No matter who we are or what unique experience we bring, we all have a place at the table and something valuable to contribute.
Civic engagement holds the key to making lasting, systemic change that is driven by communities. It empowers people to make their voices heard, gain a role in policy decisions and affect institutions that influence their futures and those of their families. By supporting civic engagement in Los Angeles County, CCF is ensuring that everyone has a voice to call for policy changes that improve their personal and communities’ wellbeing.
We incorporate civic engagement in every aspect of our work. Over the years, we have invested in initiatives and projects that nurture and empower communities, from convening to community organizing to building collaboration among community members, nonprofits and institutions. We have paid particular attention to areas that deal with low levels of civic investment and participation, working to address long-standing inequality and empower vulnerable communities. Many of our civic-engagement-focused grants have supported critical community-based efforts that yielded policy changes in our various priority areas, including raising the minimum wage for City of Los Angeles hotel workers and ensuring health services for undocumented residents in Los Angeles County.
Civic engagement lies at the heart of CCF. All of our work, from health and education to housing and immigration, is premised upon the belief that we all benefit when underserved and underrepresented communities are empowered to control their own destinies.
For more information, visit our civic engagement resource library.
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