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.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund

June 22, 2022

The Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) was established in 2012 as a partnership between the California Community Foundation (CCF) and the College Futures Foundation to increase college access and success in L.A. County. Since its inception it has awarded $25 million in grants and has grown to become one of the largest college attainment […]

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: Fixing A Broken Promise to Public Servants

June 16, 2022

by Kelly King, Former Education Senior Program Officer After 10-years of service and 10-years of loan payments, any remaining federal student debt would be forgiven. That was the pledge made to teachers, nurses, firefighters and other government and nonprofit workers in 2007 by President George W. Bush and a bill that Congress passed with bipartisan […]

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Giving the Gift of Time: Volunteering in the Community

June 6, 2022

As many nonprofits and organizations continue to welcome back in-person volunteers, CCF is committed to helping donors identify opportunities that align with their interests, values and schedule. Whether you are new to volunteering or seasoned in gifting your time, we encourage you to reflect on several considerations in shaping your volunteer engagement. Asking questions can […]

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Donor Profile: Roz Heyman

Rosalyn (Roz) Heyman (April 29, 1925 – November 22, 2021) wore quite a few hats during her lifetime. She was a lifelong educator, community leader, and philanthropist who once said, “I think I’d like to be remembered for the things I did for charity.” Roz’s commitment to charity took on multiple forms of giving, one […]

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Empowering Youth from Underserved Communities to Launch a Career in Tech 

April 5, 2022

California Community Foundation (CCF) recognizes the role of the LA tech community in building a future where all Angelenos have the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of our region. Which is why CCF has been excited to support the work of LA-Tech.org, a nonprofit started by tech founders and CEOs of LA homegrown tech […]

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The Black Empowerment Fund is Investing in Equity for L.A. Black Communities

One year ago, with the support of our donors and community partners, California Community Foundation (CCF) launched a bold new fund to invest in the promise of systemic change and equity for L.A.’s Black families. Ensuring that Black-led and Black-empowering organizations throughout Los Angeles County have the resources and long-term infrastructure to thrive is the […]

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Advisor Profile: Michele Mulrooney

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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