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
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
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
National Endowment for the Arts Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, we support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. August 6th, 2020 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Strategic National Arts Alumni Project To further expand existing knowledge about the lives and careers of arts graduates, the Board of Directors of Arts & Design Alumni Research (SNAAP) invites proposals from scholars and researchers to develop and conduct new research using the quantitative items in the SNAAP database of arts alumni and be named SNAAP Research Fellows. August 31st, 2020
The Pittsburgh Foundation The Bennett Prize is a stipend/grant-in-aid program established by American art collectors Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt to support the fine art practice of a woman painter working in figurative realism. October 16th, 2020

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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

For inquiries please email us at [email protected]

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: