General Operating Support Grants

Description

General operating support is also known as unrestricted support, core support, or capacity building is an investment in your overall organization, not any specific program. Operating support can be used to improve fundraising efforts, hire new staff, attend leadership training, upgrade software and technology, and other investments that make your organization more effective at achieving its mission. 

Foundations List

California Community Foundation

Our mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Los Angeles communities. We envision a future where all Angelenos have the opportunity to contribute to the productivity, health and well-being of our region. And we believe that our common fate will be determined by how successfully we improve the quality of life for all of our residents. The impact we help create is of, by and for Los Angeles, because the community is our foundation.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles County

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $150,000

No

The California Endowment

In collaboration with our grantees and partners, we seek to use our grantmaking to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

Grantee Service Area

Nationwide

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$25,000 - $4,000,000

No

Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation works to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. We invest in the people, programs and institutions that are improving the human mind, body and spirit.

Grantee Service Area

United States

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $10,000,000

No

The James Irvine Foundation

Our mission is to expand opportunity for the people of California.

Grantee Service Area

United States

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $6,000,000

No

The James Irvine Foundation

Our mission is to expand opportunity for the people of California.

Grantee Service Area

United States

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $6,000,000

No

Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally. The Foundation and its Board of Directors are also directly involved in the community with innovative projects that further its mission to advance the public well-being through improved communication. The Foundation encourages the development of effective ways to share ideas and knowledge. The Foundation is committed to core values of responsiveness, accessibility, fairness and involvement.

The Foundation believes in funding organizations that have a deep level of community involvement, are led by effective leaders and tackle challenging and timely problems. Specific organizational attributes valued by the Foundation are: visionary leadership, impact, sustainability, innovation, organizational strength, network of partnerships plus the population being served.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$10,000 - $100,000

Yes

Weingart Foundation

To build a better Southern California by supporting nonprofit organizations to more effectively serve the underserved.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$15,000 - $300,000

Yes

The California Wellness Foundation

To protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California by increasing access to health care, quality education, good jobs, healthy environments and safe neighborhoods.

Grantee Service Area

California

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $1,000,000

Yes

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation improves the well-being of the residents of Los Angeles County through responsive grantmaking in human services, civic and cultural, education, and health.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles County

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$10,000 - $500,000

Yes

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

Within each area of funding, the Foundation seeks those programs that recognize the individual dignity and spiritual needs of the people served, as well as their capacity to become tomorrow’s mentors and community leaders.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles and adjacent surrounding areas.

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$5,000 - $100,000

Yes

The Eisner Foundation, Inc.

The Eisner Foundation identifies, advocates for, and invests in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the enrichment of our communities.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles County

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

up to $25,000; $100,000 - $300,000

Yes

S. Mark Taper Foundation

The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people's lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities.

Grantee Service Area

Southern California

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

small - up to 50,000; medium- up to 250,000; large- over 250,000

Yes

The Fletcher Jones Foundation

Grantee Service Area

California

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $1,000,000

No

Crail-Johnson Foundation

The mission of The Crail-Johnson Foundation is to promote the well being of Children in need, through the effective application of human and financial resources.

It is our commitment to be an advocate for children and to act as an agent for positive change. We endeavor to provide for immediate improvement in children’s quality of life, as well as to provide opportunities for a future life of quality.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles with a focus on San Pedro, Carson, Harbor City, Wilmington, Long Beach, Compton, Watts, and South Los Angeles

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$5,000 - $20,000

Yes

Joseph Drown Foundation

The Foundation's goal is to assist individuals in becoming successful, self-sustaining, contributing citizens. The Foundation is interested in programs that break down any barrier that prevents a person from continuing to grow and learn.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles County

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$10,000 - $75,000

Yes

PFAFFINGER FOUNDATION

Pfaffinger Foundation honors men and women who have devoted much of their careers to the newspaper industry.

Grantee Service Area

Primarily Los Angeles, some grants to Orange County

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$5,000 - $20,000.

Yes

Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching

Dedicated to The Development of Excellent Teachers

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

See details

Yes

Roth Family Foundation

The Foundation's mission is commitment to progressive social Change.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $500,000

No

Specialty Foundation

Specialty Family Foundation seeks to alleviate
the conditions that lead to persistent poverty.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $350,000

No

John Gogian Family Foundation

The John Gogian Family Foundation is a private charitable foundation dedicated to supporting community-based organizations that enhance the quality of people’s lives in Los Angeles County.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles County

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$20,000 - $35,000

Yes

The Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation

The Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation serves Southern California by funding innovative projects and initiatives that serve to benefit Los Angeles County and improve the wellbeing of its communities.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles County

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$5,000 - $100,000

No

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust (the HFPA Trust) was established to provide financial support for educational and cultural non-profit organizations whose primary focus is the entertainment industry.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$2,000 - $350,000

Yes

George Hoag Family Foundation

Founded in 1940 by George and Grace Hoag and their son, George Grant Hoag II, the George Hoag Family Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the communities it serves by improving social conditions, promoting human welfare and alleviating pain and suffering.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$2,500 - $75,000

Yes

The Good Works Foundation

Founded in 1993, Good Works Foundation supports innovation in the arts, environmental and social action, and education.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles area

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

Unspecified

No

The Durfee Foundation

The Durfee Foundation’s focus is on extraordinary people who are making a better Los Angeles.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles County

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$70,000

Yes

The MILSTEIN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Mission of The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (“MFF”) is to strengthen the State of Israel, the homeland of the Jewish People, and its special ties with the United States of America; and to ensure the special affinity to the State of Israel of the young and future Jewish generations.

Grantee Service Area

United States

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$15,000 - $100,000

Yes

The Karl Kirchgessner Foundation

The Foundation seeks to assist economically disadvantaged persons, especially those among the young, the elderly, and the disabled. While the Foundation may support a limited amount of eye research, its emphasis is to support activities in the area of vision care, and to help those with sight problems to be self-sufficient.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$10,000 - $100,000

Yes

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Our mission is to fulfill the commitment of its founders to provide philanthropic leadership in two principal arenas, medicine and the arts. It does so by awarding grants for programs, facilities and endowments at distinguished medical, educational and cultural institutions in the United States and internationally. In the medical arena, the Foundation supports institutions at the forefront of biomedical research and clinical care, with an emphasis on healthcare for women.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles, New York City

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $500,000

No

The Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation

The mission of the Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation is to enrich the lives of women and children in Long Beach.

Grantee Service Area

Long Beach

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$5,000 - $35,000

Yes

The Patron Saints Foundation

The Patron Saints Foundation is a private foundation that provides grants to public charities that improve the health of individuals residing in the West San Gabriel Valley through health care programs which are consistent with the moral and religious teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Grantee Service Area

The greater Los Angeles Area

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$10,000 - $25,000

Yes

The Streisand Foundation

Grantee Service Area

California, Nevada, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington, Texas and Maryland.

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $150,000

Yes

John M. Lloyd Foundation

Our goal is one just system in Los Angeles County: centered on strong communities and practical resources, not prisons.

Grantee Service Area

United States

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$5,000 - $45,000

No

The Lawrence Foundation

The mission of the foundation is to make a difference in the world by providing contributions and grants to organizations that are working to solve pressing educational, environmental, health and other issues.

Grantee Service Area

United States

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $25,000

Yes

In a Perfect World Foundation

In our Perfect World, young people have opportunities, tools for success and voices. Powers that inspire them to make meaningful change.
How do we get to that world?
Through direct impact: we bring education, mentoring and artistic expression to high poverty communities worldwide.

Grantee Service Area

United States

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$1,000 - $30,000

No

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism

The Foundation’s long-range aim is to foster the growth and development of an authentic American Buddhism that takes its inspiration from the wisdom traditions of the East but adopts new forms, approaches, and applications that are uniquely suited to contemporary American society and culture. By developing and strengthening the emerging community of American Buddhist organizations, we seek to give birth to an American society that reflects the universal Buddhist values of wisdom, compassion, mindfulness, and meditation practice in pursuit of these values.

Grantee Service Area

United States

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$2,500 - $25,000

Yes

Earl B. & Loraine H. Miller Foundation

To provide support for organizations serving the Long Beach community with emphasis on the health and well-being of children in need.

Grantee Service Area

Greater Long Beach Commmunity

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$25,000 - $50,000

Yes

The Adamma Foundation

Adamma's mission is to support small-scale charitable organizations providing services to the neediest, most vulnerable, most disenfranchised people and populations of Los Angeles.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$2,500 - $20,000

Yes

The Rose Hills Foundation

The Rose Hills Foundation is a legacy of the Founders and Directors of The Rose Hills Memorial Park, which remains the largest cemetery in North America. Pursuant to the goals of its founders, Rose Hills is a legacy to be enjoyed by future generations, not only as a beautiful memorial park, but now as a Foundation created out of proceeds of its sale.

Grantee Service Area

Los Angeles County

Amount

Unsolicited applications?

$10,000 - $1,000,000

Yes

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