Our Impact

From Protest to Power: A Year of Struggle & Progress

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Liberty Hill is the Home for Progressive Los Angeles

Liberty Hill is a laboratory for social justice and social change. We leverage the power of community organizers, donor activists, and allies to advance social justice through strategic investment in grants, leadership training, and campaigns.

Liberty Hill envisions a society in which all people have a powerful voice, including those currently shut out of our democracy, people cut off from opportunities because they are poor, because of their skin color, because of their gender or sexual orientation, because of where they live, or where they were born.

We will not rest until society provides justice and equality for all.

We fuel grassroots organizing and activists fighting for change
We prioritize building power in communities impacted by systemic oppression
We provide a community where donor activists can engage beyond their gift

A Note from Shane

This is the moment Liberty Hill was created to meet. Every step from our founding more than 40 years ago has prepared us to rise to the challenge of this time together—a community of activists, leaders, donors, visionaries, and fighters for justice all united in a common goal to advance social justice and equity.

2020 By The Numbers

$15M+
Grants Awards
255
New Donor Activists
1000+
Grants Distributed

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The Fight For Justice Continues

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Fighting for a Roof Over Every Head

“The only way we are truly going to be able to maintain a roof over every head is by uniting.” - Silvia Venegas, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

Fighting to End Youth Incarceration

“It’s not just about defunding the police; it is reimagining what public safety looks like, and having that reimagination rooted in what the community needs.” - David Turner, Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition

Fighting to Eliminate Toxic Neighborhood Oil Drilling

“We do this not because we want to, but because we have to. Our lives depend on it.” - Nizgui Gomez, Communities for a Better Environment

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A Year in Review

Through a global pandemic that threatened both lives and livelihoods, and a national uprising for racial justice that challenged and ultimately changed hearts, minds, and laws—the fight for social justice has continued.

2020: On the Road to Change

As the COVID-19 crisis exposed, we still have a long way to go in the fight to achieve equity for disenfranchised Black, Brown, Native American and Indigenous people in our society.

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A Rapid Response: A Year Like No Other

As the nation grappled with how to effectively respond to both the ravages of the global pandemic and the cries for racial justice from the streets of America, the groups we work with continued the fight.

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Making a Virtual Connection

Injustice takes no sick days and observes no social distance. That’s why our desire to keep up the fight for progress has been unwavering. While our methods needed to change, we never stopped making connections, honoring heroes, and building power.

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Flexing Electoral Muscle & Igniting Grassroots Hustle

From the community meeting to the protest march to the ballot box, the people most affected by injustice led the fights for change this past year. And Liberty Hill was there to support them.

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Partnerships: The Key to Progress in Uncertain Times

Liberty Hill’s partnerships have always been the key ingredient to our success—bringing unusual allies together to figure out solutions to some of society’s most challenging issues. It takes a progressive village to build the road forward to a more just and equitable future.

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Playing for Justice: LA Sport Teams Step Up

Liberty Hill met with representatives, coaches, players, and staff from a variety of sports franchises to underscore the importance of using their brands and platforms to advance the cause of racial justice across the county.

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StayHoused L.A. County: Promoting Tenant’s Rights

Stay Housed L.A. was designed and implemented by the Renters’ Right to Counsel–LA coalition (RTC), whose goal is to win a codified right to counsel across LA County. This would mean every renter facing eviction has access to legal representation.

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