The Fund for Change is Liberty Hill's primary competitive grantmaking program. The Fund for Change seeks to change institutional policies and practices in Los Angeles to advance economic justice, environmental justice and LGBTQ justice. Liberty Hill provides "seed" grants as well as grants to mature organizations with a track record of community organizing and policy wins. Please register with Liberty Hill so we can keep you informed about our grantmaking process.
Liberty Hill's Fund for Change is now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2014 grants cycle. Follow this link for Fund for Change 2014 Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Instructions.
Please check back in January 2014 for further information about our 2014 grants cycle.
In 2011, Liberty Hill invested $3.3 million in leaders at the frontlines of change, including nearly $1 million through our Fund for Change. That brought Liberty Hill's total investment in community organizing since 1976 to more than $50 million.
A recent study indicated that for every dollar invested in local community organizing L.A. saw $91 in community benefits.
Meet our amazing grantees and read about their successes.>>
Liberty Hill's Special Opportunity Fund provides tactical, quick-turnaround grant investment for organizations seeking support for timely capacity-building opportunities. The focus is on activities that strengthen organizational infrastructure and leadership capacity. Requests for up to $10,000 from the Special Opportunity Fund are reviewed on a year-round basis.
Special Opportunity Fund Guidelines and Application
Liberty Hill's most recent Special Opportunity Fund grants
Liberty Hill manages more than 60 donor advised and restricted funds established by individuals, families and businesses to achieve their charitable aspirations while benefiting from our 33 years of philanthropic expertise. Donor advised grants are recommended by donors in consultation with Liberty Hill staff and are made year-round. Our restricted funds address specific issues and have very finite criteria to consider when applying for funding. Some of these funds include:
- The Queer Youth Fund which makes multi-year grants to organizations located in the United States working to improve the quality of life among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (GLBTQQ) youth through innovative and effective leadership development or organizing projects or programs that empower GLBTQQ youth.
Queer Youth Fund Guidelines and Application
Queer Youth Fund Grant Recipients
Queer Youth Fund Facebook Page
- Scholarship programs for academically-qualified AB540 (non-resident tuition exemption) students attending certain campuses of California State University and University of California as well as a general scholarship program for California students. More information>>
- A stipend program that supports young people entering the nonprofit sector. More information>>
Who gets Liberty Hill investment and why?
Meet some of our 2010 grantees.