2023 Impact Report

Partnerships Lead The Way To Progress

Liberty Hill works in collaboration with many organizations and partners who help power the work of progress and transformational change in Los Angeles.


L.A. Dodgers Foundation Supports Liberty Hill’s Our Kids, Our Future Fund

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This past year, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to organizations working to address the most pressing challenges facing Los Angeles, including crucial issues such as education, health care, homelessness, and social justice. As part of our continuing partnership, Liberty Hill received a $100,000 grant in support of our work with the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color (CFBMoC) and the Our Kids, Our Future Fund. The grant will enable Liberty Hill to support 13 grassroots, social justice organizations that are working to end youth incarceration as we know it in Los Angeles County, while envisioning a new countywide youth development system.

Public Health Councils Expand Impact

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Liberty Hill, in partnership with the L.A. County Department of Public Health, launched the Public Health Councils (PHC) program to support vulnerable, low wage workforces in prioritized sectors who were disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But it quickly became clear that the issues facing workers were more complex. That’s why this year, the program has grown from nine organizations to 14 community partners, receiving an additional $7 million in funding and expanding its scope through 2026. The PHC expansion includes increasing the number of industry sectors covered, from five to 13, as well as supporting the formation of worker-led PHCs that build collective power and address other workplace violations including high heat exposure, and other emergent public health issues, retaliation, discrimination, wage theft, and harassment.

Donors and funders can and should continue investing in organizations that take an intersectional approach to climate and environmental issues, supporting efforts to make low-income and BIPOC communities—and their experiences and life conditions—central to policy-making processes.
Maro Kakoussian
Director of Climate & Health Programs, PSR-LA

Power of Persistence Report

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Liberty Hill’s Power of Persistence report recounts the story of the Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling (STAND-L.A.) coalition and its more than decade-long fight to end neighborhood oil drilling in the County of Los Angeles. The report outlines the work of frontline residents who have been fighting to end environmental injustices by uniting frontline neighborhoods, environmental justice groups, and public health organizations across the region—protecting the health and safety of Angelenos.

Liberation Fund Launches

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This year Liberty Hill launched the Liberation Fund, a new initiative that invests in community-led solutions to end the incarceration of girls and gender-expansive youth in Los Angeles. The new grant program provides an opportunity for community-based organizations who are experts in youth development, legal advocacy, and organizing to prioritize the unique experiences of girls and gender-expansive youth, and create strategies that meet their needs, while simultaneously addressing the system failures and practices that harm them. Liberation Fund grantee partners will work collaboratively to develop a strategy and a blueprint to provide pathways for girls and gender-expansive youth to fully secure their rights to community safety, housing, education, health, and wellness.

Bold Vision Initiative to Create a More Equitable L.A.

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Bold Vision, a new multi-year, multi-sector initiative launched in LA County this year to address racial and social inequities in our public systems and create a more equitable Los Angeles for youth of color.

Working in partnership with community advocates, Liberty Hill is utilizing the expertise and leadership of our movement-driven team to develop and manage the Bold Vision grants and capacity-building program.

We’re also working with funders and community partners to direct resources to frontline organizations to build powerful, thriving communities across Los Angeles County. To date, we have committed $3 million in grants to support BIPOC youth power-building in historically underinvested communities, and $800,000 to support housing justice campaigns across the county.

Liberty Hill is not like regular funders. When we had a resource fair, Liberty Hill was out there with us. That is what community investment looks like.
Tauheedah Shakur
Youth Organizer at Youth Justice Coalition

Environmental Leadership Initiative Launches

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Liberty Hill announced the launch of its new Environmental Leadership Initiative (ELI) fellowship program, a multi-year program that aims to empower diverse environmental movement leaders. The initiative engages environmental justice organizers in a combination of learning modules, collaborative projects, mentorship, networking opportunities, and more. Hosted by Liberty Hill through generous support from the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, ELI will support aspiring leaders working to advance environmental justice initiatives in disadvantaged communities throughout the state of California.