Community Development



Tierra Nativa

Mission

Our mission is to enable indigenous communities of Mexico’s Sierra Madre to sustain their bicultural resources and traditions.

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Coalition for Educational Justice

Mission

CEJ is a volunteer, grass-roots organization made up of parents, students and teachers within the Los Angeles Unified School District dedicated to struggling against institutional racism and the inequities, based on class and race, that exist within our school system.

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Friends of the School of History and Dramatic Arts

Mission

Friends of SoHDA aims to raise financial support for The School of History and Dramatic Arts (SoHDA), an LAUSD public high school (part of the Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies) as well as to develop mutually beneficial ties among the community, students, parents, and alumni.

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Fostering Next Generation Seafood

Mission

The project mission is to unblock stuck points in seafood sustainability through testing sustainable business analysis tools in a Maori seafood company.

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Veterans Art Project

Mission

The Veterans Art Project offers fee free ceramic and bronze casting classes to Veterans, active duty, spouses and dependents.

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The Pango Foundation

Mission

To help fulfill the Pango Group's mission in enhancing the lives of the people, partners and communities it serves through scholarships, programs and giving.

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Civic Innovation Lab

Mission

Civic Innovation Lab applies the best practices of collaborative community design and tech accelerators to prototype citizen-driven solutions informed by open data and supported by local government.

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The Generations Project

Mission

Our mission is to build bridges between generations of different LGBT communities by creating a special evening of reflecting and connecting.

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Youth Element

Mission

The mission of Youth Element is to train and empower young people to create healthy, sustainable and equitable communities through active civic participation.

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Rising Up Media

Mission

Rising Up Media is a women-run multimedia project that seeks to create news broadcasts for radio, television and online platforms with an accompanying multi-media website and social media component. Our goal is to educate and activate the public on issues of social, economic, and environmental justice.

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The Consortium for Media Literacy

Mission

The Consortium for Media Literacy addresses the role of global media in citizenship, education and health through the design and delivery of research-based implementation programs for youth, educators, parents and adults.

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CHINAWEEK

Mission

CHINAWEEK US is a non-profit organization working in partnership with prominent Los Angeles based institutions to increase understanding of and access to China, foster cultural and economic opportunites, and strengthen relationships between the citizens of the US and China.

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Ecoartspace

Mission

Ecoartspace is a nonprofit platform providing opportunities for artists who address the human/nature relationship in the visual arts.

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Colorful Minds

Mission

Our mission is to strengthen the lives of persons living with disabilities in developing countries through art, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

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Semillas de Esperanza

Mission

In collaboration with partner organizations, Semillas de Esperanza (SdE) strives to engage, train and inspire members of the community to aquire their needs.

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The Regenerative Communities Project

Mission

The Regenerative Communities Project will strive to educate people in Southern California how to “think globally by acting locally” through the integration of sustainable stewardship of lands, indigenous stewardship principles, permaculture design, and support for and solidarity with efforts in other regions and countries.

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Community Ladders

Mission

Community Ladders empowers individuals to make better financial decisions through personal finance coaching and consumer protection education.

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Homefront Rising

Mission

Homefront Rising is a cultural revival fueled by veterans and allies from all walks of life.

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Oakland Climate Action Coalition

Mission

The Oakland Climate Action Coalition is a cross-sector coalition building a thriving green economy through equitable development and implementation of Oakland’s Energy and Climate Action goals.

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Afghan Women’s Mission

Mission

Afghan Women’s Mission seeks to empower Afghan women through funding women-led projects on social issues and for political change.

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Change Better

Mission

Change Better trains nonprofits to build like a start-up, think like a business, and succeed in what they set out to do—solve problems.

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Desiree Alliance

Mission

The Desiree Alliance is a coalition of sex workers, health professionals, social scientists, professional sex educators, and their supporting networks working together for an improved understanding of the sex industry and its human, social and political impacts.

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Zip Zap Zop Enrichment

Mission

Our mission is to empower students with and without special needs by creating inclusive learning opportunities.

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Valley Bikery

Mission

We are a bicycle collective that promotes and supports cycling as a sustainable, healthy, and fun method of transportation in the San Fernando Valley.  We put on community bike rides, events, and mobile DIY bike repair clinics to teach essential skills like bicycle maintenance and how to ride safely with traffic.  We work to make bicycling more accessible and safe, and to create a supportive and empowered cycling community.

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LA Media Lab

Mission

LA Media Lab is a cooperative effort to foster innovation, knowledge transfer and talent development by connecting Southern California digital media and technology companies with academic, venture, and governmental communities.

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Brazil Without Barriers

Mission

Brazil Without Barriers’ (BWB) mission is to build dreams, transform lives, and increase social and economic equality in Brazil. We aim to break down the barriers of social and educational change by a) strengthening community-based organizations that educate and empower; b) providing opportunities, tools, and resources; c) supporting leadership, mentoring, and teacher training; d) preserving Afro-Brazilian arts and culture; and e) facilitating global awareness and cultural exchanges.

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Arkana Alliance

Mission

The Arkana Alliance’s mission is to support and promote innovative and integrated solutions for the preservation of and integration of sustainable development in the Amazon and the empowerment of Indigenous peoples and communities.

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Pono Grown Farm Center

Mission

Pono Grown builds conscious community through connecting individuals to the land, creating a culture of plants and people growing peacefully and harmoniously.

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SPALA

Mission

SPALA will educate LA City city residents about the LA Safe Parking ordinance for homeless vehicle dwellers while supporting those vehicle owners or other engaged persons experiencing homelessness themselves.

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Long Beach Residents Empowered (LiBRE)

Mission

LiBRE is a grassroots community organizing group advancing justice in disadvantaged communities through creation and preservation of affordable housing, renter protections, and community economic development.

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Valley Improvement Projects

Mission

To improve the quality of life of underrepresented and marginalized residents of California’s Central Valley by promoting social and environmental justice issues through youth outreach, education, technology, and art.

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Groundswell Coastal Ecology

Mission

Groundswell Coastal Ecology enhances resiliency of coastal ecological resources by pairing science, education, and community with ecosystem restoration practitioners.

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Men Actively Creating Healthy Outcomes (M.A.C.H.O.)

Mission

The mission of Men Actively Creating Healthy Outcomes (M.A.C.H.O.) is to inspire and motivate men to lead healthier lifestyles and create healthier outcomes in California and the nation in general.

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Building Bosses

Mission

Building Bosses provides training and support services to youth of color and other marginalized workers seeking to be co-owners of a worker cooperative in the District of Columbia.

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CREER

Mission

We believe it is our responsibility to create an international bridge focused on education, sustainable contribution, and balance integration of cultures; providing a progressive model of a holistic, charitable organization.

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Prevention Access Campaign

Mission

Prevention Access Campaign is a nationwide initiative to coordinate and improve messaging, marketing and access for HIV prevention in communities most affected in the United States.

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BreakOUT!

Mission

BreakOUT! seeks to end the criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to build a safer and more just New Orleans.

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AltruVistas Funds & Fellows

Mission

The AltruVistas Funds & Fellows program empowers pro impact ventures in destination countries and communities that connect travel to making the world a better place for people and planet.

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Green Streets

Mission

Green Streets is a social enterprise working to improve our environment, ourselves and our community. Green Streets offers environmental services for businesses, homes, market rate and affordable housing properties. We manage recycling & composting and educate our neighbors on how to reduce waste. We are young entrepreneurs investing in our communities by building careers and creating a better future.

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The Foundation for Conscious Living

Mission

The Foundation for Conscious Living is committed to embodied Authenticity, Response-Ability, and Appreciation in partnership, community, politics, society, and the planet. We’re creating a world in which everyone enjoys a flow of appreciation and co-creation, in an evolutionary (instead of fear-based) context.

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Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange

Mission

Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles working to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice.

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Orang Utan Republik Education Initiative

Mission

The mission of the Orang Utan Republik Education Initiative (OUREI) is to support, coordinate and facilitate conservation education, outreach programs, and other innovative collaborative projects regarding the endangered wild orangutan so that it will be saved from extinction.

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Social Innovatus

Mission

Social Innovatus uses novel approaches to help social mission organizations employ inventive strategies to achieve greater impact.

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Climate for Ideas

Mission

Climate for Ideas conducts research on environmental issues in order to advance sound science and sound policy for companies, government and non-governmental organizations. It focuses on the nexus of climate and forests, biodiversity conservation in forests, the paper industry and markets for wood and paper products. We develop tools and analysis that help to improve policy formation and purchasing choices to improve environmental performance.

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Serve the Warrior

Mission

Our mission is to create community spaces that support healing and provide therapeutic tools to defend against the invisible wounds that American Veterans bring home from war.

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The Bicycle Tree

Mission

We support bicyclists and create healthy bicycle-friendly communities through activities, advocacy, and education.

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The Coalition For A Safe Environment

Mission

To protect, promote, preserve and restore our Mother Earth’s delicate ecology, environment, natural resources and wildlife. To attain Environmental Justice in international trade marine ports, goods movement, transportation corridors, distribution centers, petroleum and energy industry communities.

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Project Bona Fide

Mission

Our vision is to provide people with the necessary knowledge and skills to empower them to produce their own food in a more sustainable manner and live more intentionally in their own environments.

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Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation

Mission

A Fresh Chapter’s mission is to ignite possibility, purpose, and connection in the lives of those impacted by cancer.

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Latinas in STEM Foundation

Mission

To inspire and empower Latinas to pursue and thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Drones & Good

Mission

To empower individuals to reach their full potential by designing and operating workforce development programs and programs supporting social entrepreneurs.

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Academies for Social Entrepreneurship

Mission

The mission of Academies for Social Entrepreneurship is to help to create and sustain businesses that use the market to meet educational, health, environmental and other social needs.

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Cross-Cultural Solutions

Mission

To operate international volunteer programs in communities around the world.

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Stanton Fellowship 2016-17

Mission

To explore the conditions and policies that relegate individuals suffering from severe mental illness to live homeless on the streets of Los Angeles and to identify what it would take to move them into a safer place to live.

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MET UP: Metastatatic Empowerment to Unleash Power

Mission

MET UP is committed to changing the landscape of metastatic cancer through direct action.

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Local Clean Energy Alliance

Mission

The mission of the Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) is to promote the equitable development and democratization of local renewable energy resources as key to addressing climate change and building sustainable and resilient communities.

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