Memorial

Abdi Towfigh Fund To Fight Leukemia

Over the last 14 years we have helped raise awareness and organized many Bone Marrow drives in partnership with City of Hope and the National Marrow Donor Program to improve the chances of finding a match for any child anywhere in the world. The cure for blood cancer lies in the hands of ordinary people. […]

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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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Annette Funicello Research Fund For Neurological Diseases

OUR MISSION The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases is dedicated to funding research into the cause, treatment, and cure of Multiple Sclerosis  and other neurological diseases. OUR HISTORY Annette first noticed her MS symptoms in 1987 when she was making the movie “Back to the Beach”, a friendly spoof of her early sand-and-surf films […]

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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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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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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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Courtney M. Mullin Fund

The Courtney M. Mullin Fund honors the life and passions of Courtney Margaret Mullin, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend. The fund supports the issues and causes closest to her heart, including art, gardens and the environment. Born in Santa Monica, Courtney was a woman who contained multitudes: superior intelligence, a poet’s soul and a […]

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Darin “Koncreet” McClintock Memorial Fund

Darin “Koncreet” McClintock – a healthy and loyal son, brother, husband and friend – unexpectedly passed away in August 2011 from Oxycontin use. The Darin McClintock Foundation was created in his honor shortly thereafter to combat the unknown yet lethal side effects of Oxycontin and other narcotic pain medication. Since its inception, the foundation’s two […]

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Douglas Ring Memorial Fund For Los Angeles

Douglas Ring, lawyer, real estate developer and philanthropist, was an active contributor to Los Angeles throughout his life. He contributed to affordable housing efforts, the rebuilding of the Los Angeles Central Library after the fire and the Museum of Contemporary Art where he was a trustee. This fund will honor Mr. Ring’s commitment to Los […]

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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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Dylan Shaffer Memorial Fund

In loving memory of Dylan Patrick Shaffer Thank you so much for your love and generosity. We have setup this Memorial Fund to honor the memory of our son, Dylan Patrick Shaffer. The beneficiaries of the fund have yet to be determined. We are waiting on more information regarding Dylan’s health before we make a […]

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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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Harrison Bate Memorial Neuroblastoma Research Fund

Harrison Bate was a courageous, charismatic, vibrant and heroic four-year-old boy who battled Stage 4 Neuroblastoma for over two years. In his very short life he touched so many with his beaming smile that could light up any room. His voice and strength will resonate forever with his adorning family and friends who loved him. NEUROBLASTOMA […]

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In Memory of Julia

Julia Cukier Siegler was struck and killed on February 26, 2010, while crossing the corner at Sunset Blvd. and Cliffwood on her way to catch a school bus. A community captured in grief and confusion was ably led by the kindness and commitment of fellow classmates. A Slow Down For Julia bracelet campaign begun by […]

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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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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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Joseph A. Cristina HIV/AIDS Children’s Fund

Mattel and the Mattel Children’s Foundation created the Joseph Cristina Children’s HIV/AIDS Fund to make a difference in the lives of children affected by HIV/AIDS in the United States by helping to meet their diverse needs, educating and advocating on their behalf, and bringing joy and fun into their lives. Exclusively endowed by the Mattel Children’s […]

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Joyce Jane Cammilleri Family Fund

Joyce Jane Cammilleri lived a full and accomplished life as daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.   Her philanthropy, however, was one of the aspects of her life of which she was most proud. During her lifetime, she took great joy in helping those in need.   After the sale of her company, JOICO Laboratories, […]

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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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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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Paul Boland Memorial Fund

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Paul Boland Memorial Fund. Checks should be mailed to: California Community Foundation221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400Los Angeles, CA 90012 Donate Now

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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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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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