Inner City Arts | Empowering Los Angeles youth with a range of visual and performing arts educational programs
As a responsive grantmaker, The Rose Hills Foundation supports qualified tax-exempt charitable organizations for the benefit of the people of Southern California with a current emphasis on organizations based in and serving Los Angeles County.
Thank you for your interest in The Rose Hills Foundation as a potential partner.
The Foundation is committed to promoting the betterment of life in Southern California. This wouldn’t be possible without the outstanding organizations who complete life-changing work throughout Southern California.
We encourage all applicants to review the following information, and read our Frequently Asked Questions, prior to starting the application process.
The Foundation looks for the following when reviewing applications:
A history of achievement, good management, and a stable financial condition
Organizations that allocate a high percentage of their operating expenses directly to their programs
Programs that are self-sustaining and will not necessitate continued dependence on the Foundation
Programs where the Foundation’s gift is matched or multiplied
Programs consistent with the Foundation’s identified areas of interest
Programs which will benefit people of Southern California, with a focus in Los Angeles County
Programs which will reach the greatest number of people at the most reasonable cost
Significant programs with the promise of making a measurable impact
Organizations where 100% of the Board of Directors make a financial contribution to and/or fulfill their give-or-get requirements each year
At the present time, the Foundation will not accept grant applications for:
Organizations that have not been previously funded by the Foundation with operating budgets of less than $1.5 million
Capital projects which have not been discussed with the President and CEO prior to application submission
Organizations absent of physical offices in Los Angeles County
Organizations serving San Bernardino and/or the San Fernando Valley exclusively
Organizations with a leadership change (CEO/Executive Director) in the last six months or planning for a leadership change in the next six months
Documentary filmmaking or television programming
Grants to pass-through organizations or foundations which redistribute donated funds
Organizations/programs supporting animal welfare and rescue
Organizations/programs conducting research for specific diseases, i.e. cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, kidney disease, etc.
Organizations under fiscal sponsorship of another 501(c)(3) organization
Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs)
Political candidates, political campaigns, or organizations engaged in political activities
Programs which promote religious doctrine
Propagandizing, influencing legislation and/or elections, or promoting voter registration
Skilled living or nursing facilities, and retirement homes
Special events, including but not limited to fundraisers, galas, dinners, tournaments, conferences, and expositions