In 2014, the Urban Foundation is celebrating 30 years of supporting urban ministry and faith-based community building by raising funds for our future. In 30 years, the Urban Foundation has:
- Given 1.7 million dollars to support Urban Ministry programs at Claremont School of Theology
- Provided 2.5 million dollars in grants to over 200 urban Los Angeles grassroots organizations
- Through its grants, helped many churches start up programs serving the poor, youth, and elderly
- Helped launch other thriving organizations, including the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, 1010 Development Corporation (which today houses Kid City), and North Valley Caring Services
- Incubated successful programs, including the Los Angeles United Methodist Museum of Social Justice, located in the historic La Plaza United Methodist Church on Olvera Street
- Established the Rev. James and Dorothy Lawson Social Justice Fund, which continues to provide small grants to local, faith-based social justice efforts
- Through Kid City, its newest project, helped nearly 80 low-income, first-generation high school students enroll in college
The Urban Foundation's 30th anniversary fundraising campaign goal is to raise $30,000. You can participate by signing up for a monthly recurring donation today! And join us...
- For happy hour: held every couple of months at Bottlerock in downtown Los Angeles (next date: July!)
- As a volunteer at Kid City or in the Urban Foundation office - next orientation May 31st
- In the Inland Empire? We're having a house party at Val Toh's on June 14th
- Visit our table during Cal-Pac's annual conference June 18-21 in Redlands
- Bring your kids and all your friends to Splash of LA on August 9th
- Include the Urban Foundation in your will; contact us for details
- Join us to learn about more ways to participate!