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                                                                                    In 1960, California Governor Pat Brown allocated funds for the development of a college, which was to be known as the South Bay State College. The intent was to create a unique, comprehensive institution, which some referred to as the “Harvard of the West”. 

However, in August of 1965 the Watts Rebellion erupted, causing 34 deaths, more than 1,000 arrests and $40 million in damages. In response to the riots, the Governor and the California State University Board of Trustees decided to relocate the campus from Palos Verdes to Dominguez Hills to be closer to the areas impacted by the riots. By the following year, September 1966, the first classes opened at what would be the future and current site of California State University, Dominguez Hills with 20 new faculty and 180 students. 

CSUDH is a university where pride and purpose meet; where upward mobility begins; where public policy is created; diversity is celebrated; and where dreams of higher education are made real for students, their families, and the community. The university remains steadfast in its commitment to provide a high quality, affordable college education grounded in academic excellence.

Founded in 1996, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides support to the Long Beach Public Library through the procurement of private funds.

The Library Foundation's mission is to provide support to enhance the Long Beach Public Library and encourage literacy and education for all members of the community.


Founded in 1924, MHALA has a four-part mission: to serve adults and young adults with mental illness; to advocate on their behalf; to train the mental health workforce; and to educate the public about mental health issues. For nearly 30 years, MHALA has increasingly focused its attention on designing effective and innovative service and housing models to help homeless individuals with severe mental illness, particularly those suffering from co-occurring behavioral and physical health conditions so they can attain lives of stability, self-sufficiency, and self-determination. 

The organization provides integrated services at twelve sites across Los Angeles County (primarily in Long Beach and the Antelope Valley), including: behavioral and physical health care; case management and care coordination; housing assistance and placement; benefits assistance and financial planning; work training and transportation. 


Over the past two decades, HEF has played a vital role in meeting the educational needs of our community’s children.  As a foundation, we do more than just provide additional funding for public education, we are innovators working in partnership with parents, teachers and administrators, continually identifying and developing initiatives that improve school performance and student achievement.  Our program and funding priorities focus on implementing research-based initiatives that enhance learning in the classroom, create best practices and complement The Henrico County Public Schools’ (HCPS) improvement plans.  We support all schools in Henrico County, working to provide every student the support and resources they need for success.


Maymont is a 100-acre site and museum complex originally developed as the estate of James H. Dooley and his wife, Sallie May Dooley. Their extensively landscaped property, along with a collection of their furnishings and decorative arts, was bequeathed to the City of Richmond in 1925 upon the death of Mrs. Dooley. The Dooleys left no endowment for the maintenance, care, and development of the facility. In March 1926, Maymont was opened to the public, admission free as a city park. In 1975, the City of Richmond entrusted the management of the property to the Maymont Foundation with the mission to “preserve and celebrate Maymont as a museum and park for the pleasure and education of everyone.”


Long Beach BLAST focuses on at-risk youth in Long Beach, California, and supports, engages, and inspires them to work towards high school diplomas and set goals for the future.  BLAST works with nearly 1,000 kids per year through two programs: the Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) and the Bridge to Success Program (BRIDGE TO SUCCESS).  The Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) matches more than 500 local college students with youth in a one-on-one mentoring environment and provides support for the child’s academics, future thinking, and character development.  Bridge to Success (Bridge to Success) targets more than 250 high school youth who identified as highly at-risk for dropping out of school and engages them with in-school life skills programming, credit recovery, and ancillary services.

We are committed to academic and life-skill mentoring, supporting, and inspiring youth who urgently need the assistance of caring adults if they are to transcend the challenges and limited horizons of their impoverished inner-city neighborhoods. BLAST is deeply invested in the value of rescuing every human life from wasted potential. However, the “return on investment” exceeds a far greater reach than a single nonprofit fulfilling its mission; it is vastly more expensive to society’s pocketbook to provide the resources that this young person will need as an adult. 



The Junior State of America (JSA) was created by and for young people interested in what happens around them – from politics, to how government works, and contributing to their community. Since its founding in 1934, JSA has served as a place where students build leadership skills, learn civil debate, and strengthen their engagement through volunteering and activism. More than 500,000 students have graduated high school as more active, informed members of their community as a result of their participation in JSA.


Department of Education

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Department of Housing and Urban Development


Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation 

Angell Foundation

Angels Baseball Foundation

Apostle Foundation

BCM Foundation

Bess J. Hodges Foundation

The Cabell Foundation

Carl E. Wynn Foundation

Carol and James Collins Foundation

Charles and May Smith Charitable Trust 

Crail-Johnson Foundation

Colburn Foundation

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund

Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation

Freeman E. Fairfield Foundation

Grace Helen Spearman Foundation

Green Foundation

James H. Ackerman Fund

John and Helen Apostle Foundation

Josephine Gumbiner Foundation

Kenneth and Eileen Norris Foundation

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Long Beach Rotary Foundation

Mary Morton Parsons Foundation

Munzer Foundation

Perlman Foundation

Rose Hills Foundation

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation 

Smith Richardson Foundation

William C. Bannerman Foundation

W.M. Keck Foundation



Bank of America




Deluxe Corp

Epson America



Kinder Morgan

L.A. Times Holiday Fund

Los Angeles Clippers


Niagara Cares

Pacific Life Foundation

Port of Long Beach

RBC Wealth Managment


Smart & Final Foundation

Southern California Edison


Time Warner Cable — One Million Minds

TJX Foundation

Union Bank