California Community Foundation Awards $5.5 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County
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 2012, in partnership with the College Futures Foundation, LASIF has granted more that $15 million to partners working on innovative ways to ensure college access and success for thousands of low-income students. By combining college and financial aid guidance services with need-based scholarships, LASIF is helping young Angelenos prepare for, pay for and succeed in college.
CCF’s Housing & Economic Opportunity grants this quarter will fund production or preservation of affordable units across Los Angeles County to address the region’s homelessness epidemic. The growing shortage of affordable and available homes for low-income residents is increasing the chances of homelessness for many individuals and families.
“Our work is sustained by the generosity of donors – whether they are individuals, families or corporations – wanting to give back to this place we call home,” said CCF President & CEO Antonia Hernández. “Equally critical are our partners in the vibrant nonprofit sector who are working tirelessly for a better Los Angeles County.”
Additional grants this quarter reflect CCF’s diverse priority areas in the arts, civic engagement, education, health, immigrant integration, nonprofit sustainability and smart growth.
Please see below for a full list of grants this quarter.
The California Community Foundation has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with us in addressing the root causes of challenges in Los Angeles County. CCF stewards $1.5 billion in assets and manages 1,600 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. For more information, please visit calfund.org.
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA
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|Civic Engagement & Public Policy|
|Housing & Economic Opportunity|
|Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund|
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