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Volunteer and vote for a better LA!

The LA2050 Grants Challenge is an open call for ideas to make Los Angeles County the best place to connect, create, learn, live, and play. Since 2013, we have launched 10 cycles of the Grants Challenge, giving more than $10 million to 140 local social impact organizations with the help of hundreds of thousands of people casting votes in support.

2024-03-30T10:21:27-07:00March 30th, 2024|

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Classes Begin May 2nd in San Pedro

Registration is now open for CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Classes which begin on May 2, 2024 at the Anderson Senior Citizen Center on 8th and Mesa in San Pedro. Presented by Los Angeles Fire Department Personnel Nathan Espinosa and Jacob Gonzalez.

2024-03-24T17:55:40-07:00March 24th, 2024|

CIRCLE Unarmed Response Program

CIRCLE is an unarmed response program that deploys trained teams to address non-urgent LAPD calls related to unhoused individuals and conducts follow-up and proactive outreach to unhoused individuals. Started as a 6-month pilot program in January 2022 in Hollywood and Venice by the Mayor’s Office in partnership with the nonprofit Urban Alchemy, it has since expanded to additional communities throughout the City of LA.

2024-03-24T22:08:57-07:00March 22nd, 2024|

$500 Grant Opportunity for Community Advocates in LA County

the microgrant program can be beneficial for individuals civically engaged in their local communities looking to raise funds for community projects that uplift their neighborhoods. There will be 100 grants for a total of $50,000 awarded. The application takes no longer than 10 minutes, and we encourage you to share the opportunity with advocates in your community.

2024-03-21T14:27:53-07:00March 21st, 2024|

Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office announces collaborative launch of Community Outreach Court (COC)

The Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender, in partnership with the Alternate Public Defender’s Office, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, and Mayor Karen Bass’ Office of Community Safety has officially launched the Community Outreach Court (COC) to assist individuals experiencing homelessness in resolving various legal matters, effectively removing obstacles hindering access to housing, employment and social services.

2024-03-21T11:16:04-07:00March 21st, 2024|

Port of LA application process has begun for its 2024/2025 Community Investment Grant Program

The Port of Los Angeles has started the application process for its FY 2024/25 Community Investment Grant Program.  Interested 501(c)(3) organizations can apply for either a large grant (more than $100,000) or general grant (under $100,000). Programs and initiatives considered must focus on Port goals related to local maritime workforce development, the environment and sustainability, public safety and security, and the LA Waterfront. 

2024-03-11T13:04:52-07:00March 11th, 2024|

San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update March 18th in Long Beach

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will give a progress update on the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 18. The meeting will include updates on 2023 accomplishments, priorities for this year, and the status of current and future grants. 

2024-03-11T13:02:07-07:00March 11th, 2024|

Port of Los Angeles Awards $1.5 Million in Community Investment Grants for 2023/2024

The Port of Los Angeles has announced 37 local non-profit organizations will receive $1.5 million in funding under the Port’s Community Investment Grant Program for FY 2023/24. Selected from among 65 proposers, the grant recipients will undertake projects and programs focused on the environment and sustainability, maritime industry education and job creation, and the LA Waterfront.

2024-02-29T14:43:32-08:00February 29th, 2024|

EPA Announces $3 Billion in Available Funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to Reduce Port Pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $3 billion in available federal funding to deploy zero-emission equipment and supporting infrastructure at ports, and to support the development of climate and clean air plans at ports.

2024-02-28T16:01:14-08:00February 28th, 2024|

Applications Open Now! $5,000 Volunteer Activation Grants + Youth Ambassadors

Each year, the Goldhirsch Foundation gives $1 million+ to organizations making a better Los Angeles for all through their LA2050 Grants Challenge. But, they take a different approach to grantmaking: they ask Angelenos to determine the issue areas that will receive funding – from homelessness and income inequality to park access – through voting.

2024-02-08T22:49:29-08:00February 8th, 2024|
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