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.
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA
PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
Center for Community Engagement
I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles
Alcott Center Mental Health Services
Housing & Economic Development
City of Los Angeles Office of Immigrant Affairs
California Association of Nonprofits
Alliance for Community Transit – Los Angeles
El Centro de Amistad
Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men (BLOOM)
El Monte Community Building Initiative
Community Partners for El Monte Promise Foundation
Los Angeles Preschool Advocacy Initiative (LAPAI)
Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF)
A Place Called Home
One Los Angeles, One Nation
L.A. Voice & ILM Foundation
Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT)
24th Street Theatre
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