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Community Foundation Announces $12.5 Million for Arts, Civic Engagement, Education, Health Care, Housing and Transition Aged Youth in L.A. County

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LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF) has announced $12,536,501 in new grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County. This represents the largest set of approved quarterly grant recommendations for this fiscal year in the foundation's nearly 100-year history.

A total of nearly $5 million was allocated to arts, education, health care and transition aged youth, focused on the economically disadvantaged in LA County. These grants will provide arts services and opportunities, school readiness and professional development for teachers as well as improved access to high quality, coordinated and sustainable health care. The transition aged youth grants will provide support for the basic needs of youth aged-out of either the child welfare or delinquency systems.

An additional $7 million in grants will support:

  • The successful enrollment of uninsured patients and assist community clinics as they implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA);
  • A citizenship campaign to encourage and assist eligible legal and permanent residents to become citizens;
  • Academic achievement, decision-making skills and self-esteem of South Los Angeles and South Bay youth through the Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT) initiative; and
  • The Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities Initiative, which aims to preserve and create affordable housing and manage neighborhood change around transit-oriented development.

"As the community foundation of and for Los Angeles, our understanding and appreciation of the needs and strengths of nonprofits in Los Angeles County is deeply rooted in the community," said California Community Foundation CEO Antonia Hernández.  "CCF is a unique and enduring resource for charitable giving because our commitment to the community is guided by the passions and legacies of our donors."

In addition to grants, CCF offers technical and management support to nonprofits, convenes nonprofit leaders on issues of importance, has a loan program for qualified nonprofits, and engages in advocacy work with nonprofits primarily focused on the needs of the most vulnerable members of the Los Angeles community.

California Community Foundation (CCF) is a public, charitable organization serving Los Angeles County in multiple capacities since 1915.  It encourages philanthropy by individuals, families, companies and organizations, and serves as a steward of their charitable funds and legacies.  It makes grants to and collaborates with nonprofits to address needs in their communities, with emphasis on the most vulnerable individuals and families.  It convenes and engages with private, public and nonprofit sector partners in community problem solving and advocacy work.  For more information, visit www.calfund.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/calfund.

CCF GRANTS BY FUNDING AREA

June 2013

Program Areas

No. of Grants

Amount

Arts

Supporting small and mid-size community-based organizations in
increasing arts participation in underserved communities

8

$565,000

Education

Expanding parent engagement, school readiness and teacher development

4

$425,000

Health Care

Helping economically disadvantaged communities improve access, navigate
and utilize high-quality, affordable, coordinated and sustainable health care

16

$3,553,077

Transition Aged Youth

Supporting adults with developmental disabilities and other vulnerable
populations in meeting their basic needs

4

$315,000

Initiatives

No. of Grants

Amount

Affordable Care Act ( Health Care)

One-time initiative to support outreach, enrollment and clinic readiness
efforts to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)
and health care reform for uninsured, low-income and immigrant residents
of Los Angeles County

5

$420,000

Citizenship Campaign

To encourage eligible legal permanent residents to become citizens and
assist them in the process

7

$640,000

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

To help teenagers and young adults brought to the U.S. without immigration
authorization before age 16, still under age 30 and either enrolled in school
or has a high school diploma to be protected against deportation and provided
with work authorization

1

$60,000

El Monte CBI

To ensure that children and youth in El Monte grow up healthier and better
prepared for school, college and a career

3

$499,044

Immigrant Integration

To increase the civic participation of immigrants in L.A. County to improve
their quality of life

7

$798,500

L.A. Preschool Advocacy Initiative (LAPAI)

To raise public awareness and support for quality early care and
preschool education.

1

$75,000

Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative

To support nonprofits to optimize their capacity and infrastructure

2

$300,000

One Los Angeles, One Nation

Supporting civic engagement of the American Muslim community in
Los Angeles County

5

$223,000

Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT)

To improve academic achievement, decision-making skills and self-esteem
of South Los Angeles and South Bay youth through music, sports and recreation

21

$2,760,000

Smart Growth

To preserve and create affordable housing and manage neighborhood
change around transit-oriented development

12

$550,000

Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men (BLOOM)

In support of increasing educational and employment opportunities for
probation system-involved, Black male youth

5

$595,000

Housing and Neighborhoods

In support of Housing and Neighborhoods Program participation in the
United Way's Home for Good funding collaborative

3

$245,700

Scholarships

Discretionary Scholarships

To provide students with scholarships and wraparound services so
they can complete degrees and certificate programs

6

$256,180

Other

Opportunity Fund

For one-time, special grants to explore new opportunities and respond
to time-sensitive and pressing needs in Los Angeles

2

$200,000

Field of Interest Grant

The Jean Reiffin Miller Fund is a field of interest fund created from a
gift from the estate of television and movie actress Jean Reiffin Miller "to support
nonprofit organizations addressing spousal and family abuse in the
Los Angeles County area."

1

$56,000

 Grand Total

113

$12,536,501

Contact: John Kobara
Phone:  (213) 413-4130 ext 245
E-mail:  jkobara@calfund.org

SOURCE California Community Foundation



RELATED LINKS
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