Los Angeles-area lawyer David Gindler and his wife Kiki Ramos Gindler have emerged as top local arts funders in recent years. They are likely to play a hands-on role in the organizations that they support.
Ronald W. Burkle is an investor and billionaire who’s also a philanthropist with a private foundation that’s more accessible to SoCal nonprofits than you might think.
The Cisneros couple won the California Mega Millions Lottery and formed a foundation in 2010. The former Frito-Lay manager and broadcast journalist have been making a name in Southern California philanthropy, especially in a few niche areas.
At the age of 30, Sam Polk walked away from a highly paid trading job to enter the social change arena. With help from the Kellogg Foundation and other backers, he’s building a social enterprise that’s focused on food equity and has big ambitions.
For decades, Warren Breslow helped build a prominent real estate company in Southern California. He’s also an active philanthropist. Here’s a closer look at where Breslow support is going.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation has one of the most well-established and accessible grantmaking programs in Major League Baseball and gives out grants three times each year. Here’s what local grantseekers need to know.
This media giant’s corporate funding arm will soon award approximately $2.5 million in 11 regions to support promising local programs addressing community challenges.
Blue Shield of California Foundation is looking to step up its game, bringing “new kinds of solutions and approaches” to complex health and equity challenges. As part of that push, it’s created a new fellowship program.
With crowdfunding campaigns bringing in more cash for a range of causes, eight California charities working on behalf of immigrants have formed a new fundraising coalition that will debut on Giving Tuesday.
The Annenberg Foundation has teamed up with city government and local venture capitalists to spearhead a new initiative to ensure diversity within LA’s growing tech scene.
As devastating wildfires have become the new normal in California, the state’s philanthropic community has stepped up in response, moving millions for relief. Who’s doing what with fires now burning at both ends of the state?
The Otis Booth Foundation doesn’t have a website and tends to fly below the radar. But it’s an important funder in Los Angeles, giving to dozens of nonprofits. Here are a few key points for local grantseekers to know.
More donors have been drawn to early education as mounting evidence shows the importance of intervening in the first five years of children’s lives. The latest convert: a deep-pocketed San Diego businessman named Guy Clum.
The San Diego Women’s Foundation announced this summer that it would be making new grant funds available for work to prevent and intervene in human trafficking situations. It’s among the handful of funders focused in this area.
The Ayrshire Foundation is currently in its 20th year of operation and gives away $1 million or more annually to diverse causes, often in the LA area. We take a look the foundation’s mission and recent grantmaking.
Although there are lots of Jewish foundations in cities across the U.S., the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles is a key one to watch because it perfectly exemplifies two emerging trends.
As the most populous state, there’s a lot at stake when it comes to getting the 2020 Census right in California. Here’s a look at a funder stepping up to make sure everyone is counted.
Hollywood producer Judd Apatow and his wife, actress Leslie Mann, have a foundation that spreads money to a range of causes. Here's what the couple is into.
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.
The Held family has been a major player in L.A. real estate for decades. It’s also been building a philanthropic track record. We hear about how the Held Foundation has evolved over time.
In addition to the funder’s standard giving areas that see annual support, OCCF has some separate initiatives that are targeted toward certain population groups in Southern California. Here’s a quick look.
With a focus on helping single parents, 26-year-old Anthony Barr of the Minnesota Vikings is an athlete-philanthropist to keep an eye on no matter who you root for on the football field.
We're tracking a growing number of donors who've been emerging lately from health and biotech. Cappy Rothman, a pioneer in male reproductive health, is a case in point.
Five foundations recently came together to start the Fund for Equity and Excellence to support Los Angeles public schools. Will this effort attract new partners and funding to the nation’s second-largest school district?
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is the latest major grantmaker to consolidate its programs in a bid to be more strategic. Its CEO explains that this wasn’t an easy process. Why is streamlining these places so hard?
We check in on the San Diego Foundation, which is continuing its support of the city’s arts and culture sector. It’s also committed to fostering age-friendly communities.
Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and the harsh practices of the criminal justice system. Now, this group is getting new help around these issues from a top funder in California.
Mega-gifts to top L.A. institutions make headlines, but behind the scenes, smaller funders like the Michael Kelly Foundation for the Arts are backing work that questions "institutions and social structures."
The secret sauce of giving circles are members who are strongly invested on a personal level in the limited number of grantees chosen each year. A case in point is a SoCal outfit called Hand to Hand.
If you spend any time around the world of San Diego philanthropy, one name that will keep coming up over and over again is Scripps. But it’s a bit of a challenge to wrap your head around the family's giving.