Advocacy & Civic Engagement for Grantmakers
Long-term, systemic change will require grantmakers to engage in advocacy and civic engagement efforts.
It is a common misconception that foundations cannot engage in advocacy efforts because of their 501(c)(3) status. However, advocacy and civic engagement are broad categories that provide plenty of avenues for philanthropy to get involved. In fact, philanthropic organizations are increasingly playing a more active civic leadership role through public policy to advance their missions.
Learn how funders can engage in advocacy and systems change work while remaining compliant with their 501(c)(3) status.
Current Issues & Policies
SCG's Public Policy team is committed to surfacing and breaking down the policies, issues, and budgets most relevant to the philanthropic sector. Review what's on the Policy team's radar below.
Advancing Racial Justice through Public Policy
To dismantle systemic racism in our country, philanthropy will need to advance bold policy agendas at the local, state, and national levels to create an equitable future.
From SCG's Public Policy Conferences
SCG's Public Policy Conference is an annual convening of civic and philanthropic leaders working to advance the policy agendas needed to create a just California. Below, you will find content from and inspired by our signature policy event.