Across LA County, individuals, families, and communities struggle to overcome the barriers of persistent poverty. At Specialty Family Foundation, we focus our philanthropic investments on core areas that address the conditions of poverty and offer potential for impact: Catholic education, housing, and substance use treatment and intervention. Embracing high risk endeavors, we actively partner with innovators, leaders, and visionaries who share our bold approach to making lasting change.
We are a high-risk investor who, at any given time, collaborates with partners on one to three major initiatives that drive systemic change. When the challenge seems insurmountable, we do whatever it takes — for as long as it takes — to remove barriers, inspire innovation, and impact systems through investments that:
We help institutions build their capacity, and choose organizations with the right leadership to help them reach their potential. Loyalty is at the center of our partner relationships, and we actively seek collaborators who:
We reserve a space in our philanthropic giving to make an impact on individual lives by empowering the most vulnerable to pursue their dreams, fulfill their potential, and discover their own pathways out of poverty. To achieve this, we invest in partnerships and initiatives that: