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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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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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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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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Year End Considerations: Donor Advised Funds & Private Foundations

December 22, 2020

At this time of year, many of your clients may be seeking to integrate their tax, financial and family philanthropy goals in their efforts to maximize the benefits of their charitable giving.

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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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Advisor Community Partners with CCF to Promote Recovery and Systemic Change

August 25, 2020

by William Strickland, J.D., C.S.P.G. The global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the resulting social distancing restrictions imposed upon Los Angeles communities have been heartbreaking and disruptive for many Angelenos.  The devastating health and financial impact on the region’s most vulnerable residents will persist for the foreseeable future.  To address the immediate and emerging needs of […]

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Estate Planning with Charitable Remainder Trusts

July 29, 2020

By Carí Jackson Lewis, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), TEP A December 2019 survey revealed that while 60% of adult Americans think having a will is important, only 32% of adult Americans actually have one. The most common components of an estate plan include a will, a revocable living trust, financial power of attorney, advanced health care […]

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