California Community Foundation (CA)

The California Community Foundation is a community foundation based in Los Angeles. It has been an advocate in the region since 1915.

The community foundation envisions a Los Angeles County made up of safe, thriving, and diverse community. Their mission is to strengthen Los Angeles communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement.

The foundation is committed to increasing donor engagement and philanthropic dollars; strengthening the nonprofit sectors in LA; contributing to positive social change; and demonstrating operational efficiency.


Recent News from California Community Foundation

Chinatown Pilot Project: Little Tokyo Service Center Acquires Site for Affordable Shared Housing
Foundation: California Community Foundation

Los Angeles is about to get its first new building of affordable housing in a decade. A nonprofit called Little Tokyo Service Center will break ground Wednesday on 823 Cleveland, a five-story,...more

More Equity: Community leadership holds 4th Immigration Summit - Los Angeles Downtown News
Foundation: California Community Foundation

To kick off the summit, the USC Equity Research Center, the Council on Immigrant Inclusion and the California Community Foundation released...more

L.A. on the Record: What's happening with independent redistricting? - Los Angeles Times
Foundation: California Community Foundation

... director of housing and economic opportunity for the California Community Foundation. Cabildo served previously on the planning commission...more

Governor's Office of Emergency Services Announces Philanthropic Efforts Underway for ...
Foundation: California Community Foundation

Additionally, Philanthropy California has compiled a list of vetted community foundations and recovery funds dedicated to supporting disaster...more

Heinz Endowments Will Install Next President in April
Foundation: Arizona Community Foundation, California Community Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Packard Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

Ronn Richard, president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation, is stepping down at the end of the year, he announced yesterday. The reason? He wants to spend more time with his family, he tells the...more

Bay Area Philanthropy Groups Step Up For Disaster Relief
Foundation: California Community Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, San Francisco Foundation

The ongoing flooding in the San Francisco Bay Area has prompted a call for help from some of the region's biggest donors. The San Francisco Chronicle reports seven community foundationsincluding...more

A New Partnership Has A Plan To End Food Insecurity In LA
Foundation: California Community Foundation, Weingart Foundation

Nearly a quarter of Los Angeles County's 10 million people experience food insecurity, meaning they don't have enough to eat, the Los Angeles Times reports. And that's a problem that needs to be...more

Dept. of Cultural Affairs Announces Recipients of L.A. Individual Master Artist Project
Foundation: California Community Foundation

... Community Foundation Grant, Durfee Grant, Pasadena City Individual Artist Fellowship and L.A. Cultural Affairs Artist-in-Residence...more

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