From Palmdale to Paramount, from Beverly Hills to Boyle Heights, individuals and organizations are working tirelessly to create a better future for Los Angeles County. #LAtogether was launched by the California Community Foundation to amplify L.A.’s voices of change, draw connections between diverse communities and share innovative new approaches to building Los Angeles together.

CCF Welcomes its 2022 Cohort of Visual Artist Fellows

September 20, 2022

The California Community Foundation (CCF) Fellowship for Visual Artists welcomed its newest cohort of fellows at a reception held at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes on September 13. This year’s fellows are April Banks (Discipline: Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media), Nao Bustamante (Discipline: Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media), Enrique Castrejon (Discipline: Installation), Patty Chang (Discipline: Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media), June Edmonds (Discipline: […]

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30 Years of the Warren Christopher Scholarship

On August 11, 2022, the California Community Foundation (CCF) and O’Melveny & Myers LLP gathered to celebrate 30 years of the Warren Christopher Scholarship. The Warren Christopher Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 with a gift by the partners of O’Melveny & Myers LLP to honor Warren Christopher, its former chairman and senior partner, when […]

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New Resources to Help You on Your Donor Journey

We are excited to share that we have added new DonorConnect resources to help you on your donor journey. Evaluating Your Impact As you navigate your philanthropy, there will come a time when you will want to step back and assess what all your giving and all your work has done in the world. What […]

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2021 Wildfire Recovery Fund Grantees — Embracing Technology, Old and New

September 6, 2022

In 2021, Wildfires in Northern California were some of the largest fires in the state’s history, several burning more than 100,000 acres each; the Dixie Fire alone destroyed close to one million acres.* As California continues to contend with extreme fires and their devastating impacts—both environmental and social—we find ourselves, perhaps now more than ever, […]

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Gifts of Real Estate

August 11, 2022

Our nation has seen a rise in charitable giving, even in a pandemic. With a rise in charitable giving, donors may frequently look to their financial advisors and lawyers for assistance in developing a giving plan that works best for them and offers the most optimal tax benefits. One option an advisor can offer a […]

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Kentucky Floods Resource Guide

August 5, 2022

On July 28th, Appalachians experienced record-breaking torrential rainfall in eastern Kentucky that brought on severe flash flooding and mudslides across the region. The historic flooding claimed over 30 lives and has displaced hundreds of Kentuckians, many of whom are without food, water, shelter, and electricity. President Joe Biden declared the flooding an official disaster emergency […]

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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund

June 22, 2022

The Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) was established in 2012 as a partnership between the California Community Foundation (CCF) and the College Futures Foundation to increase college access and success in L.A. County. Since its inception it has awarded $25 million in grants and has grown to become one of the largest college attainment […]

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: Fixing A Broken Promise to Public Servants

June 16, 2022

by Kelly King, Former Education Senior Program Officer After 10-years of service and 10-years of loan payments, any remaining federal student debt would be forgiven. That was the pledge made to teachers, nurses, firefighters and other government and nonprofit workers in 2007 by President George W. Bush and a bill that Congress passed with bipartisan […]

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Giving the Gift of Time: Volunteering in the Community

June 6, 2022

As many nonprofits and organizations continue to welcome back in-person volunteers, CCF is committed to helping donors identify opportunities that align with their interests, values and schedule. Whether you are new to volunteering or seasoned in gifting your time, we encourage you to reflect on several considerations in shaping your volunteer engagement. Asking questions can […]

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Donor Profile: Roz Heyman

Rosalyn (Roz) Heyman (April 29, 1925 – November 22, 2021) wore quite a few hats during her lifetime. She was a lifelong educator, community leader, and philanthropist who once said, “I think I’d like to be remembered for the things I did for charity.” Roz’s commitment to charity took on multiple forms of giving, one […]

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