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Community Grants

We support nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles that provide case management services and enhance self-sufficiency.

How We Help

Pfaffinger Foundation awards general operating support grants to local nonprofits that enhance self-sufficiency by providing case management, job training, financial education and safety net services as well as programs serving older adults.

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Grant Focus Criteria & Guidelines


    • Organizations that offer professional case management
    • Organizations that offer job training programs
    • Organizations that offer services for seniors to support independent living, safety and wellbeing
    • Organizations that offer services that benefit employees and retirees of the former Times Mirror companies
    • Organizations that have dedicated programs for enhancing self-sufficiency and financial literacy
    • Organizations that are established partners in our Family Self-Sufficiency Initiative
    • Organizations that are small to medium size where our grants will have an impact
    • Organizations located in the greater Los Angeles area
    • Offering services listed in our grant focus criteria
    • Approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
    • Your most recent 990 tax return
    • W9
    • Audited financial statements
    • Organizational budget
    • Capital projects
    • Medical institutions
    • Education institutions or scholarships
    • Housing developments
    • Organizations not providing services listed in our priority focus areas

Grant Focus Criteria

What qualifies as Case Management?

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What qualifies as Case Management?

We look for organizations that prioritize case management to engage community members, develop relationships, deliver services, problem solve and connect people with resources that will enhance their safety, wellbeing and quality of life. Case managers are trained in human behavior, mental health, social equity, and laws and ethics.

What kind of services benefit the Foundation's Individual Grants Program?

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What kind of services benefit the Foundation's Individual Grants Program?

Pfaffinger Foundation assists employees and retirees of the former Times Mirror companies with individual grants and case management services. We may connect these clients to programs that provide job training, housing resources, financial education and credit counseling, mental health services and food assistance.

The Foundation also serves many older adults. Our case managers understand the needs of older adults with limited resources who benefit from resources such as medical assistance, caregiving services, affordable senior housing, food assistance and social and recreational activities.

Who are our current Family Self-Sufficiency Partners?

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Who are our current Family Self-Sufficiency Partners?

The Foundation created the Family Self-Sufficiency Initiative in 2001. We partner with select nonprofits to assist low income working families to overcome hardships and be more self-sufficient. We collaborate with case managers at our partner agencies who understand the strengths and needs of the families they serve to make grants to assist with essential needs such as rent, utilities,  and transportation. Our current partner agencies include Little Tokyo Service Center, Para los Ninos and Helpline Youth Counseling.

Take a Pre-Application Survey to verify if your organization meets our focused criteria

Apply for a community grant for your Organization

If you have determined your organization may be a good candidate for a community grant from Pfaffinger Foundation, you may apply during the open application period of May 1 – June  30.

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