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Community Partnerships

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Clearinghouse CDFI profile

Clearinghouse CDFI

Los Angeles, CA

We believe that creditworthy borrowers whose projects create assets in the community deserve to be considered for financing. We’re here for the times when traditional lenders can’t finance these projects because their unique circumstances don’t fit within the lender’s criteria.

Junior Achievement of Southern California profile

JA's mission is to "Inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA SoCal's programs seek to inspire and empower young people through financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship education.

Los Angeles Conservation Corps profile

OUR PRIMARY MISSION is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community."

Jewish Vocational Services profile

Jewish Vocational Services

Los Angeles, CA

Serving the widely diverse Southern California community, JVS Los Angeles helps people of all faiths and backgrounds overcome barriers to employment so they can become self-sufficient. Our clients include recently separated veterans, people living in poverty, at risk, foster and probation youth, the long term unemployed, people with disabilities and mature workers, as well as downsized career professionals. Our goal is to provide individuals with the tools, resources and support they need through job training, mentoring, expert career coaching, job placement and retention support.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County profile

Seeking to put love and faith into action, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County brings people together to build homes, community and hope.

Affordable Housing Clearinghouse profile

The Affordable Housing Clearinghouse is a network of lenders, community groups, and public agencies dedicated to the creation of quality affordable housing.

Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM) profile

Our mission is to guide middle school students growing up in challenging urban environments to recognize and reach their full potential as members of our community. Through a school-based approach to mentoring, young adolescents are given the tools and support necessary to make positive choices during a critical period in their lives.

Project Access Resource Centers profile

Project Access envisions that all residents of affordable housing communities have the opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency and maximize their full potential. Our goal is to help keep family members employed, children in school, and seniors active.

Oasis Center International profile

Oasis Center International

Los Angeles, CA

We facilitate after school youth mentoring programs in cooperation with local principals and engage underserved communities in arts oriented youth development effort. OASIS uses arts and culture to affect our communities through creative place-making.

National Asian American Coalition profile

The NAAC is a HUD-Approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit housing counseling organization with a focus on sustainable homeownership, job creation, small business and economic development. As the nation’s leading Asian American nonprofit advocating against foreclosures, NAAC advocates for greater economic and small business development and affordable housing and advancing the growing economic and social power of Asian Americans.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles profile

Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) serves as a catalyst for local residents, business and government representatives to work together to build stronger neighborhoods, improve the quality of life for low to moderate income families of modest means and to revitalize communities into neighborhoods of choice. NHS strengthens communities through the development and maintenance of quality affordable housing, creation and preservation of affordable homeownership opportunities, support of local leaders, providing financial education and increasing the financial independence of families and people in need.

Power of Change profile

Power of Change

Los Angeles, CA

Power of Change Foundation, Inc. (POC) empowers underprivileged youth as they transition out of homelessness, shelters and foster homes by providing the opportunities necessary to help them reach and sustain self-sufficiency.

Fullerton Technology Foundation profile

Our mission is to enrich the educational experience of each child in every classroom. Through the generosity of community support, the foundation provides resources, technology, and grants to inspire learning, enhance teaching and create innovative opportunities for students to excel in the 21st century.

Inner-City Arts profile

Inner-City Arts

Los Angeles, CA

Inner-City Arts, widely regarded as one of the nation's most effective arts education providers, is an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles.

Promises 2 Kids profile

Promises 2 Kids

Los Angeles, CA

Creating a brighter future for foster children. Promises2Kids is a leading nonprofit organization originally founded over 30 years ago as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego County. Since 1981, Promises2Kids has responded to the needs of foster children and provided support to children removed from their home due to abuse and neglect.

Affordable Living for the Aging profile

At Affordable Living for the Aging, we believe in having choices for how we live as we age. ALA offers solutions for creating affordable housing and reducing isolation among seniors. We can go stronger and longer, if we go together.

Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation profile

Our mission is to provide safe and secure living environments for our nation's low-and-moderate income elderly population through the provision and administration of the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program. Funded exclusively by the banking industry, the Foundation enables banks a way to earn CRA credit through the sponsorship of this program in senior housing facilities, HUD communities, and Veterans homes in the form of community development loans, CRA-qualified investments, and grants.

Pepperdine Micro-Enterprise Program profile

The Pepperdine Microenterprise Program is improving our community by igniting a passion within the people we serve. We partner with transitional shelters in the greater Los An​geles area, providing their residents with an education focused on personal development, career development, and entrepreneurship.

NeighborWorks Orange County profile

NeighborWorks Orange County

Los Angeles, CA

NeighborWorks Orange County strengthens communities and enhances the quality of life for working families by expanding housing opportunities, promoting sound financial management, and encouraging civic engagement.

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools profile

To transform teaching and learning so that all students have the foundation for academic excellence and personal success.

Family Promise of Orange County profile

The mission of Family Promise of Orange County is to help homeless families achieve housing stability by providing short term shelter, meals, case-management and hospitality. We believe that no child should have to sleep in a car, in a park, or under a bridge, and that every family deserves a chance to be whole and have a roof over their head once again.

Interface Children & Family Services profile

A nationally recognized family support organization that builds upon the strengths of individuals, families, and communities through effective, accessible, fully integrated services and partnerships.

Junior Achievement San Diego profile

To empower young people to own their economic success. To be recognized by businesses, educators and policy makers around the world as the premier organization for educating children K-12 in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship; and to unite people of all nations around the common goals of creating jobs, building stable economies and providing higher standards of living.

Mary Erickson Community Housing profile

At Mary Erickson Community Housing (MECH), we take great pride in providing affordable housing and promoting the well-being of working families in Southern California. As a non-profit corporation and designated Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), we believe that by increasing and preserving the supply of affordable housing, we positively impact the quality of life for working class families in our neighborhoods. Through our Life Skillsand Teen Forward programs, we promote the well-being and self-sufficiency that encourages a progressive lifestyle for families most in need.

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation profile

We believe L.A. County’s future prosperity is about our people. It’s about parents looking across the dinner table, knowing they are able to provide for their families. It’s about students learning the skills the right skills to build careers in growing industries. And it’s about job creation, which sets a foundation for healthy families and thriving equitable communities. At the LAEDC, we work to make all these things happen.

Los Angeles Youth Network profile

Los Angeles Youth Network

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Youth Network’s mission is to empower abused, neglected and homeless adolescents to become self-sufficient. We do this by providing street outreach, food, emergency shelter, a transitional living program, and educational enrichment programs in a safe and nurturing environment.

COR Community Development Corporation profile

COR Community Development Corporation (COR CDC) is committed to economically empowering impoverished communities by forming partnerships with public and private sectors. Located in Orange County, our organization provides services in the areas of education, financial literacy, affordable housing and civic engagement.

Taller San Jose profile

Taller San Jose

Los Angeles, CA

Taller San Jose (St. Joseph’s Workshop) provides disadvantaged young adults with the life skills and job training needed to live more productive and self-actualized lives. Taller San Jose gives young people, who are unemployed, out of school, in and out of the criminal justice system and/or pregnant or parenting, the chance to start over. The organization demonstrates an unwavering acceptance of others for whom and where they are on their life trajectories and is committed to empowering youth to realize their strengths and positively impact their futures.

Hunger Action Los Angeles profile

Hunger Action Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Hunger Action Los Angeles (HALA) works to end hunger and promote healthy eating through advocacy, direct service, and organizing.

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation profile

Our primary focus is to strengthen and support our key cornerstone programs in Sports + Recreation, Education + Literacy and Health + Wellness benefitting children and families in need throughout the greater Los Angeles region. By leveraging strategic partnerships, our mission is to harness the power of our brand and the passion our fans have for Los Angeles into a vehicle for positive change in underserved communities.

Orange County Community Housing Corporation profile

OCCHC's mission is to transition extremely low income families towards greater self sufficiency by assisting them with housing and education.

Mary's Shelter profile

Mary's Shelter

Los Angeles, CA

We are here to serve teens in need of a loving and nurturing environment during their time of pregnancy and beyond. We welcome your inquiry, whether you need help or want to help, and would be pleased to schedule a convenient time to visit our homes.

Community Action Partnership of Orange County profile

The mission of Community Action Partnership is to enhance the quality of life in Orange County by eliminating and preventing the causes and effects of poverty by mobilizing and directing resources to programs that assist, educate and promote self-sufficiency.

Alliance for Children's Rights profile

The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. By providing free legal services and advocacy, the Alliance ensures children have safe, stable homes, healthcare and the education they need to thrive. For many of our clients, the Alliance is the only connection to a safer, brighter future.

Foster Care Counts profile

Foster Care Counts

Los Angeles, CA

Foster Care Counts improves the lives of youth in foster care and ensures they thrive. We partner with care and advocacy organizations to address the gaps in service and impediments to success and target ways to boost outcomes. Together, we ignite initiatives to empower foster youth, improve access to valuable resources, and incite change on their behalf.

Friends of the Family profile

Friends of the Family

Los Angeles, CA

Friends of the Family is a comprehensive family resource center known for pioneering innovative, practical programs where families are recognized as central to a child’s well being and are supported to build on their skills and strengths.

OC Human Relations profile

OC Human Relations

Orange County, CA

To foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange county a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business.

Young Eisner Scholars profile

Young Eisner Scholars

Los Angeles, CA

YES’ mission is to level the educational playing field for promising children in underserved communities, building leadership for a brighter America. YES provides them with every opportunity to ensure their success in high school, their admission to college, their placement in their first job, and beyond. YES Scholars and their families receive the necessary support required for their achievement and remain engaged with YES for life.

The Whole Child profile

The Whole Child

Los Angeles, CA

Our mission is to give children of all ages the skills, support and security they need to build emotionally healthy lives and become caring, responsible adults. Our commitment to children includes their parents, whom we empower to create nurturing families. Together, we enrich our community and our world.

Strive profile


Los Angeles, CA

In an academy-par learning environment & facility, we provide exemplary academic and guidance resources to children, youth and their families in the Watts community of Los Angeles. Exalting and sanctuarial, Strive is a safe haven for kids from the thorny issues and extra challenges they face on these streets every day.

Voices for Children profile

Voices for Children

Los Angeles, CA

Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused children in San Diego County by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). We believe that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, and to that end, will review and monitor every court file in the system, provide a CASA to every child in the foster care system who needs one, and advocate to improve the lives of San Diego County’s foster children.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles profile

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.

Hollywood Police Action League profile

The Hollywood Police Activities League (PAL), a community-based crime prevention program, provides young people with positive alternatives to gangs and drugs. Through interaction with police officers in recreational, educational, athletic and fine arts activities, young people are given the opportunity to form healthy, positive attitudes toward the police, the society and the laws they represent.

Cal State University Dominguez Hills - Toro Guardian Scholars profile

Toro Guardian Scholars, also known as TGS, at California State University, Dominguez Hills is dedicated to supporting college students that have transitioned from the foster care system. We provide a unique program that connects students to a wide range of services and resources that will guide them throughout their educational journey. The objective of our services is to assist young adults as they continue to expand their educational and interpersonal skills on their path to becoming future independent leaders and role models within the community.

UCLA - Bruin Guardian Scholars profile

The Bruin Guardian Scholars (BGS) Program was created in 2008 by UCLA and student advocates to help address the unmet needs of the current and former foster youth at UCLA. The Guardian Scholars Program was designed to assist former foster youth, focusing on support services for undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, this program guarantees a welcoming community for its members and primarily focuses on building a community with peers who have faced similar challenges in life. The UCLA Guardian Scholars Program promotes the academic success and well-being of current and former foster youth at UCLA by developing meaningful relationships with the BGS students, and by building partnerships with the UCLA community.

USC - Trojans Guardian Scholars profile

The Trojan Guardian Scholars program is committed to supporting current and former foster youth who attend the University of Southern California and to building a regional network that creates new pathways for college-bound students exiting the foster care system. Through providing comprehensive support services, the Trojan Guardian Scholar program helps enable students who attend the University of Southern California to experience the campus to its fullest and to achieve their goals of academic excellence, self-sufficiency, and successful professional careers in their desired fields.

Small Business Financial Development Corporation of Orange County profile

To assist small businesses in the greater Orange County region to access capital to grow their companies and provide jobs through the state loan guarantee and other capital and business development programs. Emphasis will be placed on reaching out to and assisting minority, woman, disabled, and veteran owned businesses, as well as businesses in areas and industries of greater need.

Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton profile

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Blind Children's Learning Center profile

Our mission is to prepare children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education, and parent support.

Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena profile

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

National Latina Business Women Association - Los Angeles Chapter profile

Our Mission is to encourage women and men to develop their business and professional skills and to exceed their career goals through education, business referrals and networking.

New Horizons Charter Academy profile

At NHCA, we believe every student is gifted, and we will provide all of our students with a rigorous and comprehensive, multi-disciplinary standards-based instructional program in all content areas. We value each one of our school community members and will build on the cultural and linguistic backgrounds each individual brings with him/her. NHCA’s educational focus will be to provide all of our students with academic equity and solid foundations in science education, technology, and oral and written academic English skills so they become college prepared and career ready.

Team Prime Time profile

Team Prime Time

Los Angeles, CA

Team Prime Time’s mission is to provide intervention programs for at-risk children from low-income areas of Los Angeles that combine academics, athletics, leadership training and the arts in order to prepare them for the future and allow them to reach their full potential.

Advancing the Seed, Inc. profile

Our mission is to develop strong leaders for business and community engagement.

Arturo Sandoval Institute profile

Arturo Sandoval Institute

Verdugo City, CA

The Mission of the Arturo Sandoval Institute is to educate, support and Inspire music students to continue music education without regard to their economic circumstances. Providing scholarships, instruments, concerts, clinics, master classes and financial support.

Connect Home Los Angeles profile

Connect Home Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was selected to participate in President Barack Obama and Department of Housing and Urban Development's ConnectHome pilot program. While HACLA has a broader focus to provide affordable Internet access to public housing communities across the city, under ConnectHome, HACLA will work to connect designated public housing households with K-12 students. These households will receive free computers and four years of Internet access.

Opportunity Fund profile

Opportunity Fund

Los Angeles, CA

To advance the economic well-being of working people by helping them earn, save and invest in their future.

Alpha Resource Center profile

Alpha Resource Center

Santa Barbara, CA

Alpha Resource Center is committed to Empowering Individuals, Supporting Families and Building a Community that values the contribution of all people.

Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse profile

The mission of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is building a safer, healthier community by preventing and treating alcoholism and drug abuse.

Domestic Violence Solutions profile

Domestic Violence Solutions

Santa Barbara, CA

Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County works to end the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence by providing prevention and intervention services and by challenging society's attitudes, beliefs and behaviors to effect social change.

KidWorks profile


Santa Ana, CA

To restore at-risk neighborhoods…one life at a time.

Huntington Beach Council on Aging profile

Huntington Beach Council on Aging

Huntington Beach, CA

The Huntington Beach Council on Aging will work with elected officials, City staff, and volunteers to respond to the evolving needs of Huntington Beach senior citizens through advocacy and direct action on their behalf.

California Community Economic Development Association profile

CCEDA’s is comprised of organizations actively engaged in revitalizing California’s neighborhoods, including resident driven community development corporations, local governments, community action agencies and faith based institutions. CCEDA members produce results through a full range of community building strategies including real estate development-housing, retail and commercial-business assistance and lending, social services, and job training and creation.

The Kennedy Commission profile

Working for systemic change resulting in the production of affordable homes for Orange County's extremely low-income families.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County profile

To provide strong and enduring, one-to-one, professionally supported mentoring relationships for every child who needs and wants one.

After-School All-Stars profile

After-School All-Stars

Los Angeles, CA

Provide comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life.

Determined To Succeed profile

Determined To Succeed

Los Angeles, CA

Determined To Succeed provides highly motivated students from low-income families with comprehensive year-round academic, enrichment, and social-emotional support from middle school through college graduation.

Fullerton Education Foundation profile

Our mission is to enrich the educational experience of each child in every classroom.  Through the generosity of community support, the foundation provides resources, technology, and grants to inspire learning, enhance teaching and create innovative opportunities for students to excel in the 21st century.

Raise a Child profile

Raise a Child

Hollywood, CA

RaiseAChild.US recruits, educates, and nurtures supportive relationships equally with all prospective foster and adoptive parents while partnering with agencies to improve the process of advancing foster children to safe, loving, and permanent homes.

Palomar College Foundation profile

The mission of the Palomar College Foundation is to assure equal access to success for all Palomar College students by inspiring individual, business, and foundation philanthropic support that helps remove financial barriers and provides essential educational resources. In addition to direct student support, the foundation's mission includes support of college and faculty initiatives that enhance the educational experience of Palomar College students.