Education is the primary focus of the Foundation. The Foundation supports education programs in K-12, at both public and private schools, that seek to solve the existing problems in Los Angeles area schools. These grants for education reform can be made directly to the schools or to independent organizations which are closely involved with this issue. In addition, the Foundation provides funds to private secondary schools, colleges and universities for student financial assistance, in the form of both scholarships and loan programs. Favor is given to those programs directed at talented middle income students who are unable to obtain assistance from sources specifically available to low income students.
The Foundation is committed
to improving the quality of life in the local community. The Foundation
supports programs that encourage all individuals to reach their fullest
potential. The best chance a young person has to reach that goal is to stay
in school, inside a functioning family, and outside the juvenile justice
system. To that end, the Foundation supports programs that deal with issues
such as the high drop-out rate, lack
of sufficient health care, substance abuse and violence. In addition, the
Foundation will consider programs that address poverty issues and assist the
economically disadvantaged. Programs aimed at solutions to or
the prevention of these problems are favored. Although the Foundation
recognizes the importance of Community, Health, and Social Services , it
is not the Foundation's primary funding focus.
, it is not the Foundation's primary funding focus.
The Foundation does make grants for medical and scientific research, but these are initiated by the Foundation. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.
Although it is not the emphasis of the Foundation, grants are made for the arts and humanities and are made primarily for outreach and education programs.
The Foundation may initiate grants for projects of interest to the Board which are related to the mission of the Foundation but which fall outside its established areas of interest or geographic limitations. The emphasis upon individual categories might vary in any given year and exceptions to these guidelines may occur at the discretion of the Foundation.