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Resources for Making it Count: Philanthropy and the 2020 Census

Publication date: 
02/2019
It has been a long road as California prepares for the 2020 Census—from budget delays at the federal level and persistent advocacy for adequate state funding, to the pending inclusion of an untested citizenship question. The state has allocated an unprecedented $90.3 million to support the census, but will it be enough to make sure that all California residents—including the 75 percent who are in historically undercounted groups—are counted? With $60 million in state dollars allocated for outreach by counties and community-based organizations, what do funders need to know about the efforts...
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Resources from Building Community Power: Democracy at the Local Level

Publication date: 
10/2017
In an October 4 Webinar, we introduced funders to new efforts in California to reimagine democracy at the local level. These new tools for community power and democracy are broadening political participation for traditionally disenfranchised groups, expanding civic engagement beyond elections, and creating new platforms for making government more responsive, accountable, and equitable.
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Resources from What’s next for California? The Immigration Agenda after the Supreme Court Decision

Publication date: 
08/2016
Participants learned the latest on the Supreme Court ruling and its impact in the state of California, and explored how philanthropy in California can strengthen and support the immigrant community.
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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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Resource from Transforming Our Lives, Transforming Movement Building

Publication date: 
02/2015
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and generative somatics (gs) shared a comprehensive report and findings on the impact and effectiveness of NDWA’s SOL (Strategy Organizing Leadership) Initiative, coordinated in collaboration with gs and Social Justice Leadership.
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Resources from Social Change, Advocacy and Movement Building

Publication date: 
09/2014
Once again NCG partnered with Alliance for Justice to present an encore of the most popular session from our 2014 NCG Annual Conference, addressing how funders can support social change, advocacy and movement building.
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Investing in Our Communities: Strategies for Immigrant Integration

Publication date: 
12/2006
Investing in Our Communities: Strategies for Immigrant Integration , published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees in 2006, is a succinct, easy-to-understand guide that describes how grantmakers at all levels can play an important leadership role on this issue. This toolkit for grantmakers draws on extensive research and interviews with hundreds of foundation, community, business, and government leaders. It incorporates academic research as well as policy and community-based concerns into a resource that also can inform the work of practitioners in the nonprofit, public, and...
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Tech Entrepreneur Commits $600 Million to Establish New San Francisco Foundation

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06/24/2015
Napster co-founder and former Facebook President Sean Parker formally announces plans and strategies for his new $600 Million foundation, The Parker Foundation.
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Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities: An Untapped Political Bloc?

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06/09/2015
Here in the Bay Area we have a large and diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander Community—Asian Americans make up 24% of the Bay Area population vs. less than 6% nationwide. It’s hard to imagine this cultural community not being a strong...

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