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From Palmdale to Paramount, from Beverly Hills to Boyle Heights, individuals and organizations are working tirelessly to create a better future for Los Angeles County. #LAtogether was launched by the California Community Foundation to amplify L.A.’s voices of change, draw connections between diverse communities and share innovative new approaches to building Los Angeles together.

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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Lifting Up Artists’ Voices to Spark Dialogue and Advance Change

November 11, 2016

By Cathy Unger As a native Angelena, I have seen the great challenges – and potential – inherent in this region I call home. Many years ago, I was inspired by my parents’ example of community activism and have since dedicated my career to service and championing equal rights. As a donor and former board […]

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Vote Yes on Proposition HHH!

November 8, 2016

Today, voters in the City of Los Angeles have the opportunity to take a bold step in stopping the housing crisis and make a lasting impact in the lives of their fellow Angelenos. Nearly 50,000 L.A. County residents are without homes, enough to fill Dodger Stadium. Proposition HHH is a housing bond on the City […]

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Now is the Time to Act on Homelessness

November 5, 2016

By Antonia Hernández Like you, I care deeply about Los Angeles – this imperfect paradise we call home. It’s where millions of people come from all over the world to provide a better life for themselves and their families. Today, we are faced with one of the toughest challenges to impact our community in our […]

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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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New IRS Ruling Gives Donors More Options

August 22, 2016

by Don Gottesman, JD, LLM (Tax) Donors who create gifts to benefit their favorite charity and themselves often prefer the amount they receive to be of the same amount, on a regular basis. Thanks to an IRS ruling this month, donors now have an additional option when making their gift. Identical payments allow donors to […]

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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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Statement from Los Angeles Foundations on SCOTUS’ 4-4 Tie in Decision on Expanded DACA and DAPA

June 23, 2016

Dreams for a better life – one out of the shadows with the promise of greater economic vitality for individuals and the region as a whole – were deferred today. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled 4-4 on the Obama Administration’s immigration executive actions that would have expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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Not Enough Fish in the Sea? Los Angeles County Charitable Giving Down $1 Billion Since 2006

June 3, 2016

By John E. Kobara When I was very young, I was captivated by fishing. The idea of throwing a line into a mass of impenetrable water and imagining what you might catch on the line… always thinking there’s a big fish out there for me. My brother-in-law, who is a professional adventure fisherman, told me […]

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Accelerating Economic Opportunity and Helping Young Men BLOOM

May 18, 2016

Ernest had seen too much by the time he turned 16. His family had been shattered by drug abuse, and now he was facing the justice system for the first time. “Friends I grew up with were going to prison for 15 or 20 years,” Ernest said. “I knew there had to be something else.” […]

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