California Community Foundation Awards $5.5 Million in Grants

The California Community Foundation has announced quarterly grants totaling nearly $5.57 million to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address housing, education, and health needs in the region.

The grants include $2.69 million to eleven nonprofits in the health area. Recipients include Community Health Councils, Maternal Child Health Access, the Special Needs Network, and the University Muslim Medical Association. The foundation also awarded $650,000 to five organizations, including the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Grameen America, for the production and/or preservation of affordable housing units across the county, as well as $288,000 to CompassPoint, a national nonprofit leadership organization based in Oakland, in support of that organization’s nonprofit sustainability efforts.

In addition, the foundation awarded $590,000 to six organizations, including Education Trust-West and Pathways L.A., working to strengthen the education pipeline in the state, and  $565,000 through the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund, a partnership between CCF and the College Futures Foundation, in support of nonprofits working to provide college and financial aid guidance and need-based scholarships for low-income students.

"Our work is sustained by the generosity of donors — whether they are individuals, families, or corporations — wanting to give back to this place we call home," said CCF president and CEO Antonia Hernández. "Equally critical are our partners in the vibrant nonprofit sector who are working tirelessly for a better Los Angeles County."

For a complete list of the foundation's most recent grants see the CCF website.

"California Community Foundation Awards $5.5 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County." California Community Foundation Press Release 12/20/2016.