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Letter Opposing USDA’s SNAP proposed rule

Publication date: 
09/2019
On September 24, 2019, Philanthropy California submitted a public comment opposing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule to change eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If enacted, this rule would eliminate CalFresh benefits, the state’s implementation of SNAP, for 230,000 adults, children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities in California and further escalate the persistent food insecurity in our region.
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NCG Letter of Support Assembly Bill 1487 – San Francisco Bay Area Regional Housing Finance Act

Publication date: 
09/2019
Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to support Assembly Bill 1487 – San Francisco Bay Area Regional Housing Finance Act. The bill will strengthen our region with more affordable homes and protections for longtime residents to ensure all Bay Area residents, no matter their color or income, have a safe, stable, affordable place to call home. We applaud the leadership to date on this effort and urge you to sign this important piece of legislation into law.
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Comments Opposing HHS’s Section 1557 proposed rule

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08/2019
On August 13, 2019, Philanthropy California submitted a public comment opposing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule to change the anti-discrimination provisions of Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This proposed rule would substantially limit federal protections against gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination in healthcare. Additionally, this proposed rule would weaken protections that provide access to language services for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).
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Opposing HUD’s “mixed-status” families proposed rule

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07/2019
On July 2, 2019, Philanthropy California submitted a public comment opposing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule to prohibit “mixed-status” families, or families who consist of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who may have a member that is ineligible for housing assistance due to their immigration status, from accessing public or subsidized housing.
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Report: North Bay Fires and the Arts, One Year Later

Publication date: 
09/2018
October 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the Northern California firestorm. With funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers commissioned Learning for Action, an independent San Francisco-based research firm, to conduct this study to understand the extent of the fires’ impact on the arts community in the three most affected counties: Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino. The study, North Bay Fired and the Arts, One Year Later , draws upon quantitative and qualitative data collected in each of the three counties from individual artists...
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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Space and Facilities Report | Nonprofit Displacement Project

The Bay Area economic boom is having dramatic, tectonic effects: deepening income and opportunity disparities are placing nonprofit and arts institutions at higher risk for displacement, further threatening to undermine the unique, vibrant character and culture that have been the legacy of our region for generations. While the real estate boom generates revenue and opportunity for the Bay Area, it places additional stress on nonprofits and the communities they serve who are struggling to remain in their neighborhoods. The kind of pressure the housing crunch is putting on individuals, is also...

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