Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) is a community of philanthropists and grantmakers working to make a difference in our communities and around the world. Our members include family, private, public, independent, community and corporate foundations and corporate giving programs, individuals, and government agencies.
We believe that a strong and informed giving community is essential to improving the quality of life for all Southern Californians. At SCG, we understand the region’s philanthropic community, we know our local nonprofits and civic partners, and we recognize the key issues you face. SCG connects grantmakers across Southern California through sector-wide conferences, trainings, networking opportunities and funder convenings—providing space for collaboration and coordinated action on critical issues. We support and advance effective grantmaking in eight Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
Philanthropy advances transformative change by collaborating with communities and across sectors to create a more equitable and thriving society.
SCG mobilizes philanthropy to learn and take bold actions by fostering an inclusive community of members and partners.
We embrace taking risks and placing big bets.
We believe in the power of listening to and collaborating with our members and partners across sectors, viewpoints, and experiences.
We work to address structural inequities and transform those barriers into opportunities for all people.
We work to create meaningful and lasting change in the world around us.
We believe in environments where all are welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate.
We play a powerful role to advance community-led solutions, civic partnerships, and public policies for transformative change.
We encourage curiosity and creativity as crucial tools that help us address and adapt to the complex, fast-changing challenges we face.
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