Urban Saddles

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www.urbansaddles.org
Founder | Executive Director: Ghuan Featherstone
(424) 385-8887

Mission

Urban Saddles is dedicated to building hope and opportunity for youth and community through the equine experience and the cowboy code of the west.

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Ugliest Horse Trailers in the West

Urban Saddles is seeking to raise $50,000 to buy a used truck and two new horse trailers to add to its beat-up fleet. “We get teased,” Featherstone says, “‘cause we have the ugliest trailers around.”

Giving List Matching Challenges

 

Accessing Higher Education

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

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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…]

Mentors Breaking the Cycle of Foster Care for Los Angeles Kids Friends of the Children

When Friends of the Children approached foster youth advocate Thomas Lee for help launching its mentoring program in Los Angeles, […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

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…]

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline Centinela Youth Services

When Jessica Ellis explains why she works at Centinela Youth Services (CYS), she can’t shake the memory of an 11-year-old […more…]

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…]

Environment

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…]

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…]

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…]

Keeping Children Home Violence Intervention Program

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) was founded in 1984, as the Center for the Vulnerable Child, the first Child Advocacy […more…]

For the Children

Bringing Hope to California Children GRACE

California is the world’s fifth-largest economy, but it is also the state with the largest number of children living in […more…]

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…]

For the Youth

Forming Foster Youths’ Futures The RightWay Foundation

Franco Vega knows the hardships kids in South Central Los Angeles often face, because he himself went through it. Growing […more…]

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…]

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

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…]

Moving Fast and Fixing Things iFoster

“Helping kids in foster care reach their full potential.” The lightbulb went off, as it often does, during a walk. […more…]

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…]

Giving Challenges

Keeping Children Home Violence Intervention Program

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) was founded in 1984, as the Center for the Vulnerable Child, the first Child Advocacy […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…]

Forming Foster Youths’ Futures The RightWay Foundation

Franco Vega knows the hardships kids in South Central Los Angeles often face, because he himself went through it. Growing […more…]

Health Specialties

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…]

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…]

Homelessness and Workforce

Creating Homes & Hope for Homeless Youth & Students Jovenes

From its roots as a shelter for adolescent Latinos in 1989, Jovenes has become a leading provider of support services […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…]

Transforming Lives Through Work Goodwill Southern California

For more than a century, Goodwill Southern California has educated, trained, and helped find work for more than one million […more…]

Human Rights

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…]

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…]

Justice for All

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…]

Fundamentally Changing Philanthropy’s Relationship With Black-Led Organizations The Black Equity Collective

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

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…]

Leading the Way, Social Change

Dedicated to Ending Hunger Mazon

A stunning one in 10 households in the United States currently faces hunger. MAZON’s focus is to expose this reality, […more…]

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…]

Instilling Civic Duty in L.A.’s Future Leaders Coro Southern California

Founded in San Francisco in the wake of World War II by attorney W. Donald Fletcher and investment counselor Van […more…]

Legal Advocacy

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…]

A Full-Service Approach to Fostering Stability for Children Alliance for Children’s Rights

In the fraught world of child welfare, the 30-year-old Alliance for Children’s Rights has always found a way to discover […more…]

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…]

Nonprofit Partners

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Social Sector Leaders

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…]

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…]

Community Becomes Eclectic KCRW

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South Los Angeles

Uplifting South L.A. Hope by Turning Its Youth into Stars Brotherhood Crusade

The young Black man with the ear-length dreads is wearing a brand new, white sweatshirt with MOREHOUSE emblazoned across his […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…]

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…]

Teach the Children Well

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…]

Bringing Students’ Potential into Focus Vision to Learn

For underperforming public schools across the country, the myriad challenges are plain to see. Too often, for students in those […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…]

TGL Features

The Arts

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…]

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…]

The Fourth Estate

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…]

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

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To Your Health

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Putting Care for Healthcare Providers First Keck Medicine of USC

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

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