Hollywood power couple J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath pursue philanthropy through the Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams Family Foundation. Read on to learn what this means for Southern California nonprofits.
Gary and Gail Marino created their own family foundation after being inspired by their daughter, who was born with Down syndrome. Here are a few things to know about the Marino Family Charitable Foundation’s California giving.
Dedicated California funders are helping to design the future of aging in America by boosting new ideas, nudging along state leaders, contributing to good policy, and more.
Nephrologist Dwight Makoff and his biochemist wife, Rhoda, are a pair of Southern California philanthropists who maintain a low public profile with their giving. Here are some top things to know.
Billionaire couple Melanie and Richard Lundquist are throwing their support behind the News Literacy Project to arm students and the public against mis- and disinformation.
For this year’s LA 2050 Grants Challenge, the Goldhirsh Foundation asked Angelenos to weigh in on what issues would receive funding. The resulting platform of priorities received over $2 million in support.
Tarsadia Foundation is based in Newport Beach, California, supporting health, education and opportunity. Through its unique “junior board,” the family prioritizes the involvement of many younger members.
Majestic Realty launched the Majestic Realty Foundation in 2002 to improve quality of life in communities where it maintains a business presence. Here are a few things Los Angeles grantseekers should know.
The Orange County Museum of Art raised tens of millions in high-dollar donations for its new facility, which opened with great fanfare last month. It’s the latest example of the growing power of regional arts philanthropy.
The Annenberg Foundation gave millions to develop a modern senior center that defies stereotypes about aging. As Americans get older, the team behind the project hopes it will serve as a model for future facilities.
The philanthropic arm of the Dodgers has given more than $40 million in the form of grants and programs. We spoke with its CEO about the foundation’s mission, the state of sports philanthropy, and the legacy of Jackie Robinson.
For the Eisner Foundation, funding a community-based orchestra, open to all ages, has helped build ties between the generations, enriching an L.A. neighborhood. It’s a testament to the power of intergenerational programming.
A recent survey of nonprofits in Los Angeles found that although funding has increased since 2020, racial disparities continue, even as the majority of organizations are led by people of color.
We hear from Tammy Tumbling about her unlikely journey to a leadership role in philanthropy, her efforts to empower Black people in Orange County, and her hopes for the future.
Known for producing the six-time Oscar-nominated film “Precious,” Gary Magness is also a philanthropic donor. Here are a few things to know about how his foundation gives to organizations in the Los Angeles area.
The Lundquist Family Foundation has made news with its multi-million-dollar gifts to big-name institutions in the Los Angeles area. Here are some facts about the Lundquists’ giving to keep in mind.
The billionaire shopping mall developer has embraced law-and-order messaging in his campaign to become mayor of his home city. Here are some key points to know about how this ambitious Angeleno gives his money away.
The Durfee Foundation is one of only a handful that back sabbaticals for nonprofit leaders. Seeking to support more workers, its latest program funds “the collective care and renewal” of a nonprofit’s whole team.
L.A.’s Liberty Hill Foundation set out to fund newer organizations with tiny budgets, and found many groups doing innovative power-building work. CEO Shane Murphy Goldsmith encourages other funders to take similar risks.
Through The Change Reaction, donors Greg and Jodi Perlman are channeling hundreds of grants to people with relatively small, urgent financial needs. This approach to hyper-local, vetted direct giving can be life-altering.
Best known for his sitcoms, Chuck Lorre has been emerging as a significant Los Angeles philanthropist. Here’s a look at how he gives through his family foundation and what local groups should know about seeking funding.
The Liberty Hill Foundation is a locally-focused progressive grantmaker that advocates for justice and equality for all people in Los Angeles. Here’s what Southern California nonprofits need to know about this funder.
Dr. Joan Weinstein is the director of the Getty Foundation, the grantmaking arm of the J. Paul Getty Trust. We recently checked in with her to discuss her biggest influences, the next big funding area in the museum space, and more.
Ready to Rise is channeling government and private funds toward local groups providing support to youth. Organizers hope it can be a model for communities seeking better ways to reduce crime and curb incarceration.
In our latest funder spotlight, we look at the origins of the James Irvine Foundation and how it’s harnessing a hefty endowment to empower California’s low-income workers, including by getting behind the labor movement.
Southern California is vast and complex—its philanthropic landscape is, too. In this week’s briefing, we give you the basics of what’s going on in this bustling region, with plenty of links to IP coverage.
In 2004, the trailblazing attorney Antonia Hernández took the helm of the California Community Foundation. We recently checked in with her to discuss her career, how philanthropy is changing, and much more.
The Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Family Foundation maintains a low public profile, doesn’t have a website and quietly gives to local causes. Here are a few things Los Angeles grantseekers should know.
Even before the pandemic, California had around 28% of the nation’s homeless population. Here’s how five Golden State funders are approaching a problem that continues to stymie philanthropy.
The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is an unorthodox funder, perched between philanthropy and city government. A new report from the fund makes a case for its effectiveness in providing immediate relief.