Press Release

California Community Foundation Awards $3 Million to Uplift Los Angeles Communities

Press Release | October 23, 2018

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.


October 2018

Civic Engagement
* ACCE Institute
* East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
* Families in Schools
3 $255,000
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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

Roshin Mathew
(213) 452-6229