Funding Eligibility & Limitations


The Foundation reviews funding requests from 501(c)(3) public charity organizations, based in and serving Los Angeles County, that are not private foundations as defined in sections 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”).

Eligible applicants must be organizations that are tax-exempt under the above referenced IRC sections, in operation for a minimum of 3-5 years, and reflect established and stable leadership.


Funding is not awarded to:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations for sectarian or propagation of faith purposes
  • Institutions limiting their services to persons of a single religious sect or denomination
  • Organizations propagandizing, influencing legislation and/or elections, or promoting voter registration
  • Organizations that spend a significant amount of expenses on lobbying for political candidates or campaigns, or organizations engaged in political activities or specific advocacy

Funding is generally not approved for:

  • Endowed chairs, fellowships, internships, exchanges, or individual scholarships
  • Annual campaigns or ongoing operational support
  • Production of film, video, or other media
  • Deficit financing, loans, or operational debt reduction
  • Re-granting purposes
  • Traveling exhibitions, the underwriting of performances, seminars, workshops, surveys, or general research
  • Support of regional or national charities
  • Disease specific or other types of medical research
  • Pilot projects
  • General solicitations
  • Fundraising or awards events