Our Foundational Principles

The California Community Foundation (CCF) is a vibrant and enduring resource committed to fulfilling the promise of Los Angeles County.

We are steadfast advocates for those who struggle.
We are trusted stewards of charitable passions.
And we are thoughtful investors in systemic change.

We understand the unique needs and remarkable potential of L.A.’s rich diversity. We know from experience that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things. And we realize that together we are stronger.

We believe a brighter future is achievable.
We believe everyone has something of value to contribute.
And we believe the common good is our common ground.

We are proud of our century of service.
We are excited about what is possible when we collaborate to create a better tomorrow for all of L.A.’s residents.

And we invite you to join us in building Los Angeles together.

No Gift Too Small: Responding to California Wildfires Together

Last month, the Harris sisters watched in horror as communities across California were engulfed in flames — lives catastrophically disrupted and entire towns reduced to ash. What could two young girls do in the face of such devastation? Determined to help, they decided to turn lemons into lemonade. The sisters set up shop on a […]

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