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Community Foundation Awards $5.6 Million to Sustain L.A. Nonprofits and Fund New Initiatives

Mostly general operating grants provide flexibility for nonprofit organizations primarily serving low-income and vulnerable communities of the county

LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF) has announced over $5.6 million in priority grants to 62 nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, with more than half for general operating support and the remainder designated for new initiatives.  Communities served by the grantees are diverse and located throughout L.A. County, including Arleta, Artesia, Culver City, Glendale, Long Beach, Maywood, North Hollywood, Pasadena, Montclair, Sunland and Sylmar.

The majority of grant dollars are concentrated in program areas that are priorities for the community foundation which serves all of L.A. County: arts, education, health care, housing and neighborhoods, and human development.  CCF has also announced grants for civic engagement, discretionary scholarships, and supporting its El Monte Community Building Initiative.

The Jr. Posse Youth Equestrian Program is using its general operating grant to continue providing equine-based activities for low-income youth in Compton and surrounding areas, and Tia Chuca's Centro Cultural is using its grant support to provide multidisciplinary arts workshops and programming in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc., will utilize its grant for new initiatives for  research advancement towards the prevention, cure and treatment of blood cancer for Hispanic children in L.A. County, while the YMCA of Greater Long Beach receives support for civic engagement which advocates for greater access to secondary and post-secondary educational resources for immigrant populations in Downtown Long Beach.

"There is no more important time than now and no more important place than L.A. to support nonprofit organizations, an under-appreciated segment of our community that is increasingly pressed to provide services and programs not available elsewhere," said Antonia Hernandez, CEO and president of CCF.  "Supporting nonprofits has always been part of the mission of L.A.'s community foundation, and will remain so."

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 also makes grants to nonprofits and collaborates in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations such as persons with disabilities.  In addition, 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

June 2011

(Two-year core operating grants unless otherwise noted)


Organization

Service Area

Amount

ARTS

About Productions

Pasadena

$40,000

East West Players, Inc.

Los Angeles

$90,000

L.A. Goal

Culver City

$75.000

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural

Sylmar

$57,000

EDUCATION

Parent Engagement

Los Angeles Education Partnership

Los Angeles

$70,000

Project GRAD Los Angeles

North Hollywood

$70,000

School Readiness

Fairplex Child Development Center

Pomona

$70,000

Mar Vista Family Center

Culver City

$70,000

Koreatown Youth & Community Center

Los Angeles

$70,000

HEALTH CARE

Community Clinics

El Proyecto Del Barrio, Inc.

Arleta

$120,000

Los Angeles Christian Health Centers

Los Angeles

$100,000

JWCH Institute, Inc

Los Angeles

$125,000

Northeast Valley Health Corporation

San Fernando

$140,000

   Planned Parenthood of Pasadena

Pasadena

$100,000

Valley Community Clinic

North Hollywood

$125,000

Medical Research

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc.

Los Angeles

$205,000

(2--year project support)

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Animal Welfare

Jr. Posse Youth Equestrian Program

Compton

$100,000

Individuals with Disabilities

  Tierra del Sol Center for the Handicapped Foundation

Sunland

$80,000

OPARC

Montclair

$50,000

Junior Blind of America

Los Angeles

$65,000

Villa Esperanza Services

Pasadena

$85,000

EL MONTE COMMUNITY BUILDING INITIATIVE

California State University Long Beach Foundation

Long Beach

$97,000

(8-month project support)

Neighborhood Legal Services of L.A. County

Glendale

$35,000

(1-year project support)

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice

Los Angeles

$35,000

(1-year project support)

DISCRETIONARY SCHOLARSHIPS

Long Beach City College

Long Beach

$68,000

  (1-year support)

L.A. Community College District Foundation

Los Angeles

$585,000

(1-year support)

Aviva Family and Children Services

North Hollywood

$50,000

(1-year support)

San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps

El Monte

$30,000

(1-year support)

USC Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis

Los Angeles

$30,000

(1-year support)

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Immigrant Integration

South Asian Network

Artesia

$60,000

(2-year project support)

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy

Los Angeles

$168,000

(2-year project support)

YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Long Beach

$108,000

(2-year project support)

Preschool Advocacy

Alliance for a Better Community

Los Angeles

$50,000

(1-year project support)

HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOODS

Permanent, Affordable Housing

A Community of Friends

Los Angeles

$125,000

Abode Communities

Los Angeles

$125,000

Single Room Occupancy Housing Corporation

Los Angeles

$83,000

Policy/Advocacy

Institute for Neighborhood Action

Los Angeles

$65,000

(2-year project support)

Union De Vecinos De Pico Aliso

Maywood

$50,000

(2-year project support)


Grand Total (62)

$5,683,800



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

SOURCE California Community Foundation



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