Program areas at California Community Foundation
Donor advised, restricted, and other charitable funds:california Community Foundation (ccf or the Foundation) manages more than 1,500 charitable funds entrusted to it by generations of individuals, families, organizations and companies. In 2021-2022, ccf distributed $335 million in grants from donor serviced funds to nonprofit organizations in greater los angeles and elsewhere. Additionally, ccf disbursed $7.5 million in grants from the foundation?s restricted funds, funds for a specific organization or educational institution by a legacy or bequest from a donor. Restricted fund grants were made in such areas as scholarships, animal welfare, disaster relief, environment, management support for nonprofits, and religious organizations, among others.
California Community Foundation (ccf) has served as the public Foundation for greater los angeles since 1915. Its role continues to evolve, balancing a long-term perspective with responsiveness to immediate issues in the Community. It serves as a facilitator of meaningful and strategic charitable giving by individuals, families and organizations in los angeles, and a steward of their funds and foundations. It is an expert in the needs of los angeles, and an advocate for the most vulnerable members of the Community. It is a provider of financial, technical and management support that builds the sustainability of nonprofit organizations whose missions align with the Foundation's priority grantmaking areas. And it is a convener and collaborator with thought-leaders and decision makers around civic engagement and the most pressing issues for the region. Priority programs: understanding the needs of nonprofits of greater los angeles has enabled ccf to attract and concentrate resources on priority areas but also respond to opportunities and challenges that arise. Education, $17 million: grants were made to increase school readiness through early care and education, improve teacher professional development and expand parental engagement in public education. Early education grantmaking reflects a multi-year effort to improve access to high quality preschool education for families in historically underserved communities. The los angeles scholarship investment fund supported programs that combine multi-year scholarships with additional support that's proven to help students graduate. Ready to rise grants are designed to expand opportunities and resources for programs that provide youth development and enrichment services with the goal of transforming the educational, personal and professional outcomes of young people, as well as vastly decreasing youth interactions with the justice system. Health care, $9.3 million: grants were distributed to increase access to a regular source of preventive care and treatment services for uninsured adults and expanding coverage for all uninsured children. Housing and economic opportunity, $5.1 million: grants were made to nonprofit housing developers and policy and advocacy groups to increase the availability of permanent, affordable housing units in stable neighborhoods for low-income households. Immigration, $2.7 million: brings together public, private and philanthropic partners to support local nonprofits serving l.a.'s vibrant immigrant communities. Grants were made to increase the civic participation of immigrant communities and create policy solutions. Nonprofit sustainability, $320 thousand: provided funds enabling nonprofits to assess capacity, support restructuring, integrate programs and share their lessons across the nonprofit sector. Civic engagement, $10.5 million:ccf understands that grant dollars alone are not enough to address complex regional issues. Ccf has therefore taken greater steps to form and support partnerships that motivate and empower diverse groups of local residents to participate in the civic life of their communities. In 2021-2022, grants were made in the areas of civic leadership development and civics education, Community engagement, open and responsive government, and to support research that provided communities with the necessary information to identify problems and promote solutions.