Press Release

California Community Foundation Awards $5.5 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

Press Release | December 20, 2016

LOS ANGELES – December 20, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,569,746 through 34 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the great needs and potential of our region.

This quarter’s portfolio of grants includes $565,000 in funding for our Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) nonprofit partners. Since 2012, in partnership with the College Futures Foundation, LASIF has granted more that $15 million to partners working on innovative ways to ensure college access and success for thousands of low-income students. By combining college and financial aid guidance services with need-based scholarships, LASIF is helping young Angelenos prepare for, pay for and succeed in college.

CCF’s Housing & Economic Opportunity grants this quarter will fund production or preservation of affordable units across Los Angeles County to address the region’s homelessness epidemic. The growing shortage of affordable and available homes for low-income residents is increasing the chances of homelessness for many individuals and families.

“Our work is sustained by the generosity of donors – whether they are individuals, families or corporations – wanting to give back to this place we call home,” said CCF President & CEO Antonia Hernández. “Equally critical are our partners in the vibrant nonprofit sector who are working tirelessly for a better Los Angeles County.”

Additional grants this quarter reflect CCF’s diverse priority areas in the arts, civic engagement, education, health, immigrant integration, nonprofit sustainability and smart growth.

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

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


 December 2016

  • Arts Council for Long Beach
  • Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network
  • Youth Speak Collective
3 $195,000
Civic Engagement & Public Policy
  • Alliance for a Better Community
1 $100,000
Education Pipeline
  • Communities in Schools of Los Angeles
  • Education Trust-West
  • Foothill Family Service
  • Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center
  • Pathways L.A.
  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles / UC Berkeley
6 $590,000
  • Community Health Councils
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Harbor UCLA/L.A. Biomedical Research Institute
  • Health Access Foundation
  • Maternal Child Health Access
  • Providence Health and Services Foundation
  • Saint Francis Medical Center
  • Special Needs Network
  • To Help Everyone Health and Wellness Centers
  • UC San Francisco
  • University Muslim Medical Association
11 $ 2,690,746
Housing & Economic Opportunity
  • City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department and Mayor’s Office
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Grameen America
  • Communities United to End Homelessness
5 $650,000
Immigrant Integration
  • Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
1 $41,000
Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles Harbor
  • Fulfillment Fund
  • Pacific Asian Consortium on Employment (PACE)
3 $565,000
Nonprofit Sustainability
  • Compass Point
1 $288,000
Smart Growth
  • Alliance for Community Transit-Los Angeles (ACT-LA)
  • Los Angeles Transit, Housing, Resources, and Investments for a Vibrant Economy (LA THRIVES)
  • Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA)
3 $450,000
GRAND TOTAL 34 $5,569,746

Chris Compton
(213) 413-4130

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