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.
The Alliance Healthcare Foundation strives to advance health and wellness in San Diego & Imperial Counties, with special emphasis on the medically underserved. They accomplish this work through collaborative grant-making, advocacy, and education.
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation enriches the quality of life in our region through its knowledgeable leadership, engaged grant making, and creative partnerships with donors to make philanthropic investments and build endowment
The Bairs Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides pre-settlement funding to families in need while they pursue justice. The foundation offers advances at the compassionate rate of 7% simple interest, as we are not looking to turn a profit or exploit individuals in a tough living situation while in litigation. We hope to change the non-recourse lending industry and to be advocates for plaintiffs.
Baltimore Community Foundation was created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. Their mission is to inspire donors to achieve their charitable goals from generation to generation and to iporve the quality of life in the Baltimore region through grant making, enlightened civic leadership and strategic investments.