The nation's top donor-advised fund, which made a staggering 849,000 grants in 2016, has crunched its data to analyze what giving looks like in different regions of the U.S. It's worth paying attention.
While yet another mass shooting is unlikely to bring a strong federal response, the good news is that funders and advocates are doing more to tackle gun violence at the local level, including in California.
Mini-grants, which are often in the range of $250 to $2,500, have an important place in institutional philanthropy, even though you don't hear much about them.
With the clock ticking for 800,000 young Dreamers now facing deportation, a number of funders are mobilizing to help with legal fees, litigation, advocacy and more.
Brick-and-mortar improvements have been a top priority with this Los Angeles-focused funder. We take a look at where Hannon grants have been going lately.
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles has a grantmaking program dedicated to new and innovative programs that haven’t been tested before. They’re called Cutting Edge Grants,
We look at the first round of grants from the Well Being Trust, a new health legacy funder giving millions to mental health groups in California.
Recent gives find the foundation expanding its footprint in and beyond Southern California with an eye towards collaborations that drive social change.
The first anti-trafficking group in the U.S., working locally with survivors who've escaped bondage, is now going stronger than ever. Where does its funding come from?
We’ve been particularly interested in funding shifts at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation lately, including its new foster youth strategy. What does it mean for Los Angeles area groups?
The Pasadena Child Health Foundation has been around since 1992. Here are the most important things to know about this funder.
Like other funders right now, Blue Shield of California Foundation is hot on the trail of ways to deliver better healthcare at a lower cost. And like many, it seems greater coordination as the key.
The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles is still just a few years old and continues to evolve. This spring, it engaged in a round of venture-style philanthropy grants for newer projects in need of a "spark."
America has both an aging population and millions of children in living in poverty. One foundation is finding a way to avoid the mentality that pits funding for youth versus funding for seniors.
While Dr. Dre's sale of Beats to Apple didn't quite make him a billionaire, the hip hop mogul netted plenty of cash. We take a look at Dre's emerging philanthropy, including a recent performing arts gift.
The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts launched in 2007, but only recently became active in traditional grantmaking. How does it fit within the larger L.A. arts funding landscape?
Mattel Children's Foundation is active in children's health around the country and now in Asia and Africa. A recent $50 million gift to UCLA Children's Hospital fits into that strategy.
SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg recently announced that he's been diagnosed with ALS. With Hillenburg in the news, we take a look at giving from him and his wife Karen.
Amid stepped-up deportations and mounting panic, new grant money is flowing to legal and advocacy groups, especially in Southern California, where a million undocumented immigrants live.
Hollywood TV producer Thomas C. Werner's philanthropy not only involves Boston and Los Angeles, but several other cities in the U.S. We take a look at this family's multiregional giving.
The success of the Pledge 1 Percent campaign shows how philanthropy norms are spreading rapidly in tech startups and early-stage companies, including at the local level. Here's how it's happened.
As one of America's largest tech fortunes is harnessed to philanthropy, lots of people want to know how, where, and when this money would start to flow. More hints are now coming in.
The Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation has been on the local grantmaking scene since 1978. Here are a few things that nonprofits in L.A. should know about this quiet, but steady funder.
For more evidence that today's young tech wealth elite are not waiting to get started on giving, we turn to news out of L.A.'s red-hot "Silicon Beach" scene.
When the man behind a museum's huge capital project admits there's been "a little lack of confidence that the money will be raised," alarm bells inevitably go off.
The California Community Foundation supports the arts to advance its broader mission of improving Los Angeles. Here are a few ways that's playing out.
One top priority of this organization is promoting new public-private partnerships with an eye toward improving LA's 450 parks.
Fasten your seatbelts for tough fights ahead in the Golden State during a Trump administration. Leading the resistance: the California Endowment and its hard-charging leader, Robert K. Ross.
The Goldhirsh Foundation recently gave $1 million in grants through its MY LA2050 Grants Challenge. Tens of thousands of people participated, and the masses have spoken.
Mayor's funds remain unusual outside of New York and it's interesting to see whether the ambitious new one in LA is going to succeed. We check in with its president for a status report.