Los Angeles Local Giving Guide

Nonprofits in Los Angeles provide services like free meals, education, health check-ups, emergency shelter and much more. We've highlighted some of the effective nonprofits serving the Los Angeles area, so you know your donation will have an impact.

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Top Hunger Nonprofits

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Second Harvest Food Bank Of Orange County Inc

  Hunger - Food Bank|  Orange County, CA

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  Los Angeles County, CA

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Foodbank of Southern California

  Hunger - Food Bank|  Los Angeles County, CA

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

  Hunger - Soup Kitchen|  Costa Mesa, CA

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Top Homelessness Nonprofits

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Illumination Foundation

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  4 counties and cities in CA

Impact: $50 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Upward Bound House

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  4 counties and cities in CA

Impact: $30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Long Beach Rescue Mission

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Long Beach, CA

Impact: $50 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Proyecto Pastoral

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Los Angeles, CA

Impact: $20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Family Promise Of Orange County

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  2 counties and cities in CA

Impact: $90 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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House Of Ruth

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  2 counties and cities in CA

Impact: $30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Top Education Nonprofits

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One Soul Charity Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  West Hollywood, CA

Impact: $2,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $3,100.
Governance: Passes checks

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California Eastern Star Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Yorba Linda, CA

Impact: $2,600 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $5,100.
Governance: Passes checks

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Golden West College Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Huntington Beach, CA

Impact: $1,700 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $1,700.
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Turbo Charitable Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Impact: $2,400 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $3,800.
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Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Laguna Beach, CA

Impact: $3,500 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $6,900.
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Christermon Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Lake Forest, CA

Impact: $8,400 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $14,000.
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FIDM Scholarship Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Los Angeles, CA

Impact: $7,900 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $13,000.
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Achievement Rewards For College Scientists Foundation Inc Los Angeles

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Torrance, CA

Impact: $39,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $37,000.
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Sema Memorial Scholarship Fund

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Diamond Bar, CA

Impact: $3,200 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $3,100.
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