Start your giving season by getting involved.
“For it is in giving that we receive.” -St. Francis of Assisi
The people of Los Angeles County are defined by an incredible generosity. Every year, they donate billions of dollars and engage in hundreds of millions of volunteer hours to improve the lives of people in their communities and around the world.
For 100 years, the California Community Foundation (CCF) has worked to transform that generosity into impact to realize a stronger, healthier and more prosperous future for all Angelenos. CCF is using our centennial milestone to inspire L.A. County residents to get involved and create a better future for our families, neighborhoods and region.
Our recent “Vision Poll for a Better Los Angeles County,” conducted in partnership with USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times, found that Angelenos want to give back to their communities but need direction. They want to make an impact but don’t know how or if their actions will make a difference. A staggering 80 percent said they are willing to increase their volunteerism and 65 percent would be willing to donate more money to build a better L.A. County.
To help achieve this, CCF has partnered with L.A. Works to help Angelenos discover the wide array of meaningful volunteer opportunities across the county. Volunteerism helps us connect with our community – and our humanity. As L.A. Works Co-founder and Board Chairman Bob L. Johnson said, “Service to others is a nonpartisan, cost-effective way of building community and creating tangible change. We can all volunteer.”
We hope the feeling of fulfillment gained from giving to the community during the traditional “giving season” drives people to make volunteerism and charitable giving a part of their lives year-round. As we enter our next century of service, we seek to foster a sense of belonging, purpose and engagement, while encouraging compassion and a sense of unity across Los Angeles County. I am humbled by the generosity of our partners and donors, who have shown the willingness, compassion and courage to address critical challenges directly.
Join us, and be a part of building tomorrow, together.
President & CEO