To College and Beyond

Opening the doors to college opportunities since 1987. Yasmin Delahoussaye grew up in kinship care, which is as close to foster care as you can get. The relatives that took Delahoussaye in after her mother passed away when she was young had foster kids living in their home. She was low-income, a Pell Grant recipient and, by the time she was 18 years old, she was on her own.  Delahoussaye knew first-hand what a hard [...more...]

A Living Laboratory for Regenerative Agriculture

White Buffalo Land Trust has a vital purpose: to restore the ecosystem through agriculture and in the process directly address the climate, biodiversity, public health, and food security challenges we face today. It’s not a [...more...]

 

Giving List Matching Challenges

 

Youth Development

Inspiring Black Male Youth to Build a Bold, New Future The Hidden Genius Project

Well before Silicon Valley’s diversity problem routinely made headlines, The Hidden Genius Project began to tap into the talents of […more…]

UNITE-LA Partners with Avantus Unite-LA

Los Angeles is poised to establish itself as the nation’s capital for green energy and clean technology. The city is […more…]

Will You Play With Me? Inclusion Matters By Shane’s Inspiration

As a boy, Spencer Hawk loved school field trips to a playground where he could soar on the swings, slip […more…]

The Arts

Through Dance, She Found the Confidence to Speak Everybody Dance LA!

At 13, Sophia Vasquez moved from Mexico to Los Angeles with her family. Sophia struggled to assimilate into the new […more…]

Winter Raffle Performance Everybody Dance LA!

On Saturday, December 17th, Everybody Dance LA! hosted family and friends for the annual Winter Raffle Performance. This event celebrated […more…]

Everybody Dance LA! Featured on MeTV’s California and Me Everybody Dance LA!

Everybody Dance LA! is proud to share that their story was featured on MeTV’s California and Me show with host, Mike Kaufman! […more…]

Social Justice

Putting an End to Wealth-Based Detention The Bail Project

The Bail Project, a national nonprofit based in Los Angeles, provides free bail assistance and pretrial support to low-income people […more…]

98% of People Living in Prison Experienced Childhood Trauma Compassion Prison Project

Abused children can grow up believing that violence is a solution. Childhood trauma can lead to imprisonment. When a child […more…]

Public Square

The Social Sector’s Preeminent Source of News and Knowledge Stanford Social Innovation Review

The year was 2003, and the philanthropic sector was going through a period of significant evolution. Every day, new technologies […more…]

Boyle Heights Beat is ‘Por y Para la Comunidad’ Boyle Heights Beat

As news deserts expand across the country, the tight-knit historic immigrant community of Boyle Heights is home to a groundbreaking […more…]

Homelessness and Housing

Nonprofit Pioneer Step Up Leads the Way in Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles Step Up

At Step Up, which offers permanent supportive housing to the unhoused in Los Angeles, eviction is not an option. Instead […more…]

Downtown Women’s Center Recognized for Leadership in Ending Homelessness The Downtown Women’s Center

Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) was honored for its outstanding leadership in addressing women’s homelessness. DWC, along with esteemed partners Angel […more…]

Support Women Experiencing Homelessness The Downtown Women’s Center

The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively focused on serving and empowering women experiencing […more…]

Health

Building the Bones of Something Great Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children

According to the World Health Organization, significant orthopaedic injuries account for more patient cases worldwide than cancer and HIV-AIDS combined. […more…]

Eyeglasses: The Critical Difference for So Many Struggling Students Vision to Learn

Five-year-old Noah was almost legally blind, pressing his nose against the page to make sense of the words. Then a […more…]

Alleviating Homelessness by Providing Recuperative Care National Health Foundation (NHF)

What has the pandemic taught us? Never take good health or access to healthcare for granted. This is the backbone […more…]

Global Reach

Saving Ukraine’s Vulnerable Children, Now and Into the Future Kidsave

Since 2016, the U.S.-based nonprofit Kidsave has been in Ukraine working to find older kids living in orphanages and institutions, […more…]

Ordinary People Making an Outsized Impact on the World Lightforce One

Determined to make the world a better place, Dave Bauer vowed to give 10% of his net income to people […more…]

Saying Yes to Students Who Need a Supportive School Community Dunn School

“Ne Tentes Aut Perfice.”  This is the Latin motto that students and faculty at Dunn School, a private co-ed college […more…]

Fostering Care

iFoster is Creating a Path to Self Sufficiency for L.A.’s Foster Youth iFoster

In spite of the tragic outcomes that impact the majority of children raised in foster care, Serita Cox beat the […more…]

Helping Foster Care Survivors ‘Weather the Storms’ A Home Within

Anthony Pico was homeless, unemployed, and had aged out of the foster care system when he started seeing a therapist […more…]

Forever Families and Connections for Older Kids in Foster Care Kidsave

Matt, a Los Angeles teenager living in foster care, was “mad, irritated,” and most of all “disappointed” when his social […more…]

For the Children

PUENTE’s 2022 Impact Video PUENTE Learning Center

PUENTE Learning Center began over 35 years ago in Boyle Heights. They realized that the children struggling the most in […more…]

Improving Children’s Lives One Book at a Time J3 Foundation

Back in college, Joe Blackstone and his wife, Jamie Mohn, volunteered to read storybooks to elementary school kids. It was […more…]

J3’s Hiring Strategy Creates a “Halo” Effect J3 Foundation

J3 Foundation understands the special and powerful relationship between teacher and student.       That’s why this literacy non-profit empowers local […more…]

Family Well-Being

From Skid Row, Para Los Niños Is Giving Children a Path to Their Fullest Potential Paras Los Niños

In 1979, the Los Angeles Times published an article about the children of Skid Row. They were hardened by their […more…]

An Early Pioneer in Community Empowerment Continues to Break the Cycle of Poverty El Nido Family Centers

Forty years ago, Liz Herrera was studying to become a social worker at UCLA. Herrera told her field advisor that […more…]

Giving Nonprofits the Power of Information and Resources Children’s Action Coalition

During the COVID-19 pandemic, education advocate Kristina Brittenham was searching for free college counseling services for LAUSD students. Her friend […more…]

Emergency Services

Innovations That Save Lives Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation

Los Angeles County is usually synonymous with entertainment, but the Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation is giving Silicon Valley […more…]

From the Tragedy of the Oklahoma City Bombing Was Born a Human-canine Bond That Relentlessly Saves Lives National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

When two children got lost during a hike in rural New York with oncoming rain commingling with the darkening night, […more…]

Education

To College and Beyond Educating Students Together 

Yasmin Delahoussaye grew up in kinship care, which is as close to foster care as you can get. The relatives […more…]

A Living Laboratory for Regenerative Agriculture White Buffalo Land Trust

White Buffalo Land Trust has a vital purpose: to restore the ecosystem through agriculture and in the process directly address […more…]

With City Year’s Support, She went from Being Misunderstood to U.C. Grad City Year

In elementary school, Jennifer knew she was a smart kid. But, admittedly, she liked to talk back to teachers and […more…]

Community Resilience

Nourishing Essential Workers No Us Without You LA

When Los Angeles experienced its first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, Damián Diaz and Othón Nolasco wasted no time helping […more…]

Urban Alchemy Practitioners Calm the Streets of Los Angeles Urban Alchemy

For years, Los Angeles police have been challenged by how to respond to calls about unhoused Angelenos. Then came CIRCLE, […more…]

Destination Crenshaw is Transforming South L.A., and the Lives of its Residents Destination Crenshaw

When a Metro light rail line running through Crenshaw Boulevard was announced years ago, it sparked fears of displacement and […more…]

Advocacy

A Second Chance for Formerly Incarcerated Battered Women Five Keys Home Free

As a kid, Nilda Palacios was sexually abused at home and at school. She tried to escape into a relationship, […more…]

It Starts at Home: Building Strong Families Through Multidisciplinary Advocacy Children’s Law Center of California

Pauline, a 19-year-old in Los Angeles’ extended foster care program and a new mother, drew the unwanted attention of the […more…]

From Despair and Uncertainty to Hope and Opportunity JVS SoCal

When Felicia Cates first sought help through JVS SoCal’s career readiness and job placement centers in the Los Angeles area, […more…]