Alliance for Children’s Rights

The Alliance was a blessing to me. There arent many people who would go out of their way to be there for you in the middle of the night, and be in your corner when you dont know what to do. I had never experienced that kind of care before. People think that if youre in foster care, youre an outcast. But really, were special. Weve been through a lot, and we come out the other side somehow we are strong. We know what it means to survive. Every day, we heal and do our best to give back love.
Jay,
Client

Giving List Matching Challenges

 

Accessing Higher Education

Supporting the College and Career Dreams of Students in Public Housing Southern California College Access Network

Imagine it’s your senior year of high school. You are excited to apply to college. But, you don’t have a […more…]

Striving for Equity in College Access and Completion Fulfillment Fund

Joanne Reyes knows firsthand how important a college education is in building opportunity and wealth in immigrant and disadvantaged communities. […more…]

Getting into the Ideal College: a Reality for Everyone Mentors 4 College

Anne was a senior at Hollywood High School hoping to become a veterinarian. But the daughter of a single mom […more…]

Animals to the Rescue

Teaching the Cowboy Code of the West Urban Saddles

Every Saturday, a then-five-year-old Ghuan Featherstone would put on his cowboy outfit, sit in front of the TV, and tune […more…]

Rescue Dogs. Rescue People. National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Although you’ll seldom see them in comic books, search dogs are the closest thing to real life superheroes. Not only […more…]

Criminal Justice

A New Way of Life – Just That for Formerly Incarcerated Women A New Way of Life

Imagine leaving prison with only $200 and a bus ticket. No identification, no social security card, no place to go, […more…]

Comprehensive Support for the Formerly Incarcerated Anti-Recidivism Coalition

To support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) not only offers rehabilitative programming, job training, housing access, […more…]

Creating Just Justice Systems National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

Born and raised in Oakland, California, David Muhammad faced his fair share of challenges, finding himself both in the juvenile […more…]

Environment

Visionary Sisters Collaborating to Create a More Just and Healthy Planet Plastic Pollution Coalition

For the Cohen sisters, taking on the embodiment of the fossil fuel and climate crisis – plastic – started with […more…]

Lyndsey’s Legacy White Buffalo Land Trust

Long before she got sick, Lyndsey McMorrow believed it was possible for people to be conscious stewards of the earth. […more…]

Family Ties

Breaking Free from the Legacy of Trauma through Compassion and Understanding Echo

Echo offers a unique trauma-informed, compassionate lens to better understand ourselves and others. We celebrate the resilience of trauma survivors […more…]

Finding Foster Youth Forever Families Kidsave

Inspired by their experiences adopting children and visiting Russian and Kazakhstani orphanages in the early 1990s, Randi Thompson and her […more…]

A Personal Commitment to Philanthropy Capital Group Private Client Services

When John Armour joined Capital Group Private Client Services more than 20 years ago, one of his first assignments was […more…]

For the Children

Educating Leaders for a Pluralistic America Bayan Islamic Graduate School

A name like “Jihad Turk” certainly grabs attention, sometimes even prompting apprehension. Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, he tried using […more…]

Forever Changing Children’s Lives Paras Los Niños

In 1979, an article appeared in the Los Angeles Times depicting how unsupervised children growing up on Skid Row were […more…]

A Better Future for Every Child Everychild Foundation

Alarming numbers of children in South Los Angeles were suffering from asthma and lead poisoning, and a community clinic needed […more…]

For the Youth

Empowering Foster Youth to Be Change Agents California Youth Connection

Janay Eustace found herself in the foster care system as a new high school freshman, juggling her duties as class […more…]

Youth in Foster Care Find ‘Community is Family’ Peace4Kids

Since 1998, South Los Angeles nonprofit Peace4Kids has connected youth in foster care to a community they can count on […more…]

Ready to Succeed Ready to Succeed

Former film executive and entrepreneur Romi Lassally’s children were in high school when she began envisioning a career mentorship program […more…]

Fostering Care

From Lived Experience to Leadership, Charity Chandler-Cole Charts Bold Path CASA of Los Angeles

Charity Chandler-Cole was locked up in juvenile hall twice – once for stealing underwear for her baby sister and again […more…]

California’s Foster Care Watchdog AdvoKids

Margaret Coyne and Jan Sherwood were both attorneys working in California’s juvenile dependency system when they met in the early […more…]

Happy Trails for Kids offers L.A. Foster Kids a Summer Camp All Their Own Happy Trails for Kids

For the millions of American kids who get to go year after year, summer camp exists on its own special […more…]

Giving Challenges

Supporting the College and Career Dreams of Students in Public Housing Southern California College Access Network

Imagine it’s your senior year of high school. You are excited to apply to college. But, you don’t have a […more…]

The Transformational Power of Therapy A Home Within

A child comes into your life. Your response is an unqualified commitment to them – no matter what they say […more…]

Youth in Foster Care Find ‘Community is Family’ Peace4Kids

Since 1998, South Los Angeles nonprofit Peace4Kids has connected youth in foster care to a community they can count on […more…]

Health Specialties

Whole-Person Cancer Care Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology

Often a cancer diagnosis makes people feel like their world is about to collapse. At UCLA Health cancer clinics, patients […more…]

A Pro Bono Powerhouse for Southern California and Beyond USC Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

Some 37 million people – more than 15 percent of the adult population – suffer from chronic kidney disease, according […more…]

Progress in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute

The University of Southern California’s Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) is using research and analysis to slow the ever-growing Alzheimer’s […more…]

Homelessness and Workforce

A Place to Call a Permanent Home Step Up

Susan Dempsey’s son Mark was in college when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. The illness changed his life, causing him […more…]

Striving for Equity in College Access and Completion Fulfillment Fund

Joanne Reyes knows firsthand how important a college education is in building opportunity and wealth in immigrant and disadvantaged communities. […more…]

Permanent Homes and Ongoing Support for Angelenos Experiencing Homelessness LA Family Housing

The mission of LA Family Housing can be summed up in one sentence, according to President and CEO Stephanie Klasky-Gamer: […more…]

Human Rights

Standing up for Refugees Across the Globe HIAS

HIAS, founded in the 1880s as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to assist Jewish refugees arriving in the United States, […more…]

Embodying the Pledge of ‘Never Again’ Jewish World Watch

Jewish World Watch (JWW) envisions a future without genocide and mass atrocities; a world that does not stand idly by […more…]

Defending Rights, Securing Justice Human Rights Watch

For more than 40 years, Human Rights Watch has investigated human rights abuses, exposed the facts, and demanded change in […more…]

Justice for All

Standing up to Bigotry and Hate Facing History and Ourselves

Liz Vogel’s least favorite class while growing up in New Jersey was history. Memorizing facts and dates from the past […more…]

Fundamentally Changing Philanthropy’s Relationship With Black-Led Organizations

The racial wealth gap isn’t just a problem for individual African Americans, but for Black-led organizations (BLOs) as well. “Black-led […more…]

Promoting American Pluralism Muslim Public Affairs Council

After years of negative portrayals of Muslims in American entertainment, a growing number of young American Muslims are heading to […more…]

Leading the Way, Social Change

A Teenager Steps Up to Save Lives Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Like many teens, 15-year-old Stephan Abrams was devastated by the 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. […more…]

Brady Responds To Remarks By President Biden, Vice President Harris On Anniversary Of January 6 Insurrection Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Brady released a new report and a webpage on the “Origin of an Insurrection: How Second Amendment Extremism Led to […more…]

We Just Launched Our Gun Store Transparency Project Brady | United Against Gun Violence

The largest database of ATF gun store inspection reports ever released to the public, exposing gun stores cited for breaking […more…]

Legal Advocacy

Justice for Students with Educational Barriers Learning Rights Law Center

The Learning Rights Law Center exists for a singular purpose: To ensure that no child will suffer from the tragic […more…]

Breaking the Foster Care Cycle, One Young Family at a Time Children’s Law Center

The Children’s Law Center of California is the nation’s largest nonprofit law firm exclusively representing children – including those who […more…]

A Pro Bono Powerhouse for Southern California and Beyond Public Counsel

Founded by attorney Frederick Nicholas in Los Angeles in 1970, Public Counsel has grown to become the nation’s largest public […more…]

Nonprofit Partners

Empowering Youth Through Community Journalism Boyle Heights Beat

For the past 11 years, Boyle Heights Beat has offered a unique brand of bilingual journalism in an often neglected, […more…]

Supporting the College and Career Dreams of Students in Public Housing Southern California College Access Network

Imagine it’s your senior year of high school. You are excited to apply to college. But, you don’t have a […more…]

A Better Future for Every Child Everychild Foundation

Alarming numbers of children in South Los Angeles were suffering from asthma and lead poisoning, and a community clinic needed […more…]

Social and Emotional Wellness

Forever Changing California’s Commitment to the Emotional Well-Being of its Children California Children’s Trust

Driving real, lasting social change requires clear vision, an ability to articulate that vision, and then the ability to ensure […more…]

Where Grievers Come to Find Hope Our House Grief Support Center

As a volunteer for the first hospice team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the early 1990s, Jo-Ann Lautman comforted patients […more…]

Activities, Recreation & Care: Loving Bigger ARC-Cares

In the 1960s, there were few services available to parents who were raising children with Down syndrome. Refusing to accept […more…]

Social Sector Leaders

Helping Students Make Sense of Dollars and Cents City National Bank

City National has always been about doing business differently, one relationship at a time. The company always places people and […more…]

The Social Sector’s Preeminent Source of News and Knowledge Stanford Social Innovation Review

The year was 2003, and the philanthropic sector was going through a period of significant evolution. Every day, new technologies […more…]

On a Mission to ‘Activate’ L.A.’s Charitable Foundations Behind the Tech Needs of Its Black-Led Nonprofits Microsoft NTA

It didn’t take long for Darrell Booker to impact one of the largest tech corporations in the world: Microsoft.  In […more…]

South Los Angeles

Art as Permanence for Black Los Angeles Destination Crenshaw

Destination Crenshaw, is a potential game changer for South Los Angeles. Once complete, the 1.3 miles of Destination Crenshaw will […more…]

‘Applause is Empowering’ and Transformational for Young People Fernando Pullum Center

Fernando Pullum was always told he’d end up in prison. But the trumpet player, raised by his great-grandmother, discovered music […more…]

Partners for Children South L.A. Partners for Children South Los Angeles

Liza Bray remembers a mother and child walking into a Partners for Children South L.A. (PCSLA) partner agency clinic desperate […more…]

Teach the Children Well

An Unconditional Education Model Because Every Kid Deserves Educational Success Seneca

When Robin Detterman took a job 15 years ago as a special education teacher at Pathfinder Academy – a school […more…]

Drawing on Art to Learn P.S. Arts

Anyone who doubts the benefit, nay, necessity of the arts in public schools should meet Dr. Kristen Paglia. Within minutes, […more…]

Supporting LGBTQ Higher Education Point Foundation

When Point Foundation’s founders, longtime friends, got together in 2001, one alarming statistic rang out: Nearly one-third of all lesbian, […more…]

TGL Features

The Arts

A Personal Commitment to Philanthropy Capital Group Private Client Services

When John Armour joined Capital Group Private Client Services more than 20 years ago, one of his first assignments was […more…]

Support Silverlake’s Musical Scholars Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Silverlake Conservatory of Music (SCM) was founded in 2001 by Flea (real name Michael Peter Balzary) of the Red Hot […more…]

Greater than the Sum of its Arts LA Opera

Opera is a timeless art form. Each night as the lights dim and the curtain rises, audiences share in a […more…]

The Fourth Estate

Empowering Youth Through Community Journalism Boyle Heights Beat

For the past 11 years, Boyle Heights Beat has offered a unique brand of bilingual journalism in an often neglected, […more…]

Holding Youth-Serving Systems to Account Through Journalism and Youth Voice Fostering Media Connections

The best journalism often tells the stories that no one else sees. Stories that have the power to change minds, […more…]

Building a Better Democracy through Unmatched Reporting CalMatters

CalMatters was founded to fill the gap left by a shrinking press corps in order to empower people to engage […more…]

To Your Health

Groundbreaking Care and Research for Children with Complex Medical Conditions UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Sick and injured children entering UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital are not only met by a 60-foot welcome wall with messages […more…]

A Personal Commitment to Philanthropy Capital Group Private Client Services

When John Armour joined Capital Group Private Client Services more than 20 years ago, one of his first assignments was […more…]

A Heritage of Healing Adventist Health Glendale Foundation

One of Southern California’s oldest and most innovative hospitals, Adventist Health Glendale (formerly Glendale Adventist Medical Center) was founded in […more…]