Programs: Miller-mccune center is a 501(c)(3), and qualifies as a private foundation that devotes most of its resources to the active conduct of its exempt activities under section 4942 (j)(3). To receive funds and actively conduct scientific and educational programs for public benefit within the requirements of section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. Work towards creating a 'knowledge' society by demonstrating the importance of using academic research in the media. Present the wider public with scientific information in accessible language - by way of publications, website, and other programs - to promote civil discourse and help formulate informed decisions about current and pressing social problems. Train young journalists to report on scientific information by way of internships and fellowships. Mission and state aims to deliver in-depth journalism for and about santa barbara with local, regional, and sometimes national impact. Focused on enterprise journalism delivered in a multimedia environment to provide readers with the most dynamic storytelling experience possible. Mission and state also endeavors to collaborate with other local media to enhance the delivery of impactful journalism to santa barbara. Among our areas of coverage are environment, healthcare, immigration and race, and poverty. The mission and state initiative, including remaining assets, were transfered to the santa barbara foundation in 2014.
Curious as to why the SJF, after approving a 10 year plan and the hiring of 6 new employees would give all 22 Pacific Standard Magazine staff members 9 days notice of closure. Many of these staff members quit their previous jobs to join PC Magazine, with children starting school, Santa Barbara rents to pay and now no insurance. If they had just allowed Pacific Standard magazine to legally exist a little longer all staff would be eligible for COBRA benefits, if they had released the last quarterly promised funding (which would have been like you or I going out for milk at Ralphs) all staff would have real deserved parachutes for comfortable transitions to other jobs. What did the staff of Pacific Standard ever do to the Social Justice Foundation to deserve this? It seems like a revenge move against a talented staff that gave all their their creative energy to PS Magazine and are now left high and dry with seriously inadequate notice, which seems to me to be a real social injustice. All these facts were accurately reported in the national press, why not in Santa Barbara? If you're receiving funding from the SJF how safe is that funding?