CCF Publication, Press Release

California Community Foundation Awards $7.8 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

CCF Publication Press Release | December 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES – December 15, 2015 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $7,845,063 through 67 grants to Los Angeles County organizations working to address the needs of our region.

Grants this quarter reflect the foundation’s diverse priority areas in the arts, education, housing and economic opportunity, nonprofit sustainability, smart growth and youth empowerment, with a majority of grants this quarter focused on health and immigrant integration. $1.8 million in grants for immigrant integration will specifically support the implementation of citizenship, DACA and the AB60/Drivers License program in Los Angeles County as part CCF’s unprecedented partnership with nonprofits, media outlets, government agencies and the Juntos Podemos Foundation.

CCF supports this critical work in the community through funds entrusted to the foundation by donors throughout its 100-year history, including through the Centinela Valley Medical and Community Funds and the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF). Part high-performing mutual fund, part innovation incubator, LASIF is a partnership with the College Futures Foundation that is getting low-income L.A. County students to and through college.

“We are proud to partner with thousands of donors and organizations dedicated to strengthening Los Angeles County together,” said CCF President and CEO Antonia Hernández. “As we continue our 100th year of service, we are encouraged by the energy and enthusiasm for positive change in Los Angeles.”

The California Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for all Los Angeles County residents by addressing the root causes of the county’s most urgent problems. The foundation has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with us in transforming Los Angeles County. CCF stewards $1.5 billion in assets and manages nearly 1,600 charitable foundations, funds and legacies.

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December 2015

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre


2 $125,000
Education Pipeline
Educators 4 Excellence – LA

Long Beach Day Nursery

Mar Vista Family Center

3 $350,000
Achievable Foundation


Children’s Hospital

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Herald Christian Health Center

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Orthopaedic Institute for Children

Prevention Institute

Program for Torture Victims

St. John’s Well Child and Family Center

Social Justice Learning Institute

Southside Coalition

SPIRITT Family Services

Torrance Memorial

UCLA Center for Health Advancement

Watts Healthcare Corporation

16 $2,938,063
Housing & Economic Opportunity
Enterprise Community Partners

Grameen America

Public Counsel

USC Price School of Public Policy

Valley Economic Development Center, Inc.

Western Care on Law & Poverty

6 $700,000
Immigrant Integration
Asian-Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles

Azteca America

Catholic Charities Los Angeles

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

Centro CHA

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Community Lawyers, Inc.

Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamérica (COFEM)


Estrella TV/Liberman Broadcasting

Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA)

International Rescue Committee

KMEX 34 Univision TV and Univision Radio

La Opinión

LA Voice

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition

Loyola Marymount University

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)

National Day Labor Organizing Network

One Justice

Orange County Community Foundation

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center


Telemundo 52 Los Angeles KVEA

25 $1,800,000
Nonprofit Sustainability
American Red Cross Greater Los Angeles


2 $190,000
Smart Growth
Alliance for Community Transit-LA (ACT-LA)

Public Counsel

Southeast Asian Community Alliance

3 $250,000
Transition-Aged Youth
Alliance for Children’s Rights

St. Anne’s

2 $300,000
El Monte Community Building Initiative
Community Partners (fbo El Monte Promise Foundation)

Pacific Asian Consortium on Employment

2 $290,000
Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund
Boys and Girls Club Los Angeles Harbor

College Match

Fulfillment Fund

One Voice

Sunburst Youth Academy

5 $855,000
Opportunity Fund
Sunrise Outreach 1 $47,000
GRAND TOTAL 67 $7,845,063

Taleen Ananian
(213) 452-6203

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