The Riordan Foundation proudly supports nonprofit organizations that promote the education and well-being of young children and their families, and improve the quality of life in Los Angeles. These direct grants are by invitation only and are offered to a small number of qualified nonprofit agencies, primarily in the greater Los Angeles area. Funding priority is given to literacy, instruction, school choice, and leadership development programs.
The foundation seeks to support organizations with innovative programs that are in need of seed funding, rather than ongoing support, and that include a sustainability plan as part of their strategy. Organizations best suited for this type of grant will have a strong organizational structure and offer services/programs that do not duplicate services provided by other organizations.
If you feel strongly that your agency falls under the foundation's mission and focus, we invite you to submit an online letter of inquiry. Please note, however, that agency grants make up a very small portion of our annual giving and thus we must decline most requests for funding.
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