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2023 Grantee Perception Report

In early 2023, we conducted our most recent grantee survey with the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP). Our deepest thanks to the 368 organizations who responded. We appreciate the time you invested to share your thoughts with us and at this time, we wish to share what we heard and our initial reflections. What we learned We identified several themes about our areas of strength and opportunities for growth. The following list is not exhaustive, as we are still analyzing the results and carefully reading your thoughtful comments. Here is what we heard: Our grantee relationships are strong, characterized by...
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Jennifer Price-Letscher Named as New President & CEO of The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

July 12, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Price-Letscher as its new President & CEO, effective today. The selection was made unanimously by the Board after a thorough and extensive search assisted by Spencer Stuart consultants Kristine Johnson and David Wick. Price-Letscher has been at the Foundation for over 12 years and has been its Interim President & CEO since January 2023. “I am deeply honored by the opportunity to lead The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.” “The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation is dedicated to serving...
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Cultivating Hope Through Action: How Public-Private Partnerships Are Strengthening Child and Family Well-Being in L.A. County

Government and philanthropy often share common goals and a capacity to enable wide-scale systems change. When they work together, they make ideal partners—philanthropy contributing nimbleness and a spirit of experimentation, while government commands the resources to sustain what works. In Los Angeles County, such collaboration was catalyzed by the murder of an 8-year-old boy in 2013. This tragic death prompted the Board of Supervisors to empanel a commission of notable child welfare experts to examine systemic failures. Since then, an increasingly durable and agile spirit of collaboration in L.A. has fueled an ability to test new ideas, assess their effectiveness,...
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Announcing the LA Arts Recovery Fund

Dear Grantee Partners and Colleagues: We are delighted to announce that The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and more than a dozen local and national funders have launched the LA Arts Recovery Fund, a $38.5M private pooled investment for the arts sector in LA. The Fund will offer competitive grants providing significant flexible operating support to small and medium-sized arts organizations across LA County, and we wanted to make sure you were aware of this opportunity.  The California Community Foundation (CCF) is hosting an informational webinar with time for Q&A from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 17th. The application portal...
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