President Shane Murphy Goldsmith sits down with movement leader Justus Jones from Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

by raymond on June 24, 2020

The worlds of art, social justice, and youth activism have long worked together to drive social change within the community. Engaging youth in the arts can promote powerful change in countless ways, improving creativity and social skills, enhancing critical thinking, building confidence, and creating deep cultural and personal connections. 

Liberty Hill Foundation Endorses Measure EE & Pledges $300,000 For Million Voters Project Action Fund

by EveryAction Admin on May 10, 2019

Although California is the fifth-largest economy in the world, our state ranks a whopping 44th in the United States in per-pupil funding for education. We can do better—for our kids and our communities. At Liberty Hill, we are committed to funding a future where all children in Los Angeles have access to an education that prepares them for success, no matter their zip code.

Lead Capacity Builder Request for Proposal

by Anonymous (not verified) on March 21, 2019

Program Overview:

Liberty Hill Foundation (Liberty Hill) and California Community Foundation (CCF) have launched a Public/Private Partnership (P/PP) with the Los Angeles County Probation Department. This collaboration will expand opportunities and resources for programs that keep vulnerable youth out of the criminal justice system and help those in the system transition back into the community.

The 2018 Fund for Change Grants

by Anonymous (not verified) on September 24, 2018
Liberty Hill is pleased to announce that our 2018 Fund for Change grants will invest $975,800 in 39 grassroots organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Thanks to the generosity of our donor-activists and foundation partners, we have been able to increase our Fund for Change grantmaking by $256,800 since 2016. The Fund for Change is Liberty Hill's primary competitive grantmaking program, with the goal of fueling community organizing that builds power to change policy and improve opportunities for all Angelenos.

Rapid Response for Young Immigrant Children Fund

by Anonymous (not verified) on September 24, 2018
In partnership with First 5 LA, and with contributions from our donor-activists, Liberty Hill has established a Rapid Response for Young Immigrant Children Fund. The fund supports organizations addressing the needs of immigrant children (prenatal to age five) and their families, who are experiencing distress and trauma related to the extraordinary fear of separation. We are pleased to announce that we have awarded $90,000 to the following recipients:
 
CLEAN Carwash Campaign - $10,000

Get to Know Liberty Hill's 2018 Leaders to Watch

by Shane Goldsmith on May 22, 2018

Remember what it was like to be a kid? What would you have done, at 12 years old, if you couldn’t breathe because of the oil drilling site next door? What if, at 16 you were sent to jail for being late to school? What would you do today if you lost your home because the landlord increased your rent beyond your means?

Would you be paralyzed by fear or would you fight back?

Why Justice Begins at Home

by Shane Goldsmith on April 16, 2018

These days the news can be overwhelming. Stories of violence, injustice and oppression fill our feeds almost daily. Meanwhile, hateful ideas are being given an increasingly visible platform at the national level. These problems can be daunting, and sometimes it’s hard to even know where to start. But the worst thing we can do in a time of so much need is become overwhelmed.

Queer Youth Leaders Mobilize for GSA Day of Racial Justice

by Crystal Shaw on February 27, 2018

In February 2018, Liberty Hill partnered with the Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Network of Southern California—one of our grantees fighting to empower and train young LGBTQ leaders—to call on Los Angeles County elected officials to address issues of disproportionate criminalization and abusive treatment of LGBTQ youth of color.

My Fight For Youth Justice

by Shane Goldsmith on January 30, 2018

If someone offered you $100,000 and two years to think deeply about how to solve a big problem, what problem would you tackle? As a recipient of the 2018 Stanton Fellowship, I have just that opportunity. For me, that big question is how we create a youth development system that gives our kids a chance to lead productive lives, and to be the brothers, the fathers, the friends, the leaders they were meant to be.

SAVE THE DATE: Liberty Hill's Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner

by Crystal Shaw on December 05, 2017

Save the Date for Liberty Hill’s Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner on April 19 at The Beverly Hilton and stand with grassroots organizers and donor-activists who are leading the movement for social justice.  Honorees include Congressman John Lewis and Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch.