The Ahmanson Foundation, incorporated as a private foundation in the State of California in 1952, was established by financier Howard F. Ahmanson, and his wife Dorothy. Its corpus was augmented in later years by his two nephews Robert H. Ahmanson and William H. Ahmanson. The Foundation’s broad purpose, as stated in the articles of incorporation, is to administer funds for charitable, scientific, educational, literary, and religious purposes, all for the public welfare.
Currently the Foundation concentrates its funding on cultural projects supporting the arts, education at the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels, medicine and delivery of health care services, specialized library collections, programs related to homelessness and low-income populations, preservation of the environment, and a wide range of human service projects. The vast majority of the Foundation’s philanthropy is directed toward organizations and institutions based in and serving the greater Los Angeles community.
Simultaneously, the Foundation is particularly committed to the support of non-profit organizations and institutions which continually demonstrate sound fiscal management, responsibility to efficient operation, and program integrity.
Through such focused interests and shared vision with the non-profit sector the Foundation endeavors to increase the quality of life in Southern California and to enhance its cultural legacy.
Bader Philanthropies, formerly known as The Helen Bader Foundation, Inc. strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. The Foundation makes grants, convenes partners, and shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in key areas: Alzheimer's and Aging; Economic Development; Jewish Education; and Community Partnerships for Youth.
Ceniarth is a single-family office, and related private foundation, focused on funding market-based solutions that benefit underserved communities. Ceniarth primarily engages in rural, marginalized regions in sectors such as agriculture, financial services, energy, and affordable housing. Ceniarth makes full use of its entire portfolio in these efforts and is active in making both mission-related and program-related investments.
The Clif Bar Family Foundation supports innovative small and mid-sized groups working to strengthen their food systems and their communities, enhance public health, and safeguard their environment and natural resources.
We connect social entrepreneurs with the resources they need, convene events to strengthen the ecosystems of impact investing and social entrepreneurship, and catalyze 100% of our balance sheet for impact.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. The Foundation works on the issues our founders cared about most, including improving the lives of children, enabling the creative pursuit of science, advancing reproductive health, and conserving and restoring the earth's natural systems.
Our mission of Land Conservation and Artistic Vitality for communities in the Chicago region and the Lowcountry of South Carolina honors the values and legacy of our founders Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley by focusing on a healthy natural environment and artistic expression.