Public Policy

We are at an exciting time in our history. We are expanding upon our more than 40-year legacy of building relationships between the private and public sectors while enhancing the impact of individual and collaborative projects for the public good. To that end, we have inaugurated the new SCG Public Policy Advisory Committee to continue to support our members working in the policy realm. The Committee will work to frame the philanthropy public policy conversation on a local, state and federal level by:

  • Educating SCG members on political and legislative issues affecting philanthropy and the issue areas philanthropy supports.
  • Fostering engagement and collaborations with policymakers and the philanthropic sector to advance the work of philanthropy and build strong communities.

The work of the Committee will help SCG members influence the legislative process and take action on emerging public policy issues that advance the work of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. If you are interested in receiving updates on SCG's public policy work, please edit your profile and indicate your interest in Public Policy & Advocacy under "Professional Development Interests”. Please check back often for the latest news, resources, and events.

For more information, please contact Seyron Foo, Director, Public Policy & Government Relations, at



Foundations on the Hill (FOTH)



For the past several years, Philanthropy California has led a delegation of more than 20 individuals from all three RAs to Capitol Hill. The two day event is packed with 30 legislative and agency meetings where our funders and staff educated Members of Congress about philanthropy and how we can work together.



Philanthropy in the State Capitol



In May 2017, Philanthropy California staff and members from each RA inaugurated the first annual Philanthropy in the State Capitol, where we spent a day in Sacramento building relationships with state legislators.

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