We surpassed our billion-dollar commitment to the future of Los Angeles 3 years ahead of time!
Every night, nearly 66,000 Angelenos go to sleep homeless. They are families that have been evicted due to job loss, veterans suffering from trauma, former foster youth, mothers and fathers, daughters and sons. More than 15,000 are chronically homeless, spending months and years on the streets and often suffering from mental illness and physical disabilities. The human and financial costs are tremendous, and the need for safe, affordable housing has never been greater.
The Hot Topic
If we save one person’s life or impact one person in a positive way to seek the help they need, feel better about who they are…then it’s worth every single penny…Life is precious, and that’s priceless.”
JOE EMORY, CHAIR OF THE HOT TOPIC FOUNDATION
Initiated by the J. Paul Getty Trust and administered by CCF, the LA Arts Recovery Fund is a collaboration of local and national funders and is the largest-ever pooled private investment for arts across L.A. County. The Fund was conceived to sustain community organizations and promote economic recovery, restore community health and wellbeing, and reaffirm the centrality of the arts in Los Angeles. Its guiding principles include dedication to organizations that have been historically under-represented and underfunded and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Los Angeles Scholars
My mentor’s support was instrumental in helping me build my self-confidence. There were times when I sold myself short because I wasn’t attending a prestigious ivy league school and I struggled with social anxiety. I perceived those things as limitations when they were merely challenges that could be overcome.”
—Amanda Abito, Los Angeles Harbor Community College Student