On Giving Tuesday, Give to the Future of Los Angeles

November 29, 2016

Today, people all across the U.S. will celebrate Giving Tuesday. On this national day of generosity, individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits come together to build the future of their communities. As the foundation for Los Angeles County, the California Community Foundation is committed to creating a future in which all Angelenos have the opportunity to […]

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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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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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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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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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Not A Traditional Success Story

February 17, 2016

By Kelly Bruno, President and CEO, National Health Foundation Tom lived in Los Angeles. You might have seen him, even passed by him as he found shelter for himself alongside a freeway. Like nearly 45,000 others, he was homeless. After years of living on the streets, his health deteriorated, and he was diagnosed with lymphoma. He […]

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Finding a Permanent Solution to Ending Homelessness

December 16, 2015

On any given night, there are more than 40,000 homeless individuals and families in Los Angeles County, and the numbers continue to rise. Next to comparably sized cities, the cost of living here is among the highest, yet Angelenos earn less income. Our donors have a long history of supporting critical, immediate needs for the […]

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Permanent Supportive Housing Can Be the Ticket to Ending Homelessness

September 2, 2015

By Corrin Buchanan and Chris Hubbard The number of individuals experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County jumped 12 percent in the last two years, and our neighbors become homeless for a variety of reasons every day. This makes clear the need for increased investment in the interventions proven to end homelessness. The issue isn’t one […]

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2013 Unsung Hero Sophie Alpert: Rebuilding Lives, Piece by Piece

October 16, 2013

Editors Note: Sophie Alpert is the founder of the nonprofit organization Piece by Piece, which offers mosaic workshops and materials free of charge for residents in the underserved communities of Los Angeles.  Through sales of their artwork, Piece by Piece provides opportunities for participants to earn supplemental income, with the goal of empowering each person […]

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From Where I Stand: Homelessness in Los Angeles

July 17, 2013

By Steve Hatter When I look out of my 5th floor window at night, I can see folks sleeping in their cars and on the street. In Los Angeles, there are more than 58,000 homeless people and many find their way here, to skid row, night after night. More than 5,000 sleep on sidewalks, under […]

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