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California Community Foundation Awards More Than $3.5 Million in Grants

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
December 24, 2013

The Los Angeles-based California Community Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $3.5 million to organizations working to address the needs of the region’s most underserved and vulnerable residents.

Seventeen grants totaling more than $1.5 million were awarded in the areas of the arts, education, housing and economic development, and adults with disabilities. Another eighteen grants totaling nearly $2 million will support a variety of key foundation initiatives.

They include the El Monte Community Building Initiative ($511,000), a ten-year program which aims to ensure that El Monte adolescents grow up healthy and better prepared for school, college, and a career; the Immigrant Integration Initiative (two grants totaling $180,000), which aims improve the civic participation of immigrants; and the Nonprofit Sustainability initiative ($250,000), which provides technical assistance in support of access to working capital and strategic restructuring, and to ensure that culturally appropriate capacity-building services are available to nonprofit organizations in the region.

“The unmet needs of Los Angeles County’s most underserved provide a roadmap for our service to the community,” said California Community Foundation CEO Antonia Hernández. “For nearly a century, CCF has served as a unique resource for charitable giving because our commitment to facilitating positive social change is driven by the passions and legacies of our donors.”

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