Donor Spotlight: Ken & Diane Bishop

July 26, 2018

Earlier this year, CCF donors Ken and Diane Bishop and their families joined us to help welcome our neighbors home. At a housing development built and managed by People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a CCF grantee and Home L.A. Fund partner, they assembled “Welcome Home Kits” for families moving out of homelessness and into supportive […]

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The 2018 L.A. Homeless Count: the Good, the Bad and the Way Forward

June 21, 2018

Over three days and nights in January, 8,600 Angelenos took to the streets to do their part in combating the county’s homelessness crisis. From Pacoima to San Pedro, these dedicated volunteers visited shelters and street corners to count how many of our neighbors are experiencing homelessness as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. […]

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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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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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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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The Key to Ending L.A.’s Homeless Crisis

November 17, 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. Samantha Bowers giggles and darts around the table, as her father Matthew gives chase. In this apartment, she feels happy, safe and comfortable. In […]

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Politics in the Front, Policies in the Back

October 31, 2016

By Efrain Escobedo There’s an old saying, “all politics is local.” But in this election, it’s “all policies are local.” Over the weekend, I received my official sample ballot for the November 8th Presidential Elections.   Yes, it was a little daunting to thumb through eight to ten pages of contests.  And, I have to confess […]

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Finding Hope, Health and Homes: Remembering Mollie Lowery

July 26, 2016

This week, Los Angeles said farewell to one of its fiercest advocates for our neighbors in need. Mollie Lowery, who passed away on Monday, spent more than four decades on Skid Row, helping homeless men, women and children to find dignity, health, hope and a new future for themselves and their families. The legacy she […]

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Permanent Supportive Housing Can Be the Ticket to Ending Homelessness

September 2, 2015

By Corrin Buchanan and Chris Hubbard The number of individuals experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County jumped 12 percent in the last two years, and our neighbors become homeless for a variety of reasons every day. This makes clear the need for increased investment in the interventions proven to end homelessness. The issue isn’t one […]

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