Welcome to the Foundation for California
Incorporated in 1986, the Foundation For California, a non-profit 501(c)3 educational corporation, was established to perform educational programs on issues of importance to the State of California, its local communities and the people of California. Over the past 25 years, the Foundation has hosted conferences on public policy issues, sponsored educational lecture series and unveiled traveling exhibits, bringing the important issues of our society to the forefront of discussion throughout California.
The Foundation gathers together leading academics, scholars, industry leaders, legal authorities and other opinion leaders to bring critical policy matters to light in forum of civil discourse. Among its past achievements, the Foundation has been a beacon of intelligent discussion on a wide variety of leading public issues, including environmental, labor, business, legislative, electoral, education and other matters.
On the environmental front, the Foundation has taken the lead by holding a series of successful conferences on the current and future status of California landfills and their potential impacts on surrounding ecosystems. The Foundation hosted a conference at the Racquet Club of Palm Springs that featured an impressive gathering of scientists, engineers, waste management industry leaders and environmental experts to determine the long-term needs of the state’s existing and future landfills.
The Foundation has also been engaged in research projects working in conjunction with the California Environmental Protection Agency, and it has sponsored research and a publication on the Nevada State Environmental Commission.
In addition, the Foundation funded groundbreaking research and a publication by Professor Harold Rood on American defense and its implications for the West Coast of the United States.
The Foundation sponsored a conference on Tribal governments and related issues at Claremont McKenna College, a conference attended by California's Attorney General.
The Foundation also sponsored a conference in Washington, D.C. on the subject of redistricting. It featured prominent scholars, demographers, Hispanic leaders and elected officials from the Southwest.