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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 CARES Act: Charitable Giving Incentives

April 9, 2020

By George Dulgeryan and Carí Jackson Lewis, CCF Senior Development Officers and William Strickland, CCF Planned Giving Officer The adverse public health and economic consequences of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, are substantial and still evolving. More than ever, the California Community Foundation (“CCF”) and our nonprofit partners are on the front line, working hard […]

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“Safer at Home” & Our Homeless Community

April 1, 2020

By Ben J. Winter, CCF’s Senior Program Officer, Housing & Economic Opportunity In 2019, the homeless crisis was on the front-page of newspapers almost daily and a frequent topic of conversation for many Angelenos–and for a good reason. The number of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County reached nearly 59,000 in 2019, a 12 […]

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When Our Heroes are Also Our Most Vulnerable

March 24, 2020

It is hard to believe how our lives, as Angelinos, have been altered in just a matter of days due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Social distancing, school and business closures, and the many safe guards issued by elected officials to limit the spread of the virus are constant reminders that we are stepping into […]

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The Year of Return: Journeying Back to Africa

March 5, 2020

Los Angeles is a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures whose contributions have shaped our city into what it is today. Our different experiences, as Angelinos, serve as a bridge to learn from one another and deepen our understanding so that together we can continue to work towards achieving equity for all residents of this […]

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1st Annual Immigration Summit

January 13, 2020

Immigrants from all over the world have created a home in L.A. County for generations.  The diversity of the immigrant communities and their contributions to the social, economic and cultural life help make our region the dynamic and vibrant metropolis it is today.  Los Angeles is where the world meets. What can we do to […]

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How You Can Offer Services and Track Solutions to Homelessness

December 18, 2019

There are many initiatives to build more housing and emergency shelters for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Tracking progress can be challenging. We know that true system change requires collaboration, so we work closely with our partners to monitor progress and stay updated. Below are links to websites that share additional information and updates regarding various […]

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Reflection on the Milken Institute’s Homelessness & Housing Town Hall

November 18, 2019

Last week the LA Times, CalMatters and the Milken Institute held a town hall conversation in sunny Santa Monica to discuss what’s driving the intractable affordability and homelessness crisis across the state and what we can do about it.  Leadership from the California Community Foundation (CCF) was pleased to participate. Ann Sewill, Vice President of […]

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Funding Long Term Recovery After Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned from the Camp Fire

September 13, 2019

As community foundations, we partnered to publish Strengthening the Safety Net in Butte County
Findings & Recommendations. The report chronicles concerning trends within the overtaxed and under-resourced social safety net. The report highlights how property damage, displacement, on-going economic disruption coupled with an increase in need for basic assistance, affordable housing, mental health services and other vital services are creating a scenario of intense strain for both the service providers and the clients in wildfire affected areas.

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Report Highlights Community-Driven Model to Serve Men of Color in South LA

July 1, 2019

In 2012, CCF launched BLOOM, a $7 million initiative to address the overwhelming disparities faced by Black male youth involved in L.A. County’s juvenile justice system. Read this report to understand more about the model, the story of BLOOM, its impact, and the lessons we learned along the way.

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To End the Homelessness Crisis, We Must All Embrace Change

June 28, 2019

by Antonia Hernández I love L.A. My love affair started the day I arrived as a child in 1956. This was a magical place, big, incoherent and embracing, just the place a young immigrant needed to be. Newcomers were able to find a spot in the fabric of Los Angeles and, overall, everyone found a […]

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