Philanthropy to Benefit Southern California Residents

We are very appreciative of the hard work our partners do every day. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, these partners are more important to our community than ever.

For current grantees, please visit our Resource Center for guidance regarding your current grant and reporting requirements.

If you are interested in applying for a new grant, please first consult the Grant Guidelines and Resource Center, as our guidelines, priorities, and process have recently changed.

The Rose Hills Foundation is dedicated to supporting partner nonprofits who serve our Southern California community and in particular, low-income, vulnerable individuals and families. We are very appreciative of the hard work these partners do every day and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, these partners are more important to our community than ever. As such, on March 31, 2020, the Foundation released grant funding to support the immediate needs of Los Angeles nonprofits in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Funding included emergency response grants to a cohort of nonprofits working across several urgent priority areas such as food, health, and logistics in Los Angeles County. The Foundation also advanced 2020 grant payments for more than 60 current grantees, un-restricted most current program-related and purpose-restricted grants, and waived 2020 reporting requirements for the majority of our grantees. Further, at its May 6 and July 29, 2020 meetings, the board approved a number of new grants to social services organizations responding to COVID-19. Finally, the Foundation is continuing to accept and review new applications.

As of July 29, 2020, the Foundation’s guidelines have been updated. Please visit our Grant Guidelines and Resource Center pages for specific information on funding priorities. Although the Foundation unfortunately cannot support every pending and new request during this crisis, we expect the Foundation’s strategy to evolve over time as we continue to learn more about immediate, short-term, and long-term needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation will endeavor to communicate this strategy via website announcements.

Please note that due to state and local guidelines and recommendations, all Foundation staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future and can be reached via email. We strongly encourage organizations to visit our Resource Center before emailing staff, as the page has been updated to answer frequently asked questions.