Our Mission:

Activate.

We put the strength of our philanthropic network to the best possible use for our communities and our country. 

 
 
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Our Mission

We put the strength of our philanthropic network to the best possible use for our communities and our country. We’re championing the issues that matter to Americans with an eye on the change we can make, now and for future generations. We’re exploring new ways to make a collective impact, hand-in-hand with those who share our vision.

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Our Mission

Community Nest Foundation combines intelligence and strength to ensure the future of our nation and of our world. Collective efforts with in our unified organization and dedicated donors ensures our ability to provide salvation where neighboring communities need it most.

 

+23% 

increase from 2016

According to LAHSA 2017 homeless count, there are more than 58,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County

One-third are mentally ill. 

40% are African American.

Veterans, disabled, or just released from jail, without the tools or skills needed for reentering society.

Patients released from public hospitals — often with untreated cancers, infections, heart disease or diabetes. Victims of domestic violence.

 

+9% 

of LA County homeless are youth 

More than 5,983 homeless youth live in Los Angeles County, a 61% increase from 2016.

Many young people from the county’s juvenile justice system and foster care programs. A staggering 76% go unsheltered.

With 89% being Transition Age (18-24) our community must protect it's future by acting now. 

 
 

47 year

life expectancy of homeless

According to skid row doctor Susan Partovi, compared with 78 of population as a whole.

 

Social issues of American society play out in homelessness — inequality, racial injustice, poverty, violence, sexism. 

 
 

OUR WORK

We support organizations that continue to advocate for and serve our community to this day with the power of love and charity.

 

Youth

Bringing instruments, clothing, and books to youth centers enlightens the mind of an at risk adolescent. We believe our donations introduce the opportunity to blossom in a safe place of retreat. 

 

Homelessness

With a rising number of individuals and families facing homelessness in Los Angeles County we are addressing this issue at the root of the problem as well as providing support to local shelters and planning programs to assist those re-entering society.

Health

With out access to proper health care, many people go untreated or seek illegitimate services in their fight for survival. Air-born, and on contact diseases spread through the community holding no preference towards economic status as it strikes. No one is healthy till we are all healthy.  
 

Social issues 

American society crisises are attributed to our social climate. Violence, sex and race inequality, mental health, economic imbalance, and access to opportunity are all major factors. 

 

 
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"Thank you LGBT Sentinel and the Community Nest Foundation for your kind donations. At our 2017 Annual Youth Rainbow Summer Carnival, two lucky youth, were each able to walk away with an instrument donated, after participating in our youth raffle.

Music is a big influence and outlet for many of the youth we serve at the Center, so your donations will go a long way for these two individuals. We also added one of the donated violins to our music room collection for our youth to access and play. Owning your own instrument can mean so much to a young person, especially when they don’t have the means to buy one for themselves, so donations like this are valued and much appreciated.

Thank you for your continued support to the youth we serve at the Los Angeles LGBT Center." 


-Jennifer Gutierrez
Youth Development Supervisor, LifeWorks
Children, Youth & Family Services

 
 

Your Legacy Begins Today

We invite ideas and proposals from nonprofits operating on the front lines so that we — and our donors — can benefit from their wisdom about where grants can make the most impact.

 

Make a Donation

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Donors are the bedrock of The Community Nest Foundation providing the necessary support we need to make a difference each year.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Work for a cause you believe in to help make a difference for others in your community. Apply to join our network of dedicated volunteers.

sUPPORT a cause

We invite ideas and proposals from nonprofits operating on the front lines so that we — and our donors — can benefit from their wisdom about where grants can make the most impact.