Joining Our Communities’ Call to Action

June 1, 2020

Communities across our nation, including ours, are in pain. The most recent killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, whose names join a painfully long list of Black and Brown lives cut tragically short, are a troubling failure of our ability to address racial biases in our justice system.

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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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“Safer at Home” & Our Homeless Community

April 1, 2020

By Ben J. Winter, CCF’s Senior Program Officer, Housing & Economic Opportunity In 2019, the homeless crisis was on the front-page of newspapers almost daily and a frequent topic of conversation for many Angelenos–and for a good reason. The number of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County reached nearly 59,000 in 2019, a 12 […]

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1st Annual Immigration Summit

January 13, 2020

Immigrants from all over the world have created a home in L.A. County for generations.  The diversity of the immigrant communities and their contributions to the social, economic and cultural life help make our region the dynamic and vibrant metropolis it is today.  Los Angeles is where the world meets. What can we do to […]

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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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