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Drawing California’s lines: the decade ahead

Those of us in philanthropy still have a critical role to play here in California. Redrawing California’s electoral maps from the state down to the local level will depend on a fair and accurate Census.
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Reflections on Equity in Grantmaking

While FCCP member funders are often supporting power building and equity work in communities, we are now turning that lens inward to assess and positively change our institutions in ways that better support the field.
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Engaging a New Generation of Leaders

What does it take to support millennials in becoming civic leaders, given the unique lived experience and points of view they bring?
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Pay for Success Model Grows, Offers Lessons

Three years ago, we launched the California Pay for Success Initiative as an experiment. With this time-limited project, we sought creative approaches to funding high-quality social services for society’s most vulnerable individuals, and to discover ways to bring resources to proven programs.
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Turning Our New Goals Into Strategy

We believe that expanding economic and political opportunity — the goals we have set for our work — are all the more critical for California’s future success. That’s why we’ve been working hard to turn our evolving focus into grantmaking strategies.
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New Report Offers Lessons on Growing Civic Engagement in Communities of Color

A recent report released by the Public Policy Institute of California, “California’s Exclusive Electorate: Who Votes and Why it Matters,” shares lessons learned from California funders on growing civic engagement in communities of color.
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