California Community Foundation Begins 2013 With $2.3 Million New Investment in Los Angeles Nonprofits

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF) announced 27 new grants totaling $2,315,000 to nonprofits throughout Greater Los Angeles based on sound planning, strong leadership and effective management, impact of programs or services, and other demonstrated qualities in affordable housing, arts, education, health care, and civic engagement.  The foundation's first investment of discretionary charitable dollars in the new year follows a distribution of 25 grants and loans totaling $2,680,000 in the fall. 

Since the fiscal year began on July 1, 2012, nearly $5 million has been distributed by CCF, primarily in two-year grants, to 52 nonprofit organizations working in areas of highest importance in the Los Angeles region to the community foundation.     

"Discretionary charitable funds are a significant resource of the California Community Foundation that enables us to fulfill our mission of strengthening Los Angeles communities through effective philanthropy, civic engagement, sustaining nonprofits, and building long-term charitable assets expressly for Los Angeles," said president and CEO, Antonia Hernandez.

Because it is able to utilize discretionary funds for priority grantmaking programs and strategic initiatives, as well as urgent needs in the community as they arise, CCF is not simply a manager of donor advised funds. CCF is a multi-faceted resource in Los Angeles for donors, financial advisors, nonprofits, and organizational partners.

California Community Foundation (CCF) has been serving Los Angeles communities since 1915.  It encourages philanthropy by individuals, families, companies and organizations, and serves as a steward of their charitable funds and legacies.  It partners with local nonprofits and other foundations to address needs in their communities and provides grants, loans, scholarships, fellowships, and other support.  It convenes private, public, nonprofit and foundation leaders in community problem solving and advocacy work.  For more information, visit www.calfund.org.

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
SECOND QUARTER 2012-2013 
(October-December 2012)
DISCRETIONARY GRANTS BY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
(partial list)

 

Name of Nonprofit

Service Area

Grant Amount

Arts Program

826LA

Metro and West Los Angeles

$75,000

A Window Between Worlds

Countywide

$80,000

Friends of the McGroarty Arts Center

San Fernando Valley

$70,000

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

Metro Los Angeles

$70,000

TeAda Productions

West Los Angeles

$45,000

Education Program

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Metro Los Angeles

$125,000

InnerCity Struggle

East Los Angeles

$125,000

Options: A Child Care and Human Service Agency

San Gabriel Valley

$100,000

Toberman Neighborhood Center

South Bay / Harbor

$75,000

Zero to Three

Southeast Los Angeles

$100,000

Health Care Program

East Valley Community Health Center

East Los Angeles to Pomona Valley

$100,000

Garfield Health Center

San Gabriel Valley

$100,000

Harbor Community Clinic

South Bay / Harbor

$100,000

Venice Family Clinic

West Los Angeles

$100,000

Housing and Neighborhoods Program

L.A. Family Housing

San Fernando Valley

$100,000

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity

San Gabriel Valley

$100,000

Strategic Initiatives

Immigrant Integration

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

South Los Angeles

$80,000

Advancement Project

Countywide

$70,000

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Metro L.A. to San Gabriel Valley

$40,000

Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)

Southeast Los Angeles

$60,000

Khmer Girls in Action (fiscal sponsor: Little Tokyo Service Center)

South Bay / Harbor

$60,000

L.A. Voice

Metro L.A. to San Gabriel Valley

$50,000

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC)

Pomona Valley

$50,000

Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA)
(fiscal sponsor: Asian Pacific American Legal Center)

Metro Los Angeles

$40,000

Community Building

El Monte Promise

East Los Angeles

$50,000

Nonprofit Sustainability

Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Fund (pooled fund managed by CCF)

Countywide

$150,000

Special Opportunity

Special Olympics Southern California

Countywide

$200,000


Total

$2,315,000

Media Contact: Raul Garza
Phone: (213) 452-6229
E-mail: rgarza@calfund.org

SOURCE California Community Foundation



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