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 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?
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.
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.
The Eisner Foundation, born out of Hollywood wealth, is still pretty new. But it's become a leader in a funding niche that should be getting a lot more attention: Building bonds between the old and young.
Harried high-level city officials often complain they don't have the bandwidth to dive deeper on policy. Here's what one philanthropist has been doing to team them up with smart young wonks.
SoCalGas’s service territory covers about 20,000 square miles in Central and Southern California. But what we're interested in is the gas company's local grantmaking strategy. Learn more here.
Rotary clubs, which seem like to a throwback to an earlier era of civic life, raise millions of dollars and give out more grants than you might think.
Two of the exhibition's new partners — a college readiness organization and the Los Angeles Unified School District — will develop educational programs for children in underserved schools.