The Foundation’s primary purpose is the pursuit of knowledge in establishing a position as a leading contributor to the vibrant marketplace of ideas. It also sponsors student research and internships in government in state capitals and in Washington, D.C. in a variety of capacities related to its mission.
To encourage an exchange of information between the leaders of California’s business, civic and cultural communities with their counterparts around the world.
To study and comment on issues of vital importance to the well-being of California’s economy, government, and the public discourse through education.
The Foundation has been able to call upon the academic resources of and the wealth of talent and experience of greater Southern California to assist with the design of its programs and research.
The Foundation for California is devoted to educating the public about the leading public policy issues in California, the Southwest and the nation through scholarly research and thoughtful discussion.
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 the environment, labor, business, legislative, electoral, education, waste 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 series of conferences 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.