Education
Environment
Pritzker Foster
Care Initiative
Medicine
Community

Who We Are

For over a decade, the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation has been investing in strengthening many of the unique institutions that define Los Angeles. The Foundation aims to enrich our community not just for the present, but for generations to come, with particular focus on medicine, higher education, the environment and the arts. In 2014, The Foundation launched Pritzker Foster Care Initiative to highlight its commitment to supporting transition age foster youth and the families that care for them.

What We Care About

Education

Strengthening UCLA’s capacity to remain a global leader among public universities in academics, research, athletics, and student diversity.

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Environment

Investing in institutions that will preserve and sustain our environment for generations to come.

What We Care About

Pritzker Foster
Care Initiative

Ensuring transition age youth obtain the education and skills training necessary to achieve emotional well-being and financial independence.

Funding technological innovation to improve outcomes for current and former foster youth.

With the launch of the  UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, our focus includes reducing the number of families who lose their children to the child welfare system.

What We Care About

Medicine

Providing funding to promote research, scholarships, and methods for improving patient care.

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Community

Helping improve access for children and families to key institutions that promote the arts and that support Jewish life.

Recent Grants

Our goal is to partner with grantees, providing not just financial support, but a range of services aimed to help organizations achieve their objectives and fulfill their missions. The grantees featured here reflect a sample of the institutions and programs that we see as making distinctive contributions in their respective fields.

Education

UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families

A collaborative hub at UCLA strengthening research, policy and practice to reduce the number of children in the child welfare system

https://pritzkercenter.ucla.edu/

Medicine

International Medical Corps

Providing direct medical relief to support COVID-19 treatment in the US and around the world

https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/emergency-response/covid-19/
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Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

Alliance for Children's Rights

Leading LA’s Opportunity Youth Collaborative, a cross-sector multi-agency effort addressing systemic barriers and improving education and employment outcomes for foster youth

http://kids-alliance.org/oyc/
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Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

RAND Study on Improving Child Welfare Outcomes

Commissioned a study which validates that an increase in both targeted prevention and treatment for children in foster care improves youth outcomes while reducing overall costs Click here for a short video on the findings and impact of the study.

https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1775-1.html

Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

John Burton Advocates for Youth

Providing backbone support to California College Pathways, a partnership of foundations and nonprofits providing resources and leadership to Guardian Scholars Programs, dedicated to helping foster youth access and complete college

http://www.student.cacollegepathways.org/about/
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Medicine

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Training clinicians in neurofeedback therapy and supporting the CARES center for victims of child abuse CARES Center

https://www.chla.org/
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Community

Hammer Museum

Supporting the redesign and expansion of the Hammer Museum which will significantly increase exhibition space and will create a dramatic new presence for the Museum along Wilshire Boulevard

https://hammer.ucla.edu/

Education

UCLA Centennial Campaign

Provided leadership to UCLA’s Centennial Campaign, which raised $5.49 billion, making it the most successful fundraising campaign for a public university

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/dept/ucla-centennial-campaign
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Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

Altura Collaborative

Establishing a new online destination for foster youth college graduates to build relationships and find supportive community to help them achieve their professional goals

https://www.alturaco.org/
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Community

Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Supporting the Karsh Center and WBT’s schools to provide direct relief to individuals impacted by the pandemic in Los Angeles

http://www.wbtla.org/about

Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

Think of Us

Supporting entrepreneurs with lived experience in foster care to leverage technology and create system change to help transition age foster youth heal, develop, and thrive #HackFosterCare

https://www.thinkof-us.org/
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Environment

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Funding world class faculty in environmental sustainability and supporting applied research focused on Los Angeles’ unique natural and built environment

https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/
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Education

UCLA Psychology Department

Transforming UCLA’s iconic psychology tower, ‘Pritzker Hall,’ into a collaborative, modern learning and research environment Pritzker Hall Capital Campaign

https://www.psych.ucla.edu

Community

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Providing COVID-19 relief through the Federation’s Ezra Network of affiliated synagogues and Bet Tzedek and Jewish Free Loan Association

https://www.jewishla.org/program/ezra-network/
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Education

LAUSD COVID-19 Relief

Provided seed funding to launch LAUSD’s Grab & Go Food Centers which have provided over 100 million meals during COVID-19

https://achieve.lausd.net/foodcenter
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