January 25, 2018 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Join funders in a conversation via video conference about SB 5, the parks and water bond slated to be on the June 2018 ballot.
SB 5, known as the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act, would be the largest parks and natural resource bond passed in California’s history. This includes major funding to: improve access to parks for low-income neighborhoods; provide safe drinking water for communities with contaminated water supplies; expand local water supplies through stormwater capture and recycling; and protect coastal and other natural resources. If passed, SB 5 would yield a massive investment in underserved communities.
Should the bond act be approved by voters, Governor Brown has proposed including more than $1 billion of these bond funds in his budget proposal for the state’s 2018-2019 fiscal year. This means funds could become available later this year.
The video conference will help inform funders about opportunities to advance philanthropic goals, as well as non-lobbying steps philanthropies can take to help grantees build awareness and capacity to secure these funds to advance their program objectives. After the presentations, funders will have an opportunity to ask questions and dialogue.
- Corey Brown, Attorney, Resources Legacy Fund (moderator)
- Belinda Faustinos, Executive Director, Nature for All
- Rosemary E. Fei, Adler & Colvin
- Veronica Garibay, Co-Founder, and Co-Director, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability