Community Foundation Announces $5.1 Million for Arts, Civic Engagement, Education, Health Care, Housing and Human Development in L.A. County

Management support organizations included among recipients

LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF) has announced $5,135,500 in new grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles County, bringing the total amount of philanthropic support provided to local nonprofits in the last year alone by L.A.'s foundation to more than $16.4 million.

"Thanks to the generosity of donors past and present, CCF continues to make grants at a relatively high and consistent level," said CCF President and CEO, Antonia Hernandez.  "We strongly encourage more foundations, corporations and households to invest in the Los Angeles of today and tomorrow with us by helping stabilize and sustain community-based organizations."

The grants announced are being made from discretionary charitable funds established by past donors and subsequently entrusted to and invested by CCF.  The foundation distributes a percentage of these discretionary dollars three times a year to qualified nonprofit organizations through grants in the arts, education, health care, housing and neighborhoods, human development, and civic engagement.  Grants are generally two-year awards based on proposals and utilizing criteria that include, but are not limited to demonstrated impact of programs and services, experienced and effective leadership and management, committed and engaged board, strong financial position, and alignment with the strategies of the community foundation.

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.

The 38 new grants are being distributed to organizations throughout the county, many providing services in multiple geographic areas, including four in the Antelope Valley, six in the San Fernando Valley, seven in the San Gabriel Valley, 11 in Metro Los Angeles, eight in West Los Angeles, 20 in South Los Angeles, 12 in East Los Angeles, 14 in the South Bay/Los Angeles Harbor Area, and six to nonprofits serving more than one area of the county.

More than half of the total grant dollars are from the Centinela Valley Medical and Community Funds, established at CCF with funds from the sale in 1996 of the Centinela Hospital Medical Center that served Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale and surrounding communities.

"As a public charitable organization for nearly 100 years, our roots are deep, reach is wide and commitment is long-term," continued Hernandez.  "CCF is an expert in the needs and nonprofits of Los Angeles County, and therefore a unique and public resource for charitable giving."

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 nonprofits 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 2012


Core Program or Grantmaking Area

No. of Grants

Amount

Arts

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

6

$402,000

Civic Engagement

Contributing to local and statewide leadership development, public
policy change and unprecedented collaboration across sectors
and communities

2

$80,000

Education

Expanding parent engagement, school readiness and teacher
development

3

$275,000

Health Care

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

8

$863,500

Supporting health care access, care coordination, patient
navigation, and training and technical assistance to eligible
hospitals and clinics through the Centinela Valley Medical and
Community Funds

7

$2,615,000

Housing and Neighborhoods

Increasing the availability of affordable housing for low-income
families, seniors and special needs populations

5

$480,000

Human Development

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

4

$270,000

Supporting animal welfare and wildlife protection

1

$50,000

Management Support

Building capacity and strengthening nonprofits by providing core
support, peer learning and best-practice sharing

2

$100,000

 Grand Total

38

$5,135,500

 

CCF GRANTS BY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN L.A. COUNTY

June 2012


Organization

Service Area

Amount

Arts

Contra Tiempo

Los Angeles

$86,000

DA Gallery

Pomona

$40,000

Friends of the Levitt Pavilion

Pasadena

$100,000

Grand Vision Foundation

San Pedro

$60,000

Highways Inc.

Santa Monica

$66,000

Pen Center USA West

Beverly Hills

$50,000

Civic Engagement

Alliance for a Better Community

Southeast L.A. County

$40,000

Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council

Gardena

$40,000

Education

Californians Together

Long Beach

$75,000

Communities for Teaching Excellence

Los Angeles

$100,000

Westside Children's Center Inc.

Culver City

$100,000

Health Care

Antelope Valley Community Clinic

Lancaster

$113,500

Bartz Altadonna Community Health

Lancaster

$100,000

Center for Community Change*

Los Angeles

$115,000

Children's Clinic

Long Beach

$100,000

Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles

Los Angeles

$100,000

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena

Pasadena

$100,000

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center

Los Angeles

$100,000

L.A. Biomedical Research Institute-UCLA Med Center*

Torrance

$500,000

Regents of the University of California*

Los Angeles

$500,000

Regents of the University of California*

Los Angeles

$500,000

Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation*

Lynwood

$500,000

South Bay Family Healthcare Center*

Torrance

$250,000

Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers*

Los Angeles

$250,000

University Muslim Medical Association

Los Angeles

$150,000

Wilmington Community Free Clinic

Wilmington

$100,000

Housing and Neighborhoods

Coalition for Responsible Community Development

Los Angeles

$100,000

East LA Community Corporation

Los Angeles

$100,000

LINC Housing Corporation

Long Beach

$80,000

Mercy Housing

Los Angeles

$100,000

Women Organizing Resources Knowledge and Services

Los Angeles

$100,000

Human Development

A.Milton Miller Memorial Fund

Los Angeles

$50,000

Best Buddies California

Culver City

$60,000

Exceptional Children's Foundation

Culver City

$85,000

Goodwill Industries of Southern California

Los Angeles

$75,000

Southern California Bulldog Rescue

Santa Ana

$50,000

Management Support

Human Interaction Research Institute

Encino

$50,000

Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership

Long Beach

$50,000


Grand Total

$5,135,500

* Indicates funding source is the Centinela Valley Medical and Community Funds

Contact: Raul Garza
Phone: (213) 413-4130 ext 229
E-mail: rgarza@calfund.org

SOURCE California Community Foundation



RELATED LINKS
http://www.calfund.org

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

 

PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.

Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.