Building Healthier Communities Requires a Holistic Approach to Mental Health Services/Care

December 13, 2022

Mental health is an essential aspect of overall health. More than 1.4 million adults in Los Angeles County need mental health services because their mental health conditions affect their ability to work, maintain close relationships or care for themselves. While many would benefit from access to counseling or treatment, almost two out of three individuals do not receive the help they need. Social isolation, anxiety and stress linked to the COVID-19 pandemic have worsened these mental health needs, especially for minority groups who have been disproportionately affected.

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Empowering Youth from Underserved Communities to Launch a Career in Tech 

April 5, 2022

California Community Foundation (CCF) recognizes the role of the LA tech community in building a future where all Angelenos have the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of our region. Which is why CCF has been excited to support the work of LA-Tech.org, a nonprofit started by tech founders and CEOs of LA homegrown tech […]

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The Black Empowerment Fund is Investing in Equity for L.A. Black Communities

One year ago, with the support of our donors and community partners, California Community Foundation (CCF) launched a bold new fund to invest in the promise of systemic change and equity for L.A.’s Black families. Ensuring that Black-led and Black-empowering organizations throughout Los Angeles County have the resources and long-term infrastructure to thrive is the […]

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Home LA Fund – A Pathway to Affordable Housing

March 17, 2022

By Maria Cabildo, Housing & Economic Opportunity Director Like you, the marked increase of people living in encampments along our freeways, riverbeds, and streets causes me distress and anger. I am a lifelong Angeleno, and sometimes I don’t recognize my city. Los Angeles used to be a city where factory workers and teachers could rent […]

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Ensuring an Equitable Recovery in Los Angeles County

March 10, 2022

By Maria Garcia, Senior Program Officer, Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships Unprecedented public investment in pandemic recovery and public infrastructure holds great promise to building a more resilient and equitable Los Angeles. With the widespread and disparate impacts of COVID-19 throughout LA County, there is a critical need for an equitable recovery that ensures resources […]

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Engaging Angeleno Voters & the 2022 Election

June 21, 2021

By: Angelica Salas, Executive Director of CHIRLA and Diana Colin, Program Officer, Civic Engagement at CCF We are officially one year away from the next “biggest election of our life.” Our communities hear this phrase every election cycle—and every election, it’s true. Because of California’s top-two system and lower voter turnout in non-Presidential elections, a June primary is still “the biggest […]

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90 Nonprofit Organizations Receive $36.1 Million for Post-Pandemic Rebuilding

May 20, 2021

The LA Arts Recovery Fund announced today the 90 nonprofit organizations to receive more than $36M in grants for post-pandemic rebuilding. Grant recipients span visual arts, theater, music, dance, literary arts, and arts education and serve communities throughout Los Angeles County. The Fund will provide operating support grants, ranging from $5,000 to $2 million over a period […]

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We Stand in Solidarity with the Asian American Community to Denounce Hate and Racism

March 19, 2021

The number of hate incidents against Asian Americans in Los Angeles County and throughout our country continue to grow at an alarming rate.  Anti-Asian hate crimes are up 150% during the pandemic, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.   We at the California Community Foundation are dedicated to creating a Los Angeles in which all of […]

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Reimagining Youth Justice in Los Angeles County

January 20, 2021

In late 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to dismantle the nation’s largest and most complicated youth probation department to form the Department of Youth Development. The new department will focus on alternatives to incarceration that disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous and young people of color.

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The Evolving Pandemic Landscape & Germination of Positive Systemic Change

January 5, 2021

The coronavirus outbreak, economic disruptions and calls for racial justice—as well as the uncertainty of what might come next—have revealed existing inequities in our housing, education, health care, food security, criminal justice and employment. We are at a turning point. Two roads in the forest. One merely leads to a recovery. The other leads us to a renewal.

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