OUR FOCUS

Southern California

The Southern California Program has a broad mission to support projects in five areas: Arts and Culture, Civic and Community Services, Early Childhood Care and Education, Health Care, and Precollegiate Education. Within these areas of interest, the Foundation seeks to promote the healthy development of children and youth, strengthen families, and enrich the lives of people in the region.

We prioritize organizations that strengthen the resiliency of under-resourced communities in Los Angeles County.  We place a special emphasis on projects that focus on children and youth from low-income families and special needs populations, including the developmentally disabled, foster children, and homeless families.

$220 million

Total Southern California Program Awards

Over 450

Southern California Grant Recipients

Program Areas

Arts and Culture

Promoting civic and cultural life through support of museums, performing arts organizations, and public media.  Providing opportunities for students to explore the visual and performing arts through support of in-school and out-of-school programs.

Civic and Community

Meeting basic needs through support of social service organizations that address food insecurity and homelessness.  Helping children at risk of entering or already in the foster care or probation systems through funding for organizations focused on youth development, children’s rights, and family strengthening.

Early Childhood

Increasing access to quality early care and education programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  Providing timely intervention to address developmental delays and other risks through support of multiservice agencies and schools.

Health Care

Expanding access to holistic, integrated health care by supporting federally qualified health centers.  Addressing the social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences.

Precollegiate Education

Increasing access to quality K-12 education through support of effective programs that meet the needs of the whole child.  Helping first-generation and low-income students navigate the college admissions process and graduate through support of college access and success programs.  Improving STEM instruction through teacher pipeline and training programs.  Providing opportunities for students to explore concepts and careers in STEM fields by supporting in-school and out-of-school programs.

Recent Grantees

Southern California Giving by Focus Area

Southern California Grant Abstracts

The Foundation is pleased to share these abstracts from our recent grant recipients who we believe will have a great impact in the years to come.

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2022 Southern California Grants

So far in 2022, the Board of Directors has awarded 11 grants in Southern California totaling $3.5 million.

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2021 Southern California Grants

During 2021, the Board of Directors awarded twenty-three grants in Southern California totaling $6.9 million.

2020 Southern California Grants

During 2020, the Board of Directors awarded seven grants in Southern California totaling $2.15 million. The Foundation granted an additional $5 million to support front line organizations in Los Angeles responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and $1 million for wildfire relief.

2019 Southern California Grants

During 2019, the Board of Directors awarded twenty-one grants in Southern California totaling $5.9 million.

2018 Southern California Grants

During 2018, the Board of Directors awarded twenty grants in Southern California totaling $6.1 million.

2017 Southern California Grants

During 2017, the Board of Directors awarded twenty grants in Southern California totaling $5.75 million.