Shanghai: Holocaust Port of Refuge
By Giving List Staff   |   February 2, 2023

On Sunday, February 5th, Holocaust Museum LA’s staff members and curators of the traveling exhibition “Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai […more…]

Winter Raffle Performance
By Giving List Staff   |   January 27, 2023

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

Helping New Parents Born Every Day
By Giving List Staff   |   January 20, 2023

Stephanie M. Tombrello, LCSW, CPSTI, Executive Director Emeritus of SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. has been involved in child passenger safety since 1970. […more…]

Meeting Human Needs Before Academic Needs
By Giving List Staff   |   January 2, 2023

The classroom lights are turned off. The blinds are drawn low. J3 Cozy Reading Club is about to start at […more…]

A Success Story Amid Pandemic Learning Losses
By Giving List Staff   |   December 5, 2022

When the grim results of the National Assessment of Education Progress report came out, teachers across the country were not […more…]

Giving Back
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

We launched The Giving List to help the nonprofit organizations featured in this book spend less time fundraising and more […more…]

How to Read This Book
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

The Giving List was created to make it easier for you to navigate the dizzying array of worthwhile causes and […more…]

Helping Foster Care Survivors ‘Weather the Storms’
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Putting an End to Wealth-Based Detention
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Educating Leaders for a Pluralistic America
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

Bayan Islamic Graduate School, operating since 2011 in partnership with a leading Christian theological seminary, is the United States’ first […more…]

Boyle Heights Beat is ‘Por y Para la Comunidad’
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

All Roads Head Toward Success at Boys & Girls Clubs L.A. Harbor
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

The long tail of the pandemic has students still struggling to catch up. Isolation and fitful reintegration have led to […more…]

Protect Your Kids, Invest in Brady
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

In contemplating the scope and destruction wrought by gun violence, it is understandable to despair. But inaction won’t save your […more…]

Giving Nonprofits the Power of Information and Resources
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

It Starts at Home: Building Strong Families Through Multidisciplinary Advocacy
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

With City Year’s Support, She went from Being Misunderstood to U.C. Grad
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

98% of People Living in Prison Experienced Childhood Trauma
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Destination Crenshaw is Transforming South L.A., and the Lives of its Residents
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Free Pizza Sets Leo on a Path to Success
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

Leo* heard about free pizza after school. The middle schooler happily got a slice and listened to a pitch about […more…]

Women Helping Women
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

Of the more than 66,000 unhoused people living on Los Angeles County’s streets, over 20,000 are women.  One of them […more…]

Saying Yes to Students Who Need a Supportive School Community
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

To College and Beyond
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

An Early Pioneer in Community Empowerment Continues to Break the Cycle of Poverty
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Empowering Underserved Middle Schoolers to Succeed
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

On the night their 13-year-old daughter Emily was murdered, Michel and Ellen Shane thought of a way to memorialize her […more…]

Through Dance, She Found the Confidence to Speak
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

A Second Chance for Formerly Incarcerated Battered Women
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Happy Trails for Kids Lets Foster Kids Celebrate Childhood
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

For most kids, summer equals fun. Vacations. Camp. Exciting adventures with families and friends.  But that is often not true […more…]

Inspiring Black Male Youth to Build a Bold, New Future
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

iFoster is Creating a Path to Self Sufficiency for L.A.’s Foster Youth
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Will You Play With Me?
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Improving Children’s Lives One Book at a Time
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

From Despair and Uncertainty to Hope and Opportunity
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Saving Ukraine’s Vulnerable Children, Now and Into the Future
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Forever Families and Connections for Older Kids in Foster Care
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Innovations That Save Lives
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Ordinary People Making an Outsized Impact on the World
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Building the Bones of Something Great
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

Museum of Latin American Art – Expanding an Appreciation of Art
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California, is the only accredited Museum in […more…]

Alleviating Homelessness by Providing Recuperative Care
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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

From the Tragedy of the Oklahoma City Bombing Was Born a Human-canine Bond That Relentlessly Saves Lives
By Giving List Staff   |   November 18, 2022

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