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Resources from A Case of Uncertainty: The 2017 California State Budget

Publication date: 
03/2017
This year’s the Governor’s proposed budget presents a significantly different tone than those of the last few years. It reflects lower revenues, a $1.6 billion projected shortfall, an expected economic downturn and deep uncertainty about what the federal government will do regarding the Affordable Care Act(ACA) and other federal programs. In fact, the proposal is based on current federal policy and doesn’t account for possible cuts to the estimated $20 billion or more that California relies on for health insurance subsidies and expanded Medi-Cal coverage.
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What is at Stake for an Equity Agenda in California’s Recall Election?

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08/25/2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom was elected in 2018 with 62% of the votes, a victory margin not seen in nearly seven decades. On September 14, 2021, California’s voters will be asked to weigh in on whether or not he should be recalled. The special...
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Why I Am Hopeful

Release Date: 
07/24/2017
It all started with an email from a friend late last year. She said she was concerned about the tone of our politics and the direction in which our country was moving, and she wanted to do something to help. She was calling her senator, but she felt...
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Philanthropy in the Age of Trump, Part 2

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06/06/2017
Take a look at Philanthropy in the Age of Trump, Part 2 by NCG Member Pam David . She discusses the need for new and different collaboration and the research published by the Center for Effective Philanthropy,...
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Levi Strauss Foundation Pledges $1 Million to Protect Marginalized Communities

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05/22/2017
The Foundation's support of communities in the U.S. and abroad, including immigrants, refugees, religious minorities and transgender citizens begins with 13 specific organizations, five of which are right here in the Bay Area.
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2017 Annual Conference: Announcing Our Opening Plenary

Release Date: 
02/28/2017
Our 2017 Annual Conference on Monday, April 17th , will begin with Dr. Robert K. Ross , President and CEO of The California Endowment . Along with a stellar panel, our opening plenary will discuss the power of...
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Trump Era Demands Big Changes in Philanthropy's Approach

Release Date: 
02/23/2017
We have become accustomed in philanthropy to being measured and careful and thoughtful. We have hired brilliant staff and consultants to craft programs and strategies and put them in place. We have gathered evidence that our programs work and...
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Shifting Winds: Foundations Respond to a New Political Context

In the time since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions have been repeatedly asked about what is changing for foundations and their work in a different political context. How does this shift affect foundations and their areas of focus? Have new challenges or opportunities arisen? Should foundations be making changes in response? Given the volume of questions like these, the Center for Effective Philanthropy decided to survey foundation leaders about their reactions to the shift in presidential administrations, and the degree to which they were making changes as a result. Based on...

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