Reflection on the Milken Institute’s Homelessness & Housing Town Hall

November 18, 2019

Last week the LA Times, CalMatters and the Milken Institute held a town hall conversation in sunny Santa Monica to discuss what’s driving the intractable affordability and homelessness crisis across the state and what we can do about it.  Leadership from the California Community Foundation (CCF) was pleased to participate. Ann Sewill, Vice President of […]

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To End the Homelessness Crisis, We Must All Embrace Change

June 28, 2019

by Antonia Hernández I love L.A. My love affair started the day I arrived as a child in 1956. This was a magical place, big, incoherent and embracing, just the place a young immigrant needed to be. Newcomers were able to find a spot in the fabric of Los Angeles and, overall, everyone found a […]

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Response to the 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count

June 4, 2019

by Ann Sewill Today, LAHSA released the results of the 2019 Los Angeles County Homeless Count, and it was not good news. The numbers of people experiencing homelessness are up – 12 percent over last year to nearly 59,000. They are a diverse group – from those suffering from illness and addictions who have been […]

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Everyone Counts

January 18, 2019

Every year, thousands of Angelenos join together to take a vital step in ending homelessness in Los Angeles. From January 22-24, volunteers will walk the streets of their communities as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The data they gather, along with surveys of shelters, institutions and service providers, give us a true […]

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Spectrum of Change

November 26, 2018

Discover our Spectrum of Change in CCF’s 2017-18 Annual Report.

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Donor Spotlight: Ken & Diane Bishop

July 26, 2018

Earlier this year, CCF donors Ken and Diane Bishop and their families joined us to help welcome our neighbors home. At a housing development built and managed by People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a CCF grantee and Home L.A. Fund partner, they assembled “Welcome Home Kits” for families moving out of homelessness and into supportive […]

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The 2018 L.A. Homeless Count: the Good, the Bad and the Way Forward

June 21, 2018

Over three days and nights in January, 8,600 Angelenos took to the streets to do their part in combating the county’s homelessness crisis. From Pacoima to San Pedro, these dedicated volunteers visited shelters and street corners to count how many of our neighbors are experiencing homelessness as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. […]

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They Count. Will You?

January 22, 2018

On Thursday night, Francisco Covarriubias will help discover how many of his neighbors are living on the streets. For the third year in a row, he is giving his time to let them know they count. “I was working in an organization based in Skid Row. Every day we saw hundreds of homeless people right […]

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Ending Homelessness Requires More than Homes

January 11, 2018

The shift from life on the street to life inside a community with an apartment of your own can be challenging. Transitioning from being surrounded by people at all hours, to living in your own apartment with a door and a lock can feel isolating and lonely. And adjusting to the rules and customs of […]

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You Can Help Transform a Life This Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2017

Data analysts expect a staggering $201 million dollars to be raised this #GivingTuesday, known as the single day dedicated to celebrating the start of the giving season. Every year on the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving holiday (and the “Black Friday” shopping rush), millions of individuals give to the philanthropic causes that are close to their […]

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