Empowering Communities From Within

The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI), based in Inglewood, has taken a three-pronged approach to fighting the inequity since it was founded in 2008.  By empowering young people through education, creating thriving communities, and – importantly – driving change to public policy and systems, SJLI has leveraged its success in South Los Angeles to drive broader, statewide reforms.  “The Social Justice Learning Institute exists to improve the overall education, health, and well-being of youth in [...more...]

Spotlight on Our Volunteers: Andre T. Moore, Sr.

Judging from the number of skills and hours Andre T. Moore, Sr. contributes to the well-being of our Los Angeles communities — from counseling foster youth, leading a vibrant church in Lancaster, and working on [...more...]

 

Giving List Matching Challenges

 

Accessing Higher Education

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…]

MacKenzie Scott Gifts Friends LA $2.9 Million Friends of the Children

Makes history as Friends LA’s largest gift ever from individual donor Friends LA is thrilled to announce that it has […more…]

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…]

Animals to the Rescue

Criminal Justice

A Webinar Invitation: Unthinkable. Unfathomable. Unfixable? Arabella Advisors

In the wake of horrifying—and horrifyingly common—gun violence tragedies like those in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, our basic […more…]

Creating Just Justice Systems National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

Born and raised in Oakland, California, David Muhammad faced his fair share of challenges, finding himself both in the juvenile […more…]

Environment

The Ugly Side of Beauty: The Cosmetics Industry’s Plastic Packaging Problem Plastic Pollution Coalition

The cosmetics industry generates approximately US$ 341.1 billion annually—and 120 billion units of plastic packaging, most of which are not […more…]

A Global Plastics Treaty to “Turn Off the Tap” Wins Support at UNEA Plastic Pollution Coalition

In what is being heralded as a historic win for advocates working to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, parties to […more…]

WIN: White House Announces Phase Out of Single-Use Plastics in U.S. National Parks Plastic Pollution Coalition

The White House announced today that the Department of the Interior will reduce and eventually phase out the sale of […more…]

EVENTS

The Giving List and Microsoft’s Nonprofit Tech Acceleration with Friends at the Microsoft Lounge in Los Angeles Microsoft NTA

We’re sharing news about our recent in-person event held at the Microsoft Lounge in Los Angeles.  The event was hosted […more…]

Family Ties

Finding Foster Youth Forever Families Kidsave

Inspired by their experiences adopting children and visiting Russian and Kazakhstani orphanages in the early 1990s, Randi Thompson and her […more…]

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…]

For the Children

Forever Changing Children’s Lives Paras Los Niños

In 1979, an article appeared in the Los Angeles Times depicting how unsupervised children growing up on Skid Row were […more…]

CYS Clinical Case MGMT: Turning Lives Around Centinela Youth Services

17-year-old Nicole T. was facing felony weapons charges when referred to CYS by LA County Sheriff’s deputies for assessment and […more…]

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…]

For the Youth

Forming Foster Youths’ Futures The RightWay Foundation

Franco Vega knows the hardships kids in South Central Los Angeles often face, because he himself went through it. Growing […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…]

Building a Healthy Adulthood The RightWay Foundation

Larry is 19 years old. Smart and motivated, he is a foster youth, touched by the criminal justice system when […more…]

Fostering Care

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…]

A Home Within Invites You to Our Next Community Workshop featuring Tom Insel!  A Home Within

We’re thrilled to invite you to our next free Community Workshopon Thursday, August 24th from 10am-12pm PDT featuring keynote speaker […more…]

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…]

Giving Challenges

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…]

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…]

‘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…]

Health Specialties

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

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…]

Embodying the Pledge of ‘Never Again’ Jewish World Watch

Jewish World Watch (JWW) envisions a future without genocide and mass atrocities; a world that does not stand idly by […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…]

Standing up to Bigotry and Hate Facing History and Ourselves

Liz Vogel’s least favorite class while growing up in New Jersey was history. Memorizing facts and dates from the past […more…]

Leading the Way, Social Change

Coach Steve Kerr on Why He Fights to Prevent Gun Violence Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Preventing gun violence] is the number one issue for me.” — Coach Steve Kerr Thirty-six years ago, Golden State Warriors […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…]

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…]

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

Forever Changing Children’s Lives Paras Los Niños

In 1979, an article appeared in the Los Angeles Times depicting how unsupervised children growing up on Skid Row were […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…]

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…]

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…]

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

On a Mission to ‘Activate’ L.A.’s Charitable Foundations Behind the Tech Needs of Its Black-Led Nonprofits Microsoft NTA

It didn’t take long for Darrell Booker to impact one of the largest tech corporations in the world: Microsoft.  In […more…]

Helping Students Make Sense of Dollars and Cents City National Bank

City National has always been about doing business differently, one relationship at a time. The company always places people and […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…]

South Los Angeles

A Webinar Invitation: Unthinkable. Unfathomable. Unfixable? Arabella Advisors

In the wake of horrifying—and horrifyingly common—gun violence tragedies like those in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, our basic […more…]

Art as Permanence for Black Los Angeles Destination Crenshaw

Destination Crenshaw, is a potential game changer for South Los Angeles. Once complete, the 1.3 miles of Destination Crenshaw will […more…]

Uplifting South L.A. by Turning Its Youth into Stars Brotherhood Crusade

The young Black man with the ear-length dreads is wearing a brand new, white sweatshirt with MOREHOUSE emblazoned across his […more…]

Teach the Children Well

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…]

Mentors 4 College Kicks Off “Diversity 1000” Expansion Program Mentors 4 College

Mentors 4 College, a unique, one-to-one college mentoring program for high school students and their parents, announced today that it […more…]

TGL Features

Sexy Money Sexy Money

Foundation CFO Valerie Red-Horse Mohl is on a Mission to Change the Energy of Money  While at UCLA undergrad, Valerie […more…]

The Arts

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Holding Youth-Serving Systems to Account Through Journalism and Youth Voice Fostering Media Connections

The best journalism often tells the stories that no one else sees. Stories that have the power to change minds, […more…]

To Your Health

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…]

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…]

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…]