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Year in Review

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In 2013, Californians engaged in the arts, prepared for college and career success, and participated in public decisions that affected their lives.

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We celebrated six inspiring California leaders implementing creative and effective solutions to critical California issues.

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Eighty-six grantee partners experimented with new arts engagement opportunities for Californians.

See what they're doing

And we learned about their plans and risks.

Read how we selected them
6.6+ more credits

Linked Learning students completed 6.6 more credits in 10th grade, compared to other, similar students.

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And we were informed by the experiences of students, parents, teacher and partners.

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The Future of California Elections improved our elections system to increase voter participation.

See how

It made recommendations to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.

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And we discovered that public officials and civic organization leaders have more in common in their views of public engagement than you might assume.

Curious what that is?

At the Foundation, we elected a new board chair.

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We moved to a new office.

Find out where

And announced the departure of our president after 10 years.

Read his farewell letter

Our assets and grantmaking continue to grow.

Check out our numbers Read our 2013 Audited Financial Statements

And our chief investment officer and treasurer explained why.

Read his letter

But most of all, we celebrated our grantees. None of this happens without them.

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