Arts

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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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

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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