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Resources from The Dramatic Discovery of Solano County: How One Bay Area County Fell Off the Funder Map and What We Can Do About It!

Publication date: 
09/2016
Rewind Back to 2006 . A report from the Irvine Foundation on Foundation Giving in California found that Solano County received substantially fewer foundation dollars compared to eight other Bay Area counties. Fast Forward to 2016 . Ten years later and according to a recent study , Solano County continues to receive the least amount of dollars per capita despite having the highest percentage of families living in poverty. The study points out that between 2006 and 2012, almost half of the grant dollars invested in the Bay Area went to San Francisco‐based...
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Resources from Building Financial Security for Bay Area Families: New Data, Partnerships and Solutions

Publication date: 
11/2015
While only 10% of households across the Bay Area are living in poverty, over three times more are financially vulnerable. Brand new data from CFED in partnership with Citi Community Development reveals that 35% of households in the Bay Area are liquid asset poor—they do not have enough savings to live above the poverty level for just three months should they lose a job, have a health emergency, or suffer another disruption in income. Those living in asset poverty lack a financial cushion and are unable to invest in their futures. They can’t save for education, homeownership, or retirement—...
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Children's Health Programs in California: Promoting a Lifetime of Health and Well-Being

Publication date: 
05/2015
California Budget & Policy Center's report looks at our state’s health care system for children and their families, including both public health care coverage and public health programs.
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Children's Health Programs in California: Recent Years' Budget and Policy Changes

Publication date: 
05/2015
California Budget & Policy Center 's infographic Children’s Health Programs in California: Recent Years’ Budget and Policy Changes is a brief companion piece to the Children's Health Programs in California: Promoting a Lifetime of Health and Well-Being and provides a timeline of major policy choices made in the past several years that have shaped our state’s health system for children. The Children’s Health Programs in California project was made possible by a grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health .
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Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys

Publication date: 
04/2015
This report analyzes U.S. funding trends for Black men and boys and describes recent initiatives in the field of Black male achievement. The brief shows a distinct trend toward increased U.S. foundation funding for organizations and programs that are working to improve the life outcomes of Black males.
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Resources from Transforming Lives: Safety and Opportunity Through Prop 47

Publication date: 
04/2015
This briefing examined examined the impact of implementation of Proposition 47—one of the most important policy reforms that the State has undertaken to reduce incarceration in the nation’s largest prison system, and invest in prevention.
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Resources from Seize the Moment: Immigration Relief and Bay Area Communities

Publication date: 
03/2015
The President's Executive Order on immigration promises to be the largest immigration reform in contemporary American history. At this event funders gathered for a special briefing on this policy milestone, learned about the momentum built by undocumented immigrant youth, and discussed implications for funders across a range of philanthropic sectors.

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