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By Jacqueline García, La Opinión

By Cal State LA News Service

LOS ANGELES – May 2, 2019 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $4,880,730 through 37 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to create change and unlock the potential of our region.

This quarter’s portfolio of grants includes $1,964,452 in funding for our Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) nonprofit partners to expand educational opportunities for vulnerable students, and prepare them for success in college, career and beyond. Recognizing that scholarships alone are not enough, LASIF combines need-based scholarships with support services before and during college to help low-income students stay enrolled and earn their degrees. With these grants, the LASIF partners are launching a program to explore how to better help students navigate unexpected expenses, like a family crisis or medical bill, that fall outside of tuition costs but could hold students back from achieving their postsecondary goals.

Additional education grants will go toward advancing equity in the college access pipeline by creating opportunity for our BLOOM partners to continue supporting young men of color throughout their college journeys with scholarships and wraparound support services, proven to help students graduate.

Another $855,000 in investments this quarter will fund strategies to address Los Angeles’ housing crisis. In L.A. County, 1.5 million of all households spend more than 30% of their income on housing. We envision a future where every Angeleno has access to an affordable home in a thriving neighborhood. With this goal in mind, CCF is working to remove barriers to affordable housing development and streamline more efficient ways to preserve and expand supportive housing for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

“The challenges we face here in L.A. County are complex but together, we can make real, lasting change in our lifetimes and strengthen communities for generations to come,” said CCF President & CEO Antonia Hernández. “In partnership with our visionary donors and dedicated nonprofit organizations, we are empowering Los Angeles to reach its full potential.”

Additional grants made this quarter reflect CCF’s diverse funding areas: health, immigration and civic engagement.

Please see below for a full list of grants this quarter.

CONTACT
Roshin Mathew
[cryptx]rmathew@staging5.calfund.org[/cryptx]
(213) 452-6229

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA
March 2019

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES NUMBER OF GRANTS AMOUNT
Civic Engagement
  • Loyola Marymount University
1 $100,000
Education
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
  • Californians for Justice Education
  • Californians Together
  • LA Promise Fund
  • The Advancement Project
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
  • Bright Prospect
  • College Match c/o Community Partners
  • Heart of Los Angeles Youth, Inc.
  • One Voice
  • P.F. Bresee Foundation
  • Pasadena City College
  • Project GRAD Los Angeles
  • United Friends of the Children
  • Walking Shield, Inc.
  • Brotherhood Crusade
19 $3,674,452
Health
  • Cambodian Association of America
  • Social Model Recovery Systems
2 $151,278
Housing and Economic Opportunity 
  • California Housing Partnership Corporation
  • Grameen America Inc.
  • Homeboy Industries
  • Housing California
  • Housing Long Beach
  • Inner City Law Center
  • Los Angeles Mission
  • Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
  • Opportunity Fund Community Development
  • Resources Legacy Fund
  • Saint Barnabas Senior Center of Los Angeles
  • Union Rescue Mission
  • West Los Angeles Community Development Corporation
14 $855,000
Immigration
  • Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
1 $100,000
GRAND TOTAL 37 $4,880,730

The California Community Foundation has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with us in addressing the root causes of challenges in Los Angeles County. CCF stewards $1.7 billion in assets and manages 1,700 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. For more information, please visit staging5.calfund.org.

By Alyssa Ochs, Inside Philanthropy

LOS ANGELES – January 11, 2019 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) awarded 46 grants totaling $5,476,500 to nonprofit organizations working to create a more equitable and prosperous Los Angeles County.

These grants include nearly $1.8 million to empower communities to pursue greater equity through civic engagement. Funding will support collective strategies aimed at strengthening education, research, organizing and leadership development efforts throughout the region, including South L.A., East L.A. and the San Fernando and Antelope Valley.

In addition, CCF’s civic engagement grants will also help L.A. communities prepare for the 2020 Census. Achieving an accurate count is critical to ensuring Los Angeles County receives its fair share of more than $75 billion in available resources. With its high concentration of historically undercounted communities – including communities of color and low-income, LGBTQ and homeless residents — Los Angeles is considered the nation’s hardest-to-count county.

CCF also made $2.2 million in grants to expand access to quality health services that meet the needs of our must vulnerable neighbors. This includes coordinating with the Protecting Immigrant Families campaign to educate and prepare immigrant and mixed-status families to deal with proposed changes to the public charge rule that would affect use of food assistance, Medi-Cal and other public benefits.

Grants also supported a wide variety of organizations working in vital areas such as improving K-12 and college educational outcomes, expanding the supply of affordable housing and protecting the rights and futures of immigrant communities.

“Los Angeles County stands at the intersection of diversity and opportunity. We all benefit when our neighbors can contribute to and take part in our shared prosperity.” said CCF President & CEO Antonia Hernández.

In 2015, CCF made a pledge to grant $1 billion to Los Angeles County nonprofits by 2025. To date, the foundation and its donors have given more than $325 million.
Please see below for a full list of grants this quarter.

CONTACT
Roshin Mathew
[cryptx]rmathew@staging5.calfund.org[/cryptx]
(213) 452-6229

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA
December 2018

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES NUMBER OF GRANTS AMOUNT
Civic Engagement
  • Alliance for Justice
  • California Calls Education Fund
  • California State University Los Angeles Foundation
  • Communities for a Better Environment
  • Families in Schools
  • Liberty Hill Foundation
  • The Advancement Project
  • University of Southern California – L.A. County Municipal Elected Officials Academy
  • Antelope Valley Partners For Health
  • Community Partners for Long Beach Forward
  • Families in Schools
  • GreatNonprofits
  • LA Voice
  • Pacoima Beautiful
  • Public Policy Institute of California
16 $1,774,000
Education
  • Alliance for a Better Community
  • Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. University
  • Children’s Defense Fund
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
  • A Place Called Home
  • Brotherhood Crusade
  • CSU Dominguez Hills Philanthropic Foundation
  • Rio Hondo College
10 $765,000
Health
  • Asian American Drug Abuse Program
  • Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
  • Children’s Institute, Inc.
  • Community Coalition of Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation
  • Shields for Families, Inc
  • St. John’s Well Child and Family Center
  • White Memorial Medical Center Charitable Foundation
10 $2,200,000
Housing
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Low Income Investment Fund
  • National Housing and Community Development Law Project
5 $237,500
Immigration
  • Capital and Main
  • LA Voice
  • Los Angeles County Business Federation
  • Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
5 $500,000
GRAND TOTAL 46 $5,476,500

The California Community Foundation has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with us in addressing the root causes of challenges in Los Angeles County. CCF stewards $1.7 billion in assets and manages 1,700 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. For more information, please visit staging5.calfund.org

Philanthropy News Digest

LOS ANGELES – October 23, 2018 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $3,016,875 through 34 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to uplift vulnerable communities and advance long-lasting change.

Grants this quarter include $1,240,000 to strengthen and expand health services for underserved populations including Angelenos experiencing homelessness and mental health conditions, as well as undocumented immigrants. Although the number of Los Angeles residents with health coverage has risen, it’s estimated more than 345,000 undocumented residents remain uninsured and ineligible for Medi-Cal. CCF’s investments will support efforts to expand Medi-Cal to all Angelenos, regardless of immigration status, so that they may live long and healthy lives.

In addition, the funds will go toward improving integrated health systems throughout Los Angeles County with a focus on expanding access to substance use services for more than 300,000 low-income adults and Angeleno youth in need of treatment.

$562,500 in education investments this quarter will provide organizations with resources to address challenges in L.A. schools that disproportionately impact academic success for students of color, English Language Learners and other disadvantaged student populations. Meanwhile, additional grants will support efforts to educate and empower voters while also addressing root causes of lack of civic participation to reverse systematic inequities and increase diversity in the voting booth in upcoming elections.

Other grants made this quarter reflect CCF’s commitment to the diverse needs of Los Angeles communities: housing, immigration, economic opportunity and nonprofit sustainability.

“We continue to find inspiration in the energy and enthusiasm of our donors and community partners to drive positive change in Los Angeles. With their dedication and partnership, we are creating a healthier, more equitable Los Angeles where we all can thrive,” said CCF President & CEO Antonia Hernández.

In 2015, CCF made a pledge to grant $1 billion to Los Angeles County nonprofits by 2025. To date, the foundation and its donors have given more than $325 million.

Please see below for a full list of grants this quarter.

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA

October 2018

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES NUMBER OF GRANTS AMOUNT
Civic Engagement
* ACCE Institute
* East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
* Families in Schools
3 $255,000
Education
* Campaign for College Opportunity
* LAUSD Local District Northeast
* Pueblo Nuevo Education and Development Group
* The New Teacher Project, Inc.
* WestEd
* California State University Northridge Foundation
* University of Southern California
7 $562,500
Health
* Antelope Valley Partners for Health
* Bartz Altadonna Community Health Center
* Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
* Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
* Community Partners for Center for Collective Wisdom
* Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc.
* Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
* Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
* Public Health Foundation Enterprises
* Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers
10 $1,240,000
Housing
* Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
* Public Counsel
* The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF)
* Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing
4 $234,375
Economic Opportunity
* Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN)
* Los Angeles Business Council Institute (LABC)
2 $100,000
Immigration
* Al Otro Lado, Inc.
* Los Angeles Unified School District
* National Day Laborer Organizing Network
* Proyecto Pastoral
4 $250,000
Nonprofit Sustainability
* Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI)
* Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
* Nonprofit Finance Fund
* Upswell LA 2018
4 $375,000
Grand Total 34 $3,016,875

The California Community Foundation has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with us in addressing the root causes of challenges in Los Angeles County. CCF stewards $1.7 billion in assets and manages 1,700 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. For more information, please visit staging5.calfund.org.

CONTACT
Roshin Mathew
rmathew@staging5.calfund.org
(213) 452-6229