EIN 27-2133211

InnerCity Struggle (ICS)

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InnerCity Struggle's (ICS) mission is to build a powerful and an influential movement of youth and families on the Eastside of Los Angeles to promote healthy, safe and nonviolent communities.
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Program areas at ICS

Civic engagement - this component educates, activates, and mobilizes eastside residents on issues that impact their quality of life and increases their civic participation at the ballot box and beyond.
Housing justice - this area of work identifies quantitative and qualitative data and research methods to build a case for housing justice and community change. Specific policy and research areas include tenant protections, eviction laws, tenant / landlord rights, housing scarcity issues, affordable housing including statewide policies impacting inequities.
Families unidas - this component develops a powerful and influential base of parents and community members to promote educational justice in public education and builds the leadership of families to have positive collective impact.
United students - this component empowers and develops the leadership capacity of young people in area high schools through education, academic services, and youth organizing training.
Brothers, sons, selves - this area of work focuses on ending the criminalization of young boys and men of color by creating and influencing public policy.
Eastside leads - this area of work focuses on demanding new development policies that meet the community's needs, challenging displacement and prioritizing preserving the culture of eastside neighborhoods.

Grants made by ICS

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Social Justice Learning InstituteCoalition Partnership in the Equity Alliance$20,000
Youth Justice CoalitionCoalition Partnership in the Equity Alliance$20,000
Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade - Black United FundCoalition Partnership in the Equity Alliance$20,000
...and 1 more grant made

Who funds InnerCity Struggle (ICS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Weingart FoundationUnrestricted Operating Support$550,000
The California EndowmentThe Brothers, Sons, Selves (BSS) Coalition - Improving Health Outcomes: To Improve the Health Outcomes of Young Men of Color in Los Angeles County, Specifically Black Youth, By Supporting Leadership Development Opportunities, Creative Art Spaces and Policy Advocacy Efforts Aimed at Increasing Investments in Young People and Their Future.$375,000
The California EndowmentGeneral Operating Support: To Support An Organization That Promotes Improved Health Outcomes Among Youth and Adult Residents in East Los Angeles By Building Power and Advocating for Transformative Systems Change in the Education System and Advancing Housing Justice Efforts in Los Angeles County.$250,000
...and 37 more grants received totalling $3,288,932

Personnel at ICS

Henry PerezExecutive Director$152,309
Maria BrenesSenior Advisor , Ex.director$173,161
Karrie Harris-DawsonDirector of Finance
Daniel JimenezDirector of Community Organizing
Plascencia BorjasDirector of Administration
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for ICS

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,445,926
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$149
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$7,092
Total revenues$6,453,167

Form 990s for ICS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062024-03-19990View PDF
2022-062023-02-15990View PDF
2021-062022-05-16990View PDF
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 23 new grant, including a grant for $375,000 from The California Endowment
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 43 new grant, including a grant for $550,000 from Weingart Foundation
August 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 26, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
June 19, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
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General information
3467 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(323) 780-7605
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P20: Human Service Organizations
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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