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

U.S. Department of Education"The Postsecondary Student Success Grant (PSSG) Program is a grant program designed to equitably improve postsecondary student outcomes, including retention, transfer (including successful transfer of completed credits), credit accumulation, and completion."September 25th, 2023
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development"The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will provide more than $3.1 billion in competitive funding to homeless services organizations across the country for supportive services and housing programs for people experiencing homelessness."September 28th, 2023
The Michelson Medical Research Foundation"The Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology focuses on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery. The winner is awarded $30,000 and publication of his or her essay in Science."October 1st, 2023
Port of Long Beach"The Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program is accepting proposals from government agencies and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to fund large, impactful environmental projects at the area’s existing and future public parks and open spaces."October 2nd, 2023
LA County Department of Arts and Culture"The Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program recognizes the value of arts and culture as a vital tool for cross-sector and civic problem solving across a range of issue areas. The program supports arts projects and programming taking place at nonprofit social service and social justice organizations and in municipal departments."October 4th, 2023
National Institutes of Health"The NIH Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) Program's overarching goal is to enhance the breadth and geographical location of research and research-related activities supported by NIH. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and applications.”October 5th, 2023
National Institutes of Health“This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 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. Application budgets are limited to $500K Direct Cost.”October 5th, 2023
National Institutes of Health"This funding opportunity announcement seeks to support research that examines the impact of leveraging health information technology to reduce disparities in access to and utilization of health care services, patient-clinician communication, and health outcomes for populations that experience health disparities in the U.S.”October 5th, 2023
National Institutes of Health"A changing climate will adversely impact human health through multiple direct and indirect effects on individuals and their communities. The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to solicit P20 planning grant applications for Climate Change and Health Research Centers (CCHRCs). NIH intends to commit $30 million in FY2023 and FY2024 to fund up to 17 awards."October 10th, 2023
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration"This notice invites non-Federal entities to partner with the ocean and coastal mapping programs of NOAA's National Ocean Service on jointly-funded projects of mutual interest."October 10th, 2023
National Institutes of Health“This initiative will support intervention research that addresses structural racism and discrimination in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities. Application budgets are limited to $500,000 direct costs annually, not including consortia F&A.”October 10th, 2023
Rose Foundation"This is a grant application opportunity for proposals that advance internet privacy for individuals. The maximum allowable grant request is $150,000 but we encourage applicants tailor the amount requested to the capacity of their organization as well as the scope of the project."October 13th, 2023
U.S. Department of Education“The purpose of the Perkins Innovation and Modernization grant program is to identify, support, and rigorously evaluate evidence-based and innovative strategies and activities to improve and modernize career and technical education (CTE) and ensure workforce skills taught in CTE programs.”October 13th, 2023
Rose Foundation"The California Environmental Grassroots Fund supports small and emerging local groups across California that are building climate resilience and advancing environmental justice."November 1st, 2023
CIV:LAB"This grant-making fund supports organizations working on technology, workforce development, and education solutions in the climate space."December 15th, 2023
National Institutes of Health"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
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
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
Los Angeles 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
Los Angeles 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
Los Angeles Council District 8“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 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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