California Forward''s mission is to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more responsive, representative and cost-effective government.
For California to meet the challenges of the coming decades -- in the areas of health care, education, the environment and economic growth, among others -- the state will need to dramatically change how public decisions are made and how public dollars are spent.
In recognition of these challenges several major California foundations (The California Endowment, The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation) came together to ask four civic organizations to recommend a plan to achieve this change.
California Forward is the result. This new organization was created by California Common Cause, Center for Governmental Studies, New California Network and The Commonwealth Club of California''s Voices of Reform Project.