Goldhirsh Foundation


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

Organization Description Deadline
Harbor Freight The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence awards more than $1 million to skilled trades teachers in public high schools across the United States. Believing that access to quality skilled trades education gives high school students pathways to graduation, opportunity, good jobs and a workforce our country needs, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools aims to stimulate greater understanding, support and investment by public entities and others in skilled trades education. May 13, 2020
Amgen Foundation The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work. The 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 gives 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. Grants are for one year and range from $10,000 to a maximum of $100,000. 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

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Speaking Engagements

Past and Upcoming Team Goldhirsh Speaking Engagements

Apr 15 2019
OBAxLA Speaker Event: Creating Change Through Social Innovation, Tara Roth
Apr 4 2019
City Impact Lab, Tara Roth
Oct 25 2018
Talanoa Dialogue on Sub-National Climate Financing at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Tara Roth
Oct 10 2018
Make it in LA / LACI, “Dollars and Sense,” Tara Roth
Oct 3 2018
Leadership for LA’s Future: What Will LA Look Like in 2050?; United Way of Greater LA’s Tocqueville Society and Emerging Leaders, Tara Roth
Mar 1 2018
26th Annual Kravis De-Roulet Leadership Conference, Tara Roth

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Publications & Tools

1. Publications around capital development

From capital development to crowdsourcing technologies, we are always learning. Here is a list of publications we found helpful.

2. Currently Reading

Our team is always learning and sharing. Here is a list of books we are currently reading. For real-time updates, follow the team on twitter.

3. Innovative tools we love

We are constantly learning about new and innovative tools to help nonprofits and for-profits succeed in their latest ventures. Here is a list of tools we love: