2008 Supplier Diversity Report Card

The CPUC, by its continued focus on supplier diversity through both the regulatory process and public policy programs, has been a leader in supporting increased opportunities for California’s minority-owned businesses. Last year, under CPUC leadership and review, the six major utilities and broadband companies awarded nearly $9.7 billion in contracts in California.

Funding the New Majority: Philanthropic Investment in Minority-Led Nonprofits

Greenlining is pleased to announce the release of our latest report on grant giving to minority-led organizations entitled Funding the New Majority. The report examines grant giving to minority-led organizations in 2005 by the 25 largest independent foundations and the 10 largest California foundations. This year’s report reveals a small increase in the percentage of grants and dollars awarded to minority-led nonprofits. These percentages, while still very low and not evenly distributed among foundations, are a promising sign.

San Joaquin Villas Health Impact Assessment: A Roadmap of the Present and Potential Pathways to Health

Over 6.5 million people currently live in California’s Central Valley. It is projected that at least 11 million people will be living in the region by the year 2040. As the fastest growing region in state—with a growth rate twice that of the rest of California—it is imperative that development take advantage of the new opportunities for equitable change. The following presents a new paradigm for affordable housing and equitable development., and community health in the City of Firebaugh, in the Central Valley.

San Joaquin Villas Health Impact Report: A Roadmap of the Present and Potential Pathways to Health

Over 6.5 million people currently live in California’s Central Valley. It is projected that at least 11 million people will be living in the region by the year 2040. As the fastest growing region in state—with a growth rate twice that of the rest of California—it is imperative that development take advantage of the new opportunities for equitable change. The following report presents a new paradigm for affordable housing: one that treads the intersection between housing, employment, access to nutrition and health.

Is the SBA Losing it’s Mission? Lending to Minorities: Not Fortune 1000 Corporations

FISCAL YEAR 2007 UPDATE.  The number of minority-owned businesses in the US is growing at two to three times the national average, yet the proportion of Small Business Association loans going to minority entrepreneurs has remained constant at about one-third of all loans.  In this report card , we rank the banks on their lending performance to minority-owned small businesses.  We also provide an update on the SBA under the Bush Administration, as well as recent problems that have undermined the agency’s credibility and effectiveness.

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Is the SBA Losing it’s Mission? Lending to Minorities: Not Fortune 1000 Corporations

FISCAL YEAR 2006 REPORT.  The number of minority-owned businesses in the US is growing at two to three times the national average, yet the proportion of Small Business Association loans going to minority entrepreneurs has remained constant at about one-third of all loans.  In this report card, we rank the banks on their lending performance to minority-owned small businesses.  We also provide an update on the SBA under the Bush Administration, as well as recent problems that have undermined the agency’s credibility and effectiveness.

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Do you Speak E-N-G-L-I-S-H?: Medicare Part D Language Access Report

Since its induction the Medicare Part D program has offered more heartache and headaches than it has coverage and care, where those hit the hardest have been seniors and families from the Limited English Proficient population (LEP). What our findings tell us is that among the LEP population the qualification needed in order to receive the medications and services that you are entitled to, is to know how to speak English.

Issue Brief: Do You Speak E-N-G-L-I-S-H? Medicare Part D Plans Fail Limited English Proficient Beneficiaries

Since its induction the Medicare Part D program has offered more heartache and headaches than it has coverage and care, where those hit the hardest have been seniors and families from the Limited English Proficient population. What our findings tell us is that among the LEP population the qualification needed in order to receive the medications and services that you are entitled to, is to know how to speak English.