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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.

Let’s talk about giving with CCF donor, Alan Davis

June 8, 2021

Alan S. Davis is the President of the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and Director of WhyNot Initiative. Q:  WHAT ROLE DOES PHILANTHROPY PLAY IN YOUR FAMILY? My family was very philanthropic growing up. We were told that whatever income we may make to spend 25% on ourselves and needs, 25% on housing, 25% for […]

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Unaccompanied Children Resource Guide

June 1, 2021

Unaccompanied children are among the most vulnerable individuals attempting to navigate the U.S. immigration system, often with no access to legal counsel. These children embark on the long and dangerous journey to the U.S. to escape violence, poverty, natural disasters, abuse, discrimination, gender-based violence, human trafficking or other desperate situations. Over the past few years, […]

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90 Nonprofit Organizations Receive $36.1 Million for Post-Pandemic Rebuilding

May 20, 2021

The LA Arts Recovery Fund announced today the 90 nonprofit organizations to receive more than $36M in grants for post-pandemic rebuilding. Grant recipients span visual arts, theater, music, dance, literary arts, and arts education and serve communities throughout Los Angeles County. The Fund will provide operating support grants, ranging from $5,000 to $2 million over a period […]

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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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