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The Gift of Volunteering Time

At California Community Foundation (CCF), we realize that giving is an essential tool to create the positive, sustainable change we want to see in the world. Giving comes in different forms, and while we typically focus on philanthropy, it is important to reflect on the value of giving of one’s time to causes. As Stephen […]

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Civic Engagement Training Sessions

Please select which of the following trainings you would like to attend:   1. How Nonprofits Can Engage in California Ballot Measures Ballot measure advocacy by nonprofits isn’t just legal – it’s important, powerful, and fundamental to democracy. With state and local policy being decided at the ballot box, it’s important for nonprofits to be […]

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Battle Studios Community Project

    We are pleased to announce that the Battle Studios Community Project (BSCP) has been established in loving memory of Gregory Carlton Battle, who passed away on December 3, 2021. Gregory was an 8th degree Black Belt Master who trained under Grand Master Ki Whang Kim and became lead instructor at Kim Studios in […]

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Donate to the Philip M. Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Philip M. Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship Fund honors Phil’s lifelong spirit of giving.  The fund awards an annual scholarship to support higher educational goals of graduating students from Phil’s high school alma mater (San Gabriel High School) located in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, […]

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Gammy’s House

Gammy’s House is a philanthropic organization dedicated to educating, equipping and empowering the next generation of Black entrepreneurs. Founded in 2003 by Laura Gordon, founder and CEO of boutique business management firm Gordon & Associates, Gammy’s House is a component fund of the California Community Foundation.

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Donate Cryptocurrency to California Community Foundation

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The Michelle Avan Legacy Fund

The Michelle Avan Legacy Fund honors the indelible life and mission of Los Angeles business and community leader Michelle Avan who passed away on August 4th, 2021. She led an exemplary 25 year plus career in the financial services industry and was one of the most highly respected businesswomen across the industry.

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Here’s How a Community Foundation Works to Get Students “To and Through” College

BY Mike Scutari | May, 17 2021 While large institutional grantmakers and alumni donors provide the lion’s share of philanthropic support for higher ed institutions, community foundations have long played a critical role across the broader funding ecosystem. This support frequently takes the form of scholarships. According to the National College Access Network’s (NCAN) Colette […]

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Calls for Renewed Action on Racism: What Nonprofits and Foundations Are Saying After the Chauvin Conviction

April, 20 2021 The following is a collection of responses to the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Nonprofits and Advocacy Groups “The presumption of guilt assigned to Black and brown people makes victimization by police, prosecutors, judges, and prison officials tolerable to many people in this country — even […]

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How Funders Are Fighting Anti-Asian Hate

By Noor Al-Sibai | April 05, 2021 On March 16, a growing epidemic of anti-Asian violence and discrimination came to a deadly head when a shooter in Atlanta went on a killing spree that left eight people, including six Asian women, dead. For most of the United States, these gruesome murders were a tragic wake-up […]

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Wildfire Relief Fund 2020 Impact

The 2020 wildfire season was a record-setting year for wildfires in California. At the end of the year, nearly 10,000 fires had burned over 4.2 million acres, more than 4% of the state’s roughly 100 million acres of land.* Tens of thousands were forced to flee their communities with many destined to never see their […]

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California COVID-19 Community Health Project

Together with the California Department of Social Services, the California Community Foundation has partnered with 50 community partners to increase community awareness and access to information and resources to help combat the disparate impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic on vulnerable communities. The partnership is part of a statewide effort supporting 160 organizations. The initiative […]

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Black Empowerment Fund

At CCF, we believe that real change for the Black community takes a real commitment. We envision a racially equitable community in which the distribution of resources, opportunities, and burdens is not determined or predicted by race. We understand that, to accomplish this vision, we must advance systemic change and community-centered solutions that address root […]

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Wildfire Relief Fund 2020 Impact

The 2020 wildfire season was a record-setting year for wildfires in California. At the end of the year, nearly 10,000 fires had burned over 4.2 million acres, more than 4% of the state’s roughly 100 million acres of land.* Tens of thousands were forced to flee their communities with many destined to never see their […]

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Conservatory of Music Foundation

The Kinnaman Foundation is supporting the Bali Life Foundation’s important work of keeping children safe and mothers employed during these challenging times.

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In Memory Page with Photo Gallery

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Online Giving Pages – Templates

If a donor has created a fund at the foundation and would like to accept online donations, we can help them set up an online donation page on our website. Below are the three types of templates available to donors with a checklist of requirements for each. Traditional Style ✓ Fund description: Must provide a […]

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California Community Foundation – ACH Process

California Community Foundation is happy to offer issuance of payments via a direct ACH credit to your bank account. In order to set up your organization or entity to receive payments via ACH, please have an authorized signer complete and verify your entity’s financial account information via the ACH payment form linked here. This secure […]

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Mallory’s Legacy Fund

Diane Shader Smith and Mark Smith are pleased to announce that Mallory’s Legacy Fund has been established in loving memory of Mallory Beatrice Smith, who passed away in November of 2017, two months after receiving a double-lung transplant.

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The Tongil Peace Foundation

The Tongil Peace Foundation was established in 2020 by individual donors who share a vision of One Korea.

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Cal Poly Scholarship for Black, Indigenous, People of Color in Wine and Viticulture

Cal Poly has prioritized the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body. One of the most effective ways to achieve this goal is to offer scholarships to specific student groups.

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Un Reto Doble Para California: Temporada de Incendios y la Pandemia de COVID-19

By Jarrett Tomás Barrios, SVP of Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives

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#GivingTuesdayNow: Donors Respond to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder that we are all in this together. We are inspired by the rapid response of our donors who from the moment the Safer at Home order was announced in LA reached out to us to learn how they could help. Thanks to their generosity, over 16 million dollars has […]

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#GivingTuesdayNow: Selfie Photo, Video and Quote Submission – Steps and Tips

Thanks for being a part of the national conversation to give when our communities need it most. Because of you, we will get through this together. Follow these simple steps to submit a photo, video or quote for our #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. Photo Submission Step 1: Gather your materials: blank sheet of paper (recommend 8.5 x11 […]

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Our Collective Impact – COVID-19

California Community Foundation (CCF) is working with partners to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from hardship relief to long-term recovery. With an outpouring of support from individual donors, corporations, and foundations, over $26 million from our LA County COVID-19 Response Fund went to support 384 nonprofits.   LA COUNTY […]

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Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 LA County Response Fund

California Community Foundation launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable neighbors—from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration, and will aid impacted individuals through our Pass it Along Fund. As […]

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CCF’s Response to COVID-19

The well-being and safety of our extended family of donors, advisors, staff, board members, nonprofit partners and community members is our top priority. As our nation, state and county begin to emerge from the stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, we want to provide you with an update on the California Community Foundation’s response to […]

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Stepping Stones Scholarship

The Stepping Stones Scholarship, formerly known as the Dream Fund for Young Scholars, was established at the California Community Foundation in 2012 with the intent to support the education and immersion of underrepresented students into pre-selected independent elementary schools in the greater Los Angeles area. Originally intended as a 6-year pilot program, the success of […]

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