Community Funding Board
Liberty Hill has always worked to support grassroots community organizations as they build power among those who have been disenfranchised.
About the Community Funding Board
The Community Funding Board (CFB) is at the core of Liberty Hill’s legacy and at the heart of those efforts, guiding decisions on both the selection of grantee organizations and the level of support.
CFB members provide an important service helping identify and fund organizations that can make the greatest impact in their communities.
CFB members bring their extensive expertise to the process—interviewing applicants, conducting site visits, and drawing from their own experiences and analysis in decision making.
Liberty Hill staff rely on their expertise and observations to make funding decisions that are most impactful to grassroots movements in L.A. County.
Torie Osborn & Shane Goldsmith
Participating on the Community Funding Board helps make me a more well-rounded activist, both personally and in my role as a leader at Community Coalition.
We are proud of our founding mission to provide resources to those who are traditionally denied power—people of color, women, LGBTQ people, economically disadvantaged people and others. These resources help communities organize and demand equality, and a life of dignity and respect.
The CFB will continue to be a critical part of the connective tissue of the community organizing landscape in Los Angeles. Learn more about our work below.
Our 2021 Members
Manal J. Aboelata, MPH
Homeless Systems Change at UWGLA Home for Good
Freedom Verses and Leadership
Groundswell Action Fund
City of Culver City
Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies at UCLA
Ranney B. Draper
KeAndra Cylear Dodds
Equity and Race at LA Metro
Dr. Lamia El Sadek
Dignity and Power Now
Dr. Andrea Garcia
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Inglewood South Bay Democratic Club and President, Black Los Angeles Young Democrats
Return to the Heart Foundation
The Partnership for Working Families
Leslie Cooper Johnson
The California Wellness Foundation
Los Angeles County Adult Protective Services
Communities for a Better Environment / CBE Action
Gender Justice LA
Dr. Christine E. Petit
Mental Health America of Los Angeles
Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community
Vera Institute of Justice
David Turner III, Ph.D. Candidate
Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition
Center for Community Investment