LA County Summer Learning Initiative

OVERVIEW

The California Community Foundation (CCF), in partnership with the LA County Office of Education and the Greater LA Education Foundation (Greater LA), seeks proposals from schools, districts/LEAs, and nonprofit organizations in L.A. County to support extended learning opportunities for low-income and vulnerable TK-12 populations in summer 2020.

Together, CCF and Greater LA seek to allocate at least $1 million towards these efforts. Resources are made possible through the CCF COVID-19 LA County Response Fund, The Greater LA Education Foundation, and the generous support of donors and philanthropic partners.

The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted and exacerbated existing inequalities within the education and youth development systems. Given the extended physical closures of schools and youth-serving community centers, there is an increased need for responsive summertime learning environments to mitigate potential learning loss and to address the social-emotional needs of youth, especially for our most vulnerable student groups.

To learn more about supporting this effort, please contact Valerie Cuevas, Senior Program Officer for Education at vcuevas [@] calfund [.] org.

APPLICATION PROCESS 

The application period has closed. No new proposals will be accepted.

Between May 27, 2020 and June 30, 2020 CCF received more than 250 proposals. Requests far exceeded funding capacity.

As of June 30, 2020, 51 proposals have been funded totaling $1,384,176 in grants. Click here to see the list of grantees.

Applicants that have not yet heard of their funding status are welcome to contact CCF at YouthDevelopment [@] calfund [.] org.

TO MAKE A DONATION 

We invite you to join us in this effort.  To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. 

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You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the LA County Summer Learning Initiative. Checks should be mailed to: 

California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012 

About CCF 

The California Community Foundation (CCF) is committed to improving the quality of life of all Los Angeles County residents by addressing the root causes of the county’s most urgent problems. CCF’s mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Los Angeles communities and envisions a future where all Angelenos can contribute to the productivity, health and well-being the region. 

About Greater LA 

The Greater LA Education Foundation (Greater LA) is the philanthropic arm of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). Greater LA was formed in 2019 to increase collective problem-solving and innovative solutions for today’s complex learning environments. Our mission advances a deeper collaboration between schools and communities to disrupt inequity and meet the needs of today’s diverse learners across Los Angeles County. 

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