California Community Foundation

California Community Foundation

The California Community Foundation (CCF) unites the power of philanthropy with innovative strategies to create greater equity, opportunity and prosperity in Los Angeles County. We have served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with us in transforming Los Angeles. CCF stewards more than $1.4 billion in total assets and manages nearly 1,600 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. Like other foundations, we make grants; but as a community foundation, we fulfill many roles:

  • Champion of charitable giving by individuals, families, organizations and companies
  • Trusted steward of donor funds and legacies
  • Major provider of financial, technical and management support to nonprofit organizations
  • Thought-leader and collaborator with diverse decision-makers and opinion shapers in addressing regional issues
  • Leading convener and grantmaker on the most pressing and critical issues facing Los Angeles, particularly in the arts, civic engagement and public policy, education, health, housing and economic opportunity, immigrant integration and youth transitioning out of foster care


Each year, we allocate nearly as many charitable dollars as we receive. From 2003 to 2013, we have raised more than $1.86 billion in philanthropic contributions and made almost 62,000 grants totaling $1.6 billion. CCF is a vibrant and dynamic philanthropic engine granting out, on average, 10-20 percent of its assets annually.

CCF has the insights, relationships and experience to make your charitable giving meaningful and effective. With an impressive track record of achievement and a relentless focus on strengthening outcomes for current and future generations, it’s no wonder families, donors, non-profits and companies have trusted us as their philanthropic partner for nearly a century.


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