LA Family Housing

I really hope I can help inspire others to gain the confidence of your self-worth. I had to go through a lot of bumps in the road to get what I have now. Im beyond thankful for LAFH with their housing support and family resources to help me get back on my feet with my beautiful daughter Destiny. Now we live peacefully inside our new home. At the end of the tunnel, theres light. Theres hope and theres life. If you stay consistent and not give up, you can move forward.
Sheila
A mother of her little girl named Destiny, who fled domestic violence

Giving List Matching Challenges

 

Accessing Higher Education

Getting into the Ideal College: a Reality for Everyone Mentors 4 College

Anne was a senior at Hollywood High School hoping to become a veterinarian. But the daughter of a single mom […more…]

Striving for Equity in College Access and Completion Fulfillment Fund

Joanne Reyes knows firsthand how important a college education is in building opportunity and wealth in immigrant and disadvantaged communities. […more…]

Supporting the College and Career Dreams of Students in Public Housing Southern California College Access Network

Imagine it’s your senior year of high school. You are excited to apply to college. But, you don’t have a […more…]

Animals to the Rescue

Rescue Dogs. Rescue People. National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Although you’ll seldom see them in comic books, search dogs are the closest thing to real life superheroes. Not only […more…]

Teaching the Cowboy Code of the West Urban Saddles

Every Saturday, a then-five-year-old Ghuan Featherstone would put on his cowboy outfit, sit in front of the TV, and tune […more…]

Criminal Justice

Helping L.A. Turn Big Ideas into Outsized Impact Arabella Advisors

Philanthropy can be, should be, and often is so much more than writing checks. At its best, it can change […more…]

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline Centinela Youth Services

When Jessica Ellis explains why she works at Centinela Youth Services (CYS), she can’t shake the memory of an 11-year-old […more…]

Comprehensive Support for the Formerly Incarcerated Anti-Recidivism Coalition

To support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) not only offers rehabilitative programming, job training, housing access, […more…]

Environment

Visionary Sisters Collaborating to Create a More Just and Healthy Planet Plastic Pollution Coalition

For the Cohen sisters, taking on the embodiment of the fossil fuel and climate crisis – plastic – started with […more…]

Lyndsey’s Legacy White Buffalo Land Trust

Long before she got sick, Lyndsey McMorrow believed it was possible for people to be conscious stewards of the earth. […more…]

Helping L.A. Turn Big Ideas into Outsized Impact Arabella Advisors

Philanthropy can be, should be, and often is so much more than writing checks. At its best, it can change […more…]

Family Ties

Keeping Children Home Violence Intervention Program

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) was founded in 1984, as the Center for the Vulnerable Child, the first Child Advocacy […more…]

Everyday Heroes in Ukraine Rescue 14,000 Children and Families with Support of Children’s Charity Kidsave

Evacuees in Ukraine call Kidsave’s team there “Angels of Hope.” What started as a small, rag-tag group of civilians, orphan […more…]

Breaking Free from the Legacy of Trauma through Compassion and Understanding Echo

Echo offers a unique trauma-informed, compassionate lens to better understand ourselves and others. We celebrate the resilience of trauma survivors […more…]

For the Children

California Anti-Poverty Organizations Applaud Legislation to Strengthen Safety Net for Children Impacted by COVID-19 and Lay Groundwork for “Baby Bonds” GRACE

GRACE, End Child Poverty in California and Liberation in a Generation Urge Lawmakers to Pass the Bill, Which Would Pave […more…]

Putting Children and Families Front and Center The Children’s Partnership

Mayra E. Alvarez – who leads The Children’s Partnership (TCP), where she works to put California’s children front and center […more…]

A Better Future for Every Child Everychild Foundation

Alarming numbers of children in South Los Angeles were suffering from asthma and lead poisoning, and a community clinic needed […more…]

For the Youth

Youth in Foster Care Find ‘Community is Family’ Peace4Kids

Since 1998, South Los Angeles nonprofit Peace4Kids has connected youth in foster care to a community they can count on […more…]

Empowering Foster Youth to Be Change Agents California Youth Connection

Janay Eustace found herself in the foster care system as a new high school freshman, juggling her duties as class […more…]

Ready to Succeed Ready to Succeed

Former film executive and entrepreneur Romi Lassally’s children were in high school when she began envisioning a career mentorship program […more…]

Fostering Care

A Home Within Invites You to Our Next Continuing Education Event  A Home Within

Please join us for our next free Continuing Education event! Did you know that when you volunteer with A Home […more…]

California’s Foster Care Watchdog AdvoKids

Margaret Coyne and Jan Sherwood were both attorneys working in California’s juvenile dependency system when they met in the early […more…]

From Lived Experience to Leadership, Charity Chandler-Cole Charts Bold Path CASA of Los Angeles

Charity Chandler-Cole was locked up in juvenile hall twice – once for stealing underwear for her baby sister and again […more…]

Giving Challenges

In Her Own Words: Adria, 17, on Mental Health The Children’s Partnership

“Being part of this collective really just validated my feelings that us youth matter,” said Adria Marin, a 17-year-old photographer […more…]

Empowering Youth Through Community Journalism Boyle Heights Beat

For the past 11 years, Boyle Heights Beat has offered a unique brand of bilingual journalism in an often neglected, […more…]

Providing a Path Forward The RightWay Foundation

Crystal was in the foster care system since she was a little girl, after being removed from her home due […more…]

Health Specialties

Whole-Person Cancer Care Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology

Often a cancer diagnosis makes people feel like their world is about to collapse. At UCLA Health cancer clinics, patients […more…]

Progress in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute

The University of Southern California’s Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) is using research and analysis to slow the ever-growing Alzheimer’s […more…]

A Pro Bono Powerhouse for Southern California and Beyond USC Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

Some 37 million people – more than 15 percent of the adult population – suffer from chronic kidney disease, according […more…]

Homelessness and Workforce

A Place to Call a Permanent Home Step Up

Susan Dempsey’s son Mark was in college when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. The illness changed his life, causing him […more…]

Transforming Lives Through Work Goodwill Southern California

For more than a century, Goodwill Southern California has educated, trained, and helped find work for more than one million […more…]

Creating Homes & Hope for Homeless Youth & Students Jovenes

From its roots as a shelter for adolescent Latinos in 1989, Jovenes has become a leading provider of support services […more…]

Human Rights

Defending Rights, Securing Justice Human Rights Watch

For more than 40 years, Human Rights Watch has investigated human rights abuses, exposed the facts, and demanded change in […more…]

Standing up for Refugees Across the Globe HIAS

HIAS, founded in the 1880s as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to assist Jewish refugees arriving in the United States, […more…]

Update on Ukraine HIAS

Please check out the HIAS Ukraine Crisis Response page, which includes how to donate and our useful Ukraine FAQ page. The needs have never been greater […more…]

Justice for All

Promoting American Pluralism Muslim Public Affairs Council

After years of negative portrayals of Muslims in American entertainment, a growing number of young American Muslims are heading to […more…]

Empowering Communities From Within Social Justice Learning Institute

The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI), based in Inglewood, has taken a three-pronged approach to fighting the inequity since it […more…]

Fundamentally Changing Philanthropy’s Relationship With Black-Led Organizations Black Equity Collective

The racial wealth gap isn’t just a problem for individual African Americans, but for Black-led organizations (BLOs) as well. “Black-led […more…]

Leading the Way, Social Change

Dedicated to Ending Hunger Mazon

A stunning one in 10 households in the United States currently faces hunger. MAZON’s focus is to expose this reality, […more…]

A Teenager Steps Up to Save Lives Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Like many teens, 15-year-old Stephan Abrams was devastated by the 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. […more…]

We Just Launched Our Gun Store Transparency Project Brady | United Against Gun Violence

The largest database of ATF gun store inspection reports ever released to the public, exposing gun stores cited for breaking […more…]

Legal Advocacy

A Pro Bono Powerhouse for Southern California and Beyond Public Counsel

Founded by attorney Frederick Nicholas in Los Angeles in 1970, Public Counsel has grown to become the nation’s largest public […more…]

A Full-Service Approach to Fostering Stability for Children Alliance for Children’s Rights

In the fraught world of child welfare, the 30-year-old Alliance for Children’s Rights has always found a way to discover […more…]

Butterflly App Available to CLC Clients at No Cost!  Children’s Law Center

The mental health and wellness app offers digital tools to manage stress, build resilience, and combat the unprecedented mental health […more…]

Nonprofit Partners

Empowering Foster Youth to Be Change Agents California Youth Connection

Janay Eustace found herself in the foster care system as a new high school freshman, juggling her duties as class […more…]

Supporting LGBTQ Higher Education Point Foundation

When Point Foundation’s founders, longtime friends, got together in 2001, one alarming statistic rang out: Nearly one-third of all lesbian, […more…]

Putting Care for Healthcare Providers First Keck Medicine of USC

In spring 2020, the University of Southern California’s Keck Medicine of USC launched a comprehensive program called Care for the […more…]

Social and Emotional Wellness

Activities, Recreation & Care: Loving Bigger ARC-Cares

In the 1960s, there were few services available to parents who were raising children with Down syndrome. Refusing to accept […more…]

The Transformational Power of Therapy A Home Within

A child comes into your life. Your response is an unqualified commitment to them – no matter what they say […more…]

Where Grievers Come to Find Hope Our House Grief Support Center

As a volunteer for the first hospice team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the early 1990s, Jo-Ann Lautman comforted patients […more…]

Social Sector Leaders

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…]

A Personal Commitment to Philanthropy Capital Group Private Client Services

When John Armour joined Capital Group Private Client Services more than 20 years ago, one of his first assignments was […more…]

Helping L.A. Turn Big Ideas into Outsized Impact Arabella Advisors

Philanthropy can be, should be, and often is so much more than writing checks. At its best, it can change […more…]

South Los Angeles

Helping L.A. Turn Big Ideas into Outsized Impact Arabella Advisors

Philanthropy can be, should be, and often is so much more than writing checks. At its best, it can change […more…]

‘Applause is Empowering’ and Transformational for Young People Fernando Pullum Center

Fernando Pullum was always told he’d end up in prison. But the trumpet player, raised by his great-grandmother, discovered music […more…]

Partners for Children South L.A. Partners for Children South Los Angeles

Liza Bray remembers a mother and child walking into a Partners for Children South L.A. (PCSLA) partner agency clinic desperate […more…]

Teach the Children Well

Supporting LGBTQ Higher Education Point Foundation

When Point Foundation’s founders, longtime friends, got together in 2001, one alarming statistic rang out: Nearly one-third of all lesbian, […more…]

An Unconditional Education Model Because Every Kid Deserves Educational Success Seneca

When Robin Detterman took a job 15 years ago as a special education teacher at Pathfinder Academy – a school […more…]

Bringing Students’ Potential into Focus Vision to Learn

For underperforming public schools across the country, the myriad challenges are plain to see. Too often, for students in those […more…]

TGL Features

The Arts

Support Silverlake’s Musical Scholars Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Silverlake Conservatory of Music (SCM) was founded in 2001 by Flea (real name Michael Peter Balzary) of the Red Hot […more…]

Greater than the Sum of its Arts LA Opera

Opera is a timeless art form. Each night as the lights dim and the curtain rises, audiences share in a […more…]

Give Music Mastery, Change Lives Indelibly The Harmony Project

There’s no secret that there’s power in music. At the Los Angeles-based Harmony Project, giving children the power to play […more…]

The Fourth Estate

Who’s Watching California’s Government?  CalMatters

The government running the world’s fifth largest economy spends more than $300 billion a year and disburses billions more in […more…]

Building a Better Democracy through Unmatched Reporting CalMatters

CalMatters was founded to fill the gap left by a shrinking press corps in order to empower people to engage […more…]

Community Becomes Eclectic KCRW

In March 2008, an up-and-coming British singer stopped by KCRW’s studio on the campus of Santa Monica College to perform […more…]

To Your Health

Groundbreaking Care and Research for Children with Complex Medical Conditions UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Sick and injured children entering UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital are not only met by a 60-foot welcome wall with messages […more…]

Providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care for People in Need Venice Family Clinic

Venice Family Clinic began in 1970 in a storefront dental office when Drs. Philip Rossman and Mayer B. Davidson saw […more…]

A Heritage of Healing Adventist Health Glendale Foundation

One of Southern California’s oldest and most innovative hospitals, Adventist Health Glendale (formerly Glendale Adventist Medical Center) was founded in […more…]