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THE STATE OF DONATIONS: INDIVIDUAL CHARITABLE GIVING IN LOS ANGELES The 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector in Los Angeles Report

News, Storieson November 25th, 2014No Comments Leave a comment
Paul Ong, Silvia Jimenez, Bill Parent, Elena Ong

Los Angeles County residents donate about $6 billion annually to charities and other nonprofit institutions. While this is an impressive figure, it represents only a fraction of total spending on human services, education, health, and arts and culture in the County.  It is roughly equal to not only what Los Angeles County pays in public assistance alone ($6.5 billion) but also the entire Los Angeles Unified School District Budget ($6.6 billion).  This2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector Report has two goals: first, to provide nonprofit executive directors, board members, and fund-raisers a useful guide to what is known and what matters when it comes to individual giving and, second, to inform and assist donors in the region to better understand the patterns, effects, and challenges of charitable giving in Los Angeles County. More specifically, this report was conceptualized as a primer and guide to individual giving in Los Angeles, a tour of the territory, and a contribution to the local literature in capacity building for newer board members, executive directors, and fund-raisers. We have set out to paint as comprehensive a picture of individual giving as possible from available local data and extrapolations from national and regional data and research, as well as from the experiences and assumptions of people who have been successful in developing individual giving strategies in the region.

Please visit UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Center for Civil Society to Download Full Report.

Santa Barbara Foundation Makes Investments Totaling More Than $7.8 Million Throughout the County

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The Santa Barbara Foundation and its donor investors continue their commitment to the well-being and vibrancy of Santa Barbara County as reflected in grantmaking since April. Focused on having a high impact on critical community issues, the foundation has distributed more than $7.8 million through its discretionary and donor funds. (Read more here)

Kern Community Foundation 15 Year Anniversary.

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Growing Community. Growing Philanthropy.

Fifteen years. 18 million dollars in assets. Thirteen million dollars in grants. See how our mission of growing community and growing philanthropy has impacted local nonprofits.  (Watch Video)

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Holiday Train

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Holiday Train Delivers Cheer from San Francisco to South Bay

Decorated with thousands of lights, Caltrain Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, will draw visitors to nine Caltrain stations on the evenings of Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7. Kids (and grownups) can pose for pictures with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and other holiday figures as they step off the train. Visitors are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. (Learn More)

Senate Resolution No.60

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Introduced by Senator Mitchell, Beall, Hancock, Hill and Jackson

August 19, 2014

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Why are students who succeed in algebra being left behind?  By Janet Rae Dupree

From Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Spring 2014

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The San Diego Foundation and Climate Education Partners Provide Leadership on Regional Preparedness for Climate Change

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Picture your favorite childhood escape or a vacation destination you frequented with loved ones.

Now, you are surprised by a child tugging at your sleeve asking, “What are you doing to address the impacts of climate change?”

Most of us would never have imagined the tragedies that faced the country in the last decade — hurricanes Catrina and Sandy, droughts like California is experiencing and the frightening wildfires that plague the west.

The San Diego Foundation and Climate Education Partners with funding from the National Science Foundation released a new study last month. It’s not a typical ‘the sky is falling’ environmental study. Sure, it includes science from Scripps Institution of Oceanography – world-renowned for its research on climate change. This report, “San Diego, 2050 Is Calling: How Will We Answer?” however, is an unprecedented effort among scientists, community leaders, business, public agencies, tribal communities, healthcare, community activists, environmentalists and others outlining specific regional impacts and the effective actions leaders are engaged in, and ways to continue to expand their engagement.  (See Blog Post PDF Here)

Momentum building, HOPE SF updates

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Right now is a very exciting time for HOPE SF.

With one year of on-the-ground work in Hunters View completed, we are pleased to share this update on impact, successes, and strategies moving forward.

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The Voices of HOPE SF Youth

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Last month, I joined with our HOPE SF cohort to hear the results of our latest assessment, focusing on the experience of youth living in HOPE SF sites.

Working with San Francisco State’s Health Equity Institute’s public health graduate students, and with the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) for seven months, ten young people who live in four separate HOPE SF sites lead this report-back, pulling together testimonials, insights, and key recommendations that will help to inform and define our work as we move forward working together with community leaders who are making change happen.

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The San Francisco Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners

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Led by The San Francisco Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, and the City and County of San Francisco, the partnership for HOPE SF is a public-private partnership that takes an integrated approach to address generational poverty that has yet to be broken in the most distressed public housing in the Bayview, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods of San Francisco.

By investing in the whole community at once – improving school attendance, providing a real shot at the skills needed to attain a living-wage job, and turning the tide on health disparities in the southeast sector of San Francisco – the partnershpi for HOPE SF is an all-hands-on-deck approach to creating opportunity for all of San Francisco’s residents, particularly those who have been here for generations.

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