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White House’s Decision On DACA Threatens Our Region’s Shared Prosperity

September 5, 2017    |    Civic Engagement, Immigrant Integration, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – September 5, 2017 – The California Community Foundation views President Trump’s decision to dismantle Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as an affront to our region’s shared prosperity. Roughly 800,000 children and young adults are currently served by DACA across the United States with more than 222,000 Californians who have received DACA since […]

Multi-Million Dollar L.A. Justice Fund Opens Application Process to Legal Nonprofit Organizations

July 10, 2017    |    Immigrant Integration, L.A. Justice Fund

Expected to fund legal representation for immigrants against recently heightened federal deportation efforts LOS ANGELES – July 10, 2017 – The L.A. Justice Fund, an innovative multi-million dollar fund to expand legal representation for immigrants, opened the application process today to nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering the immigrant community with access to legal services. The […]

Statement: CCF on L.A. City and County Funding of the L.A. Justice Fund

June 23, 2017    |    CCF, Immigrant Integration, L.A. Justice Fund, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – June 23, 2017 – Thanks to the leadership of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council, the L.A. Justice Fund will move forward to provide critical legal assistance to immigrants facing the threat of deportation. Today, we celebrate a trailblazing, multi-sector and cross-governmental approach to address […]

California Community Foundation Awards $5.1 Million to Build a Stronger Los Angeles County

April 12, 2017    |    Arts, Civic Engagement, Education Pipeline, Health, Housing and Economic Opportunity, Immigrant Integration, LASIF, Philanthropy, Press Release, Youth Empowerment

LOS ANGELES – April 11, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,130,787 through 52 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address pressing needs and improve the lives of Los Angeles County residents. CCF’s grants this quarter include $1,435,000 to provide critical support to immigrant rights organizations working to defend […]

Public Officials, Leading Immigrant Rights Organizations, and Spanish-language Media Launch ¡Protégete!…¡Empodérate Ya! Website

March 22, 2017    |    Immigrant Integration, Los Angeles

Bilingual online clearinghouse provides Los Angeles’ immigrant community with the information resources they need to protect and empower themselves LOS ANGELES,CA — A cross sector coalition has come together to address concerns from immigrant communities in Los Angeles about new immigration enforcement policies and actions. The coalition, comprised of Mayor Eric Garcetti and other public […]

California Community Foundation Awards $1.4 Million to Protect Immigrant Communities

March 7, 2017    |    CCF, Immigrant Integration, Press Release

LOS ANGELES – March 7, 2017 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) will immediately award $1.4 million in rapid response grants to 19 organizations as part of its coordinated commitment to immigrant inclusion and protection. These grants deliver critical support to organizations providing impacted communities with Know Your Rights workshops, legal representation, policy advocacy and […]

“The Annenberg Foundation Moves Its Acclaimed LA n Sync Program To a New Home — the California Community Foundation”

February 22, 2017    |    Nonprofit Sustainability

Today the Annenberg Foundation and the California Community Foundation (CCF) officially announced the next phase of LA n Sync — the Annenberg Foundation’s acclaimed initiative bringing together the academic, civic, nonprofit, business, and philanthropic sectors to pursue and win highly competitive public funding opportunities for the Greater Los Angeles region. Effective immediately, CCF will administer LA n […]

Joint Foundation Statement on Immigration

February 3, 2017    |    Immigrant Integration

Foundations Unite to Oppose Immigration Executive Orders This statement was originally published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR).  Statement The United States stands at a historical crossroads. Founded as a refuge from religious persecution and built by generations of immigrants, our country has been the standard bearer internationally for the assertion and protection […]

California Community Foundation Announces $350,000 for 14 Visual Artist Fellowships in Most Competitive Application Year to Date

January 10, 2017    |    Arts, Fellowship for Visual Artists, Press Release

LOS ANGELES – January 10, 2017 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has named 14 Los Angeles County artists as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA), with a total of $350,000 in unrestricted grants. The prestigious FVA annually awards grants to help artists build successful, sustainable careers and to support the thriving […]

California Community Foundation Awards $5.5 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

December 20, 2016    |    Philanthropy, Press Release

LOS ANGELES – December 20, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,569,746 through 34 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the great needs and potential of our region. This quarter’s portfolio of grants includes $565,000 in funding for our Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) nonprofit partners. Since […]

California Community Foundation Unveils We Are Los Angeles Public Art Exhibit in Honor of Foundation’s Centennial

November 12, 2016    |    Centennial, Centennial Legacy Campaign, Press Release

$129 million pledged as part of Centennial Legacy Campaign LOS ANGELES – November 12, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) is celebrating the culmination of its 100th year with a public art exhibit exploring social issues in Los Angeles County and celebrating the many visionary donors who have contributed to the foundation’s Centennial Legacy […]

California Community Foundation Awards Nearly $2.5 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

October 20, 2016    |    Philanthropy, Press Release

The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $2,477,500 through 27 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the great needs and potential of our region.

National Funder Commits $7 Million in Grants and Loans to Help Combat Homelessness in Los Angeles

September 22, 2016    |    Housing and Economic Opportunity, Press Release

The Kresge Foundation’s investment boosts pool of funding to accelerate development of permanent supportive housing, a cost-effective measure to address homelessness. EDITOR’S NOTE: Interviews are available upon request with residents of permanent supportive housing LOS ANGELES – September 22, 2016 – The Kresge Foundation is the latest funding partner in an unprecedented, multi-sector effort to annually […]

California Community Foundation Awards $9.3 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

July 6, 2016    |    Press Release

LOS ANGELES – July 6, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $9,393,600 through 112 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the needs of our region. This quarter’s robust portfolio of grants reflects investments in major initiatives to create change that impacts the root causes of some our region’s […]

Statement from Los Angeles Foundations on SCOTUS’ 4-4 Tie in Decision on Expanded DACA and DAPA

June 23, 2016    |    Immigrant Integration, Press Release

Dreams for a better life – one out of the shadows with the promise of greater economic vitality for individuals and the region as a whole – were deferred today. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled 4-4 on the Obama Administration’s immigration executive actions that would have expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

California Community Foundation to Increase Fellowship for Visual Artists Awards to $25,000

June 8, 2016    |    Arts, Fellowship for Visual Artists, Press Release

Additional updates to long-standing fellowship aim to better serve L.A. County artists LOS ANGELES – June 8, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) announces several updates to its Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA) to better serve the needs of L.A. County’s artistic community, including increasing the fellowship award to $25,000 regardless of career level. […]

Charitable Giving in L.A. County Down $1 Billion Since 2006

June 3, 2016    |    Centennial, Los Angeles, Nonprofit Sustainability, Philanthropy, Press Release, Research

New study finds decline in giving amid urgent and rising need in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES – June 3, 2016 – A study commissioned by the California Community Foundation (CCF), and conducted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, finds that local giving is on a decline, with Los Angeles County residents declaring $7.16 […]

California Community Foundation Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

May 18, 2016    |    Press Release, Youth Empowerment

CCF Joins Leading Nonprofit Organizations Across the United States to Address Urban Challenges  LOS ANGELES – MAY 18, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) announced today that it has been selected as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $500,000 grant over the course of two years to continue the foundation’s work in […]

Local Foundations Partner to Provide $16 Million for Housing Plan to Help Combat Homelessness in Los Angeles

May 10, 2016    |    Housing and Economic Opportunity, Los Angeles, Philanthropy, Press Release

The California Community Foundation (CCF), Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Weingart Foundation are partnering to provide $16 million in loans and grants to increase permanent housing solutions for our most vulnerable homeless neighbors.

Unprecedented Campaign Promoting Benefits of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Nation’s Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

April 6, 2016    |    Civic Engagement, Immigrant Integration, Los Angeles, Press Release

Over 300,000 Asian Immigrants in L.A. County Currently Eligible to Naturalize and Become a U.S. Citizen Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

California Community Foundation Awards $5.8 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

April 5, 2016    |    CCF, Philanthropy, Press Release

LOS ANGELES – April 5, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,880,196 through 44 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the needs of our region. Grants this quarter include support for the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF). Launched in 2012, LASIF goes beyond scholarships to help L.A. […]

Portraits of Compassion Photography Exhibit Showcases Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles County

March 6, 2016    |    Centennial, Philanthropy, Press Release

LOS ANGELES – March 6, 2016 – We are pleased to announce the opening of a photography exhibit that elevates incredible stories of significant – yet unrecognized – contributions  across Los Angeles County and demonstrates how everyday individuals are creating social change. Portraits of Compassion showcases 30 “Unsung Heroes” of Los Angeles County who are […]

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

December 15, 2015    |    CCF Publication, Philanthropy, Press Release

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, […]

Unprecedented Citizenship Campaign ¡Protégete!…¡Ciudadanía Ya! Launches

November 10, 2015    |    Civic Engagement, Immigrant Integration, Press Release

Major L.A. immigrant rights organizations, leading Spanish-language media and the City and County have joined forces today to promote citizenship.

California Community Foundation Names Paul Schulz Vice President of Development & Donor Relations

November 9, 2015    |    Advisors, CCF, Donors, Press Release

CCF has named former Red Cross Los Angeles CEO Paul Schulz as vice president of development and donor relations.

California Community Foundation Awards More than $2 Million to Improve Quality of Life in Los Angeles County

October 29, 2015    |    Los Angeles, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF has awarded $2,127,000 through 22 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the wide-ranging needs of our region.

California Community Foundation Announces $1 Billion Commitment to L.A. County Nonprofits at 100th Anniversary Town Hall Commemoration

October 8, 2015    |    Centennial, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF today announces a $1 billion funding commitment to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations over the next 10 years…

“Vision Poll” Reveals L.A. County Residents Want to Give Back but Need Direction

October 7, 2015    |    Centennial, Civic Engagement, Philanthropy, Press Release

Despite a strong desire to be active in their communities, many L.A. County residents are not involved because they don’t know what they can do…

California Community Foundation Announces $385,000 for 22 Visual Artist Fellowships

July 16, 2015    |    Fellowship for Visual Artists, Press Release

CCF has named 22 emerging and mid-career Los Angeles County artists as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA)…

Tom Unterman Named Chair of the California Community Foundation Board of Directors

July 1, 2015    |    CCF, Press Release

Los Angeles business leader Tom Unterman has been named the new chair of the California Community Foundation’s Board of Directors for a two-year term, effective today.

California Community Foundation Awards Nearly $9 Million to Advance Greater Prosperity and Opportunity Across L.A. County

June 11, 2015    |    Los Angeles, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF has awarded $8,897,722 through 94 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the wide-ranging needs of our region.

“San Pedro High School sophomore snags $20,000 Warren Christopher Scholarship”

June 7, 2015    |    Donors, Education Pipeline, Media Mention

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California Community Foundation Awards $4.4 Million to Advance Greater Equity and Opportunity Across L.A. County

April 2, 2015    |    CCF, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF has awarded $4,422,880 in the first quarter of 2015 to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations to address the wide-ranging needs of our region.

Local, State and National Funders Partner to Provide Nearly $850K in Funding to Address Humanitarian Needs of Refugee Youth

March 26, 2015    |    Immigrant Integration, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF has partnered to raise $847,255 for nonprofit organizations on the front lines of caring for refugee youth in Los Angeles County.

California Community Foundation Names Efrain Escobedo as Vice President of Civic Engagement and Public Policy

January 28, 2015    |    CCF, Civic Engagement, Immigrant Integration, Press Release

CCF announces a significant addition to its management team with the hiring of Efrain Escobedo as vice president of civic engagement and public policy.

California Community Foundation Awards More Than $4 Million to Create Greater Equity, Opportunity and Prosperity Across L.A. County

December 16, 2014    |    CCF, Philanthropy, Press Release

Grants support arts, education, health care, housing and economic development, community building, citizenship, immigrant integration and scholarships LOS ANGELES – December 16, 2014 – California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $4,080,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County to address the wide-ranging needs of our region. CCF supports programs and initiatives through discretionary […]

Groundbreaking Microfinance Model Aimed at Helping Women Who Live in Poverty Launches in Los Angeles

November 23, 2014    |    Grameen America, Housing and Economic Opportunity, Press Release

California Community Foundation partners with Grameen America to kick off initiative. LOS ANGELES, CA – November 23, 2014 – Bertha always had an entrepreneurial spirit. But with no credit history or collateral, she was unable to access a traditional bank loan that would allow her to fulfill her dream of expanding her family bakery in […]

California Community Foundation Awards $3.2 Million to Create Greater Equity, Opportunity and Prosperity Across L.A. County

October 29, 2014    |    CCF, Philanthropy, Press Release

Grants support arts, education, health care, housing and economic development, community building, citizenship, immigrant integration and scholarships LOS ANGELES – October 29, 2014 – California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $3,275,432 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County. CCF supports programs and initiatives that address the strategic and wide-ranging needs of Los Angeles’ […]

Group of L.A. Foundations and Mayor Garcetti Announce Relief Fund for Unaccompanied Minors

August 7, 2014    |    Civic Engagement, Immigrant Integration, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF has partnered to create a relief fund to assist nonprofits that are impacted by the refugee youth humanitarian crisis.

“What Happens Next for the Children Garcetti Vowed to Help”

July 24, 2014    |    Immigrant Integration, Media Mention

Los Angeles Magazine

California Community Foundation Awards a Record $415,000 for 24 Artist Fellowships

July 22, 2014    |    CCF, Fellowship for Visual Artists, Press Release

CCF announced the 24 recipients of its annual CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists – the largest number of grants to L.A. County artists in the program’s history.

California Community Foundation Awards $11 Million to Create Greater Equity, Opportunity and Prosperity in Los Angeles County

June 19, 2014    |    CCF, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF has awarded $11,158,036 in new grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County.

Pass It Along LA Day 2014 Launched to Inspire Local Charitable Giving

April 17, 2014    |    Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF is proud to announce Pass It Along LA Day, an exciting online giving event that will inspire Angelenos to support a unique fund that helps individuals facing a moment of crisis.

California Community Foundation Awards $1.47 Million to L.A. County Nonprofits

April 2, 2014    |    CCF, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF has awarded $1,470,000 in new grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County.

National Funder Invests In Multi-Million Dollar Initiative to Improve College Success in Los Angeles

February 21, 2014    |    Education Pipeline, LASIF, Philanthropy, Press Release

The Kresge Foundation has contributed $1 million to CCF to help low-income Los Angeles students get to and through college.

California Community Foundation Awards $3.5 Million to L.A. County Nonprofits

December 17, 2013    |    CCF, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF finished off 2013 with the announcement of $3,512,600 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County.

California Community Foundation Announces 23 L.A. Artist Fellowship Recipients

July 17, 2013    |    CCF, Fellowship for Visual Artists, Press Release

CCF has announced 23 mid-career and emerging visual artists living and working in Los Angeles as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists for 2013.

Community Foundation Announces $12.5 Million to L.A. County Nonprofits

June 21, 2013    |    CCF, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF has announced $12,536,501 in new grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County.

Dr. Cynthia A. Telles Named Chair of the California Community Foundation Board of Directors

January 9, 2013    |    CCF, Philanthropy, Press Release

CCF announced that UCLA School of Medicine clinic director Dr. Cynthia A. Telles has been named chair of the board of directors

California Community Foundation Announces $1.7 Million Investment in Los Angeles Public Schools

July 20, 2012    |    CCF, Education Pipeline, Press Release

CCF has secured a $1.5 million investment from the Ford Foundation in extended learning time initiatives in up to 15 high schools…

New Report Forecasts $1.4 Trillion to be Transferred Between Generations in Los Angeles by 2060

December 12, 2011    |    Advisors, Donors, Los Angeles, Press Release

A new report projects $114 billion will be transferred by 2020 between generations of people living and working in Los Angeles County…

California Community Foundation Welcomes New VP of Programs

July 11, 2011    |    CCF, Press Release

CCF announced today the addition of Nike Irvin to its leadership team as the vice president of programs.

Los Angeles’ Community Foundation Announces Bold, New Initiative For Black Male Youth

May 3, 2011    |    BLOOM, Press Release, Youth Empowerment

CCF has announced a five-year, multi-million dollar investment in the future of Black male youth…

CCF Advisor News: Fall 2009

October 1, 2009    |    Advisors, CCF, CCF Publication, Newsletter, Philanthropy

Reynolds Cafferata on Private Foundation Alternatives, Terminating a Private Foundation, Unsung Heroes, Grantmaking Highlights, Year End Giving

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