Los Angeles Grants Offer City of Angels Funding

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles GrantsDue to the fact that Los Angeles is our nation’s second largest city, it should come as no surprise that a large number of grants exist to support area non-profits and the programs they provide in the greater L.A. area. This grant support ranges in size and overall focus, providing much funding in both large and small amounts to a wide array of causes based in Los Angeles. If you run a local non-profit organization and are in need of additional or regular funding, check out these Los Angeles grants to find out more about what they support and how they can potentially help your local effort.

Ahmanson Foundation
This foundation saw its start in 1952 when it was founded by Howard F. and Dorothy Grannis Ahmanson. Throughout its entire history, the grants it has offered have made an impact on the city of Los Angeles and the surrounding metro area. Ahmanson Foundation accepts proposals from 501c3 holding organizations that are based in and serve the Los Angeles area across four areas of focus. These are arts and humanities, health and medicine, education and human services. For more information or to explore your group’s eligibility for grant funding, visit the foundation’s website.

Annenberg Foundation
This foundation receives around 3,000 proposals for funding every year and traditionally funds around 300 of them. The grants it issues usually range in size from $10,000 to $250,000 each but typically average around $75,000. While they do occasionally fund projects located outside of the Los Angeles area, a high priority is placed on funding non-profit groups within the five county metro area made up by Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Organizations with annual budgets of less than $5 million are invited to apply for funding in any of the foundation’s seven areas of focus. Have a question about how the Annenberg Foundation can assist your Los Angeles non-profit? Call 213-403-3110 or email requests@annenbergfoundation.org.

California Community Foundation
This foundation seeks to support non-profit organizations that serve low-income and underserved communities around Los Angeles County. Be forewarned that the grants process is highly competitive and far from all applicants are able to secure grant funding. The foundation currently accepts proposals across eight strategic criteria including the arts, civic involvement, education, health care and more. For news about the foundation’s grants program or for more information, visit the CCF website. Or you can call 213-413-4130 or email grantsmanager@calfund.org.

Crail-Johnson Foundation
This is a children’s charity with a singular focus of helping children, youth and families in the Los Angeles metro area. The vast majority of its grant support is issued to non-profit organizations who have 501c3 status and work with kids. It does not issue grant to individuals nor does it support religious or political groups or those conducting research projects. Crail-Johnson is open to groups whose projects have regional or national impact as long as they also benefit children in the Los Angeles area. For more information on this foundation’s grant program, check out the website or call 310-519-7413. You can also contact Program Manager Rachel Roth by email at rachelr@crail-johnson.org.

Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles
This foundation has nearly a 60 year history of helping both the Jewish community and the city of Los Angeles through foundational giving. The foundation manages an endowment of nearly $1 billion and issues around $50 million in local grant making on an annual basis. It offers what it calls a Cutting Edge Grants Program that issues fairly sizable $250,000 three-year grants to individuals and organizations creating projects with potential for high visibility and impact within the Jewish community. Applications are due annually in March with funding decisions made and awarded over the summer. But grantseekers are invited to attend a yearly workshop and to begin the process of applying as early as October for the following year. For more information about how this grant program works or to find out what it does and does not fund, visit the JCF Los Angeles website. Or you can call 323-761-8700 or email info@jewishfoundationla.org.

J. Paul Getty Trust
The Getty Museum has become a fixture in Los Angeles since it first opened in 1997. The foundation behind it also provides a rather large grant program that not only supports groups in Los Angeles but also around the world. It should not surprise you that these grants support the arts. The three areas of focus for the Getty Grants program include arts based research, conservation and education. For more information about this grant program or for educational opportunities offered by the Getty Museum to Los Angeles area school children, visit the foundation website.

Keep Los Angeles Beautiful Grant (This grant has been suspended)
The City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works offers this yearly grant opportunity for groups looking to improve the city through public projects. The KLAB Grant is handled through a two-phase application process with proposals accepted during the fall for round one. A second round for projects selected through phase one have until the end of November to complete a more extensive application to be considered for the grant. If you have any questions about how your community group or local non-profit can help keep Los Angeles beautiful, contact grants coordinator Salyna Cun by calling 213-978-1041 or by email at salyna.cun@lacity.org.

LA County Arts Commission
This county area arts commission supports around 200 non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area focused on the arts. In addition, it provides professional development through several programs for both members of those grantee organizations and to other individuals involved in the arts, as well. The commission’s Organizational Grant Program accepts applications yearly from October to December, issuing grants to be used over a two-year period. This funding can be used to foster arts programs such as concerts, theatre, dance and school programs, just to name a few examples. Funding is allocated over the next two years to the tune of well over $4 million in arts support by the commission. For more information, feel free to call 213-202-5858 or send an email to grants@arts.lacounty.gov.

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