Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund

June 22, 2022

The Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) was established in 2012 as a partnership between the California Community Foundation (CCF) and the College Futures Foundation to increase college access and success in L.A. County. Since its inception it has awarded $25 million in grants and has grown to become one of the largest college attainment […]

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: Fixing A Broken Promise to Public Servants

June 16, 2022

by Kelly King, Former Education Senior Program Officer After 10-years of service and 10-years of loan payments, any remaining federal student debt would be forgiven. That was the pledge made to teachers, nurses, firefighters and other government and nonprofit workers in 2007 by President George W. Bush and a bill that Congress passed with bipartisan […]

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Giving the Gift of Time: Volunteering in the Community

June 6, 2022

As many nonprofits and organizations continue to welcome back in-person volunteers, CCF is committed to helping donors identify opportunities that align with their interests, values and schedule. Whether you are new to volunteering or seasoned in gifting your time, we encourage you to reflect on several considerations in shaping your volunteer engagement. Asking questions can […]

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Donor Profile: Roz Heyman

Rosalyn (Roz) Heyman (April 29, 1925 – November 22, 2021) wore quite a few hats during her lifetime. She was a lifelong educator, community leader, and philanthropist who once said, “I think I’d like to be remembered for the things I did for charity.” Roz’s commitment to charity took on multiple forms of giving, one […]

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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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How to Support Ukraine

March 2, 2022

On February 24, Russia launched a military invasion into Ukraine leading many to seek shelter and safety from the attacks. Humanitarian needs in the country have steadily been increasing since armed conflict first broke out with the 2014 annexation of Crimea. Today, almost 3 million people in Ukraine are relying on humanitarian assistance to meet […]

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How to Engage Your Family in Philanthropy

January 25, 2022

By Tammy Johnson, Senior Philanthropic Advisor The new year brings the promise of renewal and new opportunities. It is also a time to reflect on the challenges of the last two years and to create a plan to help our most vulnerable neighbors survive and, better yet, thrive in 2022. During the recent winter break, […]

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El Monte City School District’s Kinder Readiness Program Redefines How Students and Families Prepare for Academic Success

For the second year in a row, CCF’s LA County Summer Learning Initiative supported learning and enrichment programs for low-income and vulnerable students in K-12 schools. Thanks to the generosity of donors and family foundations, $7.4 million in grants were distributed to 123 summer programs across Los Angeles County. The LA County Summer Learning Initiative […]

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#GivingTuesday Donor Resource Toolkit

November 24, 2021

These last 18 months have been a reminder that we are all in this together. We are inspired by the rapid response of our donors who have reached out to us to learn how they can continue to help. Thanks to their generosity, last year CCF made a record-setting $391 million in grants, over half […]

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Extending Values through Legacy Planning

October 12, 2021

Susan Bunzel, a CCF Sartori Circle member, began to partner with the California Community Foundation (CCF) when she received an inheritance from her mother. She decided to extend the impact of her mother’s legacy by establishing a charitable fund from which she supported various organizations she valued most. From her recent passing in 2021, Susan’s […]

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