Funding Long Term Recovery After Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned from the Camp Fire

September 13, 2019

As community foundations, we partnered to publish Strengthening the Safety Net in Butte County
Findings & Recommendations. The report chronicles concerning trends within the overtaxed and under-resourced social safety net. The report highlights how property damage, displacement, on-going economic disruption coupled with an increase in need for basic assistance, affordable housing, mental health services and other vital services are creating a scenario of intense strain for both the service providers and the clients in wildfire affected areas.

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Supporting Tropical Cyclone Idai Relief

March 19, 2019

On March 15, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira, Mozambique. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed or damaged, hundreds of thousands of residents are without power and local officials estimate the death toll at more than 1,000 people. Storm surges caused by the cyclone led to catastrophic flooding in four countries, with […]

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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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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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Get to Know Shirley Young, CCF’s Office Manager Who Is Retiring after 22 Years

September 21, 2018

CCF has been working to make an impact in L.A. for over a century, and Shirley Young has been a part of the Foundation for almost a quarter of it. Her 22-year tenure at CCF has seen her elevate from a temporary clerk typist to the Foundation’s office manager. Now, she is embarking on an […]

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You Can Help Transform a Life This Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2017

Data analysts expect a staggering $201 million dollars to be raised this #GivingTuesday, known as the single day dedicated to celebrating the start of the giving season. Every year on the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving holiday (and the “Black Friday” shopping rush), millions of individuals give to the philanthropic causes that are close to their […]

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Wholehearted Philanthropy

December 30, 2016

“Why do we spend our lives striving to be something that we would never want to be, if only we knew what we wanted? Why do we waste our time doing things which, if we only stop to think about them, are just the opposite of what we are made for?” -Thomas Merton If a […]

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Statement from Los Angeles Foundations on SCOTUS’ 4-4 Tie in Decision on Expanded DACA and DAPA

June 23, 2016

Dreams for a better life – one out of the shadows with the promise of greater economic vitality for individuals and the region as a whole – were deferred today. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled 4-4 on the Obama Administration’s immigration executive actions that would have expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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Not Enough Fish in the Sea? Los Angeles County Charitable Giving Down $1 Billion Since 2006

June 3, 2016

By John E. Kobara When I was very young, I was captivated by fishing. The idea of throwing a line into a mass of impenetrable water and imagining what you might catch on the line… always thinking there’s a big fish out there for me. My brother-in-law, who is a professional adventure fisherman, told me […]

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Accelerating Economic Opportunity and Helping Young Men BLOOM

May 18, 2016

Ernest had seen too much by the time he turned 16. His family had been shattered by drug abuse, and now he was facing the justice system for the first time. “Friends I grew up with were going to prison for 15 or 20 years,” Ernest said. “I knew there had to be something else.” […]

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