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Student Success is Powerful Fuel J3 Foundation

Finding Success – Where They Least Expect It Sevan, newly arrived from Armenia, found himself in a California third grade […more…]

Making College Dreams Come True for Underserved, Talented Student-Athletes Access U Foundation

Julie López played soccer for as long as she can remember. Growing up in a family of seven in Sylmar […more…]

All Roads Head Toward Success at Boys & Girls Clubs LA Harbor Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (BGCLAH) launched the Pathways to Success initiative to ensure that […more…]

Show Gun Safety – Modeling Safe Gun Use in TV and Film Brady | United Against Gun Violence

In the world of TV and cinema, being shot with a handgun often has the fallout of a stubbed toe […more…]

Meeting Young People’s Greatest Needs with Trusted, Credible Voices Children’s Law Center of California

Alonie will never forget the day she nearly lost her home.  Her apartment’s new management company moved her rental payment […more…]

Crop Swap LA Helps Urban Communities Grow Healthy Food Crop Swap LA

If you drive through South Los Angeles these days, you might come across a seemingly incongruous sight sprouting from the […more…]

Reimagining High School, Da Vinci RISE Gives Students a Rewarding Future Da Vinci RISE High School

At first, Donnaysia thought it strange the teachers at Da Vinci RISE High, a charter school in Los Angeles designed […more…]

Debbie Allen Dance Academy Gives Kids the ‘Opportunity to Dream’ The Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Debbie Allen started her dance academy in 2001 because she wanted to give as many young people as possible – […more…]

The Path to Help All Unhoused Women in L.A. County Downtown Women’s Center

From 2013 to 2020, the number of women experiencing homelessness increased by nearly 70%, according to the Greater Los Angeles […more…]

Five Keys: Incarceration Meets Aspiration Five Keys Home Free

“Hope.” This overworked noun can read like a blasé greeting card shorthand to those who have no need of it. […more…]

Happy Trails for Kids: Give Foster Children Their Childhood Back Happy Trails for Kids

“Summer was always the hardest part,” explains Carolina Wolf. Carolina entered foster care when she was 13 years old. “Summer […more…]

Inspiring a More Dignified and Humane World Holocaust Museum LA

On a recent morning at Holocaust Museum LA (HMLA), Betsy, a docent, was leading a tour group of 20 LA […more…]

More Young Readers Means Fewer Prisons J3 Foundation

Diane Ausbon had every reason to drop fourth grader Jolonne from J3’s reading intervention program when he wouldn’t stop disrupting […more…]

Kidsave: Helping Older Foster Kids Find Their Forever Home Kidsave

“When people think about adopting, they typically think about adopting a baby. But every child deserves a family. At Kidsave, […more…]

A Shining Example of Helping Under-Resourced Communities Become Self Sufficient Lightforce One

Lightforce One is a shining example of the difference one human being can make when they concentrate a laser-like focus […more…]

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Puts First Responder Boots – and Paws – on the Ground National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

In the wake of Maui’s tragic 2023 wildfires, relief organizations and the goodwill of the world at large poured into […more…]

Over a Century of Inspiring Harmonies and Transforming Lives Neighborhood Music School Association

When the Lalin Family’s four school-aged children get restless, they don’t watch television or browse social media, they play music […more…]

No Us Without You Feeds the Most Vulnerable No Us Without You LA

Three years after a global pandemic ground the world to a halt, California’s COVID-19 state of emergency was finally lifted […more…]

One Love: Saving Young Lives from Relationship Abuse One Workshop at a Time One Love Foundation

Yeardley Love was a vibrant University of Virginia lacrosse player when she was killed by her ex-boyfriend three weeks before […more…]

Para Los Niños Provides Children on Skid Row with the Support They Need Paras Los Niños

Without access to proper food, education, or toys to play with, how can a child truly grow into a healthy […more…]

Private School Axis Creates Equitable Access for Students of Color AXIS

Collette Bowers Zinn, a fourth-generation educator and former litigator, founded the nonprofit Axis in 2020 to address persistent disparities in […more…]

PUENTE Learning Center – Delivering Quality Education for Lifelong Achievement PUENTE Learning Center

During her undergraduate studies at UC Davis, Nelly Escalante wrestled with what many first-generation college students encounter: imposter syndrome. Often […more…]

Ready To Succeed Empowers Underserved Students to Graduate College and Launch Successful Careers Ready to Succeed

Few foster youth and first-generation college students ever make it to their graduation. The numbers are dismal. As little as […more…]

Skirball Cultural Center: A Good Place for Everyone Skirball Cultural Center

You can’t understand the history of the United States without understanding the immigrant story. This is the idea that motivated […more…]

StrengthUnited – Dedicated to Ending Abuse StrengthUnited

The aptly named nonprofit StrengthUnited harnesses resources from its community to bring mental health healing and equal access to opportunities […more…]

Venice Community Housing Is Transforming Lives Through Stable Housing Venice Community Housing

A new apartment building in the heart of Venice, California, stands as a testament to the successful work that Venice […more…]

Providing Glasses To Help Children Succeed in School Vision To Learn

Six-year-old Yahaira’s favorite part of school was looking at picture books. But as her vision became worse, she couldn’t enjoy […more…]

Lighting the Way for Children With Special Needs Wayfinder Family Services

Imagine the rush of thrilling emotions that comes with preparing to adopt for the very first time. Making it through […more…]

Two Upcoming Events for Show Gun Safety in LA Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Check out the details below, and RSVP links for both of Brady’s upcoming events: Join us on Monday, October 23, […more…]

World Telehealth Initiative Receives the UN Association Peace Prize World Telehealth Initiative

On the International Day of Peace, Sharon Allen, Co-Founder and CEO for World Telehealth Initiative, received the United Nations (UN) […more…]

“Reading is the Key” – Arthur Scott Helps J3 Foundation Unlock Success for Kids  J3 Foundation

One day after school in 2019, Arthur peeked into the library at Watts Learning Center, the elementary school where he […more…]

MacKenzie Scott Grants $10 Million to REDF MacKenzie Scott Grants $10 Million to REDF

Scott’s transformational investment in REDF showcases the strength of the employment social enterprise solution for advancing economic inclusion and equity […more…]

Firearm Suicide Prevention Day is Tuesday, September 12 Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Firearm Suicide Prevention Day, part of Suicide Prevention Month, was created to educate about America’s growing firearm suicide crisis and promote […more…]

Planting Seeds for a Love of Reading J3 Foundation

James Young, J3 Staff at Watts Learning Center welcomes J3 students as they step into the Cozy Reading Club, a […more…]

J3’s Books Open Hearts: The Power of Representation J3 Foundation

The first time Jolonne heard “I Am Every Good Thing” by Derrick Barnes in J3’s Cozy Reading Club, he was […more…]

End Family Fire: Safe Stories Brady | United Against Gun Violence

A Collection of Stories of People Who Came Close to Gun Suicide Every day in America, 67 parents, siblings, partners […more…]

J3 Foundation: Reconnecting with the Community J3 Foundation

More than 4,000  Angelenos stroll through Pick Pico’s Street Fair on a sunny spring Sunday.  After a two-year hiatus, Pick […more…]

Embrace the Spirit of Summer with the Emily Shane Foundation! The Emily Shane Foundation

Summer is here, bringing with it a wave of excitement and a sense of endless possibilities. As the warm sun […more…]

Everybody Dance LA! Featured in Variety! Everybody Dance LA!

Huge news! Everybody Dance LA’s gala celebration, hosted on June 12 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, 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…]

Downtown Women’s Center Recognized for Leadership in Ending Homelessness 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…]

Everybody Dance LA (EDLA!) Transforms Lives and Communities Through the Power of Dance Everybody Dance LA!

Join us as we celebrate reaching an important milestone in pursuing our mission to transform lives and communities through the […more…]

Sea the Success! The Emily Shane Foundation

The Emily Shane Foundation’s mission is to empower underserved, disadvantaged middle school students with the resources they need to thrive […more…]

PUENTE Learning Center’s Groundbreaking Ceremony PUENTE Learning Center

PUENTE Learning Center’s Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 marked the beginning of construction on its $10 million+ facility […more…]

Change-Maker Returns Home to Spark Passion in Compton Kids J3 Foundation

When author and illustrator Marcus Newsome was a kid, he saw lightning hit a telephone pole. And in a flash, Lightning […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…]

Support Women Experiencing Homelessness 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…]

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…]

Kids Reading to Dogs Has a “Pawsitive” Effect J3 Foundation

J3 Foundation and Bark Dogs are two non-profits that have joined forces to help children increase their reading skills and […more…]

Statewide Campaign to End Family Fire Influences Firearm Storage Behavior with Encouraging Results Brady | United Against Gun Violence

In 2022, Brady launched a statewide End Family Fire campaign in partnership with the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) to […more…]

Emily Shane Foundation on CBS KCAL 9! The Emily Shane Foundation

The Emily Shane Foundation’s SEA Program was featured on CBS KCAL 9 News on Thursday, March 9, with additional airings that […more…]

Mark Your Calendars: Spring Break is on May 6th City Year

This Year’s Honorees Include Actor and Producer, Octavia Spencer and L.A. Rams COO, Kevin Demoff  When it comes to the […more…]

Carron Brown on the Magic of J3 Foundation J3 Foundation

Carron Brown knows her power and lives her purpose. She is the Vice President of Branding, Strategy, and Operations at […more…]

The Emily Shane Foundation Empowering Underserved Middle School Students The Emily Shane Foundation

The Emily Shane Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity foundation dedicated to empowering underserved, disadvantaged middle schoolers at risk of […more…]

Spreading the Joy and Power of Books to Kids Who Need It the Most J3 Foundation

Adrian wakes up early while it’s still hushed and dark outside. Perfect. He tucks himself under the covers and flicks […more…]

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…]

Shanghai: Holocaust Port of Refuge Holocaust Museum LA

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 Everybody Dance LA!

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

Meeting Human Needs Before Academic Needs J3 Foundation

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 J3 Foundation

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

Welcome to The Giving List Los Angeles, 2023 Welcome to The Giving List Los Angeles, 2023

We are thrilled to present you with this year’s edition of The Giving List Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a […more…]

Giving Back Giving Back

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 How to Read This Book

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’ A Home Within

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 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…]

Educating Leaders for a Pluralistic America Bayan Islamic Graduate School

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’ 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…]

All Roads Head Toward Success at Boys & Girls Clubs L.A. Harbor Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

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 Brady | United Against Gun Violence

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 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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Free Pizza Sets Leo on a Path to Success Determined to Succeed

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

Women Helping Women Downtown Women’s Center

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 Dunn School

“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 Educating Students Together 

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 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…]

Empowering Underserved Middle Schoolers to Succeed The Emily Shane Foundation

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 Everybody Dance LA!

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 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…]

Happy Trails for Kids Lets Foster Kids Celebrate Childhood Happy Trails for Kids

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 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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Museum of Latin American Art – Expanding an Appreciation of Art Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

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 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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

PUENTE Learning Center Helping to Make the American Dream Possible PUENTE Learning Center

For Nicole, PUENTE Learning Center’s free college program was a lifeline during the pandemic. A first-generation college student who was […more…]

Ready To Succeed is Ready to Take the Next Leap Ready to Succeed

Ready To Succeed, which has set countless youth exiting the turbulence of foster care on their paths to career stability […more…]

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…]

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…]

Holiday Joy Year Round, For All Red Sled Santa Foundation

If you find your way to Cortney Lofton’s workshop in Northridge, California, you will be transported to a functional winter-wonderland; […more…]

Providing Healthcare to the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities World Telehealth Initiative

Esperanza was 19 years old and living in Malawi when she faced a serious health crisis. While giving birth to […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…]

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…]

Boldly Changing Career Access for L.A.’s Youth Unite-LA

Alma Castillo was a rising junior in high school in South Los Angeles. A time when students begin making their […more…]

UCLA Rape Treatment Center is Healing, Empowering, and Creating Change UCLA Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House

One out of every five American women has been the victim of a completed or attempted rape in her lifetime.  […more…]

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…]

Historic Filipinotown’s Oldest Youth Nonprofit, SIPA, Is an Institution Worth Investing In Search to Involve Pilipino Americans

Long before Allan Pineda Lindo, better known as Apl.de.Ap, would co-found the Black Eyed Peas with William James Adams, aka […more…]

Saving Young Lives With Car Seat Safety SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.

Marc Cohen knows just how catastrophic an incorrectly installed car seat can be. On an otherwise ordinary day, his 21-year-old […more…]

The Power of Volunteering The Power of Volunteering

Years ago, I was incredibly fortunate to attend a wonderful college in Northern California. I got a stellar education that […more…]

J.P. Morgan Private Bank – A Partnership To Be Proud Of J.P. Morgan Private Bank – A Partnership To Be Proud Of

Sage, personal guidance can help realize your goals, afford you the time to enjoy life to the fullest, while passing […more…]

Future of the Social Sector and Future of Black Wealth Series Arabella Advisors

Arabella Advisors has held two events this year in Arabella’s Future of the Social Sector series. For both events, they […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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

The Arts of Restitution: A Natural Centinela Youth Services

CYS youth participants often have a talent that is revealed during mediation and provides a springboard for a meaningful restitution. […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…]

Spotlight on Our Volunteers: Andre T. Moore, Sr. Centinela Youth Services

Judging from the number of skills and hours Andre T. Moore, Sr. contributes to the well-being of our Los Angeles […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…]

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

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

A Place to Grow a Family The RightWay Foundation

Aimee was referred to The RightWay Foundation by Long Beach City College. She had recently emancipated from the foster care […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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Brady Responds To Remarks By President Biden, Vice President Harris On Anniversary Of January 6 Insurrection Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Brady released a new report and a webpage on the “Origin of an Insurrection: How Second Amendment Extremism Led to […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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Instilling Civic Duty in L.A.’s Future Leaders Coro Southern California

Founded in San Francisco in the wake of World War II by attorney W. Donald Fletcher and investment counselor Van […more…]

Breaking the Foster Care Cycle, One Young Family at a Time Children’s Law Center of California

The Children’s Law Center of California is the nation’s largest nonprofit law firm exclusively representing children – including those who […more…]

The Untiring Upstander The Untiring Upstander

By her own description, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie had a sheltered middle-class childhood in suburban Los Angeles. Her family ate dinner together […more…]

How to Read This Book How to Read This Book

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

Giving Back Giving Back

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

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 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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Forever Changing Children’s Lives Paras Los Niños

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