Southern California is home to an increasingly robust philanthropy scene. While much of the action is concentrated in Los Angeles, grantmaking by foundations in San Diego has been growing and funders also operate in Santa Barbara and other cities in the region. Nonprofits will find a range of foundation types in LA and Southern California, including large and professionalized institutions that are easily approached, and newer family foundations that are more difficult to access. 

All the foundation profiles below are updated regularly. We also add new ones often as additional funders come on to the scene. Only paid subscribers can access these resources (subscribe here). 

FUNDERS

4SRANCH~DEL SUR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation supports the 4SRanch~Del Sur region of Southern California through STEM education and the mental, physical, and nutritional health of local groups, such as children, seniors, veterans, low income and homeless.

THOMAS C. ACKERMAN FOUNDATION

This funder supports San Diego area nonprofits in the areas of K-12 education, STEM education, arts, music, and economic development. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.

AHMANSON FOUNDATION

Ahmanson is a longtime Southern California-based funder. The foundation regularly awards grants for arts & culture, education, healthcare, homelessness, and human services in Los Angeles.

HERB ALPERT FOUNDATION

The Herb Alpert Foundation awards grants to Los Angeles area nonprofits supporting arts education, jazz music, art professionals, and compassion and wellbeing.

ANNENBERG FOUNDATION

Annenberg serves the five-county region of Greater Los Angeles with grants in these areas: arts, culture & humanities, education, animal welfare, civic & community, health, veterans, and environment.

APATOW-MANN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Apatow-Mann Family Foundation’s grantmaking invests in health and education, among other interests. 

ARCHSTONE FOUNDATION

This funder supports programs to keep seniors safe in their homes, prevent senior depression, support caregivers and train a qualified elder care workforce in California.

ARGYROS FOUNDATION

The Argyros Foundation funds grantmaking related to education, youth, health, human services, and the arts. Orange County, California serves as an important region of giving.

ATLAS FAMILY FOUNDATION

Atlas mainly gives in Los Angeles and Southern California, with a focus on early childhood programs.

AYRSHIRE FOUNDATION

The Ayrshire Foundation views philanthropy as investment in world betterment, spreading its wealth across a wide range of opportunities to support change. One of its listed geographic focus areas is the San Gabriel Valley.

BERGMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Bergman Family Foundation's grantmaking funds educational, religious, and global humanitarian causes. The Foundation’s global giving appears to focus on African poverty and economic development.

LYNN & LES BIDER FOUNDATION

The Lynn & Les Bider Foundation’s grantmaking funds Jewish and arts organizations, among other interests.

BINDER FOUNDATION

The low-profile foundation funds education and youth, arts and culture, health and human services, and Jewish causes. Along with LA, a region of interest is Massachusetts. 

DAVID BOHNETT FOUNDATION

David Bohnett might be best known as a prominent arts and LGBT funder, but he’s also a local funder that regularly gives to a range of Los Angeles nonprofits through his foundation. 

OTIS BOOTH FOUNDATION

Past grants suggest arts, healthcare, and education are leading areas of interest, with a wide range of organizations receiving support. 

ALBERT AND ELAINE BORCHARD FOUNDATION

This funder supports youth development, health and medicine, education, the arts and the environment in Los Angeles County.

WARREN AND ELAINE BRESLOW FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Warren and Elaine Breslow Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes and human services organizations. It also supports health, arts, educational, and youth organizations.

BROAD FOUNDATION 

Although the arts have always been a Broad passion, that shouldn't discourage non-arts organizations. The foundation also funds education, civic programs and science research. 

RONALD W. BURKLE FOUNDATION

Ronald W. Burkle Foundation supports programs that “strengthen international understanding, foster worker’s rights, empower underserved communities, nurture the arts and architecture, engage children in learning and advance scientific research." 

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The CCF is often the crucial link between nonprofits and the community. Funding covers healthcare, education, human services, the arts, civic engagement, immigrants and housing.

CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT

The endowment is a major funder in terms of its grantmaking footprint and the assets it controls, and in Los Angeles—and throughout California—it's the largest funder of healthcare initiatives and organizations.

CALIFORNIA WELLNESS FOUNDATION

The California Wellness Foundation funds causes that benefit California residents, prioritizing Los Angeles. Interests are gaps in care, health education and employment, and safe neighborhoods.

CATHAY BANK FOUNDATION

The bank's philanthropic affiliate supports a variety of causes in the Greater L.A. area, with community, education and economic development as top priorities. 

CHARTWELL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The foundation of media mogul Jerry Perenchio and his wife Margaret. Gifts mainly go to the Los Angeles area for arts, education and health.

GILBERT & JACKI CISNEROS FOUNDATION

The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation works to cultivate a community that supports Latino education, and to identify and support the key factors that lead to Latino student success. It also funds some work benefitting veterans. 

CORMURA FOUNDATION

The Cormura Foundation supports education, immigrants, community recreation, and religious causes in Newport Beach and elsewhere in Southern California.

CRAIL-JOHNSON FOUNDATION

The foundation’s grantmaking funds improving the academic, emotional, and social well-being of disadvantaged youth in Los Angeles. It's very accessible to grantseekers. 

CARL AND ROBERTA DEUTSCH FOUNDATION

This funder is best known for its Halo Award, which is designed to encourage volunteerism in the Los Angeles area. The foundation has made other recent grants to local nonprofits working in the fields of poverty, homelessness and veteran support.

CARRIE ESTELLE DOHENY FOUNDATION

Focusing on education, health, medicine, religion and vulnerable populations, this foundation supports about 300 different organizations each year, and funding is almost exclusively limited to Los Angeles and the surrounding communities.

COASTAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports the North County coastal communities of San Diego County, including Encinitas, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Del Mar, and Solana Beach. Mental health, women and girls, and music are topics of interest.

COLBURN FOUNDATION

Endowed in 1999 by the late Richard D. Colburn, the Colburn Foundation aims to support the classical music community in Southern California.

DAVID C. COPLEY FOUNDATION

This private family funder supports the San Diego area in the fields of human services, military, youth development, medical research, arts and culture, education, and animal welfare.

DORSEY & WHITNEY FOUNDATION

The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dorsey & Whitney, a U.S.-based corporate law firm. Its grants focus on cultural, civic, and educational nonprofits and provide legal services for people who cannot afford representation.

DURFEE FOUNDATION

This Los Angeles-centric funder is best known for helping local nonprofit leaders be creative and avoid burnout, and encouraging new leaders to emerge in the region. 

EDGERTON FOUNDATION

The Edgerton Foundation supports artistic, educational and cultural institutions in Los Angeles, and funds the development of New American Plays nationwide. Its grantmaking also supports efforts to deal with creative environmental and energy solutions, and security and international policy.

EDISON INTERNATIONAL

Through its Community Giving Program, Edison International, the electric power company, gives to causes including education, the environment, civic engagement, and emergency preparedness to 15 counties in southern and central California.

BEN B. AND JOYCE E. EISENBERG FOUNDATION

This funder supports Jewish organizations in Los Angeles and also education, health (with a cancer focus), human services (with a focus on the elderly), and the arts.

EISNER FOUNDATION

The Eisner Foundation has a strict funding focus on children and the elderly in Los Angeles County. Grants go to large, well-established organizations and also to small grassroots nonprofits.

FRIEDA C. FOX FAMILY FOUNDATION

Gives out grants mainly in Los Angeles to education, but not just in the traditional way one might expect. The foundation strongly supports youth philanthropy, as well education and the arts. 

ETHEL FRENDS FOUNDATION

The Ethel Frends Foundation supports animal welfare, canine care, and canine education in Southern California.

GETTY TRUST

The Getty Trust's grantmaking arm, the Getty Foundation, is a major funder of organizations and individuals that advance understanding and preservation of the visual arts. Getty gives for research, conservation, and education & professional development.

ROSALINDE AND ARTHUR GILBERT FOUNDATION

Grants for college access and retention and arts & culture education are Los Angeles-specific, and the foundation also regularly gives for local Jewish causes, diabetes prevention, and Alzheimer’s research.  

GIRARD FOUNDATION

This private family funder is focused on K-12 education in San Diego County, California. Funding interests are charter schools and career readiness.

CLEM C. GLASS FOUNDATION

The Clem C. Glass Foundation is a Southern California funder that supports local organizations in the fields of youth, environment, civil and human rights, immigrants, and reproductive rights.

JOHN GOGIAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder supports Los Angeles County nonprofits working for the developmental disabled, elderly, and abused and neglected youth. LOI deadlines happen twice a year.

STEVEN GORDON FAMILY FOUNDATION

The foundation's Los Angeles grantmaking includes support of Jewish causes, health, and youth outfits.

JERRY A. AND KATHLEEN A. GRUNDHORFER FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Jerry A. And Kathleen A. Grundhorfer Family Foundation primarily funds education, youth, arts, and health. 

JOHN F. GRUNDHOFER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The John F. Grundhofer Charitable Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to the arts, education, youth, and health. It also earmarks funds for other causes, like the environment. 

WILLIAM H. HANNON FOUNDATION

Although this foundation’s primary focus is on Catholic causes in the Los Angeles area, it also awards grants to education, health, and social service nonprofits throughout the region. 

HAUPTMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Hauptman Family Foundation’s grantmaking supports education and policy organizations. 

JOHN RANDOLPH HAYNES AND DORA HAYNES FOUNDATION

This social science funder typically funds well-established organizations and universities in Southern California, but smaller social science and local research organizations can definitely apply for grants, too.

HAVNER FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Havner Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health and human services, arts and culture, and education. 

THE HELD FOUNDATION

The Held Foundation funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes, education, health, human services, global, religious, the environment, civil rights, and the arts.

CONRAD HILTON FOUNDATION

This L.A. foundation has an international footprint and a domestic portfolio. Areas of giving include Catholic Sisters, children with HIV/AIDS, foster youth, homelessness, multiple sclerosis, safe water, and substance abuse prevention.

LARRY HIMMEL NEIGHBORHOOD FOUNDATION

This funder supports individuals and nonprofits in San Diego County, California in the areas of homelessness, neighborhoods, brain and spinal injuries, and youth.

HUTTON PARKER FOUNDATION

This private family funder is exclusive to Santa Barbara County and is a big supporter of nonprofit longevity and sustainability. Funding interests are arts and culture, education, health and human services, children, youth and families, and civic and community

JAYASINHALA FOUNDATION

The Jayasinhala Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related Sri Lankan and religious causes, including Buddhism and Scientology. 

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF LOS ANGELES

This prominent L.A. funder supports both Jewish and secular causes through grantmaking. Areas of support include education, human services, education, Jewish causes, arts & culture, and civic life.

STEAVEN K. AND JUDITH G. JONES FOUNDATION

The Steaven K. and Judith G. Jones Foundation funds grantmaking related to education, youth, health, human services, arts and media, and religious causes. 

BRUCE KARATZ FAMILY FOUNDATION

Real estate mogul Karatz and his family fund education and youth, health, Jewish causes, arts and culture, and policy.

KARSH FAMILY FOUNDATION

Karsh funds pre-selected organizations in higher education, human services and Jewish community programs.

KAYNE FOUNDATION

The family's giving focuses on Los Angeles, where they support education, the arts, and other causes. Kayne strongly supports his alma mater, UCLA.

W.M. KECK FOUNDATION

This is a well-known science research funder. For local fundraisers, though, Keck has a Southern California program prioritizing Los Angeles County organizations.

SARAH KETTERER FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Sarah Ketterer Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, youth, policy, and the arts. The foundation also earmarks funds for health and religious organizations.

JOHN B. AND NELLY LLANOS KILROY FOUNDATION

The John B. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation's grantmaking includes support for educational and youth organizations. 

KISSICK FAMILY FOUNDATION

Financier John Kissick and family conduct their philanthropy through the Kissick Family Foundation, which supports education, youth, the arts, and health in Los Angeles.

JERRY AND TERRI KOHL FOUNDATION

The couple's philanthropy is focused on Los Angeles and its suburbs, particularly Pasadena and the Greater San Gabriel Valley. The Kohls have a strong interest in the arts.

L.A. CLIPPERS FOUNDATION

This professional basketball team funder supports children and youth causes in the Los Angeles area. Unsolicited applications are accepted from local groups once per year.

LA84 FOUNDATION

This funder supports youth sports organizations for kids six to 17 years old in the eight southernmost counties of California. There are three grant cycles per year.

LA GALAXY FOUNDATION

This pro soccer team funder is devoted to at-risk children and youth in Los Angeles. Funding interests are education, health, and soccer programs for youth.

LA JOLLA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The La Jolla Community Foundation predominately supports beautification projects that enhance the environment, arts and culture, and social engagement in La Jolla, California.

LA VIDA FELIZ FOUNDATION

The philanthropic vehicle of Wall Streeter Aaron Sosnick. Grantmaking includes support for arts and culture, education, and community projects. 

THOMAS & DOROTHY LEAVEY FOUNDATION

Focusing on higher education, medical research, healthcare and human services, this is a foundation L.A. nonprofit fundraisers should know about.

LAUREN B. LEICHTMAN AND ARTHUR E. LEVINE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The finance couple directs much of its grantmaking to education, health & human services, arts & culture, and Jewish causes in Los Angeles.

LIBERTY HILL FOUNDATION

This funder supports social justice issues in Los Angeles, California. Funding interests are the local LGBTQ community and justice for all races, immigrants, the environment, and the economy.

CHUCK LORRE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation (CLFF) is dedicated to funding innovative and compassionate organizations in the areas of education, health and the arts. The foundation supports programs, services and opportunities for those struggling with less and striving for more.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION

This Major League Baseball team funder supports underserved youth in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Interests are education, literacy, sports, recreation, and health.

RICHARD C. AND MELANIE LUNDQUIST FOUNDATION

Richard C. And Melanie Lundquist Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, human services, and animal organizations. 

GARY MAGNESS FAMILY FOUNDATION

LA-focused giving from the film producer and his family go to causes in human services and health, education and youth, arts and culture, and others.

MAJESTIC REALTY FOUNDATION

The real estate developer's foundation gives in eight regions where it operates. In SoCal, it's L.A., Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley. Grants for youth, education, health, violence prevention and families.

MAKOFF FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Makoff Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to human services, education and youth, health, and global causes.

MARISLA FOUNDATION

The Marisla Foundation is best known for its major environmental grantmaking. However, the foundation also actively engages in human services grantmaking in Los Angeles and Orange counties, with a focus on helping women. 

MAYOR'S FUND FOR LOS ANGELES

Mayor Eric Garcetti created this fund to support city civic projects. Funding priorities are job access and creation, neighborhood resiliency, disaster preparedness, public spaces, traffic, and government efficiency.

KATIE MCGRATH & J.J. ABRAMS FAMILY FOUNDATION

The philanthropic vehicle of Hollywood mogul J.J. Abrams and his PR executive wife Katie McGrath. Funds education, policy, human services, and more.

MERKIN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The philanthropic vehicle of Richard N. Merkin focuses on education, health and the arts. 

THE BARRY AND WENDY MEYER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Barry and Wendy Meyer Charitable Foundation funds grantmaking related to education, children's and civil rights, health, human services, humanitarian, and Jewish causes.

MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Milken funds human services, healthcare, medical research and Jewish community organizations, with the majority of grants made in Los Angeles County. 

ADAM AND GILA MILSTEIN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation works to strengthen the State of Israel and its special ties with the United States of America, and to ensure the special affinity to the State of Israel of the young and future Jewish generations. 

MOSS FOUNDATION

The foundation of former music producer Jerry Moss and his wife, Ann, gives away a million or two annually, mainly to various Los Angeles-area outfits.  

DAN MURPHY FOUNDATION

Murphy is a major L.A. funder of Roman Catholic churches and organizations in Greater Los Angeles, although they do make some grants nationally.

Y&S NAZARIAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The foundation's Los Angeles giving is focused on supporting educational causes, as well as policy, the arts, and more. The Nazarians are strong backers of Jewish causes.

C&R NEWMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The C&R Newman Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, health, and the arts. 

NOLAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Nolan Family Foundation’s grantmaking funds educational and social services organizations.

KENNETH T. AND EILEEN L. NORRIS FOUNDATION

Norris supports Southern California nonprofits in areas of community, culture, youth, education/science, and medical. Takes unsolicited applications but competition is tough.

OCEANSIDE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation supports the community of Oceanside, California in the areas of at-risk youth, arts and culture, community development, health and human services, education, community engagement, environment, hunger and homelessness, connecting to the outdoors, civic society, and science and technology.

OPUS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

California funding is largely centered in the Los Angeles area. Funding is for affordable housing, community revitalization, education, financial literacy, community health, human services, and the arts.

ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Orange County Community Foundation supports Orange County, California in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment and animal welfare, human services, and health and wellness.

ORNEST FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Ornest Family Foundation supports education, youth, Jewish causes, health, community, environment, and animal organizations.

THE PARKER FOUNDATION

This funder supports San Diego County organizations in the areas of community, arts and culture, education, medical, and social causes. Grant applications are accepted at various times of the year, online and via mail.

RALPH M. PARSONS FOUNDATION 

Parsons values transparency. Letters of inquiry for Parsons grants in health, higher education, civic engagement and social impact are accepted throughout the year.

PASADENA CHILD HEALTH FOUNDATION

This funder supports children’s health causes in the Greater Pasadena area and selected parts of Los Angeles County. Early childhood development, community and family strengthening, obesity, and access to care are key interests.

MARGIE & ROBERT E. PETERSEN FOUNDATION

The Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation supports children, foster youth, at-risk youth, health, and hospitals in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.

PRICE PHILANTHROPIES

This private family funder is focused on the San Diego area, especially the City Heights region of 16 inner city neighborhoods. Price funds work in education, youth, health, housing, human services, and environment.

ANTHONY PRITZKER FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder supports the Los Angeles community in the areas of education, environment, medicine, community, and foster youth. Unsolicited proposals are not accepted.

RANCHO SANTA FE FOUNDATION

This community grantmaker supports Coastal North County San Diego. Interests include workforce development, youth, human trafficking, and the needs of vulnerable seniors.

RANCHO SANTA FE WOMEN'S FUND

This is a women’s giving circle focused on Northern San Diego County and the needs of women and families here. Local grants are awarded annually.  

RESNICK FOUNDATION

Resnick keeps its portfolio pretty tight, working with a fixed group of organizations. There isn't a lot of information about grantmaking available.

RESSLER/GERTZ FOUNDATION

The philanthropic vehicle of Antony Ressler and his wife, actress Jami Gertz, mainly supports education, arts, health, and Jewish causes.

CAPPY AND BETH ROTHMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Cappy and Beth Rothman Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health, Jewish, and environmental causes.

ROSE HILLS FOUNDATION

The Rose Hills Foundation was established from the sale of the largest cemetery in North America. Mainly funds programs related to higher education, the natural sciences, and engineering.

ROSENTHAL FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Rosenthal Family Foundation’s grantmaking includes support of educational and arts institutions.

RYZMAN FOUNDATION

The Ryzman Foundation mostly supports Jewish causes (education, religious, and community) in Los Angeles. It also supports health groups.

SABAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The philanthropic vehicle of entertainment executive Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl. The foundation's geographic focus is almost exclusively on Los Angeles and Israel. 

THE SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION

This funder supports San Diego, California-area nonprofits in age-friendly communities, civic engagement, climate, arts, outdoors, science and technology, and families and community. Most competitive grants are awarded through their regional affiliates.

SAN DIEGO WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

This women’s foundation supports San Diego-area nonprofits in health and human services, civil society, economic development and employment, environment, arts and culture, and education. Grants are awarded once per year.

SANTA BARBARA FOUNDATION

This community funder supports nonprofits in Santa Barbara County, California, in many areas, including youth, organizational capacity, education, blood research and education, landscapes, ecosystems, agriculture and food systems, and community caregiving. 

SASSOON FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Sassoon Family Foundation’s Los Angeles grantmaking invests in select Jewish institutions.

SILK FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Silk Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, youth, and health. It also earmarks funds for human services and religious organizations.

JOHN H. & CYNTHIA LEE SMET FOUNDATION

This funder's main focus is on K-12 education for young people in the Los Angeles area. 

TIMOTHY AND JUDITH SMITH FOUNDATION

The Timothy and Judith Smith Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Catholic schools and educational foundations, as well as medical research and human services.

SNYDER FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Snyder Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to arts and culture, Jewish causes, health, and youth organizations. 

SOCALGAS

This corporate funder supports education, workforce development, environment, active military, veterans, emergency preparedness, safety, economic and business development efforts in Southern California. 

CHAN SOON-SHIONG FAMILY FOUNDATION 

The foundation of Patrick Soon-Shiong, L.A.'s wealthiest citizen, gives heavily to hospitals in southern California, but some funds go to other causes, too.

SPECIALITY FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder has two primary grantmaking goals: K-8 Catholic education and alcoholism and substance abuse treatment. Both programs have a Los Angeles focus.

THE MAY AND STANLEY SMITH CHARITABLE TRUST

The Smith trust funds programs in four areas: foster youth, elders, veterans, and people with disabilities. It focuses on 14 states in the western U.S., including California, as well as British Columbia, Canada. 

EUGENE AND MARILYN STEIN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Eugene and Marilyn Stein Family Foundation supports education, youth, the arts, health, human services, and Jewish causes. 

DONALD T. STERLING CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation's grantmaking primarily focuses on poverty, homelessness, education, and literacy for at risk children and families in Los Angeles and Southern California at large. 

DWIGHT STUART YOUTH FUND

This funder focuses all grantmaking on youth in Los Angeles County. More specifically, it funds education enrichment, mentoring, youth leadership and early learning/literacy causes.

KEITH AND JUDY SWAYNE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation supports Orange County, California and Hawaii in the areas of community wellbeing, immigrants, children and youth, domestic violence, arts and culture, mental health, civil engagement, access to justice, and job training. 

TAPROOT FOUNDATION

The Taproot Foundation provides substantial in-kind professional consulting services to nonprofit organizations in several major cities, including Los Angeles.

TARSADIA FOUNDATION

The Tarsadia Foundation supports education, health and human services, and economic empowerment in Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area.

THORNTON FOUNDATION

The Thornton Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to arts and cultural institutions, as well as education and youth. 

JOHN AND MARY TU FOUNDATION

The billionaire tech entrepreneur and his wife do most of their grantmaking in the Los Angeles area, where the family lives and works. Education and the arts are priorities. 

PETER & GINNY UEBERROTH FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Peter & Ginny Ueberroth Family Foundation supports youth, education, health, and human services in Orange County, California.

UNIHEALTH FOUNDATION

UniHealth is a major healthcare funder in Southern California. It has two funds—a general support fund for qualifying organizations and a hospitals fund. Grants are approved three times per year. 

UNITED PLANKTON CHARITABLE TRUST

As the philanthropic vehicle of SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg and his wife Karen, the  United Plankton Charitable Trust invests in the arts, education, and more.

VAN KONYNENBURG FOUNDATION

The Van Konynenburg Foundation funds grantmaking related to education, youth, religious institutions, health, and human services. 

WASSERMAN FOUNDATION

Grants are made in four major domestic areas: education, arts and culture, service, and health. There are also global initiatives and a focus on volunteerism.

WEINGART FOUNDATION

Weingart provides funding focused in three main areas, including health, human services and education, and they fund mostly in Southern California, though giving occasionally throughout the state.

THE WEISMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Weisman Family Foundation funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes, largely in the Greater Los Angeles area.

THE WERTHEIMER FOUNDATION

The Wertheimer Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health, education, youth, Jewish causes, as well as other community organizations. 

MARGO AND IRWIN WINKLER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Funding areas include health, human services, education and youth, arts and culture, Jewish causes, and the Los Angeles community.

WINNICK FAMILY FOUNDATION

This foundation of a wealthy couple focuses funds education, literacy, healthcare, art, culture, animal welfare and the needs of the worldwide Jewish community.

WOMEN'S FUND OF SANTA BARBARA

This is a women’s giving fund that is affiliated with the Santa Barbara Foundation but that researches and awards its own annual grants. Grants are largely focused on the needs of women and children in the Santa Barbara area of California.

WUNDERKINDER FOUNDATION

Wunderkinder Foundation’s Los Angeles grantmaking invests in the arts, health, and social welfare organizations.