Our vision for Los Angeles is one where all Angelenos can shape and participate in an inclusive, clean and upwardly mobile economy. By focusing resources on efforts to develop skills and strengthen career pathways, we believe we can help expand economic opportunity for Angelenos from historically marginalized communities and build a brighter future for Los Angeles.
Our grantmaking addresses three interconnected
and interdependent focus areas:
Skills for the New Economy
L.A.’s youth deserve access to the essential educational and professional growth opportunities required to secure family-wage earning jobs and thrive in an evolving economy.
Research has demonstrated that youth with access to academic rigor, enriching out-of-school experiences and work-based learning in quality jobs and internships, are more likely to develop the hard and soft skills necessary for succeeding in higher-quality employment as adults.
We are committed to supporting and scaling ambitious, data-driven, community-based programs designed to equip young Angelenos, particularly from under-invested neighborhoods, with the skills, experiences and credentials essential for upward social and economic mobility.
- Black College Success (LA Promise Fund)
- Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (The Art of Problem-Solving Initiative)
- Communities in Schools of Los Angeles
- DIY Girls
- Heart of Los Angeles
- Howard University: GRACE Grant Program
- Innovate Public Schools
- L.A. STEM Collective (Community Partners)
- LA Promise Fund
- LA's BEST
- LAUSD 100 Priority Schools Special Initiatives (CCF Community Initiatives Fund)
- Partnership for Children and Youth
- Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
- Prop 28 Implementation Advisory Council (California Institute of the Arts)
- Step Up Tutoring
- The Hidden Genius Project
- Thrive Scholars
Pathways to Good Jobs
Investing in L.A.’s youth requires us to think beyond their K-12 experience and vigorously expand a broad network of pathways to high-quality, upwardly mobile jobs. Like other large cities, Los Angeles is at an inflection point and must be intentional about transitioning to a new, carbon-neutral, economy so vulnerable communities aren’t left behind. Increased access to high quality, family supporting jobs are imperative to building a thriving, equitable, resilient and prosperous Los Angeles.
- Anti-Recidivism Coalition
- California Volunteers Fund
- Center for Employment Opportunities
- Climate Jobs National Resource Center
- Coalition for Responsible Community Development
- Communities for a Better Environment
- Coro Southern California
- East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
- Emerald Cities Collaborative
- Jobs to Move America
- Just Solutions (Community Initiatives)
- Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
- Los Angeles Black Worker Center
- Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
- Pacoima Beautiful
- Propel America
- SLATE-Z (Community Partners)
- The Broad: Diversity Apprenticeship Program
- The Climate & Clean Energy Equity Fund (New Venture Fund)
- The Greenlining Institute
- Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles
- Worker Education and Resource Center
Civic Partnerships Grants
We have learned through our 20 years of investing in public K-12 education that, as impactful and consequential as a good teacher can be, schools alone can’t solve the inequities, indignities and challenges facing students from marginalized communities.
Our grantmaking in Los Angeles-based civic and community partnerships centers on the belief that a sustainable, coordinated ecosystem of access and opportunity is foundational to creating a vibrant city of the future.