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We are the California Community Foundation, and our community is Los Angeles County. This is the place we call home, and we have a deep understanding of its complex challenges and extraordinary potential. That is why we are dedicated to creating systemic change and fulfilling the promise of a greater Los Angeles for all of its residents.
We are committed to empowering communities to determine their own destiny. As a leading L.A. advocate, grantmaker and partner, we support these efforts with everything we have.
Through partnerships with donors, nonprofits and community members, we will continue working to create a strong, healthy and prosperous future for all Angelenos. Join us in building Los Angeles together.
Positive, long-term change requires all of us to lift up the needs of the most vulnerable. Together, we can alter the way institutions behave and improve public policy decisions and the economy. Learn about this community-driven, systems change approach and how we’re using it to take on challenges and improve the lives of Angelenos.
Over more than 100 years, we have been fortunate to partner with donors, nonprofits, funders, policymakers and others to take on major challenges, realize potential and improve the quality of life in Los Angeles and beyond. Case studies of projects like the El Monte Community Building Initiative, Grameen America, the Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund, Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow and BLOOM show what can happen when we partner with communities and focus our efforts to deal with major challenges and opportunities.
CCF is home to more than 1,600 funds, each representing a donor’s vision for a better future. Featured funds like the FEDCO Charitable Foundation, the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists and the Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation give a sample of the diversity of focus and impact these funds have made on the lives of Angelenos.
The results of the 2020 Census will determine the funding for L.A.’s schools, hospitals, public transit, and for vital programs such as Medicaid and Head Start. It also defines our voice, determining the apportionment of Congressional seats. Through the We Count L.A. 2020 Fund, CCF and our public and private partners are working to support outreach, increase census participation and ensure that every Angeleno can stand up and be counted.
LA Counts is a free, open-source tool and a growing community of changemakers using open data to build, strengthen and transform Los Angeles County. Wielding the power of data through stories and visualizations, Angelenos are connected to our region’s immense diversity, significant and ongoing needs and emerging opportunities for innovation. Join us to pursue advocacy for data and data for advocacy.
LA n Sync is a civic initiative designed to spur innovation and attract funding to address the critical needs of Los Angeles County. Since 2013, the initiative has connected visionary leaders from the academic, governmental, nonprofit, business and philanthropic sectors to leverage our talent and resources to support L.A. organizations applying for federal, state, and private funding to address the critical needs of the region.