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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.

Homeward Bound: the History, Impact and Future of Proposition HHH and Measure H

March 7, 2018

Every night, nearly 60,000 men, women and children in Los Angeles County go to sleep homeless. Over the course of a year, that number climbs to more than 150,000, enough to fill the Rose Bowl, the Staples Center, the Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Exactly one year ago today, Angelenos came together to say “enough” […]

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They Count. Will You?

January 22, 2018

On Thursday night, Francisco Covarriubias will help discover how many of his neighbors are living on the streets. For the third year in a row, he is giving his time to let them know they count. “I was working in an organization based in Skid Row. Every day we saw hundreds of homeless people right […]

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Ending Homelessness Requires More than Homes

January 11, 2018

The shift from life on the street to life inside a community with an apartment of your own can be challenging. Transitioning from being surrounded by people at all hours, to living in your own apartment with a door and a lock can feel isolating and lonely. And adjusting to the rules and customs of […]

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Southern California Wildfire Relief

December 28, 2017

Devastating wildfires are tearing through Southern California, destroying homes and forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate. In Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, the Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1000 homes, businesses and other structures, including Vista del Mar Hospital, which was fully evacuated before it burned to the ground. As of December 28, the […]

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You Can Help Transform a Life This Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2017

Data analysts expect a staggering $201 million dollars to be raised this #GivingTuesday, known as the single day dedicated to celebrating the start of the giving season. Every year on the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving holiday (and the “Black Friday” shopping rush), millions of individuals give to the philanthropic causes that are close to their […]

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Making Promises Count

November 14, 2017

CCF partnered with WestEd to create the “Promises That Count” report which looks at the 13 existing College Promises programs in L.A. County. Upon the report’s release, CCF hosted a convening of leaders from the existing programs to better understand the challenges and opportunities for CCF to support a network of College Promises that are committed to helping students succeed.

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Walking Forward in Uncertain Times

January 30, 2017

By Chris Compton I spent Thursday morning at the Cathedral in Downtown L.A., listening to counselors from high schools, colleges and nonprofits discuss how they were supposed to talk to their students about last Wednesday’s executive orders on immigration. The event, organized by L.A. Cash for College and SoCal CAN with support from the California […]

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Wholehearted Philanthropy

December 30, 2016

“Why do we spend our lives striving to be something that we would never want to be, if only we knew what we wanted? Why do we waste our time doing things which, if we only stop to think about them, are just the opposite of what we are made for?” -Thomas Merton If a […]

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On Giving Tuesday, Give to the Future of Los Angeles

November 29, 2016

Today, people all across the U.S. will celebrate Giving Tuesday. On this national day of generosity, individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits come together to build the future of their communities. As the foundation for Los Angeles County, the California Community Foundation is committed to creating a future in which all Angelenos have the opportunity to […]

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A Community-Built Future for El Monte

November 25, 2016

This giving season, we are highlighting innovative approaches to the most pressing issues facing Los Angeles County. Our investments in these solutions are made possible by the Future of L.A. Fund. There are moments when a single question can change your life. Francisco Arroyo was midway through his junior year, when his guidance counselor asked […]

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