Abrazar provides community-based Spanish language learning and cultural exchange programs designed to foster positive inter-group relations and promote cross-cultural understanding between African-American and Latino youth. The mission of Abrazar is to transform Spanish-language learning into an affirming cultural experience that inspires our youth to become multi-lingual leaders and ambassadors of goodwill in and beyond their communities.
African American Board Leadership Institute
The African American Board Leadership Institute will strengthen community-based organizations through the identification, recruitment, and training of African American leaders to serve on their board of directors.
Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP)
ALAP is an educational and informational link for playwrights in Los Angeles and an advocate for the social, cultural, and community value of plays, playwriting, and theater.
All Your Possibilities
All Your Possibilities will assist lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people in identifying and realizing life goals through the launch of a website that details the career stories of LGBT adults and offers support services. The site will include searchable career narratives from LGBT adults, virtual trainings, one-onone career counseling, and resources for organizations and individuals that already support this population as a part of their work.
Amigos de Siqueiros Project
The Amigos de Siqueiros Project, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, protects, conserves and promotes the America Tropical mural of the internationally renowned artist David Alfaro Siqueiros. The Project has launched mural-related programming and will operate the publically-funded Interpretive Center slated for opening in 2013.
Arts in Communities and Schools (ARCoS)
The mission of Arts in Communities and Schools (ARCoS) is to bring the arts to low-income communities and public schools in order to improve the quality of life of low-income Latino families and increase the cultural vitality in their communities.
Associates in Learning and Leadership (ALL)
Associates in Learning and Leadership (ALL) builds the capacity of school communities and organizations through "Institutes," workshops and on-site coaching to maximize learning.
Bay Area Book Festival
The Bay Area Book Festival promotes reading and literature to the diverse Bay Area communities by presenting a large annual weekend book festival and related events.
Baby2baby provides Los Angeles families in need with gently-used essential equipment, clothing, and products for young children.
The BizFed Institute will build a bridge between the business community and the public sector to allow for discussion and collaboration on critical issues to ensure community revitalization and economic growth.
Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach
Long Beach Building Healthy Communities is part of a 10-year, $100-million initiative of the California Endowment targeting 14 communities throughout California. As with each community, Long Beach's Hub will serve as a physical and virtual resource center for collaboration and capacity-building among residents, organizations, business, government, and other key stakeholders in order to carry out the community-specific plan they have developed to address a variety of local health issues.
Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra
The Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra (BHCYO) trains and educates young people at the highest levels of musicianship to build personal self-worth and the skills needed to succeed in this world and have a positive impact in their communities.
California Chapters in Aging
California Chapters in Aging provides culturally-sensitive and linguistically-appropriate health and education programs to the 50+ population of Southern California’s diverse communities.
California Community Empowerment Foundation
The California Community Empowerment Foundation cultivates civic awareness, participation, and empowerment through research, education, and direct community action.
California Environmental Rights Alliance (CERA)
CERA advocates for the development and implementation of protective environmental policies and the empowerment of community members to participate effectively in decisions that affect environmental quality where they live, work, learn, and play.
California Participation Project
The California Participation Project works with California nonprofit organizations to expand civic engagement and increase voting in the communities they serve. The project aims to create a permanent non-partisan voter engagement infrastructure in California, increase the number and impact of California-based nonprofit organizations that participate in voter engagement and participation efforts, achieve large and sustained increases in voter turnout, engage the nonprofit sector in improving election practices, strengthen the influence of California’s nonprofit and civic sector within civil society and educate traditionally undercounted populations about the 2010 census.
California Safe Schools Coalition
California Safe Schools is a coalition of over 45 organizations committed to ensuring a toxic-free environment for children, teachers, and staff at all schools throughout California, with an emphasis on using least toxic methods to eradicate pests and weeds.
CANCURE raises awareness and provides education and resources for developing a novel treatment of inoperable solid cancers. They also create a sense of community in looking for a cure, which significantly extends the life expectancy of people diagnosed with some forms of cancer.
City Hall Fellows
City Hall Fellows is a 12-month program that provides youth with internships in municipal government as well as mentoring and intensive training on how local government functions.
El Monte Promise Foundation
A community initiative to provide local students with a seamless pathway from preschool through college.
Escuelita Cultural is an educational program assisting teachers and parents improve youth literacy skills through arts and music.
Center for Asset Building Opportunities (CABO)
The mission of the Center for Asset Building Opportunities (CABO) is to assist the less privileged among us gain access to life opportunities made possible through the gradual process of accumulation and preservation of wealth. CABO believes in the transformational power of assets and their unique ability in eradicating the cycle of poverty. They plan to achieve their goals by partnering with nonprofit organizations and banks in designing and offering innovative banking programs and services that encourage participants to make informed decisions conducive to alleviating financial instability and integrating them into the financial mainstream.
Center for Community Health Studies
The Center for Community Health Studies provides planning and research services, data analysis, and evaluation tools for social service and advocacy organizations working on health issues.
Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends establishes social inclusion programs for youth with mental disabilities in school districts nationwide.
City Hall Fellows
City Hall Fellows is a twelve-month program that provides youth with internships in municipal government as well as mentoring and intensive training on how local government functions.
The City Project
The mission of The City Project is to achieve equal justice, democracy, and livability by influencing the investment of public resources to achieve results that are equitable, enhance human health and the environment, and promote economic vitality for all communities.
Climate Resolve will educate LA’s thought-leaders on climate change and, with their support, advance policies that help prepare the Southland reduce the region’s contribution of greenhouse gasses and adapt to the anticipated impacts.
College Match assists well-qualified, low-income high school students to gain admission to good colleges with sufficient financial assistance.
Communities Rising improves the health and well-being of communities by increasing the availability of healthy environments linked to effective healthcare.
Community Without Walls: A Sustainable Learning Community
Community Without Walls nurtures and brings together a new generation of Pasadena citizens in a collaboration process to address the concerns and issues of the global community.
Creative Education Partners
Creative Education Partners focuses on providing college access for young people from families and communities that have limited experience with higher education. Mentors will provide guidance to students in college requirements, SAT preparation, options for college, and financial aid applications.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educational Athletic Foundation (DhhEAF)
DhhEAF promotes personal growth, health, cultural preservation, and socialization opportunities within the deaf and hard of hearing community by introducing them to the sport of tennis.
The Delores Project
The Delores L. Bryson African American Screening and Prevention for Colorectal Cancer (A.A.S.A.P) raises awareness through outreach programs among community residents and primary care physicians to reduce the high incidence and mortality rates of colorectal cancer in the Los Angeles African American community.
Determined to Succeed
Determined to Succeed provides comprehensive year-round academic support to students from low-income minority families. The program seeks to guide students through the critical middle and high school years, including the college acceptance process.
The Dinner Party
The Dinner Party transforms grief from a victimizing experience to one of empowerment, personal development, and
The Diverse Scholar Project
The Diverse Scholar Project promotes the recruitment, mentoring, and success of minority postdoctoral scholars to facilitate the diversification of the Ph.D. workforce in academia, industry and other fields.
Eagle Rock Elementary Education Foundation (EREEF)
EREEF is a parent and community driven organization that seeks to raise funds and develop other resources to obtain, maintain, and strengthen needed and desired programs, services, and improvements at Eagle Rock Elementary.
Early Childhood Parenting Center
ECPC's mission is to provide services for children up to six years of age and their families that support optimal developmental, psychological, and emotional growth.
East Hollywood Route 66 Revitalization Taskforce (EHR66)
The East Hollywood Route 66 Revitalization Taskforce will connect Santa Monica Boulevard with its rich legacy as the historic Route 66.
Emerging Arts Leaders Los Angeles (EAL)
EAL’s mission is to ensure sustainable innovation in arts leadership by facilitating and providing a forum for preparing, educating, and inspiring emerging arts professionals to assume the next generation of arts sector leadership positions. The network provides emerging arts professionals with opportunities to expand their peer network, share resources, and improve their job-related skills through professional development.
Epilepsy Alliance of Orange County
The Epilepsy Alliance of Orange County educates the public about epilepsy and supports the large number of people affected by epilepsy in Orange County through telephone referrals, bilingual support groups for family members of individuals with epilepsy, and community presentations at local schools and professional organizations.
Fair Trade Judaica
Fair Trade Judaica’s mission is to promote fair trade as a Jewish value through educating the Jewish community and its institutions about their power to consume wisely when buying cultural products, and to support artisans and their communities in developing countries by creating more avenues for selling their products.
Farmer Veteran Coalition
Farmer Veteran Coalition provides information, mentoring, training, and placements for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan to encourage employment and entrepreneurship in agriculture.
The mission of Fertile Action is to ensure every woman affected by breast cancer has the opportunity to become a biological mother after receiving cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, which often cause sterility.
For Grace advocates for the ethical and equal treatment of women in pain.
Friends of Elysian Heights
The mission of the Friends of Elysian Heights (FoEH) is to provide financial, material and volunteer support to Elysian Heights Elementary School.
Friends of Micheltorena Street School
The mission of Friends of Micheltorena Street School is to support and advocate for the educational endeavors, emotional growth, and community involvement of students, families, and stakeholders of Micheltorena Street Elementary School. They will identify services, programs, and/or capital improvement projects annually for which to fundraise.
Friends of the Old Bank District Gardens
The Friend of the Old Bank District Gardens project will provide maintenance, gardening, security and programming for a new “pocket park” under construction on South Spring Street between West 4th and 5th Streets.
Future of Journalism Foundation
The mission of the Future of Journalism Foundation (FJF) is to help advance a democratic society by producing independent, credible, in-depth journalism that informs the public about important issues that are not being sufficiently covered by other news organizations, by distributing this journalism in the public domain, and by generating this reporting via hands-on mentorships of young journalists by senior reporters, thus also building future capacity for high-quality journalism in the public interest.
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (GDIGM)
See Jane/GDIGM works cooperatively and collaboratively with entertainment creators to encourage them to be leaders in creating positive change.
Gigniks is an online tool to help youth consider their options in different career paths.
Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD)
GOLD provides women in Southern California and Japan with leadership training programs and professional exchanges in order to assist current and future business and professional women across the Pacific in attaining leadership roles.
Global Village School
Global Village School for Peace and Diversity Studies is a private, independent-study high school that utilizes distance learning on the internet. It presents a curriculum that includes core courses, peace & diversity studies, community service electives, and senior projects.
The Green LA coalition consists of over 100 environmental, environmental justice and other community-based organizations participating in work groups around key policy areas (transportation, urban ecosystems/water, cumulative impacts and the port of LA). Facilitated by Green LA, these work groups develop and advocate for environmentally-friendly policies in the City of LA, or on environmental policy at the regional, state and federal level that affects the City.
Human Rights Data Analysis Group
The Human Rights Data Group (HRDAG)’s mission is to use statistical analysis to understand mass violence.
iDREAM for Racial Health Equity
iDREAM for Racial Health Equity addresses racial and ethnic disparities in African American health and examines critical solutions to the infant mortality crisis in Los Angeles County.
imMEDIAte Justice empowers queer high school-aged girls of color to make their voices heard and their stories more visible through filmmaking.
Immunization Coalition of Los Angeles County
The Immunization Coalition of Los Angeles County provides a forum to develop effective immunization strategies and practices by making available educational materials and programs, and promoting collaboration and the exchange of information among organizations and coalition members.
Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles
The Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles works to reduce violence by training and certifying undergraduates to teach conflict resolution and mediate disputes in Los Angeles public schools.
Instituto Para La Mujer de Hoy
Instituto Para la Mujer de Hoy (Institute for Today’s Women) is a leadership academy for immigrant women and women who have been victims of domestic violence.
Jewish Artists Initiative
Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) is committed to fostering visual art by Jewish artists and promoting dialogue about Jewish identity and related issues among members of the arts community. JAI's goal is to create a forum for artists whose work is informed by their identity and to create avenues of support for their work in relation to the Jewish cultural sphere.
The mission of Jewish Gateways is to enable those exploring Jewish life to experience its riches, make choices that are right for them, and find the connections they want to Jewish community.
Jewish Women's Theatre
Jewish Women's Theatre produces a salon-style performance series about 21st-century Jewish women's experiences.
L.A. Coalition of Essential Schools (LACES)
A regional school reform effort of the Coalition of Essential Schools, LACES is a network that helps schools build their own capacity for on-going improvement of student learning.
LA Commons engages communities in the creation of art for public spaces that tells their unique stories and serves as the basis for dialogue, interaction, and a better understanding of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Food Policy Council
Los Angeles Food Policy Council is a policy-based collaborative of food system leaders working toward an environmentally sustainable, equitable, and regionally-based food system.
Las Fotos Project
Las Fotos Project is a youth empowerment program that serves Latina youth ages 12 -17 who live in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles. Through a 10-week course, each young woman is taught photography fundamentals and paired with a group mentor to discuss social issues and create visual stories of their thoughts and opinions.
Latina Fashionista is committed to the advancement of Latinas in the apparel industry by sharing information about education and leadership. Through Latina Fashionista presentations and workshops, youth will learn about higher education institutions that offer apparel programs, meet Latina role models working in the industry, and receive general information about the apparel industry.
Latino Digital Archive Group
The Latino Digital Archive Group engages the Latino community, community organizations, libraries, and digital archivists to foster a national dialogue that culminates in the creation of a national Latino digital archive.
Latino Equality Alliance
The Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) was established in January 2009 after Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that removed legal rights from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, passed in the California state elections. The Latino community voted in favor of Proposition 8 and has a cultural history of not supporting the LGBT community. This has led to disparities in health, education, employment, and other opportunities for Latino LGBT people. LEA’s mission is to promote liberty, equality and justice for the Latino LGBT community. Their approach is to build alliances with Latino and LGBT organizations that will provide an avenue for public education and opportunities to build support for LGBT people and issues within the Latino community.
The Lavender Effect
The Lavender Effect will create a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) museum and cultural center in Los Angeles that will demystify LGBTQ people, focus awareness on their contributions to society, and provide positive role models for LGBTQ youth.
Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force
Maternal Mental Health Resource and Action Center seeks to establish a regional resource center of excellence in perinatal mental health care that can promote maternal well-being and healthy infant development throughout Los Angeles County, and that can, through collaboration with Post-partum Support International (PSI), serve as a national model for other regions.
Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal
Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal is dedicated to the documentation, dissemination, and promotion of public interest scholarship by practitioners and advocates in Los Angeles. The Journal is a collaborative effort of public interest-minded law school students from Loyola, Pepperdine, UCLA, and USC.
Los Angeles Radio Reading Service (LARRS)
LARRS brings current newspapers, periodicals, and other written materials to visually disabled people via radio broadcast.
Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP)
The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership is a collective effort to create an effective, organized network of community-based and faith-based reentry service providers, advocates, and organizers across Los Angeles County to better serve the population of people leaving prison.
Los Angeles Russian Assembly (LARA)
Los Angeles Russian Assembly’s (LARA) mission is to empower the Russian-speaking community in Los Angeles by serving as a public platform for information exchange and by promoting awareness about the needs of this community assimilating into American culture while preserving their heritage and traditions.
Metropolitan Forum Project
Metropolitan Forum Project seeks efficient, effective, and transparent expenditure of budgeted governmental funds and voter-approved bond dollars on public infrastructure through research, convening, organizing, advocacy, and efforts that demonstrate or raise awareness of leading edge practice.
Million Trees LA
Million Trees plans to plant a million trees to help transform Los Angeles into a healthier and more beautiful place to live. The additional trees will provide cleaner air, reduce stormwater run-off, result in cooler streets and buildings, increase habitat for birds and insects, and provide a more livable environment.
Mothers Advocating Prevention (MAP)
Mothers Advocating Prevention (MAP) is a community-based organization committed to every child’s right to safety, personal privacy, and dignity. MAP teaches skills, provides information, and raises awareness so that children can protect themselves from becoming victims of abduction, abuse, or exploitation.
Move LA convenes diverse stakeholders - including business, labor, environmental, and advocacy groups - to collaborate on financing and developing a more robust, efficient, and green public transit system in Los Angeles County.
MovingUP! is a private/public collaboration that provides employment transition assistance to women who are in residential treatment for substance abuse and/or domestic violence.
Multicultural Communities for Mobility
The mission of Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM) is to empower, educate, and advocate for increased multi-modal mobility for low-income cyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders.
New Ground: A Muslim Jewish Partnership for Change
New Ground: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is committed to positively impacting the interactions between Jews and Muslims in Southern California by building partnerships, relationships, and trust. New Ground does this through a leadership development fellowship, ongoing alumni programming for those who have gone through the fellowship, public and educational programs for the broader community, and consultations with organizations and individuals interested in the above goals.
Norwood School-Community Partnership
The Norwood School-Community Partnership is a collaborative of Norwood Street School and over 15 local service providers whose mission is to expand and sustain school-linked health, social, educational, recreational, and community-building services.
Optics Institute of Southern California
The Optics Institute of Southern California seeks to improve science education and generate public interest and understanding of the world of optics.
OurLA.org aims to create a web-based “public square” for conversation about important local issues that will bring neighborhoods together, create links and understanding across geographic and demographic lines, increase the knowledge base of community activists, and expand participation in Los Angeles’s civic life.
Pershing Square Park Advisory Board
Pershing Square Park Advisory Board (PAB) is a volunteer group chartered by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. The purpose of PAB is to provide extra support and resources for recreation programs in Downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding neighborhoods.
PressFriends is a peer mentoring program for students in lower-income school districts to help them develop and produce their own school newspaper. The program focuses on improving writing skills, raising the expectations students have for themselves, and broadening the perspectives of all the children involved.
Proyecto Jardin aims to build a sustainable and just community food system in Boyle Heights and its adjacent communities.
Ready, Set, Read!
Ready, Set, Read! brings books and literacy training to schools and day-care centers serving low-income children throughout LA County.
Read Lead provides literacy and leadership opportunities for low-income youth between the ages of 5 and 18, including summer and after-school programs, leadership institutes, and college preparation workshops.
Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles
Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls, Los Angeles is a summer camp that empowers young women through music education.
Root Down LA
Root Down LA addresses the obesity challenge in South Los Angeles by engaging youth in experience-based learning about cooking, nutrition and healthy food systems. Their long term goal is to develop youth leaders who will have the skills to re-vision their school food community and create their own healthy food enterprises.
Safe Place for Youth (SPY)
Safe Place for Youth’s mission is to find, stabilize, and assist homeless youth under the age of 25 and improve their lives. We seek to streamline our youth’s access to services and increase the odds of success for each individual. Our drop-in center and street outreach prioritize low barriers for entry and the provision of a safe, supportive environment that keeps the young people coming back.
Samai Theater is a bilingual theater group that aims to engage audiences diverse in age, race and culture through original theatrical productions. Through community and organizational partnerships, Samai offers arts education workshops, social justice theater pieces, and children’s productions in communities throughout Southern California.
San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs
The mission of the San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs is to utilize a multi-disciplinary partnership focused on prevention, intervention, and suppression of gang activity by educating communities and schools about gangs, strengthening coalitions among law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations in the area, and developing a comprehensive web site as a resource guide to combat gangs.
San Gabriel River Discovery Center Foundation
The San Gabriel River Discovery Center Foundation is the fundraising entity for the San Gabriel River Discovery Center, a joint power authority. The Center’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship by providing accessible, affordable and engaging watershed and environmental education to the San Gabriel and Northern Orange County region.
Saturday Conservatory of Music
Saturday Conservatory of Music provides low-cost music classes to low-income families from the Cal State LA area, East LA, and Pasadena.
Say Word empowers low-income youth in Los Angles to express themselves through poetry and spoken word.
ShareChange trains teachers to implement a curriculum in high school classrooms that includes interactive lessons, comprehensive assignments, and service learning projects that challenge students to think critically about important social issues and apply what they learn in tangible, real world contexts.
Sisters Breast Cancer Survivors Network
The project aims to provide comprehensive support to women in Los Angeles, Compton, and Inglewood who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Smokefree Air for Everyone (SAFE)
SAFE provides information, referrals, and peer support to individuals having problems because of secondhand smoke at work, in public places, or at home. SAFE collaborates with government agencies and voluntary organizations on policy issues having to do with tobacco control.
Social Justice Learning Institute
Social Justice Learning Institute utilizes research-based methods to develop and manage programs to improve educational institutions for underserved populations. The institute has created and supported in-school programs developed from sound research principles. Their pilot academy, the Black Male Youth Academy (BMYA) has been running successfully for the past three years with a curriculum based on cultural empowerment, identity development, life skills training, and civic engagement. The BMYA works with approximately 20-25 African American male youth for four days a week over the course of 40 weeks.
South Los Angeles Community Kitchen
The South Los Angeles Community Kitchen will provide community culinary programs that will teach residents how to prepare healthy food grounded in the cultural traditions that are relevant to their lives, thus addressing the growing problem of obesity in the region.
Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (SoCalCOSH)
The Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (SoCalCOSH) is a coalition of workers’ rights advocates and worker health and safety professionals who educate, advocate, and mobilize for safe and healthy workplaces in Southern California.
Southern California College Access Network
Southern California College Access Network is a group of 20 nonprofit organizations that provide programs to high school students to encourage them to go to college. The goal of the collaborative is to increase the number of students that graduate from high school and enter a four year college.
Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment (SCORE)
SCORE focuses on providing financial support and mentoring to young athletes who incur a spinal cord injury.
StreetWise Media will operate a program called In One Instant, which is a comprehensive, educational, multi-faceted program that challenges teens and community members to think about drinking, distracted and reckless driving; the responsibility of making mature decisions; and the impact their decisions have on family, friends and the community.
Sustainable Works integrates the concepts of sustainability and the actions associated with living a sustainable lifestyle into the daily activities of individuals, institutions, and businesses.
Teatro Tatalejos is a Los Angeles-based theater troupe that produces and performs street dramas in both Spanish and English.
Topanga Women's Circle
The Women's Circle provides homeless families with food, cleaning, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom supplies, as well as a few decorative items, to aid in transitioning into their new home.
Triumvirate Pi Theatre (“Tri Pi”) is dedicated to producing provocative live theatre that breaks down perceived barriers of race, gender, and disability for all Los Angeles artists and audiences.
The Trustee Initiative is a program developed to assist local and California-based foundations to gain diversity of perspective and experience on their boards by promoting, supporting and identifying Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) to serve as trustees.
The Urban Guild Policy Institute (UGPI) leverages existing capacity building services to enhance the distinctive assets of nonprofit organizations, reduces resource gaps, and promotes their growth and sustainability.
Urban Possibilities helps Los Angeles' homeless and working poor transform their vision of themselves through clothing and image makeovers, theater and writing classes, and arts workshops.
Urban Teens Xploring Technology (TxT)
Urban Teens Xploring Technology (TxT) provides young men in South Los Angeles a safe place to develop into moral, ethical and compassionate leaders and thereby positively impact their communities.
US Get to Know Program
The U.S. Get to Know Program’s mission is to create meaningful relationships between youth and their wild neighbors of other species through interactive, engaging activities. These include 24-hour species counts in nature areas; a contest for art, writing, photography, and video inspired by nature; blending outdoor exploration with mobile technology; and providing online education about natural history, local biodiversity, and features of specific parks prior to youth visiting. The U.S. Get to Know Program of Community Partners is a U.S.-based partner organization closely allied with the Canadian nonprofit that started this work, the Robert G. Bateman Get to Know Program, which has run the same kinds of programming successfully for years in Canada.
Valley Film Festival/818 Foundation
The Valley Film Festival/818 Foundation brings to the San Fernando Valley a showcase of films in genres such as animation, comedy, documentary, drama, and Valley-specific. The project conducts networking meetings where filmmakers can connect with the community.
Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles
The mission of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles is to effect the reductions of violence and its impact on the health and well-being of the residents of Los Angeles County through participation and collaboration of a multi-disciplinary network.
Visionary Art Museum
Visionary Art Museum provides an alternative to the way in which cultures are traditionally represented in museums by allowing self-curating policies to take the place of academic-based curating.
Walking in Community/Caminando en Comunidad
Walking in Community establishes walking groups to promote exercise and social networking among community members in the San Fernando Valley.
We Can, Pediatric Brain Tumor Network
With the support of local hospitals, We Can provides parent-led support groups and information sharing for families that have children with brain tumors.
Westside Shelter and Hunger Coalition
Westside Shelter and Hunger Coalition is an alliance of service providers, faith communities, and government agencies that work together to end hunger and homelessness on the Westside of Los Angeles through service coordination, public education, and advocacy.
The Wildwoods Foundation assists at-risk youth in becoming responsible members of society. Students from grades 3-8 are engaged in a series of challenge-based activities both in an outdoor setting and in their own neighborhood.
Witness LA/The California Justice Report
The California Justice Report will examine state policy and how issues such as juvenile justice, school discipline/engagement, the effects of incarceration on families, and realignment (the moving of prisoners from state to county custody) play out in specific regions in California.
WriteGirl is a creative writing and mentoring program for high school girls. Through one-on-one mentoring and monthly workshops, girls are given techniques, insights, and hot tips from professional women writers for great writing in all genres.