SOURCE: California Community Foundation

California Community Foundation

December 20, 2016 14:38 ET

California Community Foundation Awards $5.5 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 20, 2016) - The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,569,746 through 34 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the great needs and potential of our region.

This quarter's portfolio of grants includes $565,000 in funding for our Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) nonprofit partners. Since 2012, in partnership with the College Futures Foundation, LASIF has granted more that $15 million to partners working on innovative ways to ensure college access and success for thousands of low-income students. By combining college and financial aid guidance services with need-based scholarships, LASIF is helping young Angelenos prepare for, pay for and succeed in college.

CCF's Housing & Economic Opportunity grants this quarter will fund production or preservation of affordable units across Los Angeles County to address the region's homelessness epidemic. The growing shortage of affordable and available homes for low-income residents is increasing the chances of homelessness for many individuals and families.

"Our work is sustained by the generosity of donors -- whether they are individuals, families or corporations -- wanting to give back to this place we call home," said CCF President & CEO Antonia Hernández. "Equally critical are our partners in the vibrant nonprofit sector who are working tirelessly for a better Los Angeles County."

Additional grants this quarter reflect CCF's diverse priority areas in the arts, civic engagement, education, health, immigrant integration, nonprofit sustainability and smart growth.

Please see below for a full list of grants this quarter.

The California Community Foundation has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with us in addressing the root causes of challenges in Los Angeles County. CCF stewards $1.5 billion in assets and manages 1,600 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. For more information, please visit


December 2016

Arts Council for Long Beach
Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network
Youth Speak Collective
3 $195,000
Civic Engagement & Public Policy
Alliance for a Better Community 1 $100,000
Education Pipeline
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles
Education Trust-West
Foothill Family Service
Mothers' Club Family Learning Center
Pathways L.A.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles / UC Berkeley
6 $590,000

Community Health Councils
Good Samaritan Hospital
Harbor UCLA/L.A. Biomedical Research Institute
Health Access Foundation
Maternal Child Health Access
Providence Health and Services Foundation
Saint Francis Medical Center
Special Needs Network
To Help Everyone Health and Wellness Centers
UC San Francisco
University Muslim Medical Association
11 $2,690,746
Housing & Economic Opportunity
City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department and Mayor's Office
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Grameen America
Communities United to End Homelessness
5 $650,000
Immigrant Integration
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees 1 $41,000
Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund
Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles Harbor
Fulfillment Fund
Pacific Asian Consortium on Employment (PACE)
3 $565,000
Nonprofit Sustainability
Compass Point 1 $288,000
Smart Growth
Alliance for Community Transit-Los Angeles (ACT-LA)
Los Angeles Transit, Housing, Resources, and Investments for a Vibrant Economy (LA THRIVES)
Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA)
3 $450,000
GRAND TOTAL 34 $5,569,746

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