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

LOS ANGELES – June 11, 2015 – The California Community Foundation (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. CCF supports this critical work in the community through discretionary funds entrusted to the foundation by donors throughout its 100-year history.

The grants this quarter support the foundation’s diverse priority areas: the arts, civic engagement, education, health, housing and economic development, immigrant integration, nonprofit sustainability, smart growth and transition-aged youth.

Grants were also awarded in support of key CCF initiatives:

  • Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men (BLOOM) is California’s most ambitious effort to improve educational and career opportunities for Black male youth.
  • El Monte Community Building Initiative engages local residents in ensuring children in the City of El Monte grow up healthier and better prepared for college and a career.
  • Los Angeles Preschool Advocacy Initiative (LAPAI) seeks to increase access to high quality early childhood education in underserved communities.
  • Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) combines scholarships with college preparation and completion services to increase the number of low-income students who graduate with post-secondary degrees.
  • One Los Angeles, One Nation seeks to change misperceptions and promote incorporation of the American Muslim and perceived Muslim communities through civic engagement, leadership development and public policy.
  • Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT) provides music, sports and recreational opportunities to low-income youth in South Los Angeles.

“We applaud our donors and nonprofit partners who have not only recognized the needs in our community, but have shown leadership to address these issues,” said CCF President and CEO Antonia Hernández. “As the foundation enters its 100th year of service to Los Angeles County, we are proud to support this work to improve the quality of life for all Angelenos.”

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 $1.48 billion in assets and manages nearly 1,600 charitable foundations, funds and legacies.

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CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA

June 2015

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

NUMBER
OF GRANTS

TOTAL AMOUNT

Arts

826LA
Lancaster Museum of Art and History
Las Fotos Project
Latino Theater Company/Los Angeles Theatre Center
Machine Project
Robey Theatre Company

6

$430,000

Civic Engagement

Center for Community Engagement

1

$197,000

Education

I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles
InnerCity Struggle
Pivot
Save the Children

4

$299,000

Health

Alcott Center Mental Health Services
Bartz Altadonna Community Health Center
California Hospital Medical Center
California Long-Term Care Education Center
Chinatown Service Center
Community Coalition
Harbor Community Clinic
Meet Each Need with Dignity
National Health Foundation
South Asian Network
USC La CLAve
USC Programs in Biomedical and Biological Sciences

12

$925,222

Housing & Economic Development

Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Downtown Women’s Center
Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
L.A. Family Housing
People Assisting the Homeless
REDF
Skid Row Housing Trust
Union Station Homeless Services

8

$510,000

Immigrant Integration

City of Los Angeles Office of Immigrant Affairs
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
Mar Vista Family Center
Miguel Contreras Foundation
USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration

6

$762,000

Nonprofit Sustainability

California Association of Nonprofits
Center for Nonprofit Management
Community Partners
Nonprofit Finance Fund
Southern California Grantmakers

5

$750,000

Smart Growth

Alliance for Community Transit – Los Angeles
East L.A. Community Corporation
The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth & Livable Communities
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
Little Tokyo Service Center
Low Income Investment Fund
PATH Ventures
People Organized for Westside Renewal
Strategic Alliance for a Just Economy
Thai Community Development Corporation
TransForm
T.R.U.S.T. South L.A.
USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity

13

$962,500

Transition-aged Youth

El Centro de Amistad
First Place for Youth
Hillsides

3

$285,000

Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men (BLOOM)

Brotherhood Crusade
Reintegration Academy
Social Justice Learning Institute

3

$375,000

El Monte Community Building Initiative

Community Partners for El Monte Promise Foundation

1

$60,000

Los Angeles Preschool Advocacy Initiative (LAPAI)

Advancement Project
Early Edge California
Low Income Investment Fund

3

$350,000

Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF)

A Place Called Home
California State University Fullerton School of Nursing
L.A.’s Promise
The Learning Center at Fairplex
Los Angeles Conservation Corps
United Friends of the Children
UCLA Black Alumni Association

7

$474,000

One Los Angeles, One Nation

L.A. Voice & ILM Foundation

1

$45,000

Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT)

24th Street Theatre
All People’s Community Center
Boys and Girls Club of Carson
Boys and Girls Club L.A. Harbor
Challenger Boys and Girls Club
CITYstage
CORE Educational Services
Debbie Allen Dance Theatre
Environmental Charter Schools
Kids In Sports
L.A.’s Promise
Los Angeles Maritime Institute
New Earth
The Performing Arts for Life and Education Foundation
Sharefest Community Development
Sheriff’s Youth Foundation
Tiger Woods Learning Center
United Cambodian Community
Woodcraft Rangers
YMCA of Greater Long Beach
Weingart YMCA Los Angeles

21

$2,473,000

TOTAL

94

$8,897,722

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

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