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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Announcing the Black Empowerment Fund

February 25, 2021

by Sean Doss, Senior Program Officer/Housing & Program Related Investments & Jai Phillips, Program Officer/Youth Development At the California Community Foundation (CCF), we believe that long-lasting sustainable change for the Black community is rooted in empowerment, investment and equitable distribution of resources and opportunities. Despite historic civil rights laws that were enacted during the 1960’s […]

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2020 Wildfire Relief Fund Grantees – Investing in California’s Most Vulnerable Populations

February 18, 2021

by Jason Boone, Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President / Project Manager The California 2020 wildfire season was unprecedented: by December, nearly 10,000 fires had burned over 4.2 million acres, more than 4% of the state’s roughly 100 million acres of land.* This devastation alone disrupted and destroyed lives, homes and livelihoods, and exhausted our […]

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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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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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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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Charitable Gifts of Limited Partnership Interests

October 13, 2020

By George Dulgeryan, J.D., LL.M., C.S.P.G. Gifts of appreciated, non-cash assets often make for the most tax-efficient contributions to nonprofit organizations and donor advised funds. For example, private equity interests (i.e., interests in limited partnerships) often grow significantly in value, far exceeding the investor’s initial contribution, making the interests subject to significant capital gains tax […]

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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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We Count LA Campaign Makes a Final Push to Get Out the Census Count

September 2, 2020

With a September 30 deadline looming, a surge in grassroots outreach is more critical than ever to encourage census participation among LA County’s populations most vulnerable to an undercount. LA County was long designated at the “hardest-to-count” region in the nation, which has only been made more challenging with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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California’s Dual Challenge – Fire Season and COVID-19 Pandemic

August 26, 2020

By Jarrett Tomás Barrios, SVP of Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives As most Californians know well, wildfire season usually heats up in the fall. This year, it’s only August and California is already on fire. Since August 15, 650 new wildfires have been sparked across Northern Californa with a big assist from an unusual series […]

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