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March 17, 2022

By Maria Cabildo, Housing & Economic Opportunity Director Like you, the marked increase of people living in encampments along our freeways, riverbeds, and streets causes me distress and anger. I am a lifelong Angeleno, and sometimes I don’t recognize my city. Los Angeles used to be a city where factory workers and teachers could rent […]

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How to Support Ukraine

March 2, 2022

On February 24, Russia launched a military invasion into Ukraine leading many to seek shelter and safety from the attacks. Humanitarian needs in the country have steadily been increasing since armed conflict first broke out with the 2014 annexation of Crimea. Today, almost 3 million people in Ukraine are relying on humanitarian assistance to meet […]

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How to Engage Your Family in Philanthropy

January 25, 2022

By Tammy Johnson, Senior Philanthropic Advisor The new year brings the promise of renewal and new opportunities. It is also a time to reflect on the challenges of the last two years and to create a plan to help our most vulnerable neighbors survive and, better yet, thrive in 2022. During the recent winter break, […]

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El Monte City School District’s Kinder Readiness Program Redefines How Students and Families Prepare for Academic Success

For the second year in a row, CCF’s LA County Summer Learning Initiative supported learning and enrichment programs for low-income and vulnerable students in K-12 schools. Thanks to the generosity of donors and family foundations, $7.4 million in grants were distributed to 123 summer programs across Los Angeles County. The LA County Summer Learning Initiative […]

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#GivingTuesday Donor Resource Toolkit

November 24, 2021

These last 18 months have been a reminder that we are all in this together. We are inspired by the rapid response of our donors who have reached out to us to learn how they can continue to help. Thanks to their generosity, last year CCF made a record-setting $391 million in grants, over half […]

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Extending Values through Legacy Planning

October 12, 2021

Susan Bunzel, a CCF Sartori Circle member, began to partner with the California Community Foundation (CCF) when she received an inheritance from her mother. She decided to extend the impact of her mother’s legacy by establishing a charitable fund from which she supported various organizations she valued most. From her recent passing in 2021, Susan’s […]

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Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis

October 8, 2021

As of August 2021, Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe precipitated by the collapse of the Afghan government, the Taliban’s takeover, political, environmental, economic crises, and in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal of troops from the country.(1) Urgent and decisive action is needed to prioritize the protection of Afghan asylees and […]

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Mending the Digital Divide in Los Angeles

September 20, 2021

by Shayna Englin Photo Credit: Compare Fibre The fallout of the COVID crisis should put to rest any meaningful debate about whether access to the internet is a civil rights issue. This past year, disparities in access to a fast, reliable, and affordable internet connection have dramatically exacerbated existing inequities in education, healthcare, connection to […]

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Grow Your Giving in Partnership with Effective Nonprofits

August 3, 2021

We are excited to continue this series to help support donors along their journey of growth by connecting you with select resources from our newly upgraded online philanthropic resource center, DonorConnect. After your visit through the donor discovery process to determine your approach to giving, you now will need to identify the nonprofit organizations you […]

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Black Empowerment Fund’s 1st Grantees – Investing in LA’s Black Community

July 21, 2021

In Spring of 2020, along with so many other revelations that COVID presented, we experienced a social justice awakening. Inspired into action by the national conversation, our donors reached out and asked CCF how they could support the movement. CCF shared recommendations, which resulted in our donors making significant investments to local and national groups […]

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