Resources

The Goldhirsh Foundation is committed to supporting social innovation in Los Angeles. Below find a number of resources around social innovation, impact investing, and fundraising.

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California Volunteers“In exchange for almost a year of service the 2022-23 CCAC Fellows will earn an increased stipend of $30,000, health insurance, a scholarship of $10,000 to pay for school or repay college debt upon completion of service, and professional development such as climate-related training and certifications.”Until slots are filled
Venice Community Housing"We're seeking qualified artists for an opportunity to create a collaborative art installation or creative solution at our future affordable site in Santa Monica. The deadline has been extended until December 9, 2022, so if you or someone you know is interested in applying, it's not too late! VCH is seeking artists who will be creative partners in building an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates diversity and inclusion. To learn more, click the button below!"December 9, 2022
ClearEstate Cares"ClearEstate, the digitally native solution designed to empower individuals to plan and settle estates, today announced its new purpose-driven initiative: ClearEstate Cares. ClearEstate Cares is a $25,000 grant program that was created to give back to end-of-life non-profit organizations that help families deal with the pain and challenges of losing a loved one."December 9, 2022
Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs'"The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs' Center for Financial Empowerment seeks a Contractor to provide grant administration services to implement the “Small Dollar Grants for Domestic Violence Survivors” program which will provide $1,250,000 in grants to bolster financial security for survivors of domestic violence who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those from historically underserved and hard-to-reach populations. Please review the attachments provided before responding."December 16, 2022
The Greater LA Education Fund“Equitable Innovation Grants will support projects, programs, and services that integrate student-centered learning techniques and tools to create dynamic learning environments for students and/or promote educator wellness. Individual applicants can apply for up to $1,000. Teams of up to three are eligible to apply for a maximum of $3,000.”December 16, 2022
Hello Alice"Disasters are unpredictable — but critical support shouldn’t be. The average small business loses $3,000 every day they remain closed due to a natural disaster. To help restaurants recover in times of critical need, DoorDash has partnered with Hello Alice to create the Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund. The fund supports restaurants impacted by natural disasters like fires, floods and hurricanes, and provides relief through $10,000 grants."December 30, 2022
Walmart.org"Local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S."December 31, 2022
The Rose Foundation"The Consumer Products Fund was originally created to help consumers understand product labeling, marketing, advertising and product performance claims; the potential personal and environmental health impacts of product ingredients; and to promote truth-in-advertising and also truth-in-labeling with required warnings and disclosures."TBA Early 2023
LA County artsed Collective"The Advancement Grant Program offers flexible matching grants to support Los Angeles County school districts aiming to provide quality arts education for public school students."TBA January, 2023
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator"The LACI Incubation Program offers hands-on incubation services for supporting cleantech startups' growth in Southern California. The first six months of the program are dedicated to intensive curriculum workshops, one on one coaching sessions, and roundtables focused on Go-to-Market, Investor Readiness, and Pilots. After the initial six-month period, the program is focused on achieving the objectives outlined in a custom business roadmap around fundraising, product development, market access, team growth, pilot deployment, and partnerships. "January 6, 2023
National Digital Inclusion AllianceThe ACP Outreach Grant Program’s goal is to increase awareness and participation in the ACP among eligible households, with three objectives: Expanding and supporting diverse and impactful outreach efforts nationwide Strengthening outreach partners nationwide by empowering them to mobilize people and organizations to help raise awareness about ACP to eligible households Increasing ACP enrollment as a result of ACP Outreach Grant Program funded activities The NOFO includes information on eligibility, funding allocation, funding prioritization factors, and guidance on how to prepare for receiving grant funds. This grant program is an incredible opportunity to support your effort in getting the word out about ACP and helping people enroll in the program. January 9, 2023
Livable Communities Initiative (LCI.)"LCI's mission is to address our housing and human dignity crisis by building housing for all Angelenos in safe, sustainable communities. Our Livable Streets L.A.: Design Challenge is open to all types of creatives– architects, urbanists, planners, landscape architects, transit engineers, developers, builders, visual artists, and graphic designers. Grand prize is $2,000 with three runner up awards at $1,000 each. Winners will be chosen by a panel of world-renowned architects and designers. "January 15, 2023
Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF)“PCF is committed to supporting nonprofits in the Pasadena area that are working towards creating a compassionate and caring community for all animals. PCF will fund organizations and programs that serve the needs of domestic animals and wildlife.”February 16, 2023
The Rose Foundation“The California Watershed Protection Fund is enabled to supporting projects designed to benefit the surface water quality of many of California’s watersheds and their ecosystems. All applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of community-based water quality stewardship.”February 17, 2023
Port of Los Angeles"The Port of Los Angeles Community Investment Grant Program creates funding opportunities for small to large community events, programs and projects that benefit surrounding harbor communities and promote the goals of the Los Angeles Harbor Department."TBA March, 2023
The Rose Foundation"The Consumer Financial Education Fund supports projects that relate to consumer financial education, with an emphasis on issues related to just and equitable banking, basic banking, financial literacy, access to financial services, retail banking accounts, and underbanked and/or vulnerable populations."TBA Spring 2023
Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF)“PCF’s Capital Grant Program supports nonprofit and public agency needs for significant capital projects or important equipment purchases. PCF welcomes grant applications from qualified organizations serving the Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre area.”TBA Summer 2023
LA Young Creatives Fund"The LA Young Creatives Fund offers financial support to members of the creative economy whose work has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. LA County residents who work in creative fields may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover any pressing financial needs."Rolling
Tory Burch in Partnership with Upworthy: Empowered Women"Tell us about a woman, anywhere in the world, who is embracing her ambition and making a change. We choose one amazing woman a month - and she receives $5,000 to give to a non-profit of her choice through the Tory Burch Foundation."Rolling
City of Los Angeles Office of the City Clerk"Through Neighborhood Purpose Grants (NPGs), NCs can help local public schools and 501(c)3 nonprofits to fund projects and activities that benefit the community."Rolling
California Air Resources Board"The California Air Resources Board (CARB or the Board) is soliciting a Grantee to implement and administer the Electric Bicycle Incentives Project (EBIP)."Rolling
USC Marshall Greif Incubator"Each year, we work with founders on everything from feasibility and product development, to customer acquisition, testing business models, gaining distribution, team development, investment preparation, and raising funding. We provide additional support in the form of legal assistance, potential financial grants, and access to mentors."Rolling
USC Marshall Venture Fund"The Fund’s mission is to bridge the funding gap for early-stage and amplify the impact for later-stage USC-related companies; train students to evaluate, make, and manage venture investments; and engage alumni, advisors, experts, and other stakeholders in helping build the entrepreneurial ecosystem at USC and in Southern California."Rolling
The Rose Foundation“Rose Foundation extends fiscal sponsorship to new or established projects whose goals and objectives closely match the Foundation’s own.”Rolling
The Eisner Foundation“The Eisner Foundation supports organizations in Los Angeles County and New York City offering intergenerational solutions to society’s greatest challenges. The first step of the application process is to submit a Letter of Inquiry.”Rolling
The Ralph M. Parson Foundation“The Foundation invites organizations serving Los Angeles County to submit an online Letter of Inquiry as a required first step in seeking funding. Initial review by Foundation staff is completed within six weeks.”Rolling
Angell Foundation“Angell Foundation funds efforts that support underserved and under-resourced populations and communities in Southern California and New England. Organizations are welcome to send description of their work to info@angellfoundation.org.”Rolling
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation"DRK supports outsized impact through entrepreneurs and enterprises that meaningfully address a pressing societal problem affecting people’s lives by providing them with 3 years of unrestricted capital (totaling $300,000) and providing rigorous on-going support to help build capacity in organizations and scale impact."Rolling
RSF Social Finance"RSF provides funding to social enterprises that are working to create long-term social and ecological benefit and their broad areas of expertise are food & agriculture, education & the arts, and climate & environment"Rolling
Oakland Black Business Fund"The OBBF is the only Blackled fund providing business grants and larger investments that address the historical lack of access to capital and control of real estate. Including a $10M relief fund focused on helping Oakland businesses impacted by COVID-19 and a $1B investment fund to support Black entrepreneurs.” Rolling
S. Mark Taper Foundation“The S. Mark Taper Foundation conducts one grant cycle each year. The first step in applying for a grant is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) through the Foundation's online grants portal.”Rolling
Wells Fargo"Wells Fargo is donating $175 million to help address public health needs, small business, housing, and financial stability for the most vulnerable populations. They focus their philanthropy on three key areas: housing affordability, financial health, and small business growth."Rolling
Amgen Foundation"The Amgen Foundation awards grants to local, regional, and international nonprofit organizations that are replicable, scalable and designed to have a lasting and meaningful effect in our communities."Rolling
Annenberg Foundation Grants"The Annenberg Foundation grants from $10,000 to $100,000 a year, with priority to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving the five-county region of Greater Los Angeles that are well-integrated into the fabric of the communities they serve."Rolling
Ford Fund Grants"Ford Motor Company Fund supports initiatives and nonprofit organizations in three areas: education, community life and driving safely."Rolling
Global Innovation Fund"The Global Innovation Fund is a non-profit innovation fund that invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the world's poorest people."Rolling
The Nathan Cummings Foundation Grant"The Nathan Cummings Foundation is a multigenerational family foundation, rooted in the Jewish tradition of social justice. It awards grants to support movements, organizations and individuals pursuing justice for people and the planet."Rolling
The Ahmanson Foundation"The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness, and underserved populations as well as a wide range of human services."Rolling

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