By their very nature, solutions are always more powerful than problems.
Our work is only possible because of the hard work and dedication of our nonprofit partners. From childcare and clinics to shelters and the arts, nonprofit organizations provide a vital safety net for our most vulnerable residents. Yet organizations often struggle to cover basic overhead like office space, utilities and salaries.
Investing in our grantee partners’ sustainability helps them achieve their missions with greater impact. That’s why we provide “more than a grant” support to our nonprofit partners by offering workshops and training in leadership development, fundraising, financial management and communications.
Our Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative aims to increase efficiency and effectiveness, reduce duplication and facilitate partnerships in the nonprofit sector. Launched in 2012 in partnership with the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and Weingart Foundation, and now supported by a dozen local foundations, this initiative has provided more than 60 organizations with more than $2.7 million to assess capacity, support restructuring, integrate programs and share their lessons across the nonprofit sector.
And while we can’t fund every worthy nonprofit, we offer a comprehensive suite of resources dedicated to helping organizations sustain, grow and thrive. Our Planned Giving Tool Kit helps nonprofits learn how to incorporate planned giving into their development strategies and even provides them with customizable donor outreach materials.
At the sector level, we work to increase the flow of resources to L.A. needs. Through LA n Sync, we and our funding partners help spur innovation and increase investment by attracting federal and state dollars to address major issues affecting Los Angeles. To date, LA n Sync has brought in more than $330 million in grants and other funding to the Los Angeles. LA Counts brings together the data behind the the County’s greatest needs with the stories of why those data matters. By providing access to thousands of datasets, visualizations and stories, LA Counts hopes to support policymakers, advocates and community leaders in creating a better future for all L.A. residents.
For more information, visit our sustainability resource library.