California Forward
California Forward (CA FWD) leads a statewide movement, bringing people together across communities, regions, and interests to improve government and create inclusive, sustainable growth for everyone. CA FWD serves as the backbone for the California Stewardship Network, an alliance of regional leaders, and is the host of the California Economic Summit, and the home of the California Dream Index. CA FWD is also committed to elevating the next generation of diverse and empowered leaders through our Young Leaders Advisory Council and Becky Morgan Steward Leadership Program. Since 2019, the organization has partnered with the Newsom Administration on the Regions Rise Together Initiative, organizing convenings with regional leaders to lift up and empower regional approaches to economic development.


A 501(c)(3) organization, California Forward (CA FWD) drives collective action to identify solutions that can be taken to scale to meet the challenges the state is facing. The organization is driven by the belief that this collective action will help ensure the economic, environmental and social prosperity of all people in California. It has a sister organization, the California Forward Action Fund, that engages in aligned lobbying and advocacy activities.

John Chiang

Co-Chair, Leadership Council, California Forward

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Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.