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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.

Charitable Gifts of Limited Partnership Interests

October 13, 2020

By George Dulgeryan, J.D., LL.M., C.S.P.G. Gifts of appreciated, non-cash assets often make for the most tax-efficient contributions to nonprofit organizations and donor advised funds. For example, private equity interests (i.e., interests in limited partnerships) often grow significantly in value, far exceeding the investor’s initial contribution, making the interests subject to significant capital gains tax […]

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It is Time to Put Schools and Communities First

October 5, 2020

CCF supports community partners in increasing civic participation and efforts to make government more responsive to the needs of the community.  It was in this spirit that we recently convened elected officials and community leaders (over ZOOM of course) for a conversation on the importance of Proposition 15: Schools and Communities First that will appear on this November’s ballot. Following are some highlights from the lively discussion.  […]

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#NoMoreNames – Unity and Solidarity Can Yield Systemic Change

September 17, 2020

By: Jai Phillips, Program Officer, Youth Development As we continue to bear witness to the painfully long list of Black lives lost by the hands of those sworn to protect us, words fail us. How does one adequately describe the pain and despair of communities whose only demands are equality and justice. Acts of disproportionate […]

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We Count LA Campaign Makes a Final Push to Get Out the Census Count

September 2, 2020

With a September 30 deadline looming, a surge in grassroots outreach is more critical than ever to encourage census participation among LA County’s populations most vulnerable to an undercount. LA County was long designated at the “hardest-to-count” region in the nation, which has only been made more challenging with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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California’s Dual Challenge – Fire Season and COVID-19 Pandemic

August 26, 2020

By Jarrett Tomás Barrios, SVP of Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives As most Californians know well, wildfire season usually heats up in the fall. This year, it’s only August and California is already on fire. Since August 15, 650 new wildfires have been sparked across Northern Californa with a big assist from an unusual series […]

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Advisor Community Partners with CCF to Promote Recovery and Systemic Change

August 25, 2020

by William Strickland, J.D., C.S.P.G. The global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the resulting social distancing restrictions imposed upon Los Angeles communities have been heartbreaking and disruptive for many Angelenos.  The devastating health and financial impact on the region’s most vulnerable residents will persist for the foreseeable future.  To address the immediate and emerging needs of […]

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A Summer of Learning for Our Most Vulnerable Students

August 14, 2020

In March 2020, K-12 schools in Los Angeles County had to quickly transition 70,000 teachers and 1.5 million students and their families to online platforms for distance learning.  This immediate disruption to traditional school operations exacerbated long-time gaps in educational opportunities and access along racial and socioeconomic lines for the County’s young people. As this […]

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Estate Planning with Charitable Remainder Trusts

July 29, 2020

By Carí Jackson Lewis, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), TEP A December 2019 survey revealed that while 60% of adult Americans think having a will is important, only 32% of adult Americans actually have one. The most common components of an estate plan include a will, a revocable living trust, financial power of attorney, advanced health care […]

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Standing Together for a Just and Inclusive California

July 2, 2020

On behalf of philanthropic leaders and in solidarity with dozens of labor, community organizing, faith-based, policy, research, and academic leaders from across California, we stand together to urge the prioritization of critical issues—health, justice, workers, education and housing—as the state makes critical budget decisions. Supporting these basic needs for all Californians will require increasing resources.

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Take Five: Stephania Ramirez, Director, Strategic Initiatives

June 23, 2020

Appointed by the State of California as the region’s Administrative Community Based Organization (ACBO), the California Community Foundation (CCF) is responsible for leading and coordinating efforts to get out the census count in Los Angeles County. The foundation worked alongside community groups for over two years to prepare for one of the most daunting census […]

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