2022 Impact Report

2022 Impact

Victory Takes a Village


North Star

To Achieve Justice and Equity by Building Power in Communities Most Impacted by Systemic Oppression

In partnership with activists and organizers throughout L.A. County, Liberty Hill contributed to the following victories:

Agenda for a Just Future

Ending Youth Incarceration
  • Provided $487,000 in grants to community partners advocating for alternatives to arrests and incarceration
  • Completed our Ready to Rise three-year pilot program by supporting 49 youth development organizations serving over 25,000 youth
  • Launched LHF’s Liberation Fund to end girls’ incarceration
  • The new L.A. County Department of Youth Development launched with an initial $50 million budget

Fight for a Roof Over Every Head
  • Our Stay Housed L.A. program became the largest eviction prevention program in the country, providing “know your rights” outreach to 1.2 million tenants and legal services to nearly 60,000 people to defend against evictions.
  • Our grantees won powerful new tenant protection policies in the cities of Pasadena, Bell Gardens, and Pomona.
  • United to House LA was approved by LA City voters to bring over $800M per year into the city for homelessness prevention, affordable housing, and eviction defense.
  • We published a report on Community Land Trusts titled “Preventing Tenant Displacement through Community Ownership Pathways.”

Eliminate Neighborhood Oil Drilling
  • LA City Council and LA County Board of Supervisors voted to ban new drilling and phase out existing oil drilling in LA.
  • We served on the L.A. County/L.A. City Just Transition Taskforce, which released a public report with recommendations for worker protections, site remediation and reuse, and ongoing programs to provide a smooth pathway for workers who lose jobs related to oil phase-out.
  • We led a public input process to ensure equity in city climate and energy policy in partnership with the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office.

Investing in Organizing
  • Awarded $17M in total grants to community partners
  • 1,012 Grants Distributed
  • 18 Rising Activist Organizations Funded
  • Supported United to House LA with direct investment of $325,000 for ballot measure campaign
  • Supported Pasadena Rent Control Measure with $60,000 investment

Leadership Development
  • Provided training to more than 340 organizations and over 1,700 individuals
  • Launched Healing Justice Program for 14 Rising Activist organizations to create a space for peer learning, support and community building with a focus on healing justice practices
  • Trained 17 activists through our Commissions Training Program through a special partnership with Supervisor Holly Mitchell
  • Appointed five community activists to County and City of Los Angeles Commissions

Expanding Our Home for Progressive Philanthropy
  • More than doubled our major donor base from 100 to 234
  • More than $2.8M+ raised in individual contributions
  • 169 New Donors Acquired
  • Donor Advised Funds and Giving Circles engaged 195 donors
  • Donor Advised Funds granted out $8M, representing 44% of our total grantmaking

Foundation, Corporate & Government Partnerships
  • Secured more than $9M from foundations and corporate funders
  • Received revenue of more than $4.2M from government contracts
  • Partnered with Catalyst California to launch Bold Vision, a countywide effort to distribute $10M from like-minded foundations to support power-building organizations calling for systems change to improve youth outcomes
  • Secured 5-year, $11M commitment from William + Flora Hewlett Foundation and The David & Lucile Packard Foundation for Environmental Leadership Initiative to identify and train 60 diverse leaders to serve as movement builders in climate change & environmental justice organizations throughout the state
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