Statement on the Jan 6 Insurrection in DC
Dear friends, colleagues, and partners, Yesterday's insurrection in D.C. breached not only the U.S. Capitol, but also much of what we hold dear with respect to democratic norms, constitutional safeguards, and social commitments. Thankfully, as evening came, we saw a...
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Politics & the Pandemic: Fall 2020 Survey of Southern California
A new survey conducted by the Southern California News Group (SCNG) and the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside (CSI-UCR) was released today. The survey was a representative sample of Southern Californians, and focused on the November election, political...
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Reaching Low-Propensity Voters in California
As States Gear Up For Vote By Mail, New Research on First-Time and Low-Propensity Voters Suggests Key Recommendations for California Report from California Common Cause and Center for Social Innovation at UCR features voices and concerns of low-propensity voters LOS...
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SoCal Grantmakers - Presentation on Inland Empire Nonprofits
The Center for Social Innovation presented on its State of Nonprofits report at a webinar of over 70 funders, at an event cosponsored by Southern California Grantmakers and Inland Empire Funders Alliance. View the presentation here.
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The Philanthropic Case for Inland California
In spring 2020, Governor Newsom’s office and regional partners held seven virtual listening sessions across the Central Valley and Inland Empire with the crucial community and nonprofit stakeholders. The goals of these convenings were to engage with local voices and...
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Promotores: Inland Empire COVID-19 Response Webinar #16
As we enter July, it is becoming abundantly clear that we must continue to develop our community response to COVID-19. Since March, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) has committed to hosting a regular...
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Racism As A Public Health Crisis
The past several months have been extraordinarily difficult for everyone, especially for our vulnerable communities. From the overrepresentation of Black minority groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19 to the execution of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, America has shown...
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IE Learning Sessions on Social Enterprise
On June 22, the Center for Social Innovation, along with REDF, Jonathan Weldy and Joseph Williams from the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board, hosted a learning session on the power of social enterprise. The presentation and discussion introduced key...
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Redoubling our commitments to racial equity
Like many of you, we were heartbroken by the murder of George Floyd this past Memorial Day. Floyd’s murder—coming quickly on the heels of the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and the ominous incident involving Christian Cooper in...
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