Why COVID-19 is a Social Justice Issue

May 15, 2020

By: Jai Phillips, Program Officer, Youth Development People are like gardens: they require the right seeds to be planted, watered and nurtured in order to grow, but if neglected, will never produce the full harvest of their potential. For decades, Black people have been starved of the investments, the systems of care and quality environments […]

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Take Five: Ellah Ronen, LA n Sync Program Officer

May 8, 2020

California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration. Our staff is partnering with community leaders to make grants and […]

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When Our Heroes are Also Our Most Vulnerable

March 24, 2020

It is hard to believe how our lives, as Angelinos, have been altered in just a matter of days due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Social distancing, school and business closures, and the many safe guards issued by elected officials to limit the spread of the virus are constant reminders that we are stepping into […]

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The Year of Return: Journeying Back to Africa

March 5, 2020

Los Angeles is a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures whose contributions have shaped our city into what it is today. Our different experiences, as Angelinos, serve as a bridge to learn from one another and deepen our understanding so that together we can continue to work towards achieving equity for all residents of this […]

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1st Annual Immigration Summit

January 13, 2020

Immigrants from all over the world have created a home in L.A. County for generations.  The diversity of the immigrant communities and their contributions to the social, economic and cultural life help make our region the dynamic and vibrant metropolis it is today.  Los Angeles is where the world meets. What can we do to […]

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Spectrum of Change

November 26, 2018

Discover our Spectrum of Change in CCF’s 2017-18 Annual Report.

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Get to Know Shirley Young, CCF’s Office Manager Who Is Retiring after 22 Years

September 21, 2018

CCF has been working to make an impact in L.A. for over a century, and Shirley Young has been a part of the Foundation for almost a quarter of it. Her 22-year tenure at CCF has seen her elevate from a temporary clerk typist to the Foundation’s office manager. Now, she is embarking on an […]

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Joining Together for Wildfire Recovery

June 4, 2018

Standing among the trees on a cool Ojai morning, it’s hard to believe this is the same place. Just six months ago, this mountainside town was nearly surrounded by a wall of flames. Residents evacuated to shelters while brave firefighters worked tirelessly to stop the blaze. This past December, communities in Santa Barbara & Ventura […]

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Building Trust Between L.A. Media & Immigrant Communities

April 23, 2018

“I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” – Henry R. Luce Good journalism is at the heart of our democracy. But despite the critical social and political role it plays in our lives, media outlets sometimes struggle to report from the heart of all communities. At […]

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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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