The Foundation reviews grant requests from 501(c)(3) organizations that are not private foundations as defined in section 509(a) of the U.S. Internal Revenue code and that are based in and serving Los Angeles County.
The Foundation's philanthropic interests are in four areas:
|Arts and Humanities
||Health and Medicine
The types of funding support common to these areas include:
|Construction and renovations
|Equipment and furnishings
|Technology and infrastructure
||Software, books, supplies
Requests for capital support are considered after there is clear evidence that the goal of the campaign will be achieved and that it will be accomplished within a reasonable time period. Lead gifts are rarely granted.
On occasion, the Foundation provides operational support for outstanding programs.
In order to be responsive to the many needs of the Los Angeles community, the Foundation prefers to consider requests that are one-time or short-term in nature. Organizations that do not submit requests on a regular or annual basis will receive preference.