16 May Understanding California’s Support Ecosystem to Maximize Equal Access to Public Funding
In early 2023, our team led a mapping effort to track the emerging ecosystem of funders and intermediaries (i.e. organizations, projects, funds, initiatives, collaboratives) supporting communities to access and implement public funding for infrastructure, climate, workforce, and more in California. The findings from this mapping indicate that while many funders have been actively investing in technical assistance and capacity building efforts to support equitable access to funds, meeting the urgent need has resulted in a lack of coordination among philanthropies in the state.
Recognizing the once-in-a-generation influx in public resources and leveraging our team’s nearly five-year effort to support public-private partnerships in the state, the goal of this report is to inform a more coordinated philanthropic approach that can maximize and streamline existing resources to create better outcomes for Californians.
You can find the Summary Report of the ecosystem mapping here.