Based on the perspectives of more than 200 foundation CEOs, The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspective captures foundation leaders’ views on challenges and concerns about the changing landscape in which they work and the most pressing issues that will influence foundation philanthropy in the coming years.
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The report is a follow-up to a 2011 report that told the story of the funders’ early efforts. Now, after five years of grantmaking and intensive work in the four counties, California Civic Participation Funders tells a fuller story about how local organizations are coming together and working across issues to mobilize diverse communities to flex their democratic rights.
How can foundations help build movements for opportunity and social change... and win? An innovative partnership of nine foundations is working in four California counties to increase civic participation in communities of color and among low-income populations. By combining their efforts, these funders hope to be able to make a bigger, more focused collective impact.
Congress is considering partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through budget reconciliation. From the Urban Institute, click on, or select, a state to access a fact sheet exploring the coverage implications for California and states across the country.
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.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides federally funded cash assistance to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities pay for housing, food, and other necessities. Check out California Budget & Policy Center's fact sheet on how SSI/SSP grants are being distributed.
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 Check out UC Berkeley Center Labor's fact sheet on what is at risk for California counties if the ACA is repealed.
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.
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.
President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans favor repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early in the new administration. View this blog to learn how repealing the ACA will cripple individual health markets.
Take a gander at Health Affairs Blog on foundation recreations to the 2016 preseidential election. It is just a sampling and is not meant to be comprehensive.
The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) supports the testing and evaluation of innovative approaches to improve health care. To help achieve this goal, CHCF has developed an investment fund to support health care technology and service companies with the potential to significantly improve quality of care, lower the total cost of care, or improve access to care for low-income Californians. View their website for investment criteria and strategy.
How is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changing insurance coverage, access to health care, and affordability in California? This interactive tool provides baseline and trend data for selected measures to help answer these questions. The data include uninsured rates, private and public coverage levels, insurance status, and Covered California enrollment; use of services and barriers to care; and consumer spending and premium sharing for employees, including low-wage, part-time, and temporary workers. Explore the data at California Health Care Foundation's website.
Since implementation of the ACA, California's uninsured rate has dropped by half. Still, nearly 3 million remain uninsured, and there could be big changes in coverage ahead with Donald Trump's election. Read more at California Health Care Foundation's Almanac.
Over five million Californians rely on the resources provided by the Affordable Care Act, either to get their coverage through the Medicaid (Medi-Cal) expansion, or to get financial assistance to afford and buy a private health plan through Covered California. Check out Health Access California's fact sheet on the millions of Californians who can lose coverage, organized by congressional district.
Check out Health Access California's victories of 2016, including Health4All, advancing legislation for patients’ rights and transparency against unfair costs, and pursuing administrative advocacy to keep insurers accountable.
A summary that describes Rep. Tom Price’s Empowering Patients First Act. Other leading comprehensive proposals, put forth by the President-elect and Members of Congress, to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be added in coming weeks. Some proposals have been formally introduced as legislation, others in White Paper form, with varying levels of detail specified. Summaries will be regularly updated to reflect changes in the proposals and to incorporate major new proposals as they are announced. Review the proposal at the Henry J. Kasier Family Foundation.
There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others learn the secrets of great storytelling – for free, in partnership with online education provider Khan Academy.
Developed with input and insights from the people of Berkeley, the Resilience Strategy is designed to articulate solutions that make our city more resilient not only to physical challenges, such as earthquakes, sea level rise, and aging infrastructure, but also to social challenges, such as racial inequity. At its core, the Resilience Strategy is about building resilience by building community. Strong connections between neighbors and lasting partnerships between community-serving organizations are vital to helping all residents, especially those most in need and historically underserved, to...
The Resilient Oakland playbook is a strategy document developed to help our City tackle systemic and structural challenges. The playbook outlines ways we can work together to help our community can stay rooted, ensure equitable access to quality education and develop good jobs, stable housing, public safety and vibrant streets.