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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 Gift of a Lifetime: Turning Retirement Accounts into Charitable Good

November 14, 2022

There is good news for community foundation donors in their 70s—and for the communities and causes they care about. The qualified charitable deduction rules allow donors to leverage their giving while reducing their taxes. In 2022, the IRS made it permanently possible to give individual retirement account (IRA) assets to a public charity via a […]

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A Conversation with Elham Ardestani & Jonathan Lurie from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

“Philanthropy does as much for the person giving as it does for the person receiving.” Jonathan Lurie Jonathan Lurie and Elham Ardestani are both attorneys at the Los Angeles office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Jonathan is senior counsel and Elham is an associate in the Private Clients Group at the firm. Both focus […]

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CCF Hosts Rabbi Steve Leder and Joe Lumarda for Fall 2022 Sartori Circle Event

Earlier this fall, CCF invited members of the Sartori Circle to join in a virtual book talk featuring Rabbi Steve Leder, senior rabbi at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and Joe Lumarda, senior vice president and private wealth advisor at Capital Group Private Client Services. Leder and Lumarda engaged in a conversation about Leder’s newest publication, “For […]

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CCF Welcomes its 2022 Cohort of Visual Artist Fellows

A cornerstone of strength for community foundations is their ability to identify and support the most pressing needs of the community they serve. One such priority in Los Angeles is the arts due to its unique ability to highlight the diverse make up of its neighborhoods, while at the same time tying a community together. […]

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Every Angeleno Deserves a Safe and Affordable Place to Live

October 7, 2022

Even during a global pandemic, there has been slow but steady progress towards housing unhoused Angelenos. The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) released data from this year’s Homeless Count, which showed a 4% increase in homelessness in Los Angeles County, and only a 1.6% increase in the City of Los Angeles, between 2022 and […]

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How to Support Hurricane Relief

October 5, 2022

The Atlantic hurricane season has been destructive since the arrival of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian in September. In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in the island’s southwest region on September 18 as a Category 1 storm. Over 100,000 people in Puerto Rico are still waiting for power to be restored two weeks after the hurricane […]

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30 Years of the Warren Christopher Scholarship

September 20, 2022

On August 11, 2022, the California Community Foundation (CCF) and O’Melveny & Myers LLP gathered to celebrate 30 years of the Warren Christopher Scholarship. The Warren Christopher Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 with a gift by the partners of O’Melveny & Myers LLP to honor Warren Christopher, its former chairman and senior partner, when […]

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New Resources to Help You on Your Donor Journey

We are excited to share that we have added new DonorConnect resources to help you on your donor journey. Evaluating Your Impact As you navigate your philanthropy, there will come a time when you will want to step back and assess what all your giving and all your work has done in the world. What […]

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2021 Wildfire Recovery Fund Grantees — Embracing Technology, Old and New

September 6, 2022

In 2021, Wildfires in Northern California were some of the largest fires in the state’s history, several burning more than 100,000 acres each; the Dixie Fire alone destroyed close to one million acres.* As California continues to contend with extreme fires and their devastating impacts—both environmental and social—we find ourselves, perhaps now more than ever, […]

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Gifts of Real Estate

August 11, 2022

Our nation has seen a rise in charitable giving, even in a pandemic. With a rise in charitable giving, donors may frequently look to their financial advisors and lawyers for assistance in developing a giving plan that works best for them and offers the most optimal tax benefits. One option an advisor can offer a […]

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