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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.

Elevating Hope: Miguel A. Santana’s Message to CCF

October 15, 2023

On my first day as President and CEO of the California Community Foundation (CCF) I reflect on the difficult times we are in as our world confronts complex and somber challenges. Indeed, we live in a time when our collective resilience and humanity are being tested.

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Morocco Earthquake Relief Resources

September 12, 2023

On September 8, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Morocco in the High Atlas Mountains, about 45 miles from the city of Marrakech. The earthquake devastated towns and villages in the isolated mountain areas and injured thousands of people, leaving many without shelter and basic infrastructure. As one of the strongest earthquakes the country has experienced in over a century, there have been over 2,500 deaths reported. The following organizations are actively involved in providing immediate relief, assistance and essential services to community members,

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Migrant Relief Resource Guide

August 24, 2023

On June 14, 2023, the first bus arrived in Los Angeles carrying 42 asylum seekers sent by Governor Abbot of Texas. Migrant arrivals sent from Texas are one of the many examples of the humanitarian crisis that is taking place across the country. As of August 22, 2023, eight more buses have arrived in LA with over 350 asylum seekers, including children. The situation is critical, and community-based organizations who have mobilized to ensure recent migrant arrivals are connected to the necessary housing, food, education, health and social services they need to adjust to life in LA, are struggling to keep up. Learn more about how you can support the LA based organizations who are actively involved in providing immediate relief, assistance and essential services.

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Maui Fire Relief Resources

August 11, 2023

On August 8, a devastating fire quickly spread in western Maui, taking many residents by surprise. Thousands have been forced to flee their homes and over 270 building structures were damaged or destroyed, including in the historic town of Lahaina. Maui County officials have reported over 50 deaths with dozens more injured. The President has declared a national emergency to expand federal aid to support the community.

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Ending Homelessness by Unlocking Land

July 17, 2023

The availability of public funding like low-income housing tax credits and the $1.2 billion bond for capital costs through Measure HHH is a key component of increasing affordable housing development. However, just as important as increasing funding are the planning and land use tools that reduce costs and expedite affordable housing development by allowing for greater use of land.

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California Community Foundation Announces New Headquarters and Unveils Refreshed Brand

June 20, 2023

The California Community Foundation (CCF) marked its 108-year history by moving into its first permanent home earlier this year! As we celebrate our new home and embrace a year of transitions, CCF has also undergone a brand refresh. CCF’s refreshed brand looks to our future and honors our commitment to Los Angeles. The logo comes together to tell the story of our work, our community, and our vision. Our new color palette, the aqua blue gradation is modern, high-tech and represents the vast ocean to the west and the pure blue sky above Los Angeles.

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Honoring the Legacy of Juneteenth

June 15, 2023

Juneteenth marks our country’s second Independence Day, highlighting the resilience and struggles of our country through uncertain times. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of more than 250,000 enslaved people on June 19, 1865, when 2,000 Union soldiers arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, and proclaimed the freedom of enslaved people in Texas.

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Pajaro Flooding Relief Resources

March 29, 2023

On March 10, the Pajaro River levee failed due to the heavy rainstorms brought on by California’s series of atmospheric rivers and flooded the town of Pajaro in Monterey County. Over 2,000 residents, largely low-income migrant farm workers and their families have been forced to evacuate due to the widespread destruction. As of March 17, community members have yet to return to their homes due to long delays and many are concerned about how additional rains this week may worsen the flooding.

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L.A. County Food Equity Roundtable – Addressing Food Inequities Through Public-Private Partnerships

March 13, 2023

In February 2021, the L.A. County Chief Sustainability Office, Annenberg Foundation, CCF, and Weingart Foundation came together to support a motion to pilot the Los Angeles County Food Equity Roundtable (LACFER) – a committee of cross-sector leaders dedicated to achieving equity in food systems across L.A. County.

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Understanding Private Foundations

February 21, 2023

A private foundation is a popular vehicle that allows a client to maintain high public visibility about their charitable work while providing control over board appointments and investment decisions. This structure also allows clients to hire staff and make grants to individuals, under certain circumstances, and other charities.

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