when we plant the seeds of vision and nurture the roots of deeds, we harvest the beauty of potential
As we look to the future, the California Community Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff remain fully committed to making a difference through meaningful advocacy, outreach and community investments. Ultimately, we understand that every dollar we grant represents a donor’s legacy, a dream for lasting change and a chance to bring that dream to life.
Our mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Los Angeles communities. We envision a future where all Angelenos have the opportunity to contribute to the productivity, health and well-being of our region. And we believe that our common fate will be determined by how successfully we improve the quality of life for all of our residents.
A spark of hope in a heart can light a fire in a soul.
A Century of Impact
Since 1915, the California Community Foundation has worked to transform generosity into impact to realize a stronger, healthier and more prosperous future for all Angelenos. From Antelope Valley to Artesia, from the San Fernando Valley to the South Bay, we have worked with generations of dedicated L.A. residents to realize their philanthropic visions and transform their communities. To learn more about our history, visit our Centennial Celebration Site.
We champion issues that impact residents that are struggling, allowing us to help those who need it the most and lift up the entire community.
staff & leadership
CCF’s leadership team, Board of Directors and staff are among the most diverse of any foundation in the country. We are uniquely qualified and experienced to address the important challenges we face here in Los Angeles, and we support CCF’s long-standing tradition of excellence in governance, stability and fiduciary responsibility.
Our commitment to building a strong and diverse community is reflected not only in our work, but also in our staffing. We understand that our fates and futures are interwoven, so we actively strive to be an employer of choice – offering a competitive compensation package, worthwhile development opportunities and a rewarding workplace environment.
Our dedication to fiscal responsibility, transparency and careful stewardship of donor contributions has resulted in our being entrusted with more than 1,600 funds and nearly $1.5 billion in assets. Since 2000, CCF has tripled our assets, received more than $2.2 billion in donor contributions and given out almost $2 billion in grants, making CCF the fourth largest community foundation in the United States based on total giving.
We are stewards of donor intentions and beholden to the communities we serve. All of our donor funds are managed for utmost efficiency and effectiveness, balancing short- and long-term goals, in accordance with their specific missions.
CCF works with local and national media to offer spokespersons and subject-matter experts for interviews in English, Spanish and other languages. We provide expertise on a range of issues including the arts, charitable giving, civic engagement, economic development, education, healthcare, housing, immigration and more.
We can also arrange site visits to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County that are making a positive impact in our region.
For media inquiries and to sign up for media alerts, please contact Communications Manager Chris Compton at (213) 452-6232, (323) 806-2978 (mobile) or by email at email@example.com.