Inside Philanthropy

By Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Samantha Sklaar and Megan Peters, Sacramento Bee

By Mary Rauner, Forbes

By Nexus Health Capital

The Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) combines need-based scholarships with intensive services before and during college to addresses the multifaceted financial, academic and personal barriers that have led to a college completion crisis in our community. A partnership with the College Futures Foundation and committed donors, LASIF has granted more than $20 million since 2012 and helped more than 33,000 low-income Angelenos prepare for, pay for and succeed in college.

LOS ANGELES – April 12, 2018 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $4,967,204, through 57 grants to nonprofit organizations developing innovative solutions to address the needs of Los Angeles County and create positive change for all Angelenos.

CCF’s grants this quarter include $1,177,204 to health programs focused on improving the quality of life for Los Angeles’ most vulnerable communities including undocumented immigrants, homeless individuals and others experiencing mental health or substance-abuse related conditions. The funding will also directly support research to address racial disparities and inequity that contribute to poor health outcomes in underserved communities.

This quarter, nonprofit partners of the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) were awarded $1,880,000 to help young Angelenos prepare for, pay for and succeed in college. As part of a new initiative launched this quarter, LASIF grants will provide an additional $2 million in support over the next two years for nonprofit partners to focus specifically on the college success of young men of color, a group that continues to be underrepresented at most four-year public universities in Los Angeles. LASIF, one of the largest college attainment initiatives in L.A. County, has granted more than $20 million to over 40 nonprofit partners to provide low-income students with need-based scholarships as well as integrated support services proven to help them graduate.

“Diversity is what makes Los Angeles great, and at CCF, we are especially grateful that our generous donors and grantee partners allow us to continue to address the diverse needs of our region. Together, we are building a Los Angeles where every Angeleno has the opportunity to thrive,” said CCF President & CEO Antonia Hernández.

Additional grants this quarter reflect CCF’s diverse funding areas: housing, immigration and nonprofit sustainability.

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

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA

March 2018

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES NUMBER OF GRANTS AMOUNT
Education Pipeline
  • Californians Together
  • Cerritos College Foundation
  • College of the Canyons Foundation
  • El Camino Community College District
  • Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges
  • Long Beach City College
  • Pasadena City College Foundation
  • Rio Hondo College
8 $280,000
Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
  • Bright Prospect
  • College Match c/o Community Partners
  • Heart of Los Angeles, Inc.
  • One Voice
  • P.F. Bresee Foundation
  • Pasadena City College
  • Project GRAD Los Angeles
  • United Friends of the Children
  • University of Southern California (College Advising Corps)
  • Walking Shield, Inc.
11 $1,880,000
Health
  • Cambodian Association of America
  • Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute
  • University of Southern California
3 $1,177,204
Housing 
  • Affordable Living for the Aging
  • California Housing Partnership Corporation
  • Friends in Deed
  • Housing California (Core operating grant)
  • Housing California (Outreach and education)
  • Inner City Law Center
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • Saint Barnabas Senior Center of Los Angeles
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty
  • Women Organizing Resources Knowledge and Services (WORKS)
10 $465,000
Smart Growth
  • Common Counsel Foundation
  • FUSE Corps
  • Housing Long Beach
  • Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
  • University of Southern California
5 $320,000
Economic Opportunity
  • Homeboy Industries
  • Jobs to Move America
  • L.A. Kitchen
3 $170,000
Immigration
  • Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
  • Centro Community Hispanic Association, Inc.
2 $250,000
Nonprofit Sustainability
  • Center for Nonprofit Management of Southern California
  • Executive Service Corps of Southern California
  • Mar Vista Family Center
  • Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • Southern California Leadership Network
5 $425,000
GRAND TOTAL 47 $4,967,204

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

Cal Poly Pomona University News Center

LOS ANGELES – November 27, 2017 –The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $11,292,972 through 51 grants to nonprofit organizations working to advance long-lasting change that strengthens Los Angeles communities.

This quarter’s portfolio includes 17 L.A. Justice Fund grants totaling $7,450,000, to provide critical support and resources to immigration legal service nonprofits providing representation for Los Angeles County immigrants who are facing the threat of deportation. The L.A. Justice Fund is a unique public-private partnership between the County of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles, the Weingart Foundation and CCF.

Health-focused nonprofit organizations received $1,807,472 in grants this quarter to fund integrated services that address the root causes of health disparities in L.A.’s most vulnerable communities. CCF’s health program is committed to ensuring that all Angelenos, regardless of income or immigration status, have access to health coverage.

Along with the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF), CCF’s Education grants this quarter will fund programs to help L.A. County’s underserved student populations access equitable resources and supports to increase student success from early childhood through college completion.

“Our grantee and donor partners recognize the diverse needs in Los Angeles County and are tirelessly working to make a positive and lasting difference. We are pleased to work together to improve the lives of our region’s most vulnerable residents,” said California Community Foundation President and CEO Antonia Hernández.

Additional grants this quarter were awarded in in housing and economic opportunity, civic engagement and nonprofit sustainability.

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

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA

October 2017

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES NUMBER,OF GRANTS AMOUNT
Civic Engagement & Public Policy
  • ACCE Institute
  • Families in Schools
2 $180,000
Education Pipeline
  • Campaign for College Opportunity
  • Parent Institute for Quality Education
  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles
  • UNITE-LA
  • WestEd
5 $700,000
Health
  • Arroyo Vista Family Health Center
  • Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero
  • East Valley Community Health Center
  • El Proyecto Del Barrio, Inc.
  • Insure the Uninsured
  • JWCH Institute, Inc.
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • Northeast Community Clinic, Inc
  • Planned Parenthood of Pasadena
    and San Gabriel Valley Inc.
  • Public Counsel
  • Public Health Foundation Enterprises
  • Regents of the University of California Los Angeles
13 $1,807,472
Housing & Economic Opportunity
  • Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
  • Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN)
  • Los Angeles Business Council Institute (LABC Institute)
  • Public Counsel
  • Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing
  • The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF)
  • Vets Advocacy, Inc.
7 $500,000
L.A. Justice Fund
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
  • Bet Tzedek
  • Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
    (CHIRLA)
  • Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, Catholic Charities
    of Los Angeles (Esperanza)
  • Immigrant Defenders Law Center (ImmDef)
  • Kids in Need of Defense, Inc. (KIND)
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center (the Center)
  • Loyola Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic (LIJC)
  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
  • One Justice
  • Program for Torture Victims (PTV)
  • Public Counsel
  • Southwestern Law School, Immigration Law Clinic (ILC)
  • USC Gould School of Law, Immigration Clinic
  • Vera Institute of Justice, Center on Immigration
    and Justice
17 $7,450,000
Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund
  • California State University Northridge Foundation
  • College Access Plan
  • Community Partners for Teens Exploring Technology
  • Elevate Your G.A.M.E.
  • University of Southern California (STEM-EOP program)
5 $480,500
Nonprofit Sustainability 
  • California Community Foundation (Nonprofit
    Sustainability Initiative [NSI])
  • Social Venture Partners Los Angeles Inc.
2 $175,000
GRAND TOTAL 51 $11,292,972

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 nearly $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

LOS ANGELES – April 11, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,130,787 through 52 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address pressing needs and improve the lives of Los Angeles County residents.

CCF’s grants this quarter include $1,435,000 to provide critical support to immigrant rights organizations working to defend due process and empower new Americans communities to thrive through CCF’s Immigrant Integration initiative. These grants offer a rapid response to the changing policy environment and focus on promoting citizenship and naturalization, expanding access to legal representation and “Know Your Rights” education among immigrant communities.

Nonprofit partners of the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) received $1,680,000 in grants to help young Angelenos prepare for, pay for and succeed in college. Launched in 2012 in partnership with the College Futures Foundation, LASIF combines college and financial aid guidance services with need-based scholarships, and has granted more that $15 million to partners working on innovative ways to ensure college access and success for thousands of low-income students.

“Our work is made possible by the generosity of our donors, the dedication and innovation of nonprofits and the vision of the public and private sector partners who have joined us in our mission,” said CCF President & CEO Antonia Hernández. “Working together with the diverse communities that define Los Angeles County, we can build a future in which all residents have the opportunity to thrive.”

Additional grants this quarter reflect CCF’s diverse priority areas in the arts, civic engagement, education, health, housing and economic opportunity and youth empowerment.

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

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA

March 2017

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES NUMBER,OF GRANTS AMOUNT
Arts
  • Company of Angels
  • CRE Outreach
  • EngAGE, Inc.
  • Hatchery Arts aka Hollywood Fringe Festival
  • Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural
5 $415,000
Civic Engagement & Public Policy
  • YMCA
  • Latino Equality Alliance
  • Digital Democracy
3 $390,000
Education Pipeline
  • City Year-Los Angeles
  • Summer Algebra Institute
  • Spark- Los Angeles
3 $385,000
Health
  • Equality California Institute,
  • ONEgeneration
  • Memorial Care Medical Center Foundation
  • Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian,
  • Bisexual and Transgender Elders
  • L.A. Community Health Project
  • UCLA Family Medicine
  • UCLA Pediatrics
  • USC Neurology
8 $401,259
Housing & Economic Opportunity
  • Opportunity Fund
  • L.A. Kitchen
  • Meet Each Need With Dignity
  • Uncommon Good
4 $292441
Immigrant Integration
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
  • California Immigrant Policy Center
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • Central American Resource Center
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
  • (CHIRLA)
  • COFEM
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • California
  • Immigrant Defenders Law Center
  • Korean Resource Center
  • Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational
  • Fund
  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • Public Counsel
  • Regents of the University of California Los
  • Angeles (UCLA Dream Resource Center)
  • Undocumedia, Inc.
  • NALEO Educational Fund
  • University of California – UC Undocumented
  • Legal Services Center
  • Town Hall Los Angeles,California Bar Foundation
19 $1,435,000
Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
  • Bright Prospect
  • Heart of Los Angeles
  • Pasadena City College Foundation (Upward Bound
  • Programs)
  • Project GRAD Los Angeles
  • United Friends of the Children
  • University of Southern California (Neighborhood
  • Academic Initiative)
  • Walking Shield
8 $1,686,000
Youth Empowerment
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles
  • California Youth Connection
2 $132,807
GRAND TOTAL 52 $5,130,787

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 $1.5 billion in assets and manages 1,600 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. For more information, please visit staging5.calfund.org.

CONTACT
Chris Compton
marcomm@staging5.calfund.org
(213) 413-4130

Partnering with community leaders and networks of educational institutions, CCF helps our most vulnerable students access the educational resources they need to succeed from cradle to college. These groups include preschool-age children, English language learners and students of color, particularly young men. We support efforts to encourage the fair and transparent funding for all schools regardless of zip code and want students to learn in innovative environments that put their needs at the center.