News From CCF-LA | October 22, 2020
September Investment Results From CCF-LA
CCF-LA has posted monthly and YTD results in the managed pooled funds for September 2020. Both the Balanced Pool and the Intermediate Fund remained positive for the year at 3.08 percent and 3.19 percent, respectively. However, for the month the BP lost 2.32 percent against a -2.43 percent benchmark, while the IF lost 1.03 percent against a bench of -1.12 percent.
In general, U.S. equities declined in September for the first negative month since March, largely due to uncertainty around the upcoming election and ongoing efforts to contain the pandemic. Non-U.S. equities continued to lag, and fixed income was mostly flat. 
Our Investment Committee and adviser monitor our funds and performance. If you have questions regarding CCF-LA investment portfolios, please contact us via email or call (213) 426-1187.
Featured Beneficiary: Catholic Charities
The Long Beach Community Center in Catholic Charities’ San Pedro region collaborates with various public and private partner organizations working together to promote self-sufficiency and rebuild the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Annually, the Long Beach Community Center averages 18,000 client visits, making this facility the primary point of entry for persons seeking assistance in the region. 

A client of the center, Angelica lives in Long Beach with her husband and three children. Her husband was laid off due to COVID-19 and has been struggling to find work. Angelica was babysitting before the pandemic but experienced a decline in that business shortly after the pandemic hit. She said her family had to reduce expenses. They were barely able to keep food on the table. Read more here.
Voices of CCF-LA
CEF Offers Thanks to Donors in Virtual Event
The Catholic Education Foundation converted its annual donor appreciation into a virtual event, hearing from CEF schools and students as well as welcoming new board members. Read more here.

The Paulist Fathers Put on a
Coast-to-Coast Virtual Groundbreaking
The Paulist Fathers held a Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony for their new seminary building, the House of Mission and Studies, in Washington D.C. The virtual event, which had over 400 viewers, was filled with entertainment, gratitude, and hope for the future! Read more here.

Silver Linings in a Pandemic
The CCF-LA staff shares their "Silver Linings" of the past few months of working from home the unexpected joys of connecting with family near and far, cooking new things, and a different pace of life. Read more here.

Upcoming Virtual Events:
We're excited to support and attend these upcoming virtual events in our Catholic Community: Vision of Hope, Assumption Catholic School, St. Francis Center, Right to Life League, and St. Ann's Center.
Personalized Giving With Your DAF
As we celebrate many life events and the upcoming Christmas season in new and creative ways, our CCF-LA Donor-Advised Fund clients also have a unique way to celebrate their giving. Our staff can set up personalized giving links for your DAF to send to your family and friends. Encouraging friends to give to charity through your DAF in lieu of tangible gifts is a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday, special event, or the Christmas season. Contact the Development Team via email or call (213) 426-1187 for more information.
CCF-LA Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary
This year, we're celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles!

We began with the vision of Archbishop José H. Gomez and have quickly grown to become one of the largest Catholic community foundations in the country, with over $383 million in assets under management today and having issued $212 million in grants since inception!

In honor of this occasion, we are are proud to make the first grant from our Catholic Community Endowment to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, in honor of Thomas and Dorothy Leavey.

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