Our Mission

The Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation is committed to initiating and supporting signs of hope in the city by empowering people, achieving social justice and economic development and promoting the well being of communities.


We believe...

  • in the power of small, grassroots organizations to re-imagine and creatively transform their communities.
  • in the wisdom of our partners in the urban community.
  • in taking risks with urban social services programs where other foundations might not be willing to do so.
  • that it is as important to support sustainability as it is to give grants to urban community organizations.
  • that adding a spiritual dimension to addressing community challenges creates enhanced solutions.