California Community Foundation Awards $3.6 Million in Grants

The California Community Foundation has announced $3.6 million in grants and an additional $20.9 million from donor-advised funds to nonprofits serving low-income communities in Los Angeles County.

Grants were awarded in each of the foundation's five interest areas — education, health care, human development, affordable housing, and the arts. They include $150,000 to the YMCA of Greater Long Beach; $100,000 to the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools; $75,000 to the Boyle Heights Learning Collaborative; $50,000 to the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation; and $35,000 to the Watts Village Theater Company.

Through the foundation's El Monte Community Building Initiative, ten organizations received a total of $400,000, including $65,000 to the San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps, $50,000 to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and $40,000 to Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. Other grants were awarded for civic engagement projects, management support organizations, and housing and neighborhood programs.

"An investment of nearly $30 million in the nonprofit community in these difficult financial times reflects the vital importance of these organizations in our community," said CCF president and CEO Antonia Hern�ndez. "It also demonstrates the power of the partnership between the community's foundation and its donors."

For a complete list of grants, visit the California Community Foundation Web site.

"CCF Awards $3.6 Million to 51 L.A. Nonprofits." California Community Foundation Press Release 10/29/2010.