CCF Welcomes its 2022 Cohort of Visual Artist Fellows

November 14, 2022

A cornerstone of strength for community foundations is their ability to identify and support the most pressing needs of the community they serve. One such priority in Los Angeles is the arts due to its unique ability to highlight the diverse make up of its neighborhoods, while at the same time tying a community together. […]

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Every Angeleno Deserves a Safe and Affordable Place to Live

October 7, 2022

Even during a global pandemic, there has been slow but steady progress towards housing unhoused Angelenos. The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) released data from this year’s Homeless Count, which showed a 4% increase in homelessness in Los Angeles County, and only a 1.6% increase in the City of Los Angeles, between 2022 and […]

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30 Years of the Warren Christopher Scholarship

September 20, 2022

On August 11, 2022, the California Community Foundation (CCF) and O’Melveny & Myers LLP gathered to celebrate 30 years of the Warren Christopher Scholarship. The Warren Christopher Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 with a gift by the partners of O’Melveny & Myers LLP to honor Warren Christopher, its former chairman and senior partner, when […]

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New Resources to Help You on Your Donor Journey

We are excited to share that we have added new DonorConnect resources to help you on your donor journey. Evaluating Your Impact As you navigate your philanthropy, there will come a time when you will want to step back and assess what all your giving and all your work has done in the world. What […]

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2021 Wildfire Recovery Fund Grantees — Embracing Technology, Old and New

September 6, 2022

In 2021, Wildfires in Northern California were some of the largest fires in the state’s history, several burning more than 100,000 acres each; the Dixie Fire alone destroyed close to one million acres.* As California continues to contend with extreme fires and their devastating impacts—both environmental and social—we find ourselves, perhaps now more than ever, […]

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Gifts of Real Estate

August 11, 2022

Our nation has seen a rise in charitable giving, even in a pandemic. With a rise in charitable giving, donors may frequently look to their financial advisors and lawyers for assistance in developing a giving plan that works best for them and offers the most optimal tax benefits. One option an advisor can offer a […]

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Kentucky Floods Resource Guide

August 5, 2022

On July 28th, Appalachians experienced record-breaking torrential rainfall in eastern Kentucky that brought on severe flash flooding and mudslides across the region. The historic flooding claimed over 30 lives and has displaced hundreds of Kentuckians, many of whom are without food, water, shelter, and electricity. President Joe Biden declared the flooding an official disaster emergency […]

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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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