CCF-LA’s Business is Wide and Far!

By area: We have over 4 million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, spanning across 5 pastoral regions, with 288 parishes in 120 cities – wow! CCF-LA is so excited to continue working in and expanding our approach to encompass all regions in our Catholic community. It has been so wonderful to work with […]

2022 – the kindest year ever!

The greatest achievement for CCF-LA in 2022 was evident in the amount of grants that were issued. A total of almost $75 million was sent to schools, health care providers, social services organizations, and shelters that feed and house the poor and marginalized. Not bad for being in our eighth operating year!
This was a new milestone in reaching worthy Catholic and charitable organizations aligned with the values of our Church – and truly a testament to the CCF-LA mission that empowers charitable people and organizations to be more impactful.
In 2021 we issued $50.2 million in grants and that was a record year. To handle this much higher level of volume and to keep up with our extraordinary levels of services, we formed two dedicated functions as an outgrowth from the development effort.
 The Client Services team, led by Tania Naaman and with Janette Gordo, meets the daily demands of issuing grants and receipting gifts, while ensuring compliance to policies and procedures for recording all transactions.
 The Marketing function, led by Norma Hernandez with Bonnie Peralta, focuses on outreach to clients, beneficiaries, and prospects through the newsletter, website, publications, and events – each providing an informative touch point and reminder of the purpose of CCF-LA.
Every grant made by CCF-LA sends a strong and kind message to a charity, indicating that their mission is important to us and to the advisor on the charitable fund that was the source of the grant. The work done in a community foundation environment is truly the power of many like-minded people and organizations coming together to make a difference, and in 2022 it was an $75 million difference!

A new year, a renewed pursuit of the meaning of life.

Beginning a new year is an opportunity to assess what’s important in our lives and with that comes for each of us a resolve to spend more time and effort in the pursuit of those activities. Most likely, the meaningful part has to do with the people in your life.    Every day, we encounter […]

Don Bosco celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with the “Unfriendly Sons”

Don Bosco Technical Institute, an all-boys Catholic high school in Rosemead, hosted the 11th annual “Unfriendly Sons of St. Patrick Celebration” on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Bosco Trustee and CCF-LA board member Bishop David O’Connell was a co-chair of the event which raised a record $190,000 for tuition assistance and other programs. The jovial evening including […]

Teacher’s Vocation Developing Greatness in Their Students

A job is a means to an end, but a vocation is a continuous call to purpose. For many, finding a vocation takes trial and error, but it is often found when we listen to what ignites our spirit and, ultimately, lies in what God is calling us to do. My vocation is to affirm the innate value […]

Priestly Vocations – A Respond to God’s Call

The joy of Easter invites us to the mission of spreading the good news with confidence that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. We are invited to recollect ourselves knowing that the Lord is present among us until the end of times. In order to reach all the corners of the world, this sign of […]

Hospital Staff and Chaplains Give Unconditionally – it’s their vocation.

I am Liam Nelson’s grandmother, Kathy McCaffery. Liam was born prematurely at a hospital in Ventura County while we were still very much in the middle of the pandemic, restricting our ability to be at the hospital. He was airlifted to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles a few days after his birth.  The care Liam received […]

Vocations make our communities thrive

It’s the combination of passion and commitment that defines the word vocation. We see vocation in our parents and grandparents, our spouses, our teachers, our caregivers, our first responders, government and social workers, elected officials, and yes, our priests, brothers and sisters in religious life. In this newsletter, we want to recognize vocations because that’s the […]