Education & Scholarships

Angelrock Project Foundation

The Angelrock Project Foundation supports global programs for women and underserved youth from low socio-economic backgrounds in the U.S. and abroad, with a particular focus in South Africa. In particular, the foundation sponsors Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service, a volunteer and educational program for youth from Brooklyn, N.Y. that begins with a […]

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Annemarie Pellerito Memorial Foundation

Annemarie Pellerito suffered from neurofibromatosis, a debilitating genetic disorder. When she passed away just weeks before her 30th birthday, her family and friends established this fund to honor her memory and her passion for living life to the fullest. The Annemarie Pellerito Memorial Foundation was established at the California Community Foundation in 2003 to enrich […]

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Betty & Daniel Bloomfield Fund

San Fernando Valley community and business leader Charles “Chuck” Bloomfield passed away of pancreatic cancer on March 1, 2004, at home. The Betty and Daniel Bloomfield Fund, named for his parents, honors their memory as well as his. This fund supports individuals involved with the Cato Institute and the Ayn Rand Institute, and provides music […]

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BNI Foundation

The BNI Foundation supports children and education with our Business VoicesTM initiative, pairing chapters and members with schools and other educational organizations who need our help. Learn more about Business Voices at www.BNIFoundation.org. To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community […]

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Brenda Berman Family Foundation

Brenda Berman was a mother, philanthropist and selfless friend to many around the world. Whether living in New Zealand, Australia, Silicon Valley or Southern California, her life was dedicated to helping others – no matter their age, creed or culture. Mission Brenda had several interests throughout her dynamic life: Her concern for the environmental protection […]

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Brian C. Porter Memorial Scholarship Charitable Fund

Brian Porter was a man of character, nonjudgmental by nature, and provided unselfish counsel to many. He gave lovingly and generously. He was a self-sacrificing and devoted son and brother, as well as a trusted friend. His passing is a tremendous loss. He will be missed but not forgotten. He leaves with us all his […]

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California ABLE Fund

The California ABLE Fund is a forward thinking partnership between the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE), Californians Together, with the California Community Foundation (CCF) serving as fiscal sponsor. The California ABLE Fund addresses the needs of California’s over 1.3 million K-12 students who are English Language Learners.  The mission of the California ABLE Fund […]

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Camille P. Toomey Scholarship Foundation

Camille Prezioso Toomey passed away Sept. 5, 2003. Born in New York City, she was a graduate of St. John’s University in New York. Camille held management positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Navy Exchange, TRW, Burndy, Xerox and IDC. She made time to serve as the president of the Rolling […]

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Dr. Irving Rappaport Memorial Fund

The Dr. Irving Rappaport Memorial Fund intends to support the Dr. Irving Rappaport Endowed Chair in Head & Neck Surgery at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine in order to honor Dr. Rappaport’s commitment to the medical community. Irving Rappaport passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 90, on Saturday, January 10, 2015, […]

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Eric’s Kids

About Us – What We Do: Eric’s Kids provides scholarships, mentoring and grief support to at risk children who have lost a parent and are in financial need. We ensure underserved kids affected by loss are provided a quality education and grief support so they will have an equal opportunity to succeed. The fund works […]

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Ernest Lieblich Foundation

Ernest Lieblich was an avid supporter of children and the arts for many decades. His contributions over the years supported diverse organizations dedicated to providing children with the tools of self-expression through music and art. Continue Ernest’s support of organizations providing much-needed services to those in need by contributing to his fund. About Ernest Lieblich […]

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Hernández-Stern Scholarship Fund

The Hernández-Stern Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Nicolasa Hernández. Born in rural Mexico, she and her family settled in East Los Angeles in 1956. A self-taught reader with little formal schooling, Nicolasa believed passionately in the power of education to transform lives. She took the greatest pride in getting her sons and daughters […]

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Hot Topic Foundation

We are PASSIONATE about music, fashion and creativity! Because of that, the Hot Topic Foundation’s mission is to support organizations which promote, encourage and educate teens and young people in the areas of music, fashion, arts and individual expression. The Hot Topic Foundation was founded at the California Community Foundation in 2004 and has granted […]

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Jack & Denny Smith Memorial Fund for Literacy

Los Angeles Times columnist Jack Smith and his wife Denise (Denny) were married for more than 50 years. In 1996, this fund was established at the California Community Foundation in their memories. To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, […]

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Jason Mraz Foundation

The Jason Mraz Foundation helps sustain organizations aligned with Jason’s pillars of service: HUMAN EQUALITY  Free The Slaves: Liberating slaves around the world, helping them rebuild their lives, and researching real world solutions to eradicate slavery forever. True Colors Fund: Seeks to inspire and engage everyone, particularly the straight community, to become active participants in the […]

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Jean Kim Cortés Scholarship Foundation

 The Jean Kim Cortés Scholarship Foundation supports the love and passion that Jean had for the arts by supporting students in the Los Angeles Unified School District in continuing their study of music beyond high school. Jean’s hope was that that one day they, too, could play on the stages of the Music Center, the […]

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Jennifer Beltran Lopez Colibri Scholarship Fund

The Jennifer Beltran Lopez Colibri Scholarship Fund supports underprivileged youth who wish to continue their education through high school and college. Help us raise $40,000 to award annual scholarships. Jenny Beltran Lopez was a middle school teacher and an activist who believed in helping underprivileged children. A Stanford graduate, Jenny became inspired to teach in […]

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Jennifer Taylor Honick Foundation for Humanity

  The Jennifer Taylor Honick Foundation was established by Gigi Michaels in 2000 through The California Community Foundation (CCF), as a continued celebration of her daughter Jenny’s life and many accomplishments. The mission of the foundation is to enhance the quality of life for disabled and at-risk youth through educational and social experiences, enriching their […]

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Lacey E. Wyatt, M.D., Legacy Medical Student Scholarship

To combat the negative impact Proposition 209 has had, for nearly two decades, on the recruitment of underrepresented minority medical students, the UCLA/Charles Drew University Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) has partnered with the UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) and engaged the Dean’s office, […]

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Law Faculty Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established by UCLA School of Law faculty to demonstrate their commitment to maintaining the law school’s historic role as a leader in diversifying the bar. A small committee of distinguished UCLA law school faculty with a commitment to enrolling talented underrepresented racial minority students selects recipients from among eligible applicants admitted […]

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Les Shaw Junior Memorial Fund For Literacy

The Les Shaw Junior Memorial Fund supports a deserving college-bound student at View Park Preparatory Academy. Les Nelson Shaw Junior was a lifelong resident of the Crenshaw neighborhood in Los Angeles who passed away on February 3, 2011 after a four-year battle with cancer. Les was the son of noted civic leaders Ann Shaw and […]

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Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund

An investment in the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) is a commitment to not only L.A. County students, but to the entire region. By empowering our students to succeed, we improve the quality of life throughout Los Angeles. LASIF goes beyond scholarships to get results. Our nonprofit partners provide the wrap-around services needed to […]

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LVUSD Beacon For The Arts Fund

In response to the steady decline of state funding for public education, The Las Virgenes Unified School District created The LVUSD Beacon for the Arts Fund as a testament to the belief that the arts are an integral part of life-long learning for students and the community. The purpose of the fund is two-fold – […]

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MAJOR Fund

The Muslim and Jewish Organized Relief (MAJOR) Fund believes that now, more than ever, bridges need to be built not only between the Muslim and Jewish communities in the United States, but among all communities of faith. Under no circumstances should decisions regarding immigration or any rights and privileges granted to citizens of or visitors […]

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Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF)

Grandparents raising orphans has become common place in many sub-Saharan communities.  Seeing the extraordinary barriers these orphaned children faced, Mama Sarah Obama decided to roll up her sleeves and do whatever she could for orphans in her community.  She started with feeding programs, then adopted several orphans and eventually established the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation. […]

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Mark Bingham Leadership Fund

Mark Bingham was a strapping 220-pound, 6-foot-5 rugby player who fought off muggers on the street and ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain before taking on terrorists who hijacked United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. One of the heroes to emerge from America’s biggest tragedy, Bingham has become a symbol of hope to […]

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Mini Lai Scholarship Fund

The Mini Lai Scholarship Fund honors the memory of Mini Lai by helping illustration students at the Art Center College of Design (ACCD) achieve their dreams. Mini was a proud alumna of ACCD, majoring in illustration. This fund is made possible by generous donations from her family and friends. The Mini Lai Scholarship Fund encourages […]

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Misner Family Foundation

The Misner Family – Ivan, Beth, Ashley, San and Trey – are committed to humanitarian and philanthropic work around the world. The Misner’s support 501c3 charities with a focus on university education, youth leadership, nutritional science research and human rights. As a family, the review deserving organizations and award grants together. Some of the organizations that have received […]

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Pi Alpha Phi Alumni Scholarship Fund

Established at the California Community Foundation in 2007, the Pi Alpha Phi Alumni Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate members’ academic, personal and leadership development. By investing in the Pi Alpha Phi, individuals invest in the future of men’s leadership in the community and across the country. Learn more about the alumni group. To make a secure […]

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Raymond L. Telles Scholarship Foundation

Ambassador Raymond L. Telles, Jr., the first Hispanic mayor of a major American city, the first Hispanic U.S. Ambassador, a decorated U.S. Air Force Colonel, and presidential advisor passed away on March 8, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Sherman Oaks, California. Telles was born September 5, 1915, and was educated at Texas Western College, […]

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Reach Out & Read Los Angeles

Reach Out and Read Los Angeles (ROR) promotes early childhood education by providing advice to parents on reading aloud and giving children (from six months to five years old) a culturally and developmentally appropriate book to take home at each pediatric visit. In Los Angeles County, there are 119 ROR locations. Annually, more than 166,500 […]

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Reading By 9 Fund

The Los Angeles Times Reading by 9 program has worked to address the child literacy crisis in Southern California since 1998. Each year, The Times publishes its bilingual Parent Reading Guide aimed at helping K-3 students read at the appropriate level by age 9, a crucial indicator of future success. This valuable learning tool is […]

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Reading Is The Way Up Fund

The Reading is the Way Up was established by City National Bank at the California Community Foundation in 2004 to create a funding resource to purchase books for school libraries in the communities where we work and live. In addition to buying books, this City National Bank community initiative includes book drives, encouraging volunteers to […]

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Sherry Jackson Foundation

Sherry Gordy, the daughter of Motown founder, Berry Gordy, created the Sherry Jackson Foundation in 2004 to assist underprivileged youth and young adults. Gordy, the mother of two sons, grew up in Southern California and is a businesswoman in the mortgage and real estate industries. She turned her energies and life experiences toward the exploration […]

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Tag You’re It! Foundation

Just For Laughs’ Stand Up Comedian of the Year Sebastian Maniscalco and his wife Lana Gomez set up the Tag You’re It! Foundation as a way to directly support the causes close to their heart. The fund, set up with CCF in 2016, supports U.S. veterans, Alzheimer’s disease and children’s education on a local and […]

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UCLA Black Alumni Association Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship

On Wednesday, March 28, 2007, the California Community Foundation announced the opening and establishment of a $1.75 million scholarship fund to support 100 renewable scholarships for African American freshmen admitted to the University of California, Los Angeles. The UCLA Black Alumni Association Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship includes funds to cover loan and work study costs […]

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UCLA School Of Law Marco Firebaugh Dream Fund

The UCLA School of Law Marco Firebaugh Dream Fund (the “Dream Fund”) is a component scholarship fund of the California Community Foundation named in honor of Marco Antonio Firebaugh who served in the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2004. During his tenure in the Assembly, Firebaugh was recognized for an impressive legislative and advocacy […]

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Warren Christopher Scholarship Fund

The Warren Christopher Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 with a gift by the partners of O’Melveny & Myers LLP to honor Warren Christopher, its former chairman and senior partner, when he was appointed U.S. Secretary of State. Secretary Christopher passed away on March 18, 2011, at the age of 85, but his willingness to […]

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