California Community Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $5.4 Million

The has announced grants totaling more than $5.4 million to nonprofit organizations working to advance greater equity and opportunity in Los Angeles County.

The first-quarter grants include $187,660 to , which aims to ensure that children and youth in El Monte are healthy and better prepared for school, college, and a career; two grants totaling $305,000 through the initiative, a partnership with the that seeks to provide public schools serving poor neighborhoods in the county with more afterschool, out-of-school, and anytime/anywhere learning opportunities; two grants totaling $180,000 through the , which works to boost civic participation among immigrants; and seven grants totaling $890,000 through the, which offers scholarships and college preparation and completion services with the goal of increasing the number of low-income students who graduate with a postsecondary degree.

The foundation also awarded ten grants totaling more than $1 million to provide administrative relief to organizations working to support undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles County. Grantees include , the , the , the , the , and the .

"With more immigrants eligible for administrative relief in Los Angeles County than any other place in America, our region must become a model for the nation in advancing inclusion and harnessing the economic power of our immigrant community," said CCF president and CEO Antonia Hernández. "While not comprehensive reform, this is a unique opportunity to impact the lives of so many. We’re proud to collaborate with our donors and grantee partners who are working toward a better future for all Angelenos."

"." California Community Foundation Press Release 04/02/2015.