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.

Financial Capital Opportunities

Amplifying opportunities for social innovation

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator"The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), the Milken Institute’s Community Infrastructure Center (CIC), Accelerator for America (A4A), and the Climate Mayors (Partners) aim to prepare cities to access this capital to the greatest extent possible by releasing this RFI."July 27th, 2024
California Humanities"Public-Space Activation Fund (PAF) is a monthly grant opportunity. Funding is available for temporary, locale-relevant, creative projects on streets, sidewalks, and adjacent public spaces within public view in LA City neighborhoods where arts and culture are absent or scarce."July 31st, 2024
The National Endowment for the Arts"Our Town is our creative placemaking grants program, using arts, culture, and design to strengthen communities and advance local priorities."August 1st, 2024
CA Energy Commission"To fund applied research and development and technology demonstration and deployment projects that will advance short- to long-duration stationary energy storage technologies."August 8th, 2024
CA Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery"This competitive tire grant program provides opportunities to divert waste tires from landfills, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products."August 15th, 2024
NIH"This opportunity encourages multidisciplinary projects to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to a community and to develop and implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings."October 5th, 2024
NIH“The ReWARD program provides support for the health-related research of scientists who are making a significant contribution to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and who have no current NIH research project grant funding.”October 5th, 2024
NIH“The purpose of this opportunity is to support novel and innovative research that examines and/or intervenes on the underlying and multilevel causes, pathways, and factors adversely impacting the health and well-being of persons with disabilities.”October 5th, 2024
NIH“This opportunity will support innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research focused on clinical epidemiology, evaluation of public and/or health care policies, and validation of measurements that address health and healthcare disparities related to non-communicable and chronic diseases with the highest disease burden and mortality in Latin America and among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos.”October 5th, 2024
NIH“This opportunity will support multidisciplinary and innovative intervention research to understand and address maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States, particularly but not exclusively among racial and ethnic minority, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and underserved rural populations.”October 5th, 2024
NIH“This opportunity will support innovative observational and intervention-based research to identify and characterize the pathways and mechanisms through which health and health care disparities occur among sexual and gender minority populations of minoritized racial/ethnic and socio-economic statuses.”October 5th, 2024
NIH“This initiative will support intervention research that addresses structural racism and discrimination (SRD) in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities.”October 9th, 2024
NIH"The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to support planning and development, including pilot or feasibility research, to improve health in Native American populations. Proposed research may address health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, recovery, or services research to inform intervention implementation and dissemination."October 15th, 2024
NIH“This opportunity will support research on interventions to improve health in Native American populations. Intervention and related research is sought to build upon community knowledge, resources, and resilience to identify and rigorously test culturally appropriate solutions to reduce morbidity and mortality.”October 21st, 2024
LA County Department of Economic Opportunity“Team DEO will be providing recoverable grants ranging between $500k to $2M to non-profit organizations in designated communities.”December 1st, 2024
CA Public Utilities Commission"The basis of the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Broadband Public Housing Account is to provide grants and loans to finance projects to build broadband networks offering free broadband service for residents of low-income communities."January 1st, 2025
QueensCare Charitable Grants"QueensCare makes grants to 501(c)3 nonprofit agencies providing healthcare services to low-income residents of Los Angeles County. Most funding is awarded to programs serving individuals and families residing in QueensCare’s Primary and Secondary Service Areas. Applications must align with the healthcare purpose of one or more of QueensCare’s 13 Funds. QueensCare gives preference to agencies that have operated successfully for at least three years."Rolling
CA ABP"The California Abundant Birth Project (CA ABP) is a guaranteed income program that provides cash during pregnancy. It was developed by Expecting Justice and the community to make birthing healthier and safer for the people facing the greatest risk during their pregnancy journey."Rolling
Algalita"Through Wayfinder Society, Algalita will be awarding mini-grants throughout the year to educators leading the way on environmental education."Rolling
The Green Foundation"The Green Foundation’s resources are primarily focused on three specific areas – Community Services, Education, and The Arts – with a secondary focus on Special Projects."Rolling
Perenchio Foundation"The Perenchio Foundation provides grants to visual and performing arts organizations in Los Angeles to build capacity and expand their ability to serve communities and create impactful experiences for current and future generations."Rolling
First 5 LA"The Community Opportunities Flexible Fund provides a broad range of grants, stipends, contracts, honoraria, and related expenditures of $2,500–$85,000 to organizations and volunteer efforts. Funding may be used to change systems affecting children prenatal to 5 and their families by helping to build community connections and voice of the people most impacted."Rolling
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development"The PACE Small Business Grant Program is $5,000 or $10,000 grant fund for small businesses located within the Unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County – District 1. This Program helps small business by providing grants that can be used to cover business expenses including payroll, rent, working capital, and inventory."Rolling
LA County First District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis'The purpose of the Community Grant Program is to develop or support services that meet the diverse needs of the residents of the First District, on issues ranging from health, violence prevention, and environmental justice to immigration and jobs among others."Rolling
LA County Fourth District Supervisor Janice Hahn"Each request for a funding grant must meet a social need of the residents of our County,specifically serving the Fourth District residents."Rolling
LA City Council District 1, Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez"Council District 1 is currently considering requests for grants from our discretionary fund allotment. We're proud to be able to invest in our community and fund projects our residents are passionate about."Rolling
LA City Council District 3, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield"To assist nonprofits, schools, and senior organizations in his district, Councilmember Blumenfield sets aside a limited amount of funds each year to provide special bus transportation to events or outings."Rolling
LA City Council District 4, Councilmember Nithya Raman"Council District 4 is currently considering requests for grants of up to $5,000 from our discretionary fund allotment, commonly referred to as AB1290 funds. CD4’s AB1290 funds have been able to fund projects beautifying the city, serving the needs of the community, and bettering the lives of CD4 residents and all Angelenos."Rolling
LA City Council District 5, Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky"Council District 5 accepts requests for discretionary funding and grants on a rolling basis.” Rolling
LA City Council District 8, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson“Community Based Organization Grant Fund offers support to non-profits with operating budgets less than $5 million. All requested funds for general operating and project expenses must benefit residents of Council District 8.”Rolling
LA City Council District 10, Councilmember Heather Hutt“Groups that wish to receive special event equipment from the Tenth District must submit an online application and agree to comply with the Guidelines and restrictions. The equipment provided is the property of the City of Los Angeles and must be returned.”Rolling
LA City Council District 12, Councilmember John Lee"This program is open to essential businesses located in Council District 12. To be eligible, businesses must be currently open and operating or will be able to open upon receipt of the loan."Rolling
LA City Council District 12 & The Change Reaction"This program, provides emergency financial relief to hardworking families and individuals experiencing unexpected hardship in the Twelfth District."Rolling
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
United States Department of Agriculture“This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. Eligible borrowers include: public bodies, community-based non-profit corporations and federally-recognized Tribes.” 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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