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California Community Foundation Awards $3 Million to Uplift Los Angeles Communities

LOS ANGELES – October 23, 2018 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $3,016,875 through 34 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to uplift vulnerable communities and advance long-lasting change.

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Home L.A. Loan Fund Fact Sheet

The Home L.A. Loan Fund is a one-of-a-kind, risk-free charitable investment option focused on fighting homelessness in Los Angeles County. Donor investments are pooled and used to provide three- or five-year seed capital to organizations building permanent supportive housing units for the chronically homeless. By jump-starting the process, this capital accelerates the pace and scale […]

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California Community Foundation Awards $5.7 Million to Advance Opportunity in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – June 20, 2018 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,750,020, through 54 grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating a healthier, more empowered and more prosperous future for all Angelenos.

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Economic Opportunity Fact Sheet

Our vision for the future is a Los Angeles where increased opportunity creates shared prosperity. Where dedication, creativity and determination allow individuals and communities to overcome poverty and make their American dreams come true. CCF’s economic opportunity program seeks to support low-income entrepreneurs, small businesses, social enterprises, and nonprofits as they build wealth, create jobs, and revitalize neighborhoods.

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Home L.A. Fund Fact Sheet

Every night, more than 60,000 Angelenos go to sleep homeless. They are families evicted due to job loss, veterans suffering from trauma, former foster youth, mothers and fathers, daughters and sons. The Home L.A. Fund seeks to combat homelessness by tripling the annual production of affordable supportive housing units that provide needed services to the homeless in Los Angeles.

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“Plan to revitalize mall is good for South L.A.”

By Karim Webb and John Harriel, Los Angeles Wave

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California Community Foundation Awards $11 Million to Build a Stronger Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – November 27, 2017 –The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $11,292,972 through 51 grants to nonprofit organizations working to advance long-lasting change that strengthens Los Angeles communities. This quarter’s portfolio includes 17 L.A. Justice Fund grants totaling $7,450,000, to provide critical support and resources to immigration legal service nonprofits providing representation for […]

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CCF News Spring 2017 – The Home L.A. Loan Fund

Every night, nearly 50,000 Angelenos go to sleep homeless, enough to fill Dodger Stadium. The California Community Foundation is working with partners to build 10,000 housing units over ten years for our neighbors in need. We invite donors who are passionate about homelessness to become charter investors in the Home L.A. Loan Fund, a one-of-a-kind, […]

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CCF News: Spring 2017

Is there a risk-free way to help end homelessness? How can you share the joy of giving with your children and grandchildren? How can you support L.A.’s most innovative creative voices? Find out in CCF’s Spring Donor Newsletter.

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California Community Foundation Awards $5.1 Million to Build a Stronger Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – April 11, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,130,787 through 52 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address pressing needs and improve the lives of Los Angeles County residents. CCF’s grants this quarter include $1,435,000 to provide critical support to immigrant rights organizations working to defend […]

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“Songs Over Sidewalks” by Luis J. Rodriguez

This poem was written to commemorate the end of the California Community Foundation’s centennial at We Are Los Angeles, Nov. 12, 2016. By Luis J. Rodriguez Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Every summer when Santa Ana winds scatter around dry leaves and dead tree branches, and droughts make kindle out of the formerly green, a […]

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Home L.A. Fund: Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles

Every night, more than 60,000 Angelenos go to sleep homeless. They are families evicted due to job loss, veterans suffering from trauma, former foster youth, mothers and fathers, daughters and sons. The Home L.A. Fund seeks to combat homelessness by tripling the annual production of affordable permanent supportive housing units that provide needed services to the homeless in Los Angeles.

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Housing Fact Sheet

CCF’s Housing program combines grantmaking, lending and advocacy to support effective housing with services for our homeless neighbors, more affordable housing and better jobs for working L.A. families. Since 2000, we have granted almost $30 million to ensure Angelenos have safe, supportive and stable homes and the economic opportunities they need to thrive.

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National Funder Commits $7 Million in Grants and Loans to Help Combat Homelessness in Los Angeles

The Kresge Foundation’s investment boosts pool of funding to accelerate development of permanent supportive housing, a cost-effective measure to address homelessness. EDITOR’S NOTE: Interviews are available upon request with residents of permanent supportive housing LOS ANGELES – September 22, 2016 – The Kresge Foundation is the latest funding partner in an unprecedented, multi-sector effort to annually […]

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“Start building housing now”

This letter to the editor originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times. To the editor: Permanent housing with services is a proven, cost-effective approach to moving people from homelessness to stability, and opposing Proposition H will only let this crisis continue to worsen. (“The wrong way to fix homelessness in L.A.,” Opinion, Aug. 24) The […]

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“Funders and Government Team Up in L.A.’s Latest Run At Homelessness”

Inside Philanthropy Tags: homeless, homelessness, housing, housing & economic opportunity

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“Three Foundations Launch $16 Million Los Angeles Housing Plan”

Philanthropy News Digest Tags: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, homeless, homelessness, housing, housing & economic opportunity, Weingart Foundation

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Statement from Mayor Garcetti: Philanthropic Contribution Will Help Advance L.A.’s Housing Solutions for the Homeless

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2016 The Mayor applauded today’s announcement from the California Community Foundation (CCF), Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and Weingart Foundation to provide $16 million in loans and grants to accelerate the production of permanent supportive housing for the homeless in the City of Los Angeles. This contribution will leverage the Mayor’s […]

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Local Foundations Partner to Provide $16 Million for Housing Plan to Help Combat Homelessness in Los Angeles

The California Community Foundation (CCF), Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Weingart Foundation are partnering to provide $16 million in loans and grants to increase permanent housing solutions for our most vulnerable homeless neighbors.

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CCF News: Winter 2016

Tackling L.A.’s homelessness epidemic, Housing works, Donor Spotlight on Robert and Barbara Klein, Unsung Hero Spotlight on Mollie Lowery

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CCF News: Fall 2015

Volunteering through L.A. Works, Giving Tuesday, LASIF, New Americans Opportunity Fund, Pass it Along Fund, Home L.A. Fund, Year End Giving Guide.

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“Together we must take action to end homelessness”

By Antonia Hernández for the Los Angeles Daily News

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“Making L.A. a More Equitable Place, Together”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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CCF News: Fall 2014

Grameen America Los Angeles, Choosing Your Investment Pool, Year-End Giving

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“Macro Impact Coming from Microloans in LA”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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Groundbreaking Microfinance Model Aimed at Helping Women Who Live in Poverty Launches in Los Angeles

California Community Foundation partners with Grameen America to kick off initiative. LOS ANGELES, CA – November 23, 2014 – Bertha always had an entrepreneurial spirit. But with no credit history or collateral, she was unable to access a traditional bank loan that would allow her to fulfill her dream of expanding her family bakery in […]

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CCF News: Spring 2012

Timeless Giving, Legacy Spotlight: Walter Holiday, Preventing Homelessness and Creating Healthy Homes, Donor Spotlight: Burt Belzer, Investing in Black Male Youth

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Measure of America: A Portrait of California

By American Human Development Project of the Social Science Research Council

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CCF Advisor News: Summer 2010

CCF at 95, Admiral Mullin on Giving to Veterans, CCF Honors Top Advisors, Fellowship for Visual Artists, Retained Life Estates

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CCF News: Summer 2010

CCF at 95, Donor Spotlight: Jackee Marks, Summer Youth Fund, Admiral Mullin on Giving to Veterans, Fellowship for Visual Artists, Retained Life Estates

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CCF News: Spring 2010

Donor Spotlight: Stephen Kanter, High Impact Grantmaking During Tough Economic Times, International Grantmaking, Critical Needs in L.A., Taproot Foundation, Giving Trends

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CCF News: Spring 2009

Basic Needs in L.A., Donor Spotlight: Peter and Cam Starrett, Estate Giving, How to Give in Challenging Times, Giving Trends

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CCF Advisor News: Spring 2009

Advisor Profile: Michael Glowacki, Giving Trends, Remembering CCF in Estate Plans, Basic Needs in Los Angeles, Managing Clients During Tough Economic Times

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