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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Helping California Communities Rise From Ashes

March 14, 2019

by Antonia Hernández Three months ago, a trio of devastating California fires were finally extinguished. Butte County faced the nation’s deadliest wildfire in more than a century, the Camp Fire, which took 86 lives and destroyed nearly 19,000 structures. In Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, the Hill and Woolsey fires killed three and forced hundreds […]

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Justice Fund is Building A Pipeline of Immigration Law Defenders

February 13, 2019

In communities across the country, our immigrant neighbors are living with the heightened fear that the lives they have built here will be destroyed, their families will be traumatically torn apart and the contributions they have made to our shared prosperity will be lost. Here in Los Angeles County, home to more than 3.5 million […]

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No Gift Too Small: Responding to California Wildfires Together

December 19, 2018

Last month, the Harris sisters watched in horror as communities across California were engulfed in flames — lives catastrophically disrupted and entire towns reduced to ash. What could two young girls do in the face of such devastation? Determined to help, they decided to turn lemons into lemonade. The sisters set up shop on a […]

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Ask a CCF Grantmaker: Kelly King Shares Insight on Education Grantmaking

October 24, 2018

Kelly King, CCF’s senior program officer who directs the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund, answers questions about Education grantmaking.

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Get to Know Rosemary Veniegas, CCF’s Community Health Champion

September 25, 2018

Rosemary Veniegas is a community health champion who has been working to strengthen Los Angeles communities for decades. She first joined the CCF family in 2012 and is now leading efforts to ensure all Angelenos have access to high-quality care, as the Foundation’s senior health program officer. Equipped with a Ph.D. in psychology and two […]

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Donor Spotlight: Ken & Diane Bishop

July 26, 2018

Earlier this year, CCF donors Ken and Diane Bishop and their families joined us to help welcome our neighbors home. At a housing development built and managed by People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a CCF grantee and Home L.A. Fund partner, they assembled “Welcome Home Kits” for families moving out of homelessness and into supportive […]

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Homeward Bound: the History, Impact and Future of Proposition HHH and Measure H

March 7, 2018

Every night, nearly 60,000 men, women and children in Los Angeles County go to sleep homeless. Over the course of a year, that number climbs to more than 150,000, enough to fill the Rose Bowl, the Staples Center, the Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Exactly one year ago today, Angelenos came together to say “enough” […]

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Southern California Wildfire Relief

December 28, 2017

Devastating wildfires are tearing through Southern California, destroying homes and forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate. In Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, the Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1000 homes, businesses and other structures, including Vista del Mar Hospital, which was fully evacuated before it burned to the ground. As of December 28, the […]

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