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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 $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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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: 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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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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