The Foundation places the highest priority on the grant proposals of nonprofits serving communities in the five-county region of Greater Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Ventura Counties). Agencies who serve the Greater LA region but are headquartered elsewhere may also apply for a grant. It is highly unlikely that funding will be offered to an organization, initiative or project that falls outside of this area. By restricting grantees in this manner, Foundation assets are preserved by reducing miles driven and expenses for site visits, as well as making it more feasible and cost effective for grantees to make presentations at board meetings.
- Grants are made to qualified organizations and institutions that are exempt from federal taxes under IRC Section 501(c)(3). No grants are made to individuals or to fund-raising campaigns.
- Particular attention is given to applicants from the Southern California area.
- Race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation or religion are not factors in the consideration and awarding of grants.
- Grants are restricted to organizations whose overhead expenses are deemed to be reasonable by our Foundation.
For details, see our Grant Making Guidelines.