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L.A.'s Best Organizers - Liberty Hill's 2010 Grants Announced

Today Liberty Hill is announcing a $1.4 million investment in leaders at the frontlines of change. Here are L.A.'s top organizers in economic, environment and lesbian and gay organizing. Meet some of our grantees by watching this video.

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)
$50,000
Organize ordinary citizens to take action on public education, home foreclosures and budget crisis.

Black Women for Wellness
$30,000
Improve the health of African-American women in South Los Angeles.

Californians for Justice Education Fund
$30,000
Organize youth to work toward racial justice in public education throughout the state.

Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE-LA)
$20,000
Support low-wage worker campaigns in the hotel, grocery, carwash and sanitation industries.

Coalition for Economic Survival
$35,000
Build tenant leaders, preserve affordable housing, combat slum housing, strengthen rent control

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
$30,000
Organize low-wage immigrant workers and families.

Coalition LA
$20,000
Train leaders from poor and working-class neighborhoods, educate voters.

Community Asset Development Re-Defining Education
$30,000
Organize parents to break school-to-prison pipeline.

CLEAN Carwash Campaign
$30,000
Improve workplace conditions for carwash workers across Los Angeles.

Figueroa Corridor Community Land Trust
$25,000
Develop community leaders to acquire and develop land for affordable housing in South Los Angeles.

Housing Long Beach
$30,000
Preserve and expand affordable housing in Long Beach.

InnerCity Struggle (ICS)
$35,000
Build student and parent power in Boyle Heights, East LA, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights.

Korean Resource Center
$10,000
Increase affordable housing in Korean-American community.

Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)
$50,000
Build leadership and power among Koreatown’s low-wage immigrant workers.

Los Angeles Black Worker Center
$20,000
Bring green construction to African-American community, create pre-apprenticeship training for African-American youth.

Los Angeles Community Action Network
$35,000
Improve tenants’ rights, housing preservation, civil rights, economic development, healthy food access.

Los Angeles Taxi Workers Alliance (LATWA)
$25,000
Improve conditions for low-wage taxi workers.

LA Voice PICO
$35,000
Train faith leaders and congregations across LA to achieve equity in health, education, immigration and housing.

Peace4Kids
$30,000
Improve the outcomes for foster and at-risk children and youth in South Los Angeles.

People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER)
$50,000
Win policies that create and preserve affordable housing and improve public education in Los Angeles.

Pilipino Workers Center
$30,000
Meet urgent needs of Pilipino families, organize for better conditions for immigrant workers.

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
$30,000
Increase the financial security, safety, health of day laborers and immigrant workers in Pomona Valley.

Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA)
$10,000
Eliminate “food deserts” in LA and advocate for affordable housing for working families.

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
$25,000
Improve wages and working conditions for restaurant workers in Los Angeles.

Sober Living Coalition
$20,000
Expand resources and improve quality of sober living homes in South LA and Compton.

South Asian Network
$10,000
Advance the health, empowerment and solidarity of South Asians in Southern California.

Southern California Education Fund
$30,000
Build skills and power within congregations and community organizations to promote social and economic change in L.A. County.

Special Needs Network
$30,000
Advocate for low-income families caring for children or adults with developmental disabilities, especially autism.

Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)
$30,000
Eliminate slum housing, expand tenants rights, reform development, improve jobs in Figueroa Corridor.

Union de Vecinos
$40,000
Attain affordable housing, clean water, economic opportunities in Boyle Heights, East LA, Maywood.

Wage Justice Center
$10,000
Advocate for low-income workers facing wage theft.

Westlake Community Design Center
$10,000
Train low-income resident to become community planning experts to improve conditions in Westlake-Pico Union.

Youth Justice Coalition
$25,000
Eliminate racism and class-based inequities in the LA juvenile justice system.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GRANTS 

 
Communities for a Better Environment    
$40,000    
Change environmental policies and practices in industrialized areas of Southeast Los Angeles and Wilmington to improve residents’ health.

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice    
$40,000     
Promote policy change to eliminate industrial pollution in City of Commerce, East Los Angeles.

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water    
$20,000     
Improve polluted water in Southeast Los Angeles through education and community empowerment.

Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization    
$25,000     
Empower Greater Long Beach residents to confront threats to air quality and environmental health.

Labor Community Strategy Center    
$50,000     
Promote environmental justice and economic justice locally, nationally and internationally.

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy    
$25,000     
Transform the economy and uplift low-income communities in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Pacoima Beautiful    
$35,000     
Achieve environmental health and justice in northeast San Fernando Valley.

Physicians for Social Responsibility    
$20,000     
Alleviate environmental health problems in South LA and other areas of the county.

Save Los Angeles Parks Alliance    
$23,500     
Win a new local revenue source to support parks in LA’s most park-poor neighborhoods.

 

LGBTQ JUSTICE GRANTS  

Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Equality-LA
$40,000
Promote marriage and LGBTQ equality among LA’s Asians and Asian Pacific Islanders.

California Faith for Equality
$15,000
Invest in faith leaders promoting equality for LGBTQ people and safeguarding religious freedom.

Equal Action
$10,000
Mobilize and train the LGBTQ community to fight for social justice in Los Angeles.

Gender Justice LA
$35,000
Improve the health and well-being of low-income transgender people of color in Los Angeles.

In the Meantime Men's Group
$25,000
Extend the lives of African-American men of all ages and sexual orientations in Los Angeles.

Jordan Rustin Coalition
$25,000
Promote marriage and LGBTQ equality among African-American people in Los Angeles.

Latino Equality Alliance
$40,000
Promote liberty, equality and justice for the Latino LGBTQ community through public policy.

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
$25,000
Achieve marriage equality and promote racial justice in LA.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference of LA
$15,000
Increase awareness of LGBT equality and marriage equality in the LA African-American community.

Transgender Law Center
$20,000
Promote civil rights for transgender communities.

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