To build a better Southern California by supporting nonprofit organizations to more effectively serve the underserved.
In order to achieve this mission and advance equity, the Foundation will use a number of different strategies:
>Provide grants and other support designed to improve the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations working to advance fairness, inclusion and opportunity for all Southern Californians, especially those communities hit hardest by persistent poverty.
>Give highest priority to organizations working to reduce disparities and provide greater access, resources, and opportunities in historically disadvantaged communities, including for those whose income level, race, gender, immigration status, disability, age, sexual orientation, or zip code has prevented them from realizing the dignities and liberties all people deserve.
>Through our responsive and special issue area grantmaking, focus greater attention on critical issues that are associated with the growing imbalance of opportunity in Southern California, including: child welfare, immigrant integration, workforce development, criminal justice reform, re-entry, homelessness, youth development, and public education.
>Use the Foundation’s voice, influence and resources to lead a collective effort to co-create a shared vision of equity and advances fairness, inclusion and opportunity for all in Southern California.
>Exercise leadership on issues that strengthen and support the ability of nonprofit organizations advancing equity to achieve their missions and desired outcomes. This includes advocating for programs, policies, and services that address the needs of communities most lacking in opportunity and access.
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