News From CCF-LA | July 21, 2020
Bishop David O'Connell on the scene.
Pledge to Rebuild: San Gabriel Mission
While the July 11 fire that damaged the San Gabriel Mission is still under investigation, the community of LA Catholics has been clear in its support to rebuild the historic church. And just like with past tragedy, it will once again be through the power of philanthropy that this pledge may be realized. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles immediately established a Restoration Fund to assist in the effort to preserve this part of history for Catholics and the greater California community. Hundreds of donors have already given to the Fund. Learn more about the San Gabriel Mission , and CCF-LA clients: please contact us if you’d like to make a grant to the Restoration Fund .
Featured Fund: Mission San Buenaventura
Endowment Fund
Mission San Buenaventura, the “Mission by the Sea,” is the ninth California mission and the last to be founded during St. Junipero Serra’s lifetime. On July 15, It was declared a minor basilica by Pope Francis, becoming the first minor basilica in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

According to the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, a minor basilica “must stand out as a center of active and pastoral liturgy” as well as have historic significance to the faithful of the area.
I n celebration of this occasion, an outdoor Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Gomez, Bishop Robert Barron, and the mission’s pastor, Fr. Tom Elewaut.

In addition to being an important historical site, the mission is a thriving parish. Last week, it also received the bronze and wooden statues of St. Junipero Serra, which had resided on the grounds of the Ventura City Hall to preserve them from potential destruction.

The Mission San Buenaventura Fund is a permanently endowed fund that offers annual grants to support the greatest needs of the mission and its modern parish life, including developing leadership,
deepening spirituality, and fostering evangelization.
You Help CCF-LA Grow
Why are referrals important to CCF-LA?
A happy client is the best source of new business. When you tell your friends and family about CCF-LA’s investment performance, client-centered services, and Catholic mission, you help us grow and do more to serve our schools, ministries, and community.

What makes a good referral?
Anyone who is charitable and appreciates Catholic values would be a wonderful addition to the CCF-LA community. Our clients turn to us to offset a taxable event such as the sale of a business, to structure their giving over a period of time, or for a simple and efficient alternative to establishing a family foundation.

What should I say to my friend/neighbor/cousin who might be interested?
CCF-LA is the best! They are experts in philanthropy and make giving and granting so flexible and convenient. Their staff is friendly and helpful. CCF-LA helps the mission of the Church, and I trust their expertise in managing my charitable money. I am so happy I chose CCF-LA, and you will be, too!
Donor-Advised Funds Help Fill the Philanthropic Gap
As our country and world continue to operate in a state of turmoil and uncertainty, many are wondering what is going to happen to our nonprofit organizations who rely on donation to operate. How are these organizations going to survive?

Donor-advised funds are uniquely positioned to support nonprofits because grants have no additional financial impact on donors, who have already committed their gifts to the fund.
Read more from Client Development Manager, Kara Duncan.
News From the
ADLA and Beyond

While Los Angeles is under "safer at home" orders, parishes continue to find ways to connect communities. Archbishop Gomez has encouraged parishes to host outdoor Masses in service to the faithful.

The Filipino-American community in Los Angeles continues to work on the front lines of the pandemic, with many drawing on their faith for strength and support.

During this season of Supreme Court decisions, there are many decisions that affect our Church and Catholic schools.

Catholic schools in Los Angeles will continue with distance learning for the fall. Despite this setback, Superintendent of Catholic Schools Paul Escala reminds us that "w e are being called to be hopeful, resilient, and faithful people."
The Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles is committed to the prudent management of charitable investments to support the schools, parishes and ministries that help our neighborhoods thrive in faith. To join our mission to teach and sustain Catholic philanthropy, please contact our Client Development team at (213) 426-1187 or via email.
Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles | (213) 426-1180