Press Release

California Community Foundation Awards $4.9 Million to Create Positive Change in Los Angeles County

Press Release | April 12, 2018

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.


March 2018

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
  • Cambodian Association of America
  • Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute
  • University of Southern California
3 $1,177,204
  • 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
  • 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

Roshin Mathew
(213) 452-6229