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The California Community Foundation (CCF) will immediately award $1.4 million in rapid response grants to 19 organizations as part of its coordinated commitment to immigrant inclusion and protection. These grants deliver critical support to organizations providing impacted communities with Know... Read more
Over the past few weeks, we've witnessed a new administration work daily to roll back rights our communities have fought hard to win, putting in jeopardy everything from immigrants' rights and economic security to educational equity and women's health. At the same time, and despite the increasingly... Read more
This past week saw an event that was a watershed moment in the world of philanthropy and private foundations in the Los Angeles region. We engaged in a full-day conversation about equity, inequality, and inclusion in the promise of America. The catalytic development for this gathering was a “coming... Read more
Dear Colleagues, Just last month, we observed the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the  incarceration of tens of thousands of our Japanese-American neighbors during World War II (you can visit the Japanese American National Museum exhibit to learn more). The marking of this... Read more
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What would Measure H do? Measure H is a proposal on the L.A. County ballot that would raise the sales tax by one-quarter (1/4) of a cent. The revenues would go to provide services for the homeless. The tax applies to all the cities within the County of Los Angeles and would be in effect for ten... Read more
Dear Colleagues, As extraordinary changes sweep our national landscape, I’m hearing from many of you with urgent questions about what’s happening, what might happen next, and what role we as funders can play. The SCG team and I are working hard to be the leadership hub where our sector can come... Read more
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Our state’s three philanthropy regional associations—Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), San Diego Grantmakers (SDG), and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG)—are delighted to officially announce our joint initiative, Philanthropy California. Together, we are collaborating more closely to... Read more
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LOS ANGELES – December 20, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,569,746 through 34 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the great needs and potential of our region. This quarter’s portfolio of grants includes $565,000 in funding for our... Read more
Dear Colleagues, As I look back on one of the most tumultuous years for our nation and our world in recent memory, I am deeply touched and inspired by the steadfast support you have shown for our sector, our communities, and our SCG family. Over the last several years, we have all worked together... Read more
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When Antonia Hernández attended Garfield High School in the ’60s, a teacher told her she “wasn’t college material.” It was just one of many expectations that Hernández would flout in her career. After earning her B.A. and law degree at UCLA, she worked as an attorney for the Los Angeles Center for... Read more