Press Release

California Community Foundation Awards $11 Million to Build a Stronger Los Angeles County

Press Release | November 27, 2017

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.


October 2017

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
  • WestEd
5 $700,000
  • 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
  • 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

Roshin Mathew
(213) 452-6229