The Foundation reviews grant requests from 501(c)(3) organizations that are not private foundations as defined in section 509(a) of the U.S. Internal Revenue code and that are based in and serving Los Angeles County.
The Foundation’s philanthropic interests are in four areas:
- Arts and Humanities
- Health and Medicine
- Human Services
The types of funding support common to these areas include:
- Construction and renovations
- Equipment and furnishings
- Transportation vehicles
- Technology and infrastructure
- Software, books, supplies
Requests for capital support are considered after there is clear evidence that the goal of the campaign will be achieved and that it will be accomplished within a reasonable time period. Lead gifts are rarely granted.
On occasion, the Foundation provides operational support for outstanding programs.
Eligible grant applicants are organizations certified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and not private foundations as defined in Section 509(a) of that Code.
Grants are not made:
- To individuals
- To religious organizations for sectarian or propagation of faith purposes
- To institutions limiting their services to persons of a single religious sect or denomination
- For propagandizing, influencing legislation and/or elections, or promoting voter registration
- For political candidates, campaigns or organizations engaged in political activities or specific advocacy
Grants generally are not approved for:
- Endowed chairs, fellowships, internships, exchanges, or individual scholarships
- Annual campaigns or regular, ongoing operational support
- Production of film, video or other media
- Deficit financing, loans or debt reduction
- Organizations that make grants to others
- Traveling exhibits, performance underwriting, seminars, workshops, surveys, general research and development
- Support of regional and national charities (specific diseases, national causes, etc.)
- Fundraising or award events