Service Spotlight: Philanthropic Consultation

The SAM Initiative is a giving circle where members pool their charitable dollars to transform the lives of women, children and families in Los Angeles. Since 2014, it has given $775,000 to support organizations that deal with the most pressing needs in our community.

“Our members seek opportunities to learn more about our community and have the passion to make a difference through personal donations and community involvement. Our fundamental belief is that we can do far more together than we can alone,” said Mindy Freedman, founder of The SAM Initiative. ”CCF is an active participant in our process and lends their expertise to guide us toward innovative organizations, trends and best practices, and they have allowed us to have an even greater impact.”

When you care enough about a cause to support it, you want to know your gift is truly going to make a difference. CCF offers philanthropic consultations to help you create the change you envision. Whether you’re a long-time supporter or bringing a fresh perspective on a deep-rooted issue, our team of charitable giving experts will work with you to establish a strategic giving plan, tailored to your philanthropic goals.

Our grantmaking staff have decades of issue and impact experience and will be happy to provide their expertise on the organizations and causes you care about most.

For many of our donors, sharing philanthropic goals with loved ones is part of the joy of giving. CCF makes engaging and involving family members a priority and welcomes opportunities to educate younger generations on the power of giving. Our team can help you develop a family giving plan to grow your unique giving goals across generations.

But whatever your goals, our most important role is to help you change the world.

“We couldn’t do this without CCF,” said Mindy Freedman. “Thanks to their professional staff and services, we can focus our energy on achieving our philanthropic vision.”

To arrange a philanthropic consultation, contact your dedicated Relationship Manager or Vice President of Development & Donor Relations Teresa Mosqueda at (213) 452-6298 or To learn more about the SAM Initiative, visit

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