How to Apply for a Grant
A letter of Inquiry (LOI) is a required first step in seeking funding. The most competitive LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal.Learn more
Ralph M. Parsons:
A Living Legacy for All Angelenos
A self-made businessman and engineer whose remarkable contribution has changed the lives of so many people throughout Los Angeles County.Learn more
Initiatives & Special Projects
Learn how we engage in an array of initiatives and special projects promoting cross-sector collaboration and organizational effectiveness.Learn more
Our Funding Priorities
Funding is prioritized across four program areas: Civic & Cultural, Education, Health, and Human Services.Learn more
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation improves the well-being of the residents of Los Angeles County through responsive grantmaking in human services, civic and cultural, education, and health.
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Civic & Cultural
Grantmaking in this area values enriching cultural experiences and active civic engagement as essential ingredients for a healthy society.
Our Education grantmaking underscores the importance of access to quality learning opportunities for all, with a special focus on underserved populations.
The Foundation’s work in this area is rooted in our belief that all the residents of Los Angeles County need access to essential health services that offer a greater quality of life.
Our work in Human Services reflects our commitment to improving the lives of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable community members, including low-income children, families, foster youth, seniors, the working poor, and homeless populations.
2021 Community Impact
Grant Count by Program Area 2020
Grants Paid in 2021 by Program Area – 346 Total Grants
Grant Dollars by Program Area 2020
Grant Dollars Distributed in 2021 by Program Area – $20,816,000