By Kerry Hastings, Smart Growth California

Associated Press

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

LOS ANGELES – June 20, 2018 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,750,020, through 54 grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating a healthier, more empowered and more prosperous future for all Angelenos.

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 $303 million.

CCF’s grants this quarter include $500,000 to programs focused on increasing response rates and reducing undercounts in the 2020 U.S. Census in Los Angeles County. L.A. County residents pay more in income taxes than 25 U.S. states, and an accurate census count is vital to ensuring we see our fair share of federal dollars. L.A. County has been identified as the nation’s hardest to count, and studies show that reducing the non-response rate from 3 percent to 1.5 percent would result in an additional $300 million in federal funding over the next 10 years.

In addition to its multimillion-dollar grant commitment, CCF announced a massive expansion in its Program Related Investment (PRI) fund, more than doubling its assets to $45 million. For three decades, the PRI fund has provided direct loans to nonprofits and capital to nonprofit lenders, leveraging $160 million from other public and private partners and helping organizations throughout Los Angeles grow their impact and capacity and.

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

“We are investing in the future of L.A. When families have access to housing and quality care, our community becomes healthier. When our children succeed in school and college, we all reap the economic benefits. And when our immigrant neighbors are protected and incorporated into civic life, we all enjoy a more vibrant culture of shared prosperity,” said CCF President & CEO Antonia Hernández.

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

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA

June 2018

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES NUMBER OF GRANTS AMOUNT
Census
* Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
* California Calls Education Fund
* California Native Vote Project
* Council on American-Islamic Relations
California
* Disability Rights California
* NALEO Educational Fund
* Pacific Institute for Community Organizations
7 $500,000
Education
* Crystal Stairs, Inc.
* Inner City Struggle
* Nonprofit Finance Fund
* Parent Engagement Academy
* Proyecto Pastoral
* The Advancement Project
* UNITE-LA
* Los Angeles Unified School District
* The Education Trust
* University of Southern California
* Brotherhood Crusade
* SoCal CAN
* Social Justice Learning Institute
13 $1,450,000
Health
* California Hospital Medical Center Foundation
* Koreatown Youth & Community Center, Inc.
* UCLA Foundation
3 $901,520
Housing
* A Community of Friends
* Abode Communities
* ACCE Institute
* LA Community Action Network
* City of Los Angeles
* Clifford Beers Housing, Inc.
* East LA Community Corporation
* Golden State Opportunity Foundation
* Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
* L.A. Family Housing
* LA Voice
* LINC Housing Corporation
* Little Tokyo Service Center
* Mercy Housing California
* PATH Ventures
* University of Southern California
* Venice Community Housing Corporation
18 $1,335,000
Immigration
* ACLU Foundation of Southern California
* African Communities Public Health Coalition
* Black Alliance for Just Immigration
* California Bar Foundation
* COFEM
* Council on American-Islamic Relations California
* La Opinión
* Migration Policy Institute
* Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
* Regents of the University of California Davis
* Regents of the University of California Los Angeles
12 $1,090,000
Nonprofit Sustainability
* Nonprofit Finance Fund 1 $473,500
Grand Total 54 $5,750,020

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

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