Black Empowerment Fund’s 1st Grantees – Investing in LA’s Black Community

July 21, 2021

In Spring of 2020, along with so many other revelations that COVID presented, we experienced a social justice awakening. Inspired into action by the national conversation, our donors reached out and asked CCF how they could support the movement. CCF shared recommendations, which resulted in our donors making significant investments to local and national groups […]

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Changing the Future by Investing in Early Childhood Development – A Conversation with CCF Donors, Mindy and Gene Stein

July 20, 2021

“The experiences that children have in the early months and years of life make an enormous impact on a child’s brain development and future success,” says Mindy and Gene Stein about why it’s crucial to invest in early childhood development. “By providing children with access to safe, affordable and high-quality education from birth, we can […]

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Seizing the Moment to Build a Stronger LA for All

June 25, 2021

Deeply rooted, diverse, and essential. Immigrant Angelenos contribute to the economic, social and cultural landscape that makes Los Angeles a thriving and vibrant city. Over the course of the year and beyond, our immigrant community members have weathered the storm and carried us through the pandemic – they have taken care of our loved ones, […]

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Let’s talk about giving with CCF donor, Alan Davis

June 8, 2021

Alan S. Davis is the President of the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and Director of WhyNot Initiative. Q:  WHAT ROLE DOES PHILANTHROPY PLAY IN YOUR FAMILY? My family was very philanthropic growing up. We were told that whatever income we may make to spend 25% on ourselves and needs, 25% on housing, 25% for […]

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Unaccompanied Children Resource Guide

June 1, 2021

Unaccompanied children are among the most vulnerable individuals attempting to navigate the U.S. immigration system, often with no access to legal counsel. These children embark on the long and dangerous journey to the U.S. to escape violence, poverty, natural disasters, abuse, discrimination, gender-based violence, human trafficking or other desperate situations. Over the past few years, […]

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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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Los Angeles must commit to an equitable recovery

April 14, 2021

By Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO of the California Community Foundation, Robert Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment, Judy Belk, President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation, Miguel Santana, President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation and chair of the Committee for Greater LA.  Originally published in Los Angeles Daily News.   […]

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Announcing the Black Empowerment Fund

February 25, 2021

by Sean Doss, Senior Program Officer/Housing & Program Related Investments & Jai Phillips, Program Officer/Youth Development At the California Community Foundation (CCF), we believe that long-lasting sustainable change for the Black community is rooted in empowerment, investment and equitable distribution of resources and opportunities. Despite historic civil rights laws that were enacted during the 1960’s […]

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2020 Wildfire Recovery Fund Grantees – Investing in California’s Most Vulnerable Populations

February 18, 2021

by Jason Boone, Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President / Project Manager The California 2020 wildfire season was unprecedented: by December, nearly 10,000 fires had burned over 4.2 million acres, more than 4% of the state’s roughly 100 million acres of land.* This devastation alone disrupted and destroyed lives, homes and livelihoods, and exhausted our […]

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CARES Act Charitable Giving Provisions Extended Through 2021

February 2, 2021

By George Dulgeryan, Senior Development Officer and William Strickland, Planned Giving Officer On March 27, 2020, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was enacted and in acknowledgement of the essential role that nonprofit organizations play during the COVID-19 outbreak, it provided individuals and corporations with tax incentives for […]

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