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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Amplifying opportunities for social innovation

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
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment"Over the past several years, this fund has supported projects that promote accuracy in marketing and labeling, and consumer understanding regarding product ingredients and performance to protect people’s rights, health, and safety.v Projects must advance consumer education or consumer rights primarily in the state of California. "February 3, 2023
The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture"Creative Recovery LA is a new grant initiative to address pandemic impacts on the arts and the creative economy, one of the most economically significant and hardest-hit sectors, while leveraging the unique capacity of arts and culture to catalyze our region’s economic recovery, civic connectivity, and community wellbeing. Through this initiative the Department of Arts and Culture will award over $26 million in American Rescue Plan funds to deliver financial relief and recovery to the LA County nonprofit arts and culture sector."February 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
Nike"The Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF), is an employee-led, neighborhood-focused approach to supporting local community organizations around the world to drive positive, lasting change and make play possible for all kids."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
Plug In South LA"Black and Latinx founders, we’re talking to you! We become devoted to our accelerator startups who have an opportunity to receive seed investment after the program. From Office Hours with VCs, Capital Access Networking opportunities, and access to $40,000 in grants for chosen startups in the Healthcare Tech sector, we have your growth and success in mind. Possible Seed investment post accelerator options are also on the table."February 27, 2023
Livable Communities Initiative"The Livable Communities Initiative (LCI) is calling for submissions that will reimagine under-utilized boulevards as Complete Streets with Human Scale housing that supports a range of family structures and sizes, and incomes. "March 15, 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”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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