Thank you to our grantees, their staff and volunteers for allowing us to be a part of the difference you are making in the world.

The focus area for 2021 grants will be for youth education in California.

2020 is the year of the COVID-19 Pandemic and we shifted all of our plans and decided to provide direct support to our community partners who serve youth.  We provided general operating funds to help provide continuity in education through laptops and hotspots, and supported our most vulnerable youth through funds to drop-in centers.

A Place Called Home
Alexandria House
CASA Youth Shelter
John Burton Advocates for Youth
News Literacy Project
Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance, Inc.
Penny Lane TAY Centers
Safe Place for Youth
Saving Innocence
School on Wheels
STEAM Coders
The Village Family Services

The Frieda C Fox Foundation Trustees and Junior Board celebrated the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary by making Leadership Grants to our favorite non-profit partners and four Community Grants.

Leadership Grants – Over our 20 year history we have had the opportunity to make grants to hundreds of non-profits in California.  We decided to celebrate this year by picking some of the most impactful grants we have made and offering them a $1,000 leadership grant to be used for staff training.  All were very excited to receive this gift.

24th St. Theater Company                                                A Place Called Home
Algalita Marine Research                                                  Asian Youth Center
Center for Restorative Justice Works                             Community Coalition
DIY Girls                                                                               EmpowHer Institute
Food, What?!                                                                      Khmer Girls in Action
LA LGBT Center                                                                No Limits for Deaf Children
Saving Innocence                                                              Taking the Reins
Venice Arts                                                                         Write Girl
Young Writers Program                                                  Youth Mentoring Action Network

Community Grants

Access Books – Grant to support their work to refurbish low-income elementary school libraries with murals, furniture and books.  Funds were also provided so they could bring in children book authors to read to the students. $20,000.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles – Grant to support their teen volunteer program which provides leadership skills and general operating funds for their hands-on science center.

West Valley Boys and Girls Club – A matching grant to purchase laptops which are used by youth participating in after-school programming.  $10,000.

Wood Craft Rangers – Grant to support their Youth Advisory Board program and annual Youth Empowerment Summit (YES).  $10,000.

The  Frieda C Fox Foundation Trustees and Junior Board spent 2018 making plans for 2019 and 2020 grantmaking.  They supported their communities through individual grants.

Trustee Individual Grants

Arlington Police Foundation, Arlington, TX – $2,000 to support the Mentoring Arlington Youth program, an 18-month program for 7th and 8th graders that provides workshops and connections with supportive adults.

AULA Bridge Program, Culver City, CA – $2,500 for the Bridge Program which provides University level education for low-income adults who experience barriers to traditional education.

Center for Restorative Justice Works, Montebello, CA – $2,500 to support the organization’s activities which uses a restorative justice framework to help children and other family members stay connected with currently incarcerated relatives.

Girls Today, Women Tomorrow, Los Angeles, CA – $2,500 general operating support for the educational, leadership, and wellness activities offered daily to young women in Boyle Heights and surrounding areas.

Junior Achievement, Los Angeles, CA – $2,500 for the Finance Park program, a financial literacy laboratory where 7th-12th grade students can learn personal finance tenets in a real-life setting.

One Generation, Van Nuys, CA – $5,000 in support of their intergenerational activities, including the childcare center which brings together children and seniors daily to enrich the lives of both groups.

School on Wheels, Los Angeles, CA – $2,500 for the BUS Program, which provides mentoring, college prep guidance, and tools and resources for housing insecure students in grades 8 to 12.

The Jester & Pharley Phund, Palos Verdes, CA – $5,000 toward the literacy and outreach programs, including the Read-A-Thon that earns books and dolls for hospitalized children.

Theatre Arlington, Arlington, TX – $3,000 in support of the ACT UPS (Applied Creative Thinking Using Performance Skills) Program which reaches local 4th and 5th graders by providing an outlet for them to learn theatre arts and perform for their families and peers.

United Friends of the Children, Los Angeles, CA – 2,500 for the educational support activities for LA County foster youth which include college prep, tutoring, scholarships, and social events.

Junior Board Individual Grants

WriteGirl, Los Angeles, CA   – $4,000 general operating support for the organization’s creative writing and mentoring program which matches teen girls with writers and provides workshops and other special events.