We are Honored

to partner with organizations that empower the children and families in their communities.

Who we Fund

The majority of our grants support organizations serving communities in Los Angeles, with a small number of grants offered to organizations elsewhere in California, the U.S., and in Israel. We are committed to funding:

Organizations that are working toward and advocating for systemic change.

Organizations that promote community resiliency.

BIPOC-led organizations working in and empowering communities of color.

We support our grant partners through the following:
Programs or Projects Grants (Restricted)
We fund ongoing programs that have already demonstrated success or new programs or projects that are breaking ground and have a high likelihood of success.
Capital Project Grants (Restricted)
These grants are offered to projects that are critical to the success of a growing agency and have a high likelihood of success.
General Operating Support Grants (Unrestricted)
In general, we reserve this funding for grant partners with whom we have established relationships or in circumstances where the need is urgent or it is an Exploratory Grant (see below).
Exploratory Grants
Through small first-time grants the process of relationship-building begins. We view these as an opportunity to support good work as we get to know each other. These are typically General Operating Support or Program/Project grants.
Our successful long-term partners are exemplary organizations that are
pioneers in creating replicable program models.

Please note that the Fineshriber Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.

Current Grantee Partners

A New Way of Life

A New Way of Life Reentry Project provides housing, case management, pro bono legal services, advocacy and leadership development for women rebuilding their lives after prison.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports Family Reunification through general operating costs.

Years of Partnership:
2021
Total Funding:
$20,000
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Baby2Baby

Baby2Baby provides children living in poverty with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. 

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes general operating costs and access to formula initiative.

Years of Partnership:
2020; 2022
Total Funding:
$20,000
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Black Equity Collective

The Black Equity Collective’s mission is to join funders and communities as partners in strengthening the long-term sustainability of Black-led and Black-empowering organizations in Southern California.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports the establishment of the Collective and Resiliency Program and Network Development of the Collective.

Years of Partnership:
2022
Total Funding:
$20,000
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Black Women For Wellness

Black Women for Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.

Fineshriber Family Foundation support general operating costs for BWW and Grantsmanship Center training for members of South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team (SLA/SB AAIMMCAT).

Years of Partnership:
2021
Total Funding:
$30,000
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California Dignity for Families Fund

The California Dignity for Families Fund helps migrant families and unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border receive urgent humanitarian relief and assistance as they request asylum and resettle in communities throughout the state. This fund is part of a public-private partnership with the State of California. Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) serves as the lead organization for the Fund.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports the California Dignity for Families Fund.

*Fiscal Sponsor: Tides Foundation

Years of Partnership:
2021
Total Funding:
$50,000
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Center for Strategic Partnerships

The Center for Strategic Partnerships' mission is to support cross-sector collaborations that transform Los Angeles County systems, policies, and practices to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families, using an equity lens to guide our work.

Fineshriber Family Foundation is a Core Center Funder.

Years of Partnership:
2022
Total Funding:
$25,000
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Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand is building inclusion and equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel through a growing network of bilingual, integrated schools and communities.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s present and past support includes: expansion of the bicultural school system and strengthening the Shared Communities program.

Years of Partnership:
2014-2022
Total Funding:
$182,000
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Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries’ mission is to provide hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports Homeboy Industries’ Youth Re-entry Center Garden and Outdoor Space through a matching grant.

Years of Partnership:
2022
Total Funding:
$35,000
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Impact Israel

Yemin Orde Youth Village, located on 77 acres atop Mount Carmel in northern Israel, is a model of excellence on which other youth villages are based. It is home, school, and safe haven to 450 at-risk and immigrant youth from around the world. The Village remains open 24/7, 365 days a year, for youth who have no other place to call home in Israel.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s present and past support includes: multi-year funding for the Village’s Graduate Center. Funding has also been provided for a learning center, library books, matching grants, Beit Noam & Beit Hillel, Sharon Forest Fire abatement, Environmental Center launch, Village Way expansion, and the Therapeutic Treatment Center.

Years of Partnership:
2007-2022
Total Funding:
$3,326,265
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Jenesse Center

Jenesse Center's mission is to restore families impacted by domestic and sexual violence through holistic, trauma informed, culturally responsive services, and advance prevention initiatives that foster and sustain healthy, violence free communities.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports general operating costs.

Years of Partnership:
2021
Total Funding:
$20,000
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Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Jewish Family Service provides robust immigration legal services in addition to humanitarian and respite shelter for asylum seekers who have been released into the United States by the Department of Homeland Security. It is the lead agency of the San Diego Rapid Response Network.

Fineshriber Family foundation supports the migrant shelter and immigration services.

Years of Partnership:
2020-2022
Total Funding:
$61,000
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Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger, distributing food and other essentials to children, seniors, families, and other individuals in need.

Fineshriber Family Foundation present and past support includes: equipment purchases to increase storage of fresh food; outreach for CalFresh, California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); pantries and perishable food; and support of the Food Bank’s partner agencies serving communities of color. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Fineshriber Family Foundation funded a matching grant to support the Summer Campaign through which children and families received food during the summer months when schools were out and unable to offer food.

Years of Partnership:
2010-2022
Total Funding:
$509,600
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Movement Voter Project

Movement Voter Fund, the 501(c)(3) arm of Movement Voter Project, works to strengthen voter turnout at all levels of government by helping donors support the best and most promising local community-based organizations in key states, with a focus on youth and communities of color. 

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports General Operating Costs for the Movement Voter Fund.

Fiscal Sponsor: Tides Foundation

Years of Partnership:
2020-2022
Total Funding:
$150,000
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No Us Without You LA

No Us Without You LA provides food security for the undocumented immigrants who are the backbone of the hospitality industry in the greater Los Angeles area. 

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports general operating costs.

Years of Partnership:
2021
Total Funding:
$10,000
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Open Paths Counseling Center

Open Paths Counseling Center’s mission is to meet the evolving mental health needs of the community through quality counseling for individuals and families at affordable fees; free therapy programs for at-risk children and youth in local schools; and a highly respected therapist training program.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s present and past support includes: general operating costs, capacity building, seed funding for psychotherapy services, and Spanish-language Parent Support Group.

Years of Partnership:
2017-2022
Total Funding:
$83,480
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Para Los Niños

Para Los Niños believes in the children, youth, and families they serve. Their model fosters pathways to success through excellence in education, powerful families, and strong communities for children and youth to thrive.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports the Integrated Services Model for TK-8th Grade Charter School Students and their families.

Years of Partnership:
2021
Total Funding:
$25,000
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Parents Circle - Family Forum

The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. PCFF sees the commitment of young people to peace as vital to maintaining and growing the peace movement in Israel and Palestine. Dialogue Meetings, in which Israeli and Palestinian PCFF members share their personal stories of bereavement and explain their choice to engage in reconciliation instead of revenge, are a core component to this effort.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports Dialogue Meetings.

Years of Partnership:
2022
Total Funding:
$10,000
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Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles provides convenient and affordable access to a comprehensive range of quality reproductive health care and sexual health information through patient services, education and advocacy.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports the Promotoras Comunitarias program.

Years of Partnership:
2021
Total Funding:
$10,000
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Social Justice Learning Institute

Social Justice Learning Institute is dedicated to improving the education, health, and well being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training, and community mobilization.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports Creating Thriving Communities /Health Equity Programming and Initiatives.

Years of Partnership:
2022
Total Funding:
$10,000
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T.R.U.S.T. South LA

T.R.U.S.T. South LA is a community-based effort that works to stabilize the neighborhoods south of Downtown LA, where increased property values and rents have pushed out many long-term residents.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports general operating costs.

Years of Partnership:
2021
Total Funding:
$20,000
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Upward Bound House

Upward Bound House provides homeless families with housing and supportive services to suit their specific needs in Santa Monica, Culver City, Compton, and South Los Angeles.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s present and past support includes: capital funding for the Culver City site; general operating costs, upgrading computer labs; and refurbishing apartments.

Years of Partnership:
2010; 2016-2021
Total Funding:
$208,500
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Venice Family Clinic

Venice Family Clinic provides high-quality comprehensive health care to families and individuals who might otherwise go without the care they need. The Clinic continues to expand to best meet our community’s needs with an innovative, integrated approach that addresses the unique combination of clinical and social factors that impact our patients’ health.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s present and past support includes: general operating costs; construction and operation of the Culver City / Mar Vista clinic; construction and operation of the Culver City Dental Clinic; construction and expansion of the dental program; the Fineshriber Family Foundation Pediatric Clinic and the Pediatric Chronic Disease program; and a case manager for undocumented clients.

Years of Partnership:
2006-2021
Total Funding:
$1,340,000
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Voter Participation Center

Voter Participation Center is a non-partisan organization founded in 2003 to help members of the New American Majority register and vote.

Fineshriber Family Foundation support includes general operating costs.

Years of Partnership:
2020-2022
Total Funding:
$150,000
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California Immigrant Resilience Fund*

The California Immigrant Resilience Fund (CIRF) provides cash assistance to undocumented Californians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. CIRF is part of a public-private partnership with the State of California and was initially founded and incubated by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR).

Fineshriber Family Foundation’ supports the California Immigrant Resilience Fund.

*Fiscal Sponsor: Tides Foundation

Years of Partnership:
2020
Total Funding:
$100,000
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Mayor’s Fund for LA’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund: The Angeleno Card Fund

Launched in March 2020, the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund was created to respond in real-time to the immediate health care and social service needs of Angelenos and move money quickly to where it is needed most. In partnership with the City, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has quickly deployed millions of dollars to directly support those in need.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s supports the Angeleno Card Fund.

Years of Partnership:
2020
Total Funding:
$50,000
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Culver City Family Alliance

In response to the 2016 election and the ensuing political climate, the Fineshriber Family Foundation spearheaded an effort to bring the Culver City community together in support of undocumented and mixed-status immigrant families, making sure that they would be able to access critical social services. Operating with the conviction that children cannot learn when they feel unsafe or believe their family is in danger, CCFA aligned school district leaders, community members, local nonprofit agencies, and volunteers to offer wrap-around services, including case management; a free farmers market; immigration legal services; and health, dental, and mental health services.
Years of Partnership:
2016-2019
Total Funding:
$642,125
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Highlighted Past Grantee Partners

826 Valencia

826 Valencia is dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes program expansion at the Mission and Valencia locations in San Francisco, CA.

Years of Partnership:
2016-2018
Total Funding:
$80,000
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California Immigrant Resilience Fund*

The California Immigrant Resilience Fund (CIRF) provides cash assistance to undocumented Californians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. CIRF is part of a public-private partnership with the State of California and was initially founded and incubated by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR).

Fineshriber Family Foundation’ supports the California Immigrant Resilience Fund.

*Fiscal Sponsor: Tides Foundation

Years of Partnership:
2020
Total Funding:
$100,000
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Carecen

CARECEN envisions Los Angeles becoming a place where Central Americans and all other communities live in peace and dignity, enjoying economic well-being, social justice, and political empowerment.

Fineshriber Family Foundation support includes general operation support and free individualized immigration legal aid services (see Culver City Family Alliance for more information about this partnership).

Years of Partnership:
2017-2018
Total Funding:
$148,325
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Children’s Bureau of Southern California

Children’s Bureau works inside vulnerable communities to provide services designed to reduce risk factors and increase opportunities for children and their parents.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes the Prenatal-to-Five program, the Kindergarten Readiness program, and the construction of a Family Health Center.

Years of Partnership:
2007-2009
Total Funding:
$235,000
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Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA)

The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Culver City High School (AVPA) is a four-year program incorporating intensive studies in visual arts, film and video production, theatre, dance, and music.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes musical scholarships, staff positions, and general support.

Years of Partnership:
2017-2018
Total Funding:
$10,000
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Culver City Unified School District

During the years of Fineshriber Family Foundation partnership with the school district, CCUSD was the 4th most diverse school district in California with 51 primary languages spoken in students’ homes. Additionally, three of the five elementary schools in the district qualified for Title I funding.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes multiple educational programs that grant equitable access to all CCUSD students in the areas of art, music, health and science education including: a science lab at El Rincon Elementary School; hundreds of musical instruments for middle school and high school students; and the following programming partnerships:

Front and Center Theatre Collaborative; Growing Great; Story Pirates; Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

Years of Partnership:
2008-2020
Total Funding:
$585,500
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Grameen America

Grameen Foundation is a global nonprofit dedicated to enabling the poor, especially women, to create a world without poverty and hunger. Grameen uses its expertise and partnerships to connect poor women to essential financial, health, and agricultural products and services while building empowering ecosystems to support breakthroughs.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes program expansion in Los Angeles.

Years of Partnership:
2013-2014
Total Funding:
$100,000
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Hillsides

Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports mental health programming.

Years of Partnership:
2007
Total Funding:
$50,000
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Inner-City Arts

Inner-City Arts engages young people in the creative process in order to shape a society of creative, confident and collaborative individuals.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes construction of the Rosenthal Theater.

Years of Partnership:
2007
Total Funding:
$25,000
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Mayor’s Fund for LA’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund: The Angeleno Card Fund

Launched in March 2020, the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund was created to respond in real-time to the immediate health care and social service needs of Angelenos and move money quickly to where it is needed most. In partnership with the City, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has quickly deployed millions of dollars to directly support those in need.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s supports the Angeleno Card Fund.

Years of Partnership:
2020
Total Funding:
$50,000
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Pass It Along Fund

The Pass It Along Fund was established at the California Community Foundation by anonymous donors in the true spirit of philanthropy: to help Angelenos in moments of critical need without expecting anything in return.

Fineshriber Family Foundation supports the Pass It Along Fund.  

Years of Partnership:
2009-2013
Total Funding:
$325,000
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Rosenberg Fund for Children

The Rosenberg Fund for Children makes grants to aid children in the U.S. whose parents are targeted, progressive activists.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes participant gatherings and the establishment of the Moish and Lillian Antopol Memorial Fund for targeted youth and families.

Years of Partnership:
2010-2017
Total Funding:
$148,000
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St Joseph Center

St. Joseph Center provides working poor families, as well as homeless men, women, and children of all ages with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes Youth Center construction.

Years of Partnership:
2007
Total Funding:
$200,000
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Stone Soup Childcare Programs

Stone Soup Child Care Programs partners with school districts, cities and public and private enterprise to provide quality, affordable child care in California communities.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes tuition assistance.

Years of Partnership:
2006-2009
Total Funding:
$201,000
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The People Concern

The People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us to rebuild their lives. The People Concern’s model of integrated and comprehensive care empowers our participants to navigate the multi-faceted obstacles in their lives, become their best selves, and ultimately, connect with and contribute to their communities.

Fineshriber Family Foundation’s support includes K-9 Connection and childcare services at shelters for victims of domestic violence.

Years of Partnership:
2010
Total Funding:
$48,000
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