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.

Advisor Profile: Michele Mulrooney

April 5, 2022

Michele Mulrooney is a partner in Willkie’s Private Clients Group. She focuses her practice on estate planning for high-net-worth individuals, including actors, directors, writers, producers, artists, sports figures, business owners, executives and real estate investors. She has substantial experience in all aspects of estate planning, including the preservation and protection of wealth for generations of […]

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Home LA Fund – A Pathway to Affordable Housing

March 17, 2022

By Maria Cabildo, Housing & Economic Opportunity Director Like you, the marked increase of people living in encampments along our freeways, riverbeds, and streets causes me distress and anger. I am a lifelong Angeleno, and sometimes I don’t recognize my city. Los Angeles used to be a city where factory workers and teachers could rent […]

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Ensuring an Equitable Recovery in Los Angeles County

March 10, 2022

By Maria Garcia, Senior Program Officer, Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships Unprecedented public investment in pandemic recovery and public infrastructure holds great promise to building a more resilient and equitable Los Angeles. With the widespread and disparate impacts of COVID-19 throughout LA County, there is a critical need for an equitable recovery that ensures resources […]

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How to Support Ukraine

March 2, 2022

On February 24, Russia launched a military invasion into Ukraine leading many to seek shelter and safety from the attacks. Humanitarian needs in the country have steadily been increasing since armed conflict first broke out with the 2014 annexation of Crimea. Today, almost 3 million people in Ukraine are relying on humanitarian assistance to meet […]

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How to Engage Your Family in Philanthropy

January 25, 2022

By Tammy Johnson, Senior Philanthropic Advisor The new year brings the promise of renewal and new opportunities. It is also a time to reflect on the challenges of the last two years and to create a plan to help our most vulnerable neighbors survive and, better yet, thrive in 2022. During the recent winter break, […]

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El Monte City School District’s Kinder Readiness Program Redefines How Students and Families Prepare for Academic Success

For the second year in a row, CCF’s LA County Summer Learning Initiative supported learning and enrichment programs for low-income and vulnerable students in K-12 schools. Thanks to the generosity of donors and family foundations, $7.4 million in grants were distributed to 123 summer programs across Los Angeles County. The LA County Summer Learning Initiative […]

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#GivingTuesday Donor Resource Toolkit

November 24, 2021

These last 18 months have been a reminder that we are all in this together. We are inspired by the rapid response of our donors who have reached out to us to learn how they can continue to help. Thanks to their generosity, last year CCF made a record-setting $391 million in grants, over half […]

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Advisor Profile: Eric Grodan

November 17, 2021

Eric Grodan is a Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a partner of the VCMPTG Group. Eric focuses on counseling high net worth families, business owners, and real estate developers through the complex process of estate and wealth transfer planning. With an extensive background as a transactional attorney, […]

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Charitable Gifts of Cryptocurrency

By George Dulgeryan, J.D., LL.M., C.S.P.G. The California Community Foundation (CCF) specializes in simplifying the process of converting complex, illiquid assets into charitable contributions and philanthropic dollars for the community. From commercial real estate to cryptocurrency, we have experience facilitating gifts of a broad range of assets. If you are considering selling your crypto and […]

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Extending Values through Legacy Planning

October 12, 2021

Susan Bunzel, a CCF Sartori Circle member, began to partner with the California Community Foundation (CCF) when she received an inheritance from her mother. She decided to extend the impact of her mother’s legacy by establishing a charitable fund from which she supported various organizations she valued most. From her recent passing in 2021, Susan’s […]

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