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

Additional $1 million awarded for Los Angeles County implementation of President Obama’s executive action on immigration

LOS ANGELES – April 2, 2015 – The California Community Foundation (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. CCF supports this critical work in the community through discretionary funds entrusted to the foundation by generations of donors.

An additional $1,025,000 has been awarded to 10 nonprofit organizations working with undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles County to implement President Obama’s November 2014 executive action on immigration. This first phase of grants will support infrastructure, outreach, community education and legal services.  

“With more immigrants eligible for administrative relief in Los Angeles County than any other place in America, our region must become a model for the nation in advancing inclusion and harnessing the economic power of our immigrant community,” said CCF President and CEO Antonia Hernández. “While not comprehensive reform, this is a unique opportunity to impact the lives of so many. We’re proud to collaborate with our donors and grantee partners who are working toward a better future for all Angelenos.”

This quarter, CCF announces 42 additional grants across the foundation’s diverse program areas, including arts, education, health care, housing and economic development and nonprofit sustainability.

Grants were also awarded in support of key CCF initiatives:

  • El Monte Community Building Initiative aims to ensure that children and youth in El Monte grow up healthier and better prepared for school, college and a career.
  • More and Better Learning Time, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, seeks to provide public schools in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty with more after-school, out-of-school and anytime/anywhere learning opportunities.
  • Immigrant Integration Initiative focuses on increasing the civic participation of immigrants as a way to enhance the region’s policies toward immigrants and foster a vibrant and engaged community.
  • Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund offers scholarships and effective college preparation and completion services to increase the number of low-income students that graduate with post-secondary degrees.

CCF unites the power of philanthropy with innovative strategies to create greater equity, opportunity and prosperity in Los Angeles County. The foundation has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate in transforming Los Angeles. CCF stewards $1.4 billion in assets and manages more than 1,600 charitable foundations, funds and legacies.

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CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA

March 2015

 

ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF

NUMBER OF GRANTS

TOTAL AMOUNT

Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Los Angeles
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norte America (COFEM)
Korean Resource Center
L.A. Voice
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Self Help Federal Credit Union
South Asian Network

10

$1,025,000

 

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

NUMBER
OF GRANTS

TOTAL AMOUNT

Arts

A Window Between Worlds
Company of Angels
L.A. Plaza
Hatchery Arts
Hollywood Heart
Viver Brasil

6

$412,000

Education

Center for Collaborative Education
El Nido
Families in Schools
Harbor Interfaith Services
Institute for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching
    at Whittier College
Parent Institute for Quality Education
Young Horizons

7

$845,000

Health Care

California State University
Centinela Youth Services
Children’s Dental Health Clinic
Children’s Institute, Inc.
Citrus Valley Health Foundation
Integrated Recovery Network
Public Health Foundation Enterprises
South Central Prevention Coalition
University of Southern California
Western University
Worker Education and Resource Center

11

$1,393,220

Housing & Economic Development

City of Los Angeles
Investing in Place
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Thai Community Development Center

5

$135,000

Nonprofit Sustainability

CompassPoint

1

$75,000

El Monte Community Building Initiative

Californians Together

1

$187,660

More and Better Learning Time

Advancement Project
Proyecto Pastoral

2

$305,000

Immigrant Integration Initiative

Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF)
National Day Laborer Organizing Network

2

$180,000

Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund

Be a Leader Foundation
Community Development Foundation
Bright Prospect
Heart of Los Angeles
Pasadena City College
Project Grad Los Angeles
Walking Shield

7

$890,000

TOTAL

42

$4,422,880

CONTACT
Taleen Ananian
tananian [@] calfund [.] org
(213) 452-6203

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