We envision a future in which all of Los Angeles County’s diverse communities have the capacity and opportunity to participate fully in our democracy, where even the most vulnerable and underserved communities have a voice, a seat at the table and an opportunity to directly impact and decide the changes that will affect their lives and communities. We strive to ensure “A Democracy for All.”
We seek to foster greater civic engagement, participation and leadership development and more responsive and participatory local governance in all of the work that we fund. To do so, we focus not on policy outcomes, but on the process of civic engagement itself, on expanding the capacity of organizations to do the work and supporting innovation in the field.
Furthermore, to achieve “democracy for all,” we have a strategic focus on communities that have historically been marginalized due to lower civic participation, socioeconomic status, and unresponsive governance.