Education

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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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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“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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“Medida EE busca fondos para educación”

By Virginia Gaglianone, La Opinión

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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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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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“Standardized tests unfairly favor wealthier students in college admissions”

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

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

Office of Communications, Los Angeles Unified School District

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

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment of Los Angeles

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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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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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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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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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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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“Ending the Education Drought in California”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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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 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: 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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Reparable Harm: Executive Summary  

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

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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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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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