Press Release

California Community Foundation Awards $5.7 Million to Advance Opportunity in Los Angeles County

Press Release | June 20, 2018

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.


June 2018

* Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
* California Calls Education Fund
* California Native Vote Project
* Council on American-Islamic Relations
* Disability Rights California
* NALEO Educational Fund
* Pacific Institute for Community Organizations
7 $500,000
* Crystal Stairs, Inc.
* Inner City Struggle
* Nonprofit Finance Fund
* Parent Engagement Academy
* Proyecto Pastoral
* The Advancement Project
* Los Angeles Unified School District
* The Education Trust
* University of Southern California
* Brotherhood Crusade
* SoCal CAN
* Social Justice Learning Institute
13 $1,450,000
* California Hospital Medical Center Foundation
* Koreatown Youth & Community Center, Inc.
* UCLA Foundation
3 $901,520
* 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
* ACLU Foundation of Southern California
* African Communities Public Health Coalition
* Black Alliance for Just Immigration
* California Bar Foundation
* 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

Roshin Mathew
(213) 452-6229