Pass It Along Fund
One act of kindness, when it’s needed most
The Pass It Along Fund was established at CCF in Los Angeles by anonymous donors in the true spirit of philanthropy: to help people at a moment of critical need without expecting anything in return. The original donors required that 100 percent of the money go directly to assist recipients within 72 hours of the request, with little paperwork or bureaucracy. They asked that recipients have no obligations except to pass along two acts of kindness.
Pass it Along Success Stories
A Baby Thrives
When Ofelia found out she was pregnant, she saved up as much money as she could from her babysitting job to survive the first few months after Jessica was born. Her grandmother and godmother helped out where they could. When her money ran out, Ofelia found full-time work as a house-keeper but she still did not have enough money to buy Jessica a crib of her own. She was sleeping in a play pen, crying all night long. A grant from the Pass It Along Fund changed this.
“I knew there were people who help mothers like me, but I never thought I would receive this help. When I found out, I was so grateful. The best part is that the help is for who I love most in the world – my daughter. The grant from The Pass It Along Fund paid for Jessica to finally have her own crib, a mattress, a Hello Kitty bedding set, and a special balance toy that helps her. She loves it all!” shared Ofelia.
Jessica is sleeping though the night and Ofelia volunteers in Jessica’s preschool classroom where both mom and baby are learning so many new things. “Jessica loves to dance, sing and use her imagination,” says Ofelia. “When she grows up, I will tell her what we received from you. Thank you for making our lives better.”
Pass It Along Impact
Check out the fund’s impact.
How You Can Help
Create more acts of kindness by helping our neighbors when they need us most. Help us Pass It Along!
To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Pass It Along Fund. Checks should be mailed to:
California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.