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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How the Anti-Abuse Rule of the CARES Act Changed Qualified Charitable Distributions – Part 2

June 22, 2020

By George Dulgeryan and Carí Jackson Lewis, CCF Senior Development Officers and William Strickland, CCF Planned Giving Officer Part One of our series analyzing the effect of the SECURE and CARES Acts on IRA holders entitled “How the CARES and SECURE Acts Changed Required Minimum Distributions (“RMD”)” addressed the raising of the RMD start age […]

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How the CARES and SECURE Acts Changed Required Minimum Distributions – Part 1

June 8, 2020

By George Dulgeryan and Carí Jackson Lewis, CCF Senior Development Officers and William Strickland, CCF Planned Giving Officer The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (“SECURE”) Act was passed into law on December 20, 2019 as part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, P.L. 116-94, and it became effective on January 1, 2020. […]

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Coronavirus Happens, College Can’t Wait

May 26, 2020

The start of summer is usually a time to celebrate college graduations and academic achievements—but this year it’s different due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why COVID-19 is a Social Justice Issue

May 15, 2020

By: Jai Phillips, Program Officer, Youth Development People are like gardens: they require the right seeds to be planted, watered and nurtured in order to grow, but if neglected, will never produce the full harvest of their potential. For decades, Black people have been starved of the investments, the systems of care and quality environments […]

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Take Five: Ellah Ronen, LA n Sync Program Officer

May 8, 2020

California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration. Our staff is partnering with community leaders to make grants and […]

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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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The Year of Return: Journeying Back to Africa

March 5, 2020

Los Angeles is a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures whose contributions have shaped our city into what it is today. Our different experiences, as Angelinos, serve as a bridge to learn from one another and deepen our understanding so that together we can continue to work towards achieving equity for all residents of this […]

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As We Celebrate Supreme Court Win, Funders Must Remain Committed to Achieving a Complete Count

June 27, 2019

by Antonia Hernández The 2020 Census is a way for all of us in California – individuals, families, businesses and communities – to get our fair share. An accurate count of the U.S. population forms the basis for many important, but often overlooked political, economic and social decisions that end up affecting our daily lives. […]

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Juvenile Justice is a Public Health Issue

March 29, 2019

by Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH, MS Perhaps the greatest duty in any society is that of keeping its children safe. The idea is enshrined in law, preventing children from purchasing guns, alcohol, even spray paint. But what happens when the threat to our children’s safety is the law itself? The juvenile justice system in California disproportionately […]

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