From Palmdale to Paramount, from Beverly Hills to Boyle Heights, individuals and organizations are working tirelessly to create a better future for Los Angeles County. #LAtogether was launched by the California Community Foundation to amplify L.A.’s voices of change, draw connections between diverse communities and share innovative new approaches to building Los Angeles together.

Advisor Profile: Eric Grodan

November 17, 2021

Eric Grodan is a Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a partner of the VCMPTG Group. Eric focuses on counseling high net worth families, business owners, and real estate developers through the complex process of estate and wealth transfer planning. With an extensive background as a transactional attorney, […]

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Charitable Gifts of Cryptocurrency

By George Dulgeryan, J.D., LL.M., C.S.P.G. The California Community Foundation (CCF) specializes in simplifying the process of converting complex, illiquid assets into charitable contributions and philanthropic dollars for the community. From commercial real estate to cryptocurrency, we have experience facilitating gifts of a broad range of assets. If you are considering selling your crypto and […]

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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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Changing the Future by Investing in Early Childhood Development – A Conversation with CCF Donors, Mindy and Gene Stein

July 20, 2021

“The experiences that children have in the early months and years of life make an enormous impact on a child’s brain development and future success,” says Mindy and Gene Stein about why it’s crucial to invest in early childhood development. “By providing children with access to safe, affordable and high-quality education from birth, we can […]

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Seizing the Moment to Build a Stronger LA for All

June 25, 2021

Deeply rooted, diverse, and essential. Immigrant Angelenos contribute to the economic, social and cultural landscape that makes Los Angeles a thriving and vibrant city. Over the course of the year and beyond, our immigrant community members have weathered the storm and carried us through the pandemic – they have taken care of our loved ones, […]

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Engaging Angeleno Voters & the 2022 Election

June 21, 2021

By: Angelica Salas, Executive Director of CHIRLA and Diana Colin, Program Officer, Civic Engagement at CCF We are officially one year away from the next “biggest election of our life.” Our communities hear this phrase every election cycle—and every election, it’s true. Because of California’s top-two system and lower voter turnout in non-Presidential elections, a June primary is still “the biggest […]

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