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

The Los Angeles College Football National Championship Host Committee, ChampionLA supporters, and College Football Playoff Foundation with support from the Play Equity Fund"Champions Educate is awarding between $5,000 - $20,000 to 46 educators who are harnessing the power of sport, play, and movement to support the mental health and social emotional needs of students.”Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis until 46 educators are identified
California Office of the Small Business Advocate“The California Dream Fund is providing up to $10,000 grants to small businesses and small nonprofits to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation in California.”Until all funds are distributed
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
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities“The “Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants” Funding 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. Application budgets are limited to $500k direct cost.”October 5, 2022
Hello Alice"The FedEx ® Entrepreneur Fund, will provide $10,000 grants to 30 small businesses owned by military-connected entrepreneurs and people with disabilities in the United States."October 7, 2022
Second District of the County of Los Angeles"The Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell is able to provide discretionary funding to a limited number of selected organizations in the Second District of the County of Los Angeles."October 7, 2022
Hello Alice"The Small Business Growth Fund provides the capital entrepreneurs need to make their next big move. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 grant, provided by Mastercard, to accelerate their growth and continue to help make 2022 the year of their small business."October 14, 2022
Crail-Johnson Foundation“The Crail-Johnson Foundation is a children’s charity, directed towards programs benefiting children, youth, and families in Los Angeles. Grant applications and requests are open to nonprofit organizations that align with the Education funding priority.”October 15, 2022
Non Profit Sustainability Initiative (NSI)“Applications are now open for NSI's 2022-2023 Executive Transition Cohort. Participating organizations will receive $100,000 in executive transition planning and implementation funds, as well as access to transition resources, consultants, and peer group mentorship.”October 21, 2022
City of Los Angeles"The Los Angeles Reforms for Equity and Public Acknowledgment of Institutional Racism (L.A. REPAIR) is L.A.'s first participatory budget pilot program. Three REPAIR Zones are collecting ideas from the community to address long-standing issues stemming from discrimination and injustice.”October 23, 2022
Long Beach Community Foundation“The Katy Stone Memorial Fund grants between $5,000 to $20,000 to nonprofit organizations with programs that nurture the body, mind, and spirit of goal-oriented people of any age, but especially youth, in the City of Long Beach. These programs will promote their education and develop their physical, mental, and spiritual talents.”October 27, 2022
Hollywood Community Foundation “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is granting up to $2,500 to member nonprofit organizations to reach out to sometimes excluded groups, deliver services directly to those who need them, address root causes of problems, and make a significant contribution to the economic vitality of Hollywood.”October 2022
PeopleForBikes “The PeopleForBikes Industry Community Grant Program provides funding for projects that make bicycling better in communities across the U.S. grants to nonprofit organizations and local governments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.”October 31, 2022
Honda USA Foundation"Honda and the Honda USA Foundation provide funding to eligible organizations that support communities located near their major operations and align with their strategic CSR pillars of education, environment, mobility, traffic safety and community. Honda will accept requests for funding opportunities within a $25,000 to $100,000 range and will evaluate each request based on its own merit."October 31, 2022
LA City Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department"Nine community organizations will be selected to operate nine peace & healing center programs in communities across LA, $2 million in funding is available."October 31, 2022
National Institutes of Health“This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications to participate as a Research Center as part of the Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence initiative.”November 2, 2022
National Institutes of Health“This Funding Opportunity Announcement seeks applications for the Data Innovation and Coordinating Hub/Resource Center (hereafter referred to as 'the Innovation Hub') for the Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence initiative.“November 2, 2022
National Institutes of Health“This Funding Opportunity Announcement seeks applications for the Implementation Science Hub/Resource Center for the Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence initiative.”November 9, 2022
Founders First CDC“$100,000 will be awarded to 30 businesses in Southern California, this grant money can be used as growth capital to hire or rehire premium wage jobs. To qualify your for-profit company must have a current staff of 2-20 employees, with annual revenues between $100K and $3 million, or be in a Low to Moderate Income area.”November 30, 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.”TBA December, 2022
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 - Selected Monthly
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
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
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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