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California Community Foundation Announces $20 Million Gift from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to Establish the LA Arts Endowment Fund

Los Angeles, Calif., The California Community Foundation (CCF) announced today a $20 million transformative gift from MacKenzie Scott, author, advocate and philanthropist, which will be used to sustain and strengthen the Los Angeles region’s arts ecosystem through the creation of the LA Arts Endowment Fund. The Endowment will support small to mid-sized organizations that play vital […]

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90 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO RECEIVE $36.1M FROM LA ARTS RECOVERY FUND FOR POST-PANDEMIC REBUILDING

The Fund will provide critical recovery support to small and mid-sized organizations that contribute to the region’s cultural fabric, with an emphasis on Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous arts and culture organizations May 20, 2021 (Los Angeles, California)—The LA Arts Recovery Fund announced today the 90 nonprofit organizations to receive more than $36M in grants […]

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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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California Community Foundation Statement on the Verdict in the George Floyd Murder Trial

Our justice system has prevailed today. We hope that the jury’s decision regarding the murder of George Floyd is the first step in bringing his family peace and closure and helps them and our country begin to heal. This is an opportunity to create a new legacy of equity and justice.

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New $38.5M Fund For LA Arts Pandemic Recovery

A new collaborative effort to support extended learning opportunities for low-income and vulnerable TK-12 students this summer called LA County Summer Learning Initiative was announced today. The region’s education leaders, including the California Community Foundation (CCF), together with the LA County Office of Education (LACOE) and the Greater LA Education Foundation (Greater LA), have come together to ensure students receive the support they need in the upcoming months.

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Community Health Worker Outreach Initiative Extended – Extension will provide an estimated $3 million in unspent funds for partner agencies.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Community Health Worker (CHW) Outreach Initiative has been extended after the federal government extended the CARES Act funding into 2021. Originally slated to end December 30th, this extension will provide an estimated $3 million in unspent funds for partner agencies to conduct outreach by deploying CHWs through […]

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Bringing People Together to Fight Homelessness in Los Angeles

Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R)

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United Way of Greater Los Angeles, California Community Foundation Grants Provide Lifesaving Care for People Experiencing Homelessness

The California Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Los Angeles announced a nearly $2.5 million collaboration to deliver critical care to people experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles County, building a foundation for further integration of health and homeless service systems on top of providing direct services.

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400 Artists and 80 Arts Organizations Receive $2.7 Million in COVID-19 Relief Grants

Four hundred artists and 80 arts organizations received $2.7 million in total grants as part of a broad-based COVID-19 relief effort for the visual arts in the Los Angeles region, the J. Paul Getty Trust and the California Community Foundation announced today. The emergency support was designed to reach individual artists throughout all areas of LA County and arts organizations that serve the region’s culturally diverse communities.

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 New LA County Summer Learning Initiative

A new collaborative effort to support extended learning opportunities for low-income and vulnerable TK-12 students this summer called LA County Summer Learning Initiative was announced today. The region’s education leaders, including the California Community Foundation (CCF), together with the LA County Office of Education (LACOE) and the Greater LA Education Foundation (Greater LA), have come together to ensure students receive the support they need in the upcoming months.

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California Community Foundation Names Jarrett Barrios as Senior Vice President of Strategic Community and Programmatic Initiatives

The California Community Foundation (CCF) proudly announces that after an extensive search process, Jarrett Barrios has been named Senior Vice President of Strategic Community and Programmatic Initiatives.

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Los Angeles Funders Unite To Create Relief Fund For Visual Artists

California Community Foundation (CCF) together with the J. Paul Getty Trust and a coalition of local artist-endowed foundations announced today the launch of the Relief Fund for L.A. County Visual Artists, a collaborative effort to support the region’s visual artists who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The artist relief fund will distribute $655,000 to visual artists who represent the various and diverse communities of Los Angeles County and have been severely impacted by the current crisis.

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California Community Foundation Awards $7,949,500 through 110 Grants Via COVID-19 LA County Response Fund

The California Community Foundation (CCF) announced the next rounds of its COVID-19 LA County Response Fund awards totaling $7,949,500. Since the start of this pandemic, CCF has awarded $11,922,500 to nonprofits across LA County bringing the total number of grants awarded to 233. 

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COVID-19 Response Fund FAQ

Thank you for your interest in the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund at CCF. We have prepared this resource guide to answer the most frequently asked questions about the Fund. What is the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund? California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging […]

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California Community Foundation Awards $1.8 Million In Second Round of COVID-19 LA County Response

Supports Hardship Assistance, Youth and Family Services, Healthcare Staffing, Medical Resources and Community Organizing LOS ANGELES – Building on its first round of grants, the California Community Foundation’s (CCF) COVID-19 LA County Response Fund grants $1.8 million to 41 nonprofits to continue to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from […]

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COVID-19 LA County Response Fund Grants $1.7 Million to Address the Immediate Needs of the Most Vulnerable

California Community Foundation’s First Round of 70 Grants Focuses on the Needs of Youth, Homeless, Immigrants, Uninsured and Under Insured. LOS ANGELES – The California Community Foundation’s (CCF) COVID-19 LA County Response Fund grants $1.7 million to respond to the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents. CCF continues to monitor the […]

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COVID-19 LA County Response Fund Grants $1.7 Million to Address the Immediate Needs of the Most Vulnerable

California Community Foundation’s First Round of 70 Grants Focuses on the Needs of Youth, Homeless, Immigrants, Uninsured and Under Insured. LOS ANGELES – The California Community Foundation’s (CCF) COVID-19 LA County Response Fund grants $1.7 million to respond to the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents. CCF continues to monitor the […]

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William E. Nakano UCLA School of Law Memorial Scholarship Fund

In the fall of 1979, William E. Nakano, a native Los Angeleno and Sansei, entered his First Year at UCLA’s School of Law.  Bill’s life was tragically cut short on June 4, 1981 when he was killed in a car accident near Lone Pine, California, the summer before his Third Year.   Bill was twenty-three years […]

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California Community Foundation and Partners Make an Unprecedented Investment to Get Out the Census Count Across Los Angeles County

Funding Brings Total to $12.7 Million in Support of 100 Community Partners LOS ANGELES – December 16, 2019 – In anticipation of one of the most consequential census efforts of our time, the California Community Foundation (CCF) completed a second wave of funding to local nonprofits for education and outreach efforts across Los Angeles County […]

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Wildfire Relief Fund Commits $11 Million to Support California Communities Impacted by 2018 Wildfires

The California Community Foundation’s (CCF) Wildfire Relief Fund announced it would give $11 million to support longer-term recovery efforts in communities impacted by the Camp, Woolsey and Hill Fires. In November 2018, three massive wildfires broke out, devastating communities across Northern and Southern California. Butte County faced the nation’s deadliest wildfire in more than a […]

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CCF Joins 25 Philanthropic Leaders in Commitment to California Communities in Light of Public Charge Final Rule

Strengthening immigrant communities is part of CCF’s long history of working to support the inclusion of all people in the civic and economic fabric of Los Angeles. CCF is committed to helping more new Americans integrate and thrive so together we can build a stronger and more prosperous future for all Angelenos. We oppose the […]

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California Community Foundation Grants $7 Million to 50 Groups in First Wave of Regional Funding

LOS ANGELES – September 6, 2019 – In preparation of the landmark Get out the Count census effort in Los Angeles County, the California Community Foundation (CCF) awarded $7 million in grants to local nonprofits for education and outreach efforts across the region. Earlier this year, CCF was named the region’s Administrative Community Based Organization […]

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CCF News: Fall 2019

In Los Angeles and around the world, CCF and our donors are making an impact. Discover how we’re partnering to transform lives and futures in South L.A., protect vital services by ensuring an accurate census count and much more in our Fall 2019 newsletter.

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CCF News Fall 2019 – We Count L.A.

Data from the U.S. Census, taken every 10 years, plays a tremendous role in almost every aspect of our lives, driving more than 80 percent of California’s federal funding. The future of our schools, hospitals, childcare centers, public transit and government services depend on full participation.

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CCF News Fall 2019 – Looking Back on BLOOM

Studies show that attaining a high school diploma reduces the chance of incarceration by 87 percent. That’s why CCF launched BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men), which helped more than 800 young Black men onto positive paths so they can succeed in college, careers and life.

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CCF News Fall 2019 – International Grantmaking

Every day, CCF donors are making an impact. Their gifts address pressing needs and help revitalize communities around the world. To assist them, we perform thorough due diligence process on international grants, from determining an organization’s public charity status to investigating their financial and organizational stability.

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CCF News Fall 2019 – Donors in Action

As summer turns to fall, it’s inspiring to take a look back at all the incredible work in which CCF donors have been involved. In issues from the arts to wildfires, our donors transform hundreds of thousands of lives and futures every year. By creating customized programming to educate donors on the issues they care […]

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“Member Spotlight – Antonia Hernández”

California Funders for Boys and Men of Color newsroom

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$7.1 Million Awarded to 49 Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Community-Based Youth Development Services

The public-private partnership between L.A. County Probation, Liberty Hill Foundation and the California Community Foundation has awarded $7.1 million to 49 L.A. based nonprofits providing community-based youth development services. The initiative is called Ready to Rise: Expanding Opportunities for All L.A. County Youth.

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As We Celebrate a Supreme Court Win, Funders Must Remain Committed to Achieving a Complete Count

We commend the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down the citizenship question. Its removal is essential to ensuring an accurate count of all Californians.

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“Borderline Survivors Support Group”

Ventura County District Attorney’s Office

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“Medida EE busca fondos para educación”

By Virginia Gaglianone, La Opinión

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Prohibiting “Mixed-Status” Families from Being Able to Live Together is Cruel and Unnecessary

LOS ANGELES – May 17, 2019 – For years the federal government has allowed “mixed-status” families that include members who are eligible and others who are ineligible for housing assistance based on their immigration status to live together in subsidized housing. The subsidy for such households is prorated to exclude the ineligible family members from […]

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California Community Foundation Awards $4.8 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles Communities

The California Community Foundation (CCF) awarded 37 grants totaling $4,880,730 to nonprofit organizations working to create change and unlock the potential of our region.

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Yes on Measure EE So All Students Can Thrive

The California Community Foundation (CCF) believes in a future where all Angelenos have the opportunity to contribute to the productivity, health and well-being of our region. Our common fate will be determined by how successfully we improve the quality of life for all our residents. Our children represent the future of our community and their […]

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Application Process Opens to Provide Community-Based Youth Development Services

A new grant opportunity to support and expand local youth development services and programs centered on healing, learning, and opportunity in high need areas across Los Angeles County opened today. This collaboration will expand opportunities and resources for programs that keep youth out of the criminal justice system and help those in the system successfully transition back into the community.

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“News Release: State Census Office Announces Outreach Partners”

The California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office

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The Sartori Circle Guide to Gift Planning

To honor the legacy of our founder, CCF launched the Sartori Circle, an improved and expanded incarnation of the CCF Legacy Society. The society is designed to bring together donors who, like Joseph Sartori, have committed their legacies to making a long-term impact on the lives of others in Los Angeles County around the world.

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Wildfire Relief Fund Gives $5 Million to Support California Communities Impacted by 2018 Wildfires

LOS ANGELES – February 28, 2019 – The California Community Foundation’s (CCF) Wildfire Relief Fund announced it would give $5 million to support immediate and longer-term recovery efforts in communities impacted by the Camp, Woolsey and Hill Fires. In November 2018, three massive wildfires broke out, devastating communities across Northern and Southern California. Butte County […]

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“Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War”

RAND National Security Research Division

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Los Angeles County Poised to Provide Additional Community-based Services for Youth Diversion and Development in History-making Partnership

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a historic Public/Private Partnership between the Los Angeles County Probation Department and two of the area’s leading grant-makers—the Liberty Hill Foundation and the California Community Foundation. This landmark collaboration will dramatically increase services and opportunities delivered by local community-based organizations to youth currently in the probation […]

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“Transform Learning LA”

California Community Foundation

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“Action Collaborative on Bridging Public Health, Health Care & Community”

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

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“GCIR Announces New Board Members and Officers”

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) newsroom

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“Standardized tests unfairly favor wealthier students in college admissions”

By Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Samantha Sklaar and Megan Peters, Sacramento Bee

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California Community Foundation Awards $5.5 Million to Shape Brighter Futures for All Angelenos

The California Community Foundation (CCF) awarded 46 grants totaling $5,476,500 to nonprofit organizations working to create a more equitable and prosperous Los Angeles County.

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“If Los Angeles teachers strike, poor students will lose”

By Fred Ali, Antonia Hernández and Robert K. Ross

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Wildfire Relief Fund Grants $1.2 Million to Support Communities Affected by California Fires

LOS ANGELES – December 18, 2018 – The California Community Foundation’s (CCF) Wildfire Relief Fund has granted $1.2 million to organizations working to provide emergency and recovery services to communities affected by the Camp, Woolsey and Hill Fires. On November 8, three California wildfires broke out, leaving behind a trail of destruction and lost lives. […]

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Wildfire Relief Fund Fact Sheet

The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.

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“How You Can Help Victims Of California Wildfires”

By Dominique Mosbergen, The Huffington Post

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“Ventura County Community Responds to Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks”

By Vanessa Bechtel for Ventura County Community Foundation, NoozHawk.com

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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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“NCRP Calls On Funders To Support 2020 Census”

By Aaron Dorfman, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

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“Newest White House Proposal on Immigrant Families Stands Out as Especially Cruel”

By Fred Ali, Antonia Hernández, and Robert K. Ross, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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“Big Foundations Top $40B”

By Shwanika Narayan, Los Angeles Business Journal

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“Every Person Counts: Why the Census Must Be Rescued”

By Gary D. Bass, Antonia Hernández, Barbara Picower, and Darren Walker, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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“Strengthening Providers of Substance Use Treatment in Los Angeles County”

NEW REPORT: Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Briefing Report  

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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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“New Superintendent Austin Beutner pledges ‘commitment to change’”

Office of Communications, Los Angeles Unified School District

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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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Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) Fact Sheet

The Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) combines need-based scholarships with intensive services before and during college to addresses the multifaceted financial, academic and personal barriers that have led to a college completion crisis in our community. A partnership with the College Futures Foundation and committed donors, LASIF has granted more than $20 million since 2012 and helped more than 33,000 low-income Angelenos prepare for, pay for and succeed in college.

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Lending Fact Sheet

The California Community Foundation is more than just a grantmaker. For more than 25 years, we have provided loans to intermediary lenders and directly to nonprofits, allowing organizations to leverage additional financing, develop their capacity and expand facilities so they can better serve the most critical needs of their communities.

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“Governor Brown Creates California Complete Count Committee”

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., State of California

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California Community Foundation Awards $4.9 Million to Create Positive Change in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – April 12, 2018 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $4,967,204, through 57 grants to nonprofit organizations developing innovative solutions to address the needs of Los Angeles County and create positive change for all Angelenos.

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“Making promises that count”

American Association of Community Colleges 21st Century Center

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“Californians and the 2020 Census”

By Sarah Bohn, Joseph Hayes and Tess Thorman, Public Policy Institute of California

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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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“What L.A. should look for in its next police chief and school superintendent”

By Fred Ali, Antonia Hernández and Robert K. Ross, Los Angeles Times

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“How Philanthropy Helped Transform LA’s Public Health System”

By Mitchell Katz, California Health Care Foundation Blog

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“In Uncertain Times, Stay True to Your Mission”

By Kim Belshé, The Chronicle of Social Change

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“Are We Living in a Golden Age of Charitable Giving? Hardly”

By David Callahan and Alyssa Ochs, Inside Philanthropy

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$7.4 Million Awarded to 17 Legal Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Free Legal Representation

The L.A. Justice Fund has awarded $7,450,000 to 17 L.A. based nonprofit legal service providers to bolster and expand access to legal representation for individuals facing immigration detention and deportation.

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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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“L.A. Business This Week – Making Promises Count”

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Weekly Newsletter

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“Capitol Alert: Rebuild”

By Alexei Koseff, The Sacramento Bee

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“Restaurants in Puerto Rico gradually recover from Maria”

By Jonathan Maze, Bret Thorn and Ron Ruggles, Nation’s Restaurant News

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Strong Majorities of Los Angeles Voters Want California’s Next Governor to Invest In Early Childhood Care & Education

New poll finds support among nine in 10 voters that is shared throughout the county & across party affiliations LOS ANGELES, CA – September 28, 2017- Strong majorities of Los Angeles voters support greater investments in programs that benefit California’s youngest children and would favor a candidate for governor who pledges to create a system […]

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“Join Us For National Day Of Civic Hacking 9/23”

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment of Los Angeles

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Croeni Foundation

Croeni Foundation was established in early 2015 by serial entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Jan Croeni, after sales and IPO of his companies. Our vision is a truly harmonic, compassionate and livable world, in which biodiversity is appreciated and protected, and in which all humans and animals enjoy well-being and health throughout their whole lives.

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White House’s Decision On DACA Threatens Our Region’s Shared Prosperity

LOS ANGELES – September 5, 2017 – The California Community Foundation views President Trump’s decision to dismantle Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as an affront to our region’s shared prosperity. Roughly 800,000 children and young adults are currently served by DACA across the United States with more than 222,000 Californians who have received DACA since […]

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CCF News Fall 2016: Planting a Better Future for All Angelenos

When BLOOMers like Zakeer succeed, everyone benefits. The work of BLOOM and our partners Brotherhood Crusade and Social Justice Learning Institute are crucial to realizing the promise of our young Black men. The amount of money our state spends annually on prisons would pay for a CSU education for every single graduating senior in California.

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CCF News Fall 2016: Social Justice Learning Institute

When Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza wanted to move the cause of educational equity for young Black men forward, he started by looking back. He founded the Black Male Youth Academy at his alma mater, Inglewood’s Morningside High School, to help young men of color break cycles of recidivism and create opportunities for academic achievement.

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CCF News Fall 2016: BLOOMer Spotlight – Zakeer, BLOOM Alumnus & College Student

I wound up on probation for three or four months. It was my first offense. Looking back, it was a blessing, because it opened me up to BLOOM. It’s changing me for the better. I started off at Social Justice Learning Institute’s Black Male Youth Academy, and BLOOM is like a family. All the doors […]

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CCF News Fall 2016: Brotherhood Crusade

Mykol Lewis is making a difference and sowing seeds among young men in an effort to build a stronger South L.A. This belief in making our communities better is the trademark of Brotherhood Crusade.

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CCF News Fall 2016: BLOOM Impact 2015-16

When we believe in, invest in and support our young men, they will thrive. By doubling down on our focus on high school completion and reducing recidivism, youth participating in BLOOM saw improved outcomes in school and were better able to complete the terms of their probation and separate themselves from the system.

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CCF News Fall 2016: Investing in L.A.’s Black Male Youth

Though they are only 10 percent of all L.A. young people, Black youth make up nearly a third of all youth on probation. And once in the system, it is hard to get out, with more than 80 percent facing re-arrest within three years. We are losing out on countless innovators and entrepreneurs – a […]

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CCF News Fall 2016: BLOOM

We are facing a crisis of potential, and nowhere is hit harder than South Los Angeles. Young black men who drop out of high school face a 90 percent chance of incarceration, but a diploma reduces that to 12 percent. Learn how CCF’s BLOOM initiative is helping young Black men in South L.A. onto positive […]

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L.A. Justice Fund Fact Sheet

The Los Angeles Justice Fund (LAJF) seeks to ensure that Angelenos, regardless of legal status, have the right to legal representation. It is a multi-million dollar partnership between Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, the Weingart Foundation and the California Community Foundation (CCF).

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Multi-Million Dollar L.A. Justice Fund Opens Application Process to Legal Nonprofit Organizations

Expected to fund legal representation for immigrants against recently heightened federal deportation efforts LOS ANGELES – July 10, 2017 – The L.A. Justice Fund, an innovative multi-million dollar fund to expand legal representation for immigrants, opened the application process today to nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering the immigrant community with access to legal services. The […]

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“LA City Council Passes Justice Fund”

By Steve Angeles, Balitang America

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Statement: CCF on L.A. City and County Funding of the L.A. Justice Fund

LOS ANGELES – June 23, 2017 – Thanks to the leadership of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council, the L.A. Justice Fund will move forward to provide critical legal assistance to immigrants facing the threat of deportation. Today, we celebrate a trailblazing, multi-sector and cross-governmental approach to address […]

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“Is Jerry Brown lifting all students, $41 billion later?”

by Elise Buik, Antonia Hernández and Bruce Fuller, The Sacramento Bee

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“5 Questions Grant Makers Should Ask About the First 100 Days of Trump Era”

by Aaron Dorfman, Cathy Cha, Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, and Lateefah Simon, Chronicle of Philanthropy

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CCF News Spring 2017 – Spotlight On Family Philanthropy: Leah Bishop & Gary Yale

“When our daughters were little, we felt like they needed to see that not everyone in the world had it as good as they did. They helped us feed the hungry and homeless. “They really absorbed the desire to give back. Elizabeth used to take her allowance and give it away to various causes. We […]

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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 – We Are Los Angeles

On November 12, 30 L.A. County-based artists unveiled a group of never-before-seen sculptures exploring the most pressing issues facing our region. Commissioned by CCF, the We Are Los Angeles exhibit represents the collective diversity and strength of Los Angeles. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of our board members and donors, these sculptures now reside with […]

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CCF News Spring 2017 – Fellowship for Visual Artists

In January, CCF awarded 14 Los Angeles County artists with $350,000 in grants through the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists. Launched in 1987 with a generous contribution from the J. Paul Getty Trust, the fellowship has awarded more than $3 million to nearly 300 visual artists. Through the generosity of our donors, the fellowship has […]

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CCF News Spring 2017 – Making Giving a Family Value

One of the greatest gifts you can give your family is the love of giving. That’s why CCF has partnered with the National Center for Family Philanthropy to provide donors with complimentary access to the award-winning Family Philanthropy Online Knowledge Center.

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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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“Privacy as a Philanthropic Pillar”

by Karl Zinsmeister, Philanthropy Magazine

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Funcionarios Electos, Organizaciones Pro-Inmigrantes, y Medios Hispanos Lanzan Sitio Web ¡Protégete!…¡Empodérate Ya!

Centro de información bilingüe provee a la comunidad inmigrante de Los Ángeles los recursos que necesitan para protegerse y empoderarse LOS ANGELES, CA – Una coalición intersectorial se ha reunido para atender las preocupaciones de las comunidades inmigrantes en Los Ángeles acerca de las nuevas acciones y órdenes ejecutivas de inmigración. La coalición, compuesta del […]

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Public Officials, Leading Immigrant Rights Organizations, and Spanish-language Media Launch ¡Protégete!…¡Empodérate Ya! Website

Bilingual online clearinghouse provides Los Angeles’ immigrant community with the information resources they need to protect and empower themselves LOS ANGELES,CA — A cross sector coalition has come together to address concerns from immigrant communities in Los Angeles about new immigration enforcement policies and actions. The coalition, comprised of Mayor Eric Garcetti and other public […]

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California Community Foundation Awards $1.4 Million to Protect Immigrant Communities

LOS ANGELES – March 7, 2017 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) will immediately award $1.4 million in rapid response grants to 19 organizations as part of its coordinated commitment to immigrant inclusion and protection. These grants deliver critical support to organizations providing impacted communities with Know Your Rights workshops, legal representation, policy advocacy and […]

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“The Annenberg Foundation Moves Its Acclaimed LA n Sync Program To a New Home — the California Community Foundation”

Today the Annenberg Foundation and the California Community Foundation (CCF) officially announced the next phase of LA n Sync — the Annenberg Foundation’s acclaimed initiative bringing together the academic, civic, nonprofit, business, and philanthropic sectors to pursue and win highly competitive public funding opportunities for the Greater Los Angeles region. Effective immediately, CCF will administer LA n […]

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Joint Foundation Statement on Immigration

Foundations Unite to Oppose Immigration Executive Orders This statement was originally published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR).  Statement The United States stands at a historical crossroads. Founded as a refuge from religious persecution and built by generations of immigrants, our country has been the standard bearer internationally for the assertion and protection […]

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“How Does Incarcerating Young People Affect Their Adult Health Outcomes?”

Elizabeth S. Barnert, Rebecca Dudovitz, Bergen B. Nelson, Tumaini R. Coker, Christopher Biely, Ning Li, Paul J. Chung, Pediatrics, February 2017, VOLUME 139 / ISSUE 2

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California Community Foundation Announces $350,000 for 14 Visual Artist Fellowships in Most Competitive Application Year to Date

LOS ANGELES – January 10, 2017 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has named 14 Los Angeles County artists as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA), with a total of $350,000 in unrestricted grants. The prestigious FVA annually awards grants to help artists build successful, sustainable careers and to support the thriving […]

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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 […]

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El Monte Community Building Initiative Outcomes Evaluation Report Executive Summary, 2011

Prepared by Special Service for Groups for the California Community Foundation October 2011

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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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California Community Foundation Unveils We Are Los Angeles Public Art Exhibit in Honor of Foundation’s Centennial

$129 million pledged as part of Centennial Legacy Campaign LOS ANGELES – November 12, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) is celebrating the culmination of its 100th year with a public art exhibit exploring social issues in Los Angeles County and celebrating the many visionary donors who have contributed to the foundation’s Centennial Legacy […]

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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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California Community Foundation Awards Nearly $2.5 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $2,477,500 through 27 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the great needs and potential of our region.

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BLOOM Fact Sheet

CCF launched BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men) to help who young Black men who are or are at risk of becoming involved the juvenile justice system onto positive paths towards success. Since 2012, BLOOM’s combination of mentorship, character development and specially-tailored programming has helped nearly 1,000 young men succeed in high school, higher education and life.

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“DHS Honors Los Angeles Community Leader Antonia Hernández”

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Sustainability Fact Sheet

CCF seeks to reduce the burdens on nonprofits with core operating funding so great organizations can continue doing good works. We also invest in our nonprofit partners’ sustainability beyond grant support, including workshops and training in leadership development, fundraising, financial management and communications, so they can achieve their missions with greater efficiency and impact. Our Planned Giving Tool Kit helps nonprofits learn how to incorporate planned giving into their development strategies and even provides them with customizable donor outreach materials. And through programs like LA Counts and LA n Sync, we’re helping Los Angeles nonprofits gain access to the resources and information they need to expand their impact on our community’s greatest needs.

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Immigration Fact Sheet

Los Angeles County is home to 3.5 million immigrants – one third of the population. CCF works with public, private and philanthropic partners to uplift our vibrant immigrant communities and ensure they are fully woven into L.A.’s civic, economic and cultural fabric. From grantmaking, advocacy and civic engagement to coalition building and cross-sector partnerships, we’re working to protect immigrant communities, uphold civil rights and help integrate new Americans into the civic fabric of 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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Health Fact Sheet

Since 2000, we have awarded almost $50 million to support children’s health insurance programs, physical and mental healthcare access, substance use prevention, advocacy and community clinics that often serve as one of the only options for Angelenos without health insurance. Through the Centinela Valley Medical and Community Funds, we grant more than $3 million annually to hospitals and other organizations providing healthcare services, outreach and education in the Centinela Valley.

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Education Fact Sheet

Partnering with community leaders and networks of educational institutions, CCF helps our most vulnerable students access the educational resources they need to succeed from cradle to college. These groups include preschool-age children, English language learners and students of color, particularly young men. We support efforts to encourage the fair and transparent funding for all schools regardless of zip code and want students to learn in innovative environments that put their needs at the center.

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Civic Engagement Fact Sheet

Civic engagement holds the key to making lasting, systemic change that is driven by communities. It empowers people to make their voices heard, gain a role in policy decisions and affect institutions that influence their futures and those of their families. By supporting civic engagement in Los Angeles County, CCF is ensuring that everyone has a voice to call for policy changes that improve their personal and communities’ wellbeing.

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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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Joan Palevsky Center Policies and Procedures

The Palevsky Center is available for use by organizations whose work is aligned the California Community Foundation’s mission of strengthening Los Angeles communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement. The space in intended to host cross-sectoral convenings that advance issues related to this mission.

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CCF News Summer 2016: Invest in the Future of L.A.

When Jeffrey steps across the stage and takes his degree in a few short years, he won’t be the only one who benefits. Every graduate is a million dollar victory for the future of Los Angeles County. Every South Central Scholar who leaves high school college-ready, who has the services and support to succeed, makes our region stronger and more prosperous. Investors in L.A. and around the country have taken notice of LASIF’s impact and are coming together to realize the potential of our children.

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CCF News: LASIF Scholar Summer 2016: Jeffrey Castro

Jeffrey Castro’s parents instilled in him a drive to attend college. But just as he entered high school, tragedy struck. His father passed away, leaving his mother to provide for him and his two older brothers. College seemed further away than ever. Then he discovered LASIF partner Upward Bound.

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CCF News Summer 2016: South Central Scholars

So much attention is placed on college admission, but what happens next? That’s the question South Central Scholars staff found themselves asking as their students began their journeys into higher education.

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CCF News Summer 2016: How LASIF Works

Experience shows that scholarships aren’t enough to close the graduation gap. LASIF combines need-based scholarships with intensive services before and during college to end the college completion crisis and increase the number of low-income youth who achieve their degree. That’s how LASIF programs have helped tens of thousands of Angeleno students prepare for, pay for and succeed in college.

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CCF News Summer 2016: The Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund

Few things transform a life like a college diploma. A bachelor’s degree can lead to an additional $1 million in lifetime earnings, but it’s about more than just money. College success benefits entire communities. That’s why the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund combines need-based scholarships with innovative services proven to help students graduate.

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CCF News: Summer 2016

At a time when a college degree is more necessary than ever, Los Angeles County is facing a graduation crisis. In this issue, you’ll learn the extent of this crisis and how donors are joining forces to end it through the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund.

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Statement from Los Angeles Foundations on SCOTUS’ 4-4 Tie in Decision on Expanded DACA and DAPA

Dreams for a better life – one out of the shadows with the promise of greater economic vitality for individuals and the region as a whole – were deferred today. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled 4-4 on the Obama Administration’s immigration executive actions that would have expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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Personalized philanthropy: fixing the flaw in your business model

by Steven L. Meyers, PhD.: There is a basic, but rarely acknowledged truth when it comes to gift planning: the deck is stacked against a financial advisor whose clients want to be philanthropic — especially during their lifetimes. Advisors implicitly have to set a balance between serving a client’s desire to be charitable and serving their own model of retaining assets under management. Is there a way to redress any imbalance that might result? I think so, and there’s a growing cadre of advisors, gift planners, and donors who agree.

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Philanthropy and the tech entrepreneur: three smart ways to use your wealth for maximum social impact

by Anthony Glomski: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge to give away $45 billion during his lifetime is the biggest in a growing movement among young tech entrepreneurs, many Millennials and Gen Xers, to use their wealth as a force for social good. Most want to start making a difference as soon as possible, and we have the opportunity to help them determine which of the many charitable giving options is right for them.

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Advisor News – June 2016 – Creating a “safe zone” with family philanthropy

by Bruce DeBoskey: Family philanthropy can be an important and safe area in which to commence a family conversation about money and values — creating new and effective rules of engagement that carry over into other family matters. Here’s how.

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Advisor News – June 2016 – Helping Your Business Grow

by William D. Strickland, J.D., C.S.P.G.: Your clients depend on your experience and expertise to preserve and grow assets and safeguard their legacies. But how do you maintain and grow your own book of business? You can achieve that goal by providing the competent and objective counsel your clients and prospects need to address all of their concerns and goals.

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Advisor News – June 2016 – Welcome to the new CCF advisor newsletter.

by Antonia Hernández, President & CEO, California Community Foundation: For more than a century, the California Community Foundation (CCF) has partnered with professional advisors to produce the most favorable outcomes for their clients while producing the greatest possible charitable impact. Every day, we see the vital role advisors play in creating gifts that change the lives of people in Los Angeles and around the world.

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CCF Advisor News – June 2016

June 2016 Advisor Newsletter: CCF unveils the Planned Giving Design Center, Helping your business grow, Creating a “safe-zone” with family philanthropy, Philanthropy and the tech entrepreneur, Personalized philanthropy: fixing the flaw in your business model.

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California Community Foundation to Increase Fellowship for Visual Artists Awards to $25,000

Additional updates to long-standing fellowship aim to better serve L.A. County artists LOS ANGELES – June 8, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) announces several updates to its Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA) to better serve the needs of L.A. County’s artistic community, including increasing the fellowship award to $25,000 regardless of career level. […]

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LASIF Data: 2013-15

Launched in 2012, the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund seeks to increase the number of low-income Los Angeles County youth who complete college. Part high-performing mutual fund, part innovation incubator, LASIF partners with nonprofit organizations to provide scholarships and services that get students to and through college. The data in this document reflect the impact […]

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LASIF Partners: 2016-17

The California Community Foundation supports a diverse portfolio of high-impact college access and success organizations serving low-income students in Los Angeles County. Each year, these nonprofit partners collectively help tens of thousands of students get to and through college, graduating at rates far higher than local or national averages. These organizations contribute to the cohort […]

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Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF): More than a Scholarship

Launched in 2012, the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) is increasing the number of low-income L.A. County youth who achieve their dream of a college degree. By combining need-based scholarships with intensive services before and during college, LASIF addresses the multifaceted financial, academic and personal barriers that have led to a college completion crisis […]

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The Generosity Gap: Donating Less in Post-Recession Los Angeles County

The “Great Recession” may be over, but L.A. need is rising, the organizations we count on to address our most pressing issues are overstretched and the charitable giving that sustains them is on the decline. “The Generosity Gap: Donating Less in Post-Recession Los Angeles County,” a first-of-its-kind study from the UCLA Luskin School of Public […]

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Charitable Giving in L.A. County Down $1 Billion Since 2006

New study finds decline in giving amid urgent and rising need in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES – June 3, 2016 – A study commissioned by the California Community Foundation (CCF), and conducted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, finds that local giving is on a decline, with Los Angeles County residents declaring $7.16 […]

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California Community Foundation Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

CCF Joins Leading Nonprofit Organizations Across the United States to Address Urban Challenges  LOS ANGELES – MAY 18, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) announced today that it has been selected as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $500,000 grant over the course of two years to continue the foundation’s work in […]

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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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“Why trauma-informed care is needed in Los Angeles County”

Los Angeles Daily News Tags: health, trauma-informed care

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“A One-Stop Genius Bar for U.S. Citizenship”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post  Tags: citizenship, civic engagement

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Unprecedented Campaign Promoting Benefits of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Nation’s Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Over 300,000 Asian Immigrants in L.A. County Currently Eligible to Naturalize and Become a U.S. Citizen Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

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California Community Foundation Awards $5.8 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – April 5, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,880,196 through 44 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the needs of our region. Grants this quarter include support for the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF). Launched in 2012, LASIF goes beyond scholarships to help L.A. […]

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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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Portraits of Compassion Photography Exhibit Showcases Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – March 6, 2016 – We are pleased to announce the opening of a photography exhibit that elevates incredible stories of significant – yet unrecognized – contributions  across Los Angeles County and demonstrates how everyday individuals are creating social change. Portraits of Compassion showcases 30 “Unsung Heroes” of Los Angeles County who are […]

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Employee-Sponsored Relief Funds Webinar

Employer-Sponsored Relief Funds are established at public charities like the California Community Foundation for the purpose of providing one-time grants to employees and their family members who are victims of a qualified disaster or emergency hardship.

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Who Should Pay for the Arts in America?

By Andy Horowitz, The Atlantic: The current state of the arts in this country is a microcosm of the state of the nation. Large, mainstream arts institutions, founded to serve the public good and assigned non-profit status to do so, have come to resemble exclusive country clubs. Meanwhile, outside their walls, a dynamic new generation […]

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“Vigilant Philanthropy”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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California Community Foundation Awards $7.8 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – December 15, 2015 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $7,845,063 through 67 grants to Los Angeles County organizations working to address the needs of our region. Grants this quarter reflect the foundation’s diverse priority areas in the arts, education, housing and economic opportunity, nonprofit sustainability, smart growth and youth empowerment, […]

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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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“Exercise Your Philanthropic Brain”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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“Community Foundations Help Prop Up Labor Force”

By Antonia Hernández for the Los Angeles Business Journal

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“Understanding the Real Cost of Nonprofit Work”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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Unprecedented Citizenship Campaign ¡Protégete!…¡Ciudadanía Ya! Launches

Major L.A. immigrant rights organizations, leading Spanish-language media and the City and County have joined forces today to promote citizenship.

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California Community Foundation Names Paul Schulz Vice President of Development & Donor Relations

CCF has named former Red Cross Los Angeles CEO Paul Schulz as vice president of development and donor relations.

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“Brain Trust”

Hispanic Executive

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California Community Foundation Awards More than $2 Million to Improve Quality of Life in Los Angeles County

CCF has awarded $2,127,000 through 22 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the wide-ranging needs of our region.

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“Beyond the Dollar Sign: Redefining Community Philanthropy”

By Antonia Hernández for the Council on Foundations

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“Finding Our Common Ground in Los Angeles”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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California Community Foundation Announces $1 Billion Commitment to L.A. County Nonprofits at 100th Anniversary Town Hall Commemoration

CCF today announces a $1 billion funding commitment to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations over the next 10 years…

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“Vision Poll” Reveals L.A. County Residents Want to Give Back but Need Direction

Despite a strong desire to be active in their communities, many L.A. County residents are not involved because they don’t know what they can do…

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California Community Foundation Announces $385,000 for 22 Visual Artist Fellowships

CCF has named 22 emerging and mid-career Los Angeles County artists as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA)…

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Tom Unterman Named Chair of the California Community Foundation Board of Directors

Los Angeles business leader Tom Unterman has been named the new chair of the California Community Foundation’s Board of Directors for a two-year term, effective today.

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

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.

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“Ending the Education Drought in California”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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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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California Community Foundation Awards $4.4 Million to Advance Greater Equity and Opportunity Across L.A. County

CCF has awarded $4,422,880 in the first quarter of 2015 to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations to address the wide-ranging needs of our region.

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“American Muslims and Philanthropy”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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“Power Play in LA”

Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Local, State and National Funders Partner to Provide Nearly $850K in Funding to Address Humanitarian Needs of Refugee Youth

CCF has partnered to raise $847,255 for nonprofit organizations on the front lines of caring for refugee youth in Los Angeles County.

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“SMIRF’s Up in LA”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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California Community Foundation Names Efrain Escobedo as Vice President of Civic Engagement and Public Policy

CCF announces a significant addition to its management team with the hiring of Efrain Escobedo as vice president of civic engagement and public policy.

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“What’s Your Nonprofit Startup IQ?”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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California Community Foundation Awards More Than $4 Million to Create Greater Equity, Opportunity and Prosperity Across L.A. County

Grants support arts, education, health care, housing and economic development, community building, citizenship, immigrant integration and scholarships LOS ANGELES – December 16, 2014 – California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $4,080,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County to address the wide-ranging needs of our region. CCF supports programs and initiatives through discretionary […]

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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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California Community Foundation Awards $3.2 Million to Create Greater Equity, Opportunity and Prosperity Across L.A. County

Grants support arts, education, health care, housing and economic development, community building, citizenship, immigrant integration and scholarships LOS ANGELES – October 29, 2014 – California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $3,275,432 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County. CCF supports programs and initiatives that address the strategic and wide-ranging needs of Los Angeles’ […]

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Group of L.A. Foundations and Mayor Garcetti Announce Relief Fund for Unaccompanied Minors

CCF has partnered to create a relief fund to assist nonprofits that are impacted by the refugee youth humanitarian crisis.

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California Community Foundation Awards a Record $415,000 for 24 Artist Fellowships

CCF announced the 24 recipients of its annual CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists – the largest number of grants to L.A. County artists in the program’s history.

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California Community Foundation Awards $11 Million to Create Greater Equity, Opportunity and Prosperity in Los Angeles County

CCF has awarded $11,158,036 in new grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County.

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CCF News: Summer 2014

Cynthia Watts and Vision to Learn, Protecting Donor Intent, Centennial Legacy Spotlight: Michael Freehling & Farida Fotouhi

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Pass It Along LA Day 2014 Launched to Inspire Local Charitable Giving

CCF is proud to announce Pass It Along LA Day, an exciting online giving event that will inspire Angelenos to support a unique fund that helps individuals facing a moment of crisis.

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California Community Foundation Awards $1.47 Million to L.A. County Nonprofits

CCF has awarded $1,470,000 in new grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County.

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CCF News: Spring 2014

Fellowship for Visual Artists, Giving Gifts of Art, Centennial Legacy Spotlight: George Manet

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National Funder Invests In Multi-Million Dollar Initiative to Improve College Success in Los Angeles

The Kresge Foundation has contributed $1 million to CCF to help low-income Los Angeles students get to and through college.

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California Community Foundation Awards $3.5 Million to L.A. County Nonprofits

CCF finished off 2013 with the announcement of $3,512,600 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County.

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California Community Foundation Announces 23 L.A. Artist Fellowship Recipients

CCF has announced 23 mid-career and emerging visual artists living and working in Los Angeles as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists for 2013.

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CCF News: Summer 2013

CCF & the Affordable Care Act, Legacy Spotlight: Stanley Dashew, Investing Donor Assets

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Community Foundation Announces $12.5 Million to L.A. County Nonprofits

CCF has announced $12,536,501 in new grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County.

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CCF News: Spring 2013

Smart Growth, Donor Spotlight: Mort La Kretz, Fellowship for Visual Artists, Legacy Spotlight: Gloria Dell’Aqua Leiding

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Dr. Cynthia A. Telles Named Chair of the California Community Foundation Board of Directors

CCF announced that UCLA School of Medicine clinic director Dr. Cynthia A. Telles has been named chair of the board of directors

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Where do we go From Here? Philanthropic Support For Black Men and Boys

By Seema Shah Director and Grace Sato, The Foundation Center

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CCF News: Fall 2012

Family Philanthropy, Focusing Philanthropy with Larry and Cathy Gibson, Grameen America, Giving Illiquid Assets

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California Community Foundation Announces $1.7 Million Investment in Los Angeles Public Schools

CCF has secured a $1.5 million investment from the Ford Foundation in extended learning time initiatives in up to 15 high schools…

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CCF News: Summer 2012

Matching Intent to Impact, Pass it Along, Donor Spotlight: Chandra Wilson, Grant Agreements, Turning Plans into Gifts, Smart Growth

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CCF News Spring 2017 – Make an Impact, Forever

Join with more than 100 other donors who want to make a difference in the lives of L.A. residents, through the next century and beyond. In celebration of our 100 years of service, CCF launched the Centennial Legacy Campaign to help donors create enduring gifts that continue to change lives in Los Angeles County for […]

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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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CCF Advisor News: Spring 2012

The Advisor’s Role in Charitable Decision-Making, Giving After Liquidity Events, Making Estate Plans in Uncertain Times, Donor Intent

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Stressed and Stretched: The Annual State of the Sector Report

By Zeke Hasenfeld, Hyeon Jong Kil, Mindy Chen, Bill Parent; Edited by Jocelyn Guihama, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

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CCF Advisor News: Winter 2012

Transfer of Wealth in L.A., Advising the Entrepreneur, Enhancing Relationships with Corporate Clients

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CCF News: Winter 2012

Transfer of Wealth in L.A., Donor Profile: David Bohnett, Pass it Along Fund, Guide for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A.

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New Report Forecasts $1.4 Trillion to be Transferred Between Generations in Los Angeles by 2060

A new report projects $114 billion will be transferred by 2020 between generations of people living and working in Los Angeles County…

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The Future of Philanthropy in Los Angeles: Highlights

Highlights from CCF’s 2011 study reveal the coming $1.3 trillion transfer of wealth in Los Angeles County and a tremendous opportunity to create a thriving nonprofit sector.

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The Future of Philanthropy in Los Angeles: A Wealth of Opportunity

CCF’s 2011 study reveals the coming $1.3 trillion transfer of wealth in Los Angeles County and a tremendous opportunity to create a thriving nonprofit sector.

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CCF Advisor News: Fall 2011

Advisor Spotlight: Gary Edelstone, Converting a Private Foundation, Ernest Lieblich Foundation, Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles, Pass it Along, Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow

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CCF News: Fall 2011

Pass it Along, Charitable Gift Annuities, Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow, Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles

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California Community Foundation Welcomes New VP of Programs

CCF announced today the addition of Nike Irvin to its leadership team as the vice president of programs.

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CCF News: July 2011

Summer Youth Fund, Tom Tierney on Giving Smart, CCF Welcomes Nike Irvin, Donor Spotlight: Karin Larson, Samuel Oschin Cancer Center

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CCF Advisor News: Summer 2011

Tom Tierney on Giving Smart, Tax Benefits of Closely-Held Stock Gifts, Grantmaking Highlights

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Rhetoric vs. Reality – A Strategic Disconnect of Community Foundations

By Ellie Buteau, Ph.D. and Andrea Brock, Center for Effective Philanthropy

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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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Investing in Our Creative Capital: 2011 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of Los Angeles

By Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, Commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design

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Los Angeles’ Community Foundation Announces Bold, New Initiative For Black Male Youth

CCF has announced a five-year, multi-million dollar investment in the future of Black male youth…

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CCF Advisor News: Spring 2011

Advisor Spotlight: Loeb & Loeb LLP, Mission Investing, CCF Efficiency, 2010 Tax Relief Act

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CCF News: Winter 2011

Board Profile: Sheldon Stone, 2010 Financials, Named Permanent Scholarships, CCF Welcomes Maria Blanco

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CCF Advisor News: Winter 2011

Board Profile: Sheldon Stone, 2010 Financials, Named Permanent Scholarships, CCF Charitable Advisors

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CCF Advisor News: Fall 2010

Advisor Spotlight: Mickey Segal, Advisor Questions, Continuing Education, Year End Giving, Grantmaking Highlights, Critical Needs Fund

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CCF News: Fall 2010

Critical Needs Fund, Year End Giving, Donor Spotlight: Dana Baldwin, Family Philanthropy, Grantmaking Highlights

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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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Reparable Harm: Executive Summary  

By Laurie Olsen, Ph.D; A Californians Together Research & Policy Publication

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CCF Advisor News: Spring 2010

Encouraging Clients to be Philanthropic, Strategic Grantmaking, International Grantmaking, Gifts of Stock, Taproot Foundation, Giving Trends

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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 Advisor News: Winter 2010

Investing in Scholarships, Advisor Spotlight: John W. Weldon, Fraser Scholar Profile: Norma Sanchez, Census 2010, Gifts of Real Estate

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CCF News: Winter 2010

Investing in Scholarships, Advisor Spotlight: John W. Weldon, Scholarship Fund Options, Fraser Scholar Profile: Norma Sanchez, Census 2010, Gifts of Real Estate

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CCF Advisor News: Fall 2009

Reynolds Cafferata on Private Foundation Alternatives, Terminating a Private Foundation, Unsung Heroes, Grantmaking Highlights, Year End Giving

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CCF News: Fall 2009

Donor Spotlight: Dr. Julius Griffin, Supporting Veterans and Troops, Donor Services, Unsung Heroes, Grantmaking Highlights

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CCF Advisor News: Summer 2009

Jonathan C. Lurie on Charitable Lead Trusts, Including Family in Philanthropy, David Greco and Nonprofit Finance Fund

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CCF News: Summer 2009

Donor Spotlight: Cusumano Family, Jonathan C. Lurie on Charitable Lead Trusts, Private Foundation Alternatives, David Greco and Nonprofit Finance Fund, DonorConnect 2.0

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CCF News: July 2008

Donor Profile: Grace and Sho Iino, Giving Trends, Saint Barnabas Senior Center

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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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CCF News: Winter 2009

Helping Nonprofits Prepare for Uncertain Times, Donor Profile: Gary Erickson, Investing in Scholarships

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CCF Advisor News: Winter 2009

Sylmar Wildfires, Preparing Nonprofits for Uncertain Times, Naming Successor Advisors for Funds, Advisor Profile: Jane Peebles, Creating Scholarship Funds

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CCF Advisor News: Fall 2008

Advisor Spotlight: Paul Livadary, Year-End Private Foundation Alternatives, Donor Spotlight: Hope Wintner and Ted Meisel, IRA Charitable Rollover,  Giving Trends, Grantmaking FAQ

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CCF News: Fall 2008

Year-End Giving, IRA Charitable Rollover, Donor Spotlight: Hope Wintner and Ted Meisel, Private Foundation Alternatives, Giving Trends, Karen Hernandez and Children’s Clinic, Making an Impact in the San Fernando Valley, Grantmaking FAQ,

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Immigrant Integration Strategy for L.A. County  

By Michael Fix, Laureen Laglagaron, Aaron Matteo Terrazas and Margie McHugh, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, Migration Policy Institute

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Importance of Early Care and Education  

By Taryn W. Morrissey and Mildred E. Warner, Cornell University

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Buenos Principios: Latino Children in the Earliest Years of Life

By Miriam Calderon, Associate Director, Policy Analysis Center Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation, National Council of La Raza

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Early Care and Education Workforce Study: Licensed Family Child Care Providers. 2006 Study

By Marcy Whitebook, Laura Sakai, Fran Kipnis, Yuna Lee, Dan Bellm, Richard Speiglman, Mirella Almaraz, LaToya Stubbs, and Paulina Tran Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California at Berkeley; California Child Care Resource and Referral Network

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Early Care and Education Workforce Study: Licensed Child Care Centers, 2006

By Marcy Whitebook, Laura Sakai, Fran Kipnis, Yuna Lee, Dan Bellm, Richard Speiglman, Mirella Almaraz, LaToya Stubbs, and Paulina Tran Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California at Berkeley; California Child Care Resource and Referral Network

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Early Care and Education Workforce Study: Highlights of 2006 Statewide Study

By Marcy Whitebook, Laura Sakai, Fran Kipnis, Yuna Lee, Dan Bellm, Richard Speiglman, Mirella Almaraz, LaToya Stubbs, and Paulina Tran Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California at Berkeley; California Child Care Resource and Referral Network

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