Our Grantmaking in 2017

  • Catholic Sisters

  • Foster Youth

  • Homelessness

  • Substance Use Prevention

  • Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

  • Avoidable Blindness

  • Safe Water

  • Catholic Education

  • Disaster Relief & Recovery

  • Hospitality

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Other

This total represents grant payment activity during the selected fiscal year. However, approximately 90% of the money awarded in our priority program areas is part of multi-year commitments, so a grant may appear in multiple years of activity. The list below provides additional information about specific projects approved and/or paid during the fiscal year selected, including the project start date and the length of our commitment.

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  1. Regents of the University of California Los Angeles

    $5,440,000 through March 2019

    to create a program at UCLA that will train students in evidence-based approaches to accelerating poverty reduction and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Training will support more effective actions to create equal opportunity for disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, more equitable health and education outcomes, increased livelihoods, and improve the environment.

    USA Awarded: March 2016
  2. Save the Children Federation, Inc.

    $50,000 through February 2017

    to support educational programs for Syrian refugee children in the Hatay Province of Turkey.

    International Awarded: March 2016
  3. City of Hope

    $2,500,000 through February 2021

    to launch a comprehensive cancer prevention initiative that will target poor diet and obesity as key risk factors for disease.

    USA Awarded: March 2016
  4. Southern California Grantmakers

    $75,000 through December 2018

    to support the creation of the Center for Strategic Public-Private Partnerships.

    USA Awarded: February 2016
  5. Cause Communications

    $50,000 through December 2016

    to update the content and design of the "Communications Toolkit: A Guide To Navigating Communications In A Nonprofit World."

    USA Awarded: December 2015
  6. National Public Radio

    $100,000 through December 2016

    to support disaster and emergency preparedness technology at NPR West in Culver City, CA, as part of NPR's four-year 'Upgrade and Rebuild' project designed to expand and upgrade NPR West's production capabilities.

    USA Awarded: December 2015
  7. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

    $2,000,000 through November 2017

    to strengthen country-level capacity in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    International Awarded: November 2015
  8. Cornell University

    $5,000,000 through December 2020

    to positively impact the lives of under-represented and under-resourced students through financial aid and support of the School of Hotel Administration's diversity and inclusion initiatives.

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  9. St. Joseph Center

    $500,000 through November 2016

    to support retirement of debt and establish reserves that will position St. Joseph Center to execute on its strategic plan.

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  10. Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security

    $210,000 through March 2018

    to identify and advance best practices for improving equitable access to water in California.

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  11. The Carter Center

    $2,000,000 through November 2017

    to support the Guinea Worm Eradication Program.

    International Awarded: November 2015
  12. VMSN, Inc.

    $300,000 through November 2018

    for general operating support of ongoing services for the Community of Southern Nevada.

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  13. Students Run America

    $10,000 through November 2016

    for general operating support of Students Run LA.

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  14. Skirball Cultural Center

    $10,000 through October 2016

    to support the exhibition, "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity."

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  15. Play Conejo

    $20,000 through October 2016

    to support the Rotary DreamCatcher Playground.

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  16. Conejo Free Clinic

    $10,000 through October 2016

    for general operating support to provide medical services without charge for approximately 2,500 patients.

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  17. Art Trek, Inc.

    $10,000 through October 2016

    to support the $5 Friday evening art program.

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  18. Regents of the University of California Los Angeles

    $70,000 through January 2017

    for the Global Public Affairs at Luskin School of Public Policy to convene a small workshop that will explore the potential synergies and roles of indicators promoting poverty reduction or human development.

    International Awarded: October 2015
  19. Pacific Council on International Policy

    $50,000 through September 2016

    to conduct a needs assessment and develop a master action plan for a water policy project.

    USA Awarded: October 2015
  20. Southern California Grantmakers

    $50,000 through September 2016

    for general operating support to include the 2015 Annual Conference.

    USA Awarded: September 2015