Civic Engagement

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 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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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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“Medida EE busca fondos para educación”

By Virginia Gaglianone, La Opinión

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“News Release: State Census Office Announces Outreach Partners”

The California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office

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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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“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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“Governor Brown Creates California Complete Count Committee”

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

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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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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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“Capitol Alert: Rebuild”

By Alexei Koseff, The Sacramento Bee

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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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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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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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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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“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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“Vigilant Philanthropy”

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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“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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“American Muslims and Philanthropy”

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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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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Measure of America: A Portrait of California

By American Human Development Project of the Social Science Research Council

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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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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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