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Los Angeles-Based ECMC Foundation Contributes $50,000 to Relief Organizations Supporting California Fire Victims

Friday, November 16, 2018

Funds to aid families and individuals affected by Camp, Woolsey, Hill and other state fires

ECMC Foundation has donated $50,000 to organizations providing relief and support to families and individuals affected by the Camp, Woolsey, Hill and other state fires.

"Our team is very saddened by the devastation that is happening across cities and towns in our state," said Peter Taylor, president, ECMC Foundation. "While the Foundation typically focuses on postsecondary education, we felt strongly about expanding beyond our scope in order to help our affected neighbors, colleagues, grantee partners and strangers alike, whose lives are being impacted."

The donation was made to the Ventura County Community Disaster Relief to benefit victims of multiple fires in Southern California and to the North Valley Community Foundation to aid victims of the Paradise Fire. Funds will provide direct services and clothing, hygiene products, and basic supplies to those affected and displaced.

"We are indebted to front-line responders who have worked tirelessly to protect homes and families," said Jack O'Connell, ECMC Foundation Board and former California Superintendent Chair. "We are also grateful to everyone across the state who donated time, dollars and support for victims across the state."



ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation's vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. Learn more about ECMC Foundation by visiting and ECMC Group by visiting


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