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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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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Offering Hope and Community Through Pass It Along Fund

June 2, 2020

Being a single mother to an 11 and 17-year-old while pushing to make ends meet as a housekeeper is challenging as it is, but add a pandemic and economic uncertainty, and it can seem nearly impossible. This is exactly where Angelina found herself when the stay at home orders we announced in mid-March. All the […]

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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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Call for Racial, Economic and Health Equity Through Advocacy and Organizing

April 13, 2020

It was only three months ago that we convened the Future of Immigrants in Los Angeles County Summit which brought together over 300 leaders from the immigrant rights movement, representatives from the public sector, nonprofits, academia, elected officials and philanthropists. Our goal was to advance an equitable and immigrant-inclusive vision for Los Angeles. Little did […]

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The CARES Act: Charitable Giving Incentives

April 9, 2020

By George Dulgeryan and Carí Jackson Lewis, CCF Senior Development Officers and William Strickland, CCF Planned Giving Officer The adverse public health and economic consequences of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, are substantial and still evolving. More than ever, the California Community Foundation (“CCF”) and our nonprofit partners are on the front line, working hard […]

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“Safer at Home” & Our Homeless Community

April 1, 2020

By Ben J. Winter, CCF’s Senior Program Officer, Housing & Economic Opportunity In 2019, the homeless crisis was on the front-page of newspapers almost daily and a frequent topic of conversation for many Angelenos–and for a good reason. The number of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County reached nearly 59,000 in 2019, a 12 […]

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When Our Heroes are Also Our Most Vulnerable

March 24, 2020

It is hard to believe how our lives, as Angelinos, have been altered in just a matter of days due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Social distancing, school and business closures, and the many safe guards issued by elected officials to limit the spread of the virus are constant reminders that we are stepping into […]

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Funding Long Term Recovery After Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned from the Camp Fire

September 13, 2019

As community foundations, we partnered to publish Strengthening the Safety Net in Butte County
Findings & Recommendations. The report chronicles concerning trends within the overtaxed and under-resourced social safety net. The report highlights how property damage, displacement, on-going economic disruption coupled with an increase in need for basic assistance, affordable housing, mental health services and other vital services are creating a scenario of intense strain for both the service providers and the clients in wildfire affected areas.

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