Community Foundation Announces $1.6 Million in Aid for Children, Youth and Parents in Los Angeles County

Affordable housing, medical and mental health top areas of support

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF) has announced nearly $1.6 million in two-year grants to 16 nonprofit organizations working to improve transitional housing for foster youth, affordable housing policy and advocacy, health care and coverage for the uninsured, women's health, parental engagement in public education, immigrant integration in public housing, and other vital concerns in Los Angeles County.  Examples of funding include:

Quality and Affordable Health Care for Low-Income Individuals and Families

CCF is providing half a million dollars in general operating support for health centers and clinics to focus on women's health, primary and mental health, and dental health.  Funding will be used to improve access to high quality, affordable and culturally sensitive health care for residents across the county.  For example, the American Indian Healing Center in Whittier will use its grant to provide primary and mental health care for urban Native Americans.

Affordable Housing and Service-enriched Programs for Special Needs Tenants

Nearly half a million dollars will go to policy and advocacy efforts at local and state-wide levels to expand affordable housing in L.A.  Funding will also provide more specialized services, such as social and health, to current and incoming tenants of affordable housing properties in the county.  West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation is among the nonprofits receiving funding.

Specialized Legal and Health Support for Foster Youth

Grants will be used to protect the legal rights as well as primary and mental health of youth in the foster care system.  Organizations like California Youth Connection in Monterey Park and LeRoy Haynes Center for Children and Family Services in La Verne will also provide policy and advocacy support to improve the overall foster care system in L.A., in addition to transitional housing services.

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 nonprofits and collaborates in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations such as persons with disabilities. It actively engages in community problem solving with business, civic, government and other organizations.  For more information, visit www.calfund.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/calfund.

SUMMARY OF GRANTS BY CORE PROGRAM AREAS TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
March 2012

Organization

Service Area

Amount

Civic Engagement

The Advancement Project

Watts

$200,000

Education

UCLA Foundation

Los Angeles

$75,000

Health Care

American Indian Healing Center

Whittier

$100,000

Health Access Foundation

Los Angeles

$75,000

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc.

Santa Clarita Valley

$175,000

Westside Family Health Center

Santa Monica

$150,000

Housing and Neighborhoods

California Housing Partnership Corporation

Los Angeles County

$100,000

Housing California

Los Angeles County

$100,000

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Los Angeles County

$80,000

LTSC Community Development Corporation

Los Angeles County

$100,000

West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation

West Hollywood

$100,000

Human Development

Alliance for Children's Rights

Los Angeles County

$70,000

California Youth Connection

Monterey Park

$50,000

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

Pasadena

$70,000

LeRoy Haynes Center for Children and Family Services

La Verne

$60,000

Pacific Clinics

Arcadia

$50,000

 

Grand Total

$1,555,000

 

Contact: Barbara Lee, Media Specialist
Phone: (213) 413-4130 ext 258
E-mail: blee@calfund.org

 

 

 

 

SOURCE California Community Foundation



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