Engaging Angeleno Voters & the 2022 Election

June 21, 2021

By: Angelica Salas, Executive Director of CHIRLA and Diana Colin, Program Officer, Civic Engagement at CCF We are officially one year away from the next “biggest election of our life.” Our communities hear this phrase every election cycle—and every election, it’s true. Because of California’s top-two system and lower voter turnout in non-Presidential elections, a June primary is still “the biggest […]

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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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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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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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It is Time to Put Schools and Communities First

October 5, 2020

CCF supports community partners in increasing civic participation and efforts to make government more responsive to the needs of the community.  It was in this spirit that we recently convened elected officials and community leaders (over ZOOM of course) for a conversation on the importance of Proposition 15: Schools and Communities First that will appear on this November’s ballot. Following are some highlights from the lively discussion.  […]

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Standing Together for a Just and Inclusive California

July 2, 2020

On behalf of philanthropic leaders and in solidarity with dozens of labor, community organizing, faith-based, policy, research, and academic leaders from across California, we stand together to urge the prioritization of critical issues—health, justice, workers, education and housing—as the state makes critical budget decisions. Supporting these basic needs for all Californians will require increasing resources.

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Take Five: Stephania Ramirez, Director, Strategic Initiatives

June 23, 2020

Appointed by the State of California as the region’s Administrative Community Based Organization (ACBO), the California Community Foundation (CCF) is responsible for leading and coordinating efforts to get out the census count in Los Angeles County. The foundation worked alongside community groups for over two years to prepare for one of the most daunting census […]

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Ready to Rise: Youth Will Drive the Change

June 17, 2020

BY: JAI PHILLIPS, PROGRAM OFFICER, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT In recent weeks we have witnessed youth across the nation, and even around the globe, take to the streets in protest of the brutal killings of Black men and women and the systemic racism that has persisted for generations. We know from history that in moments of great […]

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Joining Our Communities’ Call to Action

June 1, 2020

Communities across our nation, including ours, are in pain. The most recent killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, whose names join a painfully long list of Black and Brown lives cut tragically short, are a troubling failure of our ability to address racial biases in our justice system.

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