A number of local foundations provide support for nonprofit capacity building. Only those that may provide funding in the San Fernando Valley are listed here. More information on each foundation listed is in the Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles County, Tenth Edition, May 2013.
California Community Foundation
Areas of support: jobs, child care, early education, primary health care.
The California Endowment
Areas of support: policy advocacy, systems change, capacity building, core operating support, community empowerment and mobilization in health care.
The California Wellness Foundation
Areas of support: health promotion, wellness education, disease prevention.
Cathay Bank Foundation
Areas of support: community & economic development, education, civic & community, and health & welfare.
Community Foundation of the Verdugos
Areas of support: hard asset acquisitions and programming for nonprofits.
Joseph Drown Foundation
Areas of support: education, health and social services.
The Durfee Foundation
Areas of support: grassroots response to urgent community needs; new and emerging nonprofits.
David Geffen Foundation
Areas of support: HIV/AIDS, culture, civil rights/civil liberties, Jewish issues, special community projects.
The Getty Foundation
Areas of support: visual arts, conservation of cultural heritages.
The Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation
Areas of support: women and children’s issues, day care, education, housing, recreation, the arts and health care.
The James Irvine Foundation
Areas of support: youth services, arts, increasing capabilities of nonprofits.
Jewish Community Foundation
Areas of support: new and innovative projects, capital improvements, community-wide initiatives.
Areas of support: Architecture & Restoration, Film, Performing Arts & Visual Art, and Environment & Community Needs
Liberty Hill Foundation
Areas of support: social and racial equality, environmental sustainability, economic justice and shared social responsibility.
Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation
Areas of support: capacity building for faith-based and community organizations.
Areas of support: animal welfare
The Riordan Foundation
Areas of support: computer technology, literacy and education.
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Areas of support: youth-serving nonprofit organizations.
Areas of support: community and individual health.
Washington Mutual Community Relations
Areas of support: affordable housing, education, capacity building.
Areas of support: focused on core operating support for nonprofits in the Los Angeles area.