May 11, 2016 The California Endowment Violence Prevention Coalition
With hundreds of gangs and thousands of gang members, it is difficult for young men and boys of color aged 12-25 in south Los Angeles, California and the surrounding LA County communities of Hawthorne, Lawndale, Inglewood, Gardena, Watts and Compton to avoid exposure to gang culture and gang violence. Greater exposure to violence, injury, trauma and risk-taking - complicates mental health development and general well-being among young people of color in south LA and communities like it.
A new report has been released by California Civic Participation Funders, Bolder Together 2: Lessons for Philanthropy from a California Initiative to Build Grassroots Movements for Change. The report captures key takeaways gleaned through the initiative’s work with local organizations in four large counties that are undergoing dramatic demographic shifts: San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
The Simon Family Foundation was established to facilitate students with difficult life and economic circumstances in their quests to achieve the American dream through a college education. The students we serve are committed to achieving personal success while positively impacting the lives of others in their communities. The Simon Scholar spotlight newsletter highlights some of the Foundation's recent accomplishments.
This report is the third in a series of reports entitled Out in the South. This third report, Part Three: Opportunities for Funding LGBT Communities in the U.S. South, provides contextual information that highlights the intersections between critical funding priorities and the lived experience of LGBT Southerners.
Despite some signs of recovery, California nonprofits continue to face post–Great Recession challenges. Though decreased revenues may reflect broad trends facing the nonprofit sector, many challenges are rooted in nonprofit–government contract and grant administration processes.