The Foundation prioritizes support for 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.
The Foundation supports capital projects, expansion of programs that are promising or part of a larger effort, piloting new models, and systems change initiatives. We award grants for projects that strategically address compelling issues and have the potential for significant impact on the target population, region, or field. Please see our grant abstracts for examples of recently funded projects.
The Southern California Program’s process consists of an optional concept review, an application, and an invitation-only site visit.
The Foundation awards grants twice annually in June and December:
October 1 to
November 15 at 4:30pm (PT)
January 5* by
4:30 pm (PT)
April 1 to May 15 at 4:30pm (PT)
July 5* by
4:30 pm (PT)
The Foundation awards grants to organizations headquartered in Southern California. The Foundation may also consider national or statewide organizations that have an independent affiliate, local chapter or office in Southern California for projects that benefit communities within Los Angeles County.
All tax-exempt documentation, audited financial statements and the Form 990 must be in the same, current and full name of the qualifying organization.
The management and fiscal condition of an institution is considered when reviewing an institution for eligibility.
The Parties to a grant agreement will agree it is deemed to have been entered into in the County of Los Angeles, State of California; and, California law will apply to the interpretation and enforcement of the grant provisions.
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to check eligibility and tax requirements.