Donate to the APABA Scholarship Fund

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County is a member organization comprised of attorneys, judges, legal professionals, and law students throughout Los Angeles County. It is a voice for issues of concern to the Asian Pacific American community. APABA organizes and co-sponsors events and programs that assist underserved communities, promote civil justice, and foster professional development, mentorship, and community.

APABA awards a Public Interest Fellowship annually to a law student who demonstrates leadership potential, maturity, and responsibility, as well as a commitment to contributing to the Asian/Pacific Islander American community. The APABA Public Interest Fellow receives a grant to spend at least 8 weeks of his or her summer working at a nonprofit public interest organization or governmental agency that provides free legal services to low-income individuals and/or families in Los Angeles County. Special consideration is given to applicants working on issues impacting the APIA community.

The Fellowship Fund is maintained by the California Community Foundation (CCF) and is funded by contributions from our installation dinner sponsors and generous individual donors like yourself.

Please visit the APABA website at apaba.org to learn more about APABA, its mission, and to see profiles of past fellows to learn how your contribution supports future changemakers.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the APABA Scholarship Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.

Beautiful Friends and Extended Community,

June 12th, 2023 marks the fourth anniversary since a drunk driver took our precious Ruby and Hart from us. Since those horrific, earliest days we’ve been searching for the best way to honor their legacies of joy, empathy, and kindness through some form of lasting philanthropy. We’ve come to realize that many of their talents and interests, from Ruby’s art and short stories to Hart’s ridiculous improvised characters and love of acting, began in very early childhood with an activity that most of us take for granted: reading and being read to. Ruby and Hart’s full but far too short lives were profoundly enriched by stories and characters that fueled their imaginations and filled their hearts.

Since publishing her first childrens’ novel, Gail has had the privilege of working with Writers and Artists Across the Country, an incredible organization that brings authors of childrens’ literature into underserved schools across the nation. Authors give their time, and WAAC provides every child with their own copy of the author’s book. Gail has seen firsthand the excitement that her visits have brought, and the way students’ beautiful faces light up when they’re given their very own copy to take home. Your donations will go toward sending authors into underserved schools all over the country with giant boxes of books, each of which will contain a Ruby and Hart Foundation bookplate. Students will be able to experience the joy of writing their name in their very own book.

Our goal is to raise $250,000 dollars so The Ruby and Hart Foundation can become a fully endowed fund that can meaningfully contribute to WAAC and organizations like it in perpetuity. We’re doing this under the umbrella of the California Community Fund. Please help us fulfill this ambitious and meaningful goal by giving generously. All details as to how to make fully tax-deductible contributions and learn how WAAC fulfills their extraordinary mission can be found below.

With love and gratitude, Gail & Colin

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for The Ruby & Hart Foundation. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.

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The Asrat Foundation is a non-profit whose mission is to empower women and survivors of sexual trauma & domestic violence through education, microenterprise programs and the arts.

Its initial project was a girls education program in Ethiopia, which is currently in its second year of subsidizing the school fees, room and board, books, uniforms, tutors and school supplies for 20 high school students and 1 college student in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia. Without this program, these girls would not have been able to complete high school and/or college simply due to a lack of access and resources.

In November 2020, a war was induced in Ethiopia by outside forces and hundreds of women were sexually assaulted by mercenaries. In collaboration with a local grassroots organization, the Asrat Foundation subsidized a microenterprise program for 25 survivors of weaponized rape in Shewa Robit, Ethiopia.  The one year program provides start-up capital, training and support for the women to set up a small business in Shewa Robit, Ethiopia.

The Asrat DAF at CCF provides grants to various organizations including non-profits focused on historical preservation in California, poverty alleviation in Ethiopia, reparations for African Americans, and scholarships for disadvantaged students globally.

The foundation plans to get involved in the areas of mental health and the arts.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for The Asrat Foundation. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.

Angel City Fund

Angel City is founded on the idea that purpose and profit don’t just play nicely – they propel each other.

Our Club joined the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2022 as its 12th women’s professional soccer team with a clear purpose: use entertainment to drive fandom and inspire impact.

We have broken records and raised standards on and off the pitch while generating a groundswell of support from some of the best players in the world and a passionate community of fans and partners. Our social impact program has been a core part of our DNA since inception, exhibited by giving away over $1 million through our 10% sponsorship model to help serve youth, women and families across Los Angeles.

Now, we hope to do more by launching the Angel City Foundation to accelerate inclusion and equity in sport and beyond by leveraging our unique combination of Football Club, Player Practice Facility, Community efforts, and new foundation initiatives. We are impatient for progress and optimistic about what Angel City can unlock. Join us in bending the curve for a future generation.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Angel City Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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NSBE GroupThe UCLA Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE-UCLA) was founded on the campus in 1980 by Black Engineering students already enrolled in the School of Engineering as part of a larger effort to establish NSBE chapters at major universities across the nation. This overall effort has made NSBE one of the largest student-operated organizations in the country.

In October 2021, this scholarship initiative was created with the mission of investing in our future by supporting current members of NSBE at UCLA. We have engaged NSBE-UCLA alumni, private donors, and business partners committed to support the initiative, and partnered with the UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) under the Legacy Scholarship Program to create an NSBE Bruin Alumni Scholarship for African-American students (freshman and returning/transfer students) majoring in Engineering at UCLA. Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 and may be awarded for up to 4 years for each student.

Scholarships promote academic achievement and are an important part of any student’s journey. NSBE Alumni at UCLA recognize that financial support for African-American STEM students, particularly those majoring in the Engineering field, helps students get on the fast track to a rewarding career.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the NSBE Bruin Alumni Scholarship. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Leslie Orticke, UCLA Black Alumni Assn

The Leslie Orticke Memorial Scholarship will financially support African American students transferring into UCLA. Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DST), Inc., and the New Environmental Leaders of America (NELA) have partnered with the UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) to establish this scholarship under the umbrella of the Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship.

Ms. Orticke, who passed away in 2021, was a Los Angeles native with a lifetime commitment to community service and educating the underserved.  After receiving her A.A. degree from Santa Monica College, Ms. Orticke transferred to UCLA, where she was awarded a degree in Political Science. Given that she, herself, was a proud student, there is no gift Ms. Orticke would have appreciated more than a scholarship in her name that supports a new generation of transfer students at her beloved alma mater.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Orticke was an active member of DST’s Pi Chapter at UCLA.  After she graduated, she continued her commitment to DST by joining the Century City Alumnae Chapter.  In addition to her active membership with her beloved Sorority, Ms. Orticke volunteered with several community organizations, including UBAA, twice serving as the Chair of the UBAA Winston Doby Scholarship Gala. She also served in leadership roles in many other service-related organizations, including the Inglewood Pacific Chapter of the Links, Inc., the Commission of the Status of Women, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, the United Negro College Fund, and the Lullaby Guild.

Ms. Orticke dedicated her life to serving and supporting many worthy causes.  The community of organizations that benefitted from her generous heart and many, many hours of her time is honored to unite our efforts to endow the Leslie Orticke Memorial Scholarship. Your generous gift is very much appreciated and help UBAA continue Leslie Orticke’s impressive legacy of philanthropy, volunteerism, and community service.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Leslie Orticke Memorial Scholarship. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Providing Professional Development Opportunities For Female Soccer Players

In Partnership with the California Community Foundation,
ACFC Will Foster Sports-Specific Career Advancement Opportunities for Retired Players


 

Angel City FC Player 22 Program is named for the team’s spring 2022 kickoff, and in celebration of the 22 players on the pitch in every match. The fund will provide grants for off-field professional development opportunities and education.

The program creates professional pathways for former NWSL players interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry. Whether it be coaching, refereeing, media, or front office roles, the ultimate goal is to help prepare players to enter the workforce after their professional soccer careers.

When players’ soccer careers are over, they are often left without a solid career plan, as well as feeling that they are “behind” professionals their own age because they didn’t enter the workforce after college. P22 will equip players with professional development skills to help close that gap.

Why is this important?
Investing in players’ retirement and providing them with sport-specific career opportunities not only helps individual players but furthers progress towards gender equity in the industry. Angel City’s mission and values as a women-led and -driven organization align closely with this program in driving the momentum of more women and gender-expansive individuals entering the sports business.

For more information about the Player 22 Program, visit angelcity.com/player22.

Please make a contribution to the Angel City FC Player 22 Program today. There are many ways to contribute:

  • Send a check payable to the California Community Foundation, specifying Angel City FC Player 22 Program in the memo, to 717 W Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
  • Make a wire transfer. For more information, call Terri Mosqueda at (213) 452-6298.
  • Purchase Player 22 merchandise on angelcity.com/player22. Ten percent of proceeds go to the fund.
  • To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click the button below.

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The County of Los Angeles is committed to supporting the community during the health and economic crisis created by COVID-19. To meet this growing need, the Board of Supervisors, led by Chair Supervisor Kathryn Barger, created the County Fund for Los Angeles to enable individuals and private entities to donate funds to support residents and businesses in need, alongside existing County programs and resources. With the escalating and continuously changing landscape due to COVID-19, the County Fund for Los Angeles will help the most vulnerable through the following efforts:

1. Issue micro-grant opportunities to help underserved communities as part of the County’s economic recovery and response, and support and expand upon the policy priorities set forth by the Board of Supervisors.

2. Issue worker resiliency grants to jobseekers who work with the public workforce system to receive training, employment readiness, and additional supportive services as they seek employment.

3. Issue grants to small businesses (including nonprofits) for reopening, including assistance with financial oversight with the Small Business Administration and other programs.

To learn more about the Board of Supervisors and key partners in this fund, please visit the links below.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, please click here. You may also make a contribution by sending a check to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please make your check payable to the California Community Foundation and put in the memo line: The County Fund for Los Angeles.

Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.

Cal Poly has prioritized the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body. One of the most effective ways to achieve this goal is to offer scholarships to specific student groups. This scholarship fund was established by an anonymous donor and is open to any other donors at any gift level who would also like to support Black students attending Cal Poly.

In 1996, the California Constitution set limitations on how state universities can support students based on ethnicity, race, etc. (The initiative is commonly referred to as Proposition 209.) The California Community Foundation (CCF) is not affiliated with Cal Poly, but does provide scholarships to deserving Cal Poly students as directed by donors.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Cal Poly Black Student Scholarship Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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AIA Pasadena & Foothill

“The JRD scholarship has had a serious impact in my life. Not only does it allow for more financial stability by mitigating my school debts, but it has also provided a boost in my self-confidence in this rigorous architecture program.” Alexander Castro, Fall 2022, Cal Poly Pomona

 

Established in 1971 to honor the first woman Chapter President, the JRD scholarships are awarded annually to four students: two Community College students and two University students, in recognition of their dedication, enthusiasm, and ability in the field of architecture. In recent years, National AIA has contributed an additional scholarship to each of the recipients. Since 2001, the program has been ably administered by the JRD Scholarship Committee under the leadership of Ken Long, AIA. In that period, the committee has interviewed over 300 candidates and awarded over 40 scholarships. This program has contributed to AIA Pasadena-Foothill’s exceptional reputation for supporting emerging professionals. Your support is vital.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Jean Roth Driskel Scholarship Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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