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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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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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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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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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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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“GCIR Announces New Board Members and Officers”

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) newsroom

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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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“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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“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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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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“In Uncertain Times, Stay True to Your Mission”

By Kim Belshé, The Chronicle of Social Change

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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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“DHS Honors Los Angeles Community Leader Antonia Hernández”

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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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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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“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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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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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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“American Muslims and Philanthropy”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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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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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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Reparable Harm: Executive Summary  

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

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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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