details and lessons learned from three California county health programs

While the number of people without health insurance has declined dramatically since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, undocumented immigrants continue to be excluded from many health coverage options under this law. Check out UC Berkeley Labor Center's report on providing health care to undocumented residents.
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What Would Block Grants or Limits on Per Capita Spending Mean for Medicaid?

President-elect Trump and some in Congress have called for establishing absolute limits on the federal government’s spending on Medicaid, not only for the population covered through the Affordable Care Act’s eligibility expansion but for the program overall. Take a look at Commonwealth Fund's issue brief on two of the most common proposals for reengineering federal funding of Medicaid: block grants that set limits on total annual spending regardless of enrollment, and caps that limit average spending per enrollee.
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