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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 Donor’s Journey of Growth & Discovery

April 21, 2021

Becoming a donor is a journey of growth, exploration and self-discovery. At the California Community Foundation (CCF), our goal is to help donors along that journey with inspiration and community. We are excited to announce our newly upgraded online philanthropic resource center, DonorConnect, which offers a full suite of tools to help you learn, grow, […]

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Los Angeles must commit to an equitable recovery

April 14, 2021

By Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO of the California Community Foundation, Robert Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment, Judy Belk, President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation, Miguel Santana, President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation and chair of the Committee for Greater LA.  Originally published in Los Angeles Daily News.   […]

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Ensuring Equitable COVID-19 Vaccinations for all Angelenos

March 24, 2021

As more COVID-19 vaccines become available, we cannot forget the essential workers who helped us through this unprecedented year.  However, with the many challenges and complexities of a mass vaccination roll-out, essential workers are being left-behind as they continue to still experience some of the highest infection and death rates in Los Angeles County. 

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We Stand in Solidarity with the Asian American Community to Denounce Hate and Racism

March 19, 2021

The number of hate incidents against Asian Americans in Los Angeles County and throughout our country continue to grow at an alarming rate.  Anti-Asian hate crimes are up 150% during the pandemic, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.   We at the California Community Foundation are dedicated to creating a Los Angeles in which all of […]

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Announcing the Black Empowerment Fund

February 25, 2021

by Sean Doss, Senior Program Officer/Housing & Program Related Investments & Jai Phillips, Program Officer/Youth Development At the California Community Foundation (CCF), we believe that long-lasting sustainable change for the Black community is rooted in empowerment, investment and equitable distribution of resources and opportunities. Despite historic civil rights laws that were enacted during the 1960’s […]

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2020 Wildfire Relief Fund Grantees – Investing in California’s Most Vulnerable Populations

February 18, 2021

by Jason Boone, Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President / Project Manager The California 2020 wildfire season was unprecedented: by December, nearly 10,000 fires had burned over 4.2 million acres, more than 4% of the state’s roughly 100 million acres of land.* This devastation alone disrupted and destroyed lives, homes and livelihoods, and exhausted our […]

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COVID and Racism: How We All Pay

February 4, 2021

By Rose Veniegas, CCF’s Senior Program Officer, Health & Jarrett Barrios, CCF’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives Racism makes us sick. Last week’s New York Times story on the unequal impact of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County (“In Los Angeles, the Virus Is Pummeling Those Who Can Least Afford to Fall Ill”) […]

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CARES Act Charitable Giving Provisions Extended Through 2021

February 2, 2021

By George Dulgeryan, Senior Development Officer and William Strickland, Planned Giving Officer On March 27, 2020, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was enacted and in acknowledgement of the essential role that nonprofit organizations play during the COVID-19 outbreak, it provided individuals and corporations with tax incentives for […]

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Reimagining Youth Justice in Los Angeles County

January 20, 2021

In late 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to dismantle the nation’s largest and most complicated youth probation department to form the Department of Youth Development. The new department will focus on alternatives to incarceration that disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous and young people of color.

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The Evolving Pandemic Landscape & Germination of Positive Systemic Change

January 5, 2021

The coronavirus outbreak, economic disruptions and calls for racial justice—as well as the uncertainty of what might come next—have revealed existing inequities in our housing, education, health care, food security, criminal justice and employment. We are at a turning point. Two roads in the forest. One merely leads to a recovery. The other leads us to a renewal.

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