Recent grants

First Quarter 2014 Grants

Following is a list of priority area grants approved at the quarterly board meeting held on March 4, 2014.

Catholic Sisters

University of Southern California
$2.5 million over four years
To design and implement a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan to assess the effectiveness of the Catholic Sisters Strategic Initiative and grantmaking activities.


Corporation for Supportive Housing
$6 million over three years
To support the Los Angeles Program to prevent and end chronic homelessness through continued strengthening of the permanent supportive housing (PSH) industry.

Community Solutions
$350,000 over two years
To provide technical assistance in the implementation of the Coordinated Entry System to streamline the housing process for chronically homeless persons in Los Angeles County.

Funders Together to End Homelessness
$300,000 over three years
Toward efforts to build a movement among private philanthropy to end homelessness.

Foster Youth

First Place for Youth
$600,000 over there years
To improve intensive case management around employment, education, and parenting outcomes for foster youth in Los Angeles.

San Diego State University
$400,000 over two years
Tto expand the San Diego State University Guardian Scholars Program by providing support for scholarships and program operations.

Community Partners for National Foster Youth Institute
$500,000 over two years
To support National Foster Youth Institute's advocacy and programs to benefit transition age youth in Los Angeles and New York.

Substance Abuse

National Council for Behavioral Health
$1.3 million over three years
To increase implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) within Community Behavioral Health Organizations (CBHOs).

YouthBuild USA
$1.8 million over three years
To implement a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model in community-based YouthBuild programs.

Safe Water

Millennium Water Alliance
$5 million over three years
To increase access to safe water for an additional 300,000 people in rural Ethiopia, and to strengthen the capacity of government to manage existing water supply assets and deliver reliable safe water services to 3.2 million people in 23 districts.

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
$3 million over three years
To strengthen the capacity of government agencies to effectively manage water supply assets and deliver reliable safe water services to 1.3 million people in 13 rural districts in Ghana.


Lutheran World Relief
$250,000 over one year
To support Lutheran World Relief's WASH recovery program for Typhoon Haiyan-affected populations in the Philippines.

$500,000 over two years
To support recovery efforts for senior populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy
$250,000 over one year
To provide $150,000 in general operating support and $100,000 to launch a Community of Practice peer-to-peer network of disaster response donors in order to promote best practices in disaster-related philanthropy.