Los Angeles Times Family Fund
The mission of the Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a fund of the McCormick Tribune Foundation, is to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and youth in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
Each year, the Los Angeles Times Family Fund conducts two fundraising campaigns – the Summer Camp Campaign and the Holiday Campaign. Los Angeles Times readers and employees, foundations, corporations and concerned citizens make contributions to the campaigns. Funds raised are matched 50 cents on the dollar by the McCormick Tribune Foundation.*
Donations and matching funds are granted through the Los Angeles Times Family Fund to youth-serving nonprofit organizations that provide food and shelter, early literacy and after-school programs and summer camp scholarships. The Times and the Foundation absorb all administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of all donations and the entire matching funds are awarded to nonprofit agencies.
Since its inception, the Los Angeles Times Family Fund has awarded 773 youth-focused grants totaling nearly $17 million. In addition, the Family Fund has conducted fundraising campaigns and awarded $3.9 million in grants to organizations that provide assistance and relief to victims of September 11, 2001 and the Southern California wildfires in October 2003.