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
The Drucker Prize The Drucker Prize (formerly the Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation) is a $100,000 award given to the nonprofit organization that is deemed to best meet Drucker’s definition of innovation: “change that creates a new dimension of performance.” April 30, 2019
New Media Ventures Open Call Application New Media Ventures is eager to invest in projects that are building movements, technology, and media to power the future. The application opens January 14 and will close February 11, at 11:59pm PT. February 11, 2019
Coding it Forward - Mini-Grant Program Coding it Forward is launching the Mini-Grant Program to back the passion of students and teams at campuses around the country who want to pursue socially impactful products and projects. TBD

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Speaking Engagements

Past and Upcoming Team Goldhirsh Speaking Engagements

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
Nov 16 2017
#SustainLACo Kickoff, Angie Jean-Marie
Nov 2 2017
Redefining Innovation with and LA2050, Angie Jean-Marie

More Speaking Engagements

Nov 1 2017
Long Beach Civic Innovation Summit, Angie Jean-Marie
Oct 1 2017
Public Policy Speaker Series: California State Senator Ben Allen in Conversation with Tara Roth
Oct 1 2017
Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking, Angie Jean-Marie
Oct 1 2017
2017 AIA|LA Design Awards, Tara Roth
Sep 1 2017
Wealth Management: Impact Investing Forum, Tara Roth
Jun 1 2017
Understanding Philanthropy, 10th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference, Tara Roth
Apr 22 2017
UPTOGOOD Film Festival, Angie Jean-Marie
Mar 23 2017
Leading from the West with Tara Roth and Roy Choi, Tara Roth
Jan 26 2017
FuturizeX Student Challenge at UCLA, Tara Roth
Dec 7 2016
The Role of Non-Profits in the Public Sector - Innovative Partnerships at Work, 2016 MMASC Annual Conference, Angie Jean-Marie
Dec 1 2016
MakeChange Awards, Afternoon Keynote, Angie Jean-Marie
Nov 16 2016
UCLA, [email protected]: Meet the Funder, Tara Roth
Nov 15 2016
LA Magazine and XPRIZE, Los Angeles Magazine’s Breakfast Conversation Series: Philanthropy in LA,Tara Roth
Oct 23 2016
Trust for Public Land Green Alleys, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Megan Park
Oct 12 2016
Equity + Inclusion Place by Design Competition, SXSW Eco, Angie Jean-Marie
Sep 19 2016
Social Innovation to Catalyze Impact, Southern California Grantmakers Annual Conference, Tara Roth
Aug 24 2016
The New Creatives: Building LA’s Future Creative Economy, Soho House West Hollywood, Moderated by Tara Roth
Jun 22 2016
Innovate DTLA Keynote Panel, Keynote Panel, Tara Roth
Jun 1 2016
Philanthropy of the Future, Tara Roth, 501(c)onference 2016
May 17 2016
An Evening with Tara Roth moderated by Angie Jean-Marie, ComNetworkLA
Apr 28 2016
“Bold Ideas and Leaders for the Future of Los Angeles” at Soho House West Hollywood
Mar 3 2016
Tara spoke at a California State University Northridge’s President’s Special Series Seminars entitled “Understanding Philanthropy in Los Angeles and Beyond.”
Jan 17 2016
Socal Grantmakers Peer Learning Group, Tara Roth
Dec 8 2015
Building Better People Movers: The Future of Transportation in California, Milken Institute California Summit 2015, Tara Roth
Nov 10 2015
Designing Social Impact Campaigns, NewCo Los Angeles, Angie Jean-Marie
Oct 26 2015
Big Ideas in Urban Manufacturing, Urban Manufacturing Alliance, Tara Roth
Oct 20 2015
Investing in Los Angeles, C-Suite Quarterly Investor Conference, Tara Roth
Oct 19 2015
Grantmaking and the Crowd: Risks, Rewards, and Impact, Grantmakers in the Arts 2015 Conference, Angie Jean-Marie
Oct 7 2015
ANTIFRAGILE LA, Impact Hub Los Angeles
Jun 15 2015
Real Cost Project: Los Angeles Regional Forum, Tara Roth, Southern California Grantmakers
Jun 1 2015
Tara Roth joins Equality Now for “The Word Effect: How words and labels impede gender equality”
May 28 2015
Keynote Address, Jewish LA2050 at American Jewish University, Matthew Sharp
May 1 2015
Matt Sharp speaks at NORDP, Grand Challenge Research Initiatives & the “Grand Challenge” of Building Partnerships Within and Outside the University
Apr 6 2015
The Circuitous Path of Innovation, USC Innovators Forum, Tara Roth
Mar 8 2015
Australian Consulate of Los Angeles, International Women’s Day, Tara Roth
Feb 23 2015
Amplifier Giving Circle Convening, Leichtag Foundation Ranch, Shauna Nep
Nov 30 2014
The Public/Philanthropic Partnership: Filling the Void in Social Services, Milken Institute, Tara Roth
Nov 5 2014
Leadership Today, County of Los Angeles, Productivity Managers’ Network, Tara Roth
Oct 28 2014
FWDMonthly: The Startup Government with Tara Roth
Oct 21 2014
Lunch and Learn with USC Marshall Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship, Tara Roth
Oct 17 2014
Entrepreneur Impact Day, Tara Roth.
Oct 2 2014
Splash LA 2014 is LA’s premier entrepreneur conference, and business plan competition, Tara Roth
Sep 1 2014
DROUGHT! Leveraging Social Communities to Solve California’s Big Problem, Shauna Nep, Social Media Week LA
Aug 20 2014
Future of LA with X PRIZE and The Science & Entertainment Exchange, Tara Roth
Jun 20 2014
Silicon Beach Fest, Mobility of E-Government, Tara Roth
Jun 1 2014
LA’s BEST Friends Board meeting, Ki’tay Davidson
Jun 1 2014
Environmental Funders and Media Forum, Council for Watershed Health, Shauna Nep
May 1 2014
Keynote, TechLA, Los Angeles City Hall, Tara Roth
Apr 16 2014
Designing Innovative Public Health Solutions, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Shauna Nep
Apr 15 2014
Los Angeles #ThinkFWD Chapter Launch, Can tech rebuild the middle class and the American dream in the 21st century? Ben Goldhirsh
Apr 10 2014
Keynote, Perkins + Will, Tara Roth
Apr 5 2014
Funders’ Panel, Open Streets National Summit, Shauna Nep
Apr 3 2014
Plenary: Our Region, Our Challenges, Our Opportunities for Impact, SCG 2014 Public Policy Conference, Tara Roth
Feb 20 2014
Innovators in Health Salon, The California Endowment, Opening Remarks, Shauna Nep
Feb 19 2014
Quality and Productivity Commission Luncheon, County of Los Angeles, Tara Roth
Feb 1 2014
USC Internship Week. Shauna Nep
Feb 1 2014
Social Entrepreneurship Class, Occidental College, Shauna Nep
Feb 1 2014
Social Enterprise Networking Event: What does it take to make a big impact? Shauna Nep
Feb 1 2014
Peer Health Exchange Reception Honoring Tara Roth
Jan 1 2014
Code for LA Meetup at City Hall to discuss Open Data Initiative, Shauna Nep
Dec 1 2013
Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters Environmental Leadership Awards, Tara Roth
Dec 1 2013
CROWDFUNDxWomen Accelerating funding opportunities for women-led businesses, Tara Roth
Nov 1 2013
DIY Days LA, Shauna Nep + Anna Silverman
Oct 1 2013
USC Innovation Lab CRUNCH Hackathon, Judge. Shauna Nep
Oct 1 2013
The Regional Picture, Tara Roth, State of the Watershed
Oct 1 2013
#LaStoryLab: The Potential of Storytelling through New Mediums, Anna Silverman, EALLA
Oct 1 2013
KCHUNG Radio, Arts ReSTORE LA, Anna Silverman
Sep 1 2013
How to Run a Successful Twitter Party, Shauna Nep, Social Media Week
Sep 1 2013
Hitting the Jackpot: How Community Crowdsourcing Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving, Shauna Nep, Social Media Week
Sep 1 2013
Designing Social Impact, Tara Roth, LEAP Symposium
Mar 1 2013
dublab Live Broadcast + Twitter Party. Shauna Nep

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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: