California Community Foundation Awards Nearly $9 Million to Advance Greater Prosperity and Opportunity Across Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – June 11, 2015 – The California Community Foundation (CCF)
has awarded $8,897,722 through 94 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit
organizations working to address the wide-ranging needs of our region. CCF
supports this critical work in the community through discretionary funds entrusted
to the foundation by donors throughout its 100-year history.

The grants this quarter support the foundation’s diverse priority areas: the arts, civic
engagement, education, health, housing and economic development, immigrant
integration, nonprofit sustainability, smart growth and transition-aged youth.
Grants were also awarded in support of key CCF initiatives:

• Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men (BLOOM) is
California’s most ambitious effort to improve educational and career
opportunities for Black male youth.

• El Monte Community Building Initiative engages local residents in
ensuring children in the City of El Monte grow up healthier and better
prepared for college and a career.

• Los Angeles Preschool Advocacy Initiative (LAPAI) seeks to increase
access to high quality early childhood education in underserved
communities.

• Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund (LASIF) combines scholarships
with college preparation and completion services to increase the number of
low-income students who graduate with post-secondary degrees.

• One Los Angeles, One Nation seeks to change misperceptions and
promote incorporation of the American Muslim and perceived Muslim
communities through civic engagement, leadership development and public
policy.

• Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT) provides music, sports and
recreational opportunities to low-income youth in South Los Angeles.

 

“We applaud our donors and nonprofit partners who have not only recognized the
needs in our community, but have shown leadership to address these issues,” said
CCF President and CEO Antonia Hernández. “As the foundation enters its 100th year
of service to Los Angeles County, we are proud to support this work to improve the
quality of life for all Angelenos.”

CCF unites the power of philanthropy with innovative strategies to create greater
equity, opportunity and prosperity in Los Angeles County. The foundation has served
as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their
own personal passions and to collaborate in transforming Los Angeles. CCF
stewards $1.48 billion in assets and manages nearly 1,600 charitable foundations,
funds and legacies.

(View full list of California Community Foundation Grants by Funding Area HERE).

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