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.

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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

Creating a new collaborative hub at UCLA for research, prevention and intervention efforts, aimed to prevent children from entering the child welfare system and yield better outcomes for those already in it.

https://pritzkercenter.ucla.edu/

Medicine

UCLA Geffen School of Medicine

Endowing funds for scholarships and a chaired professorship.

http://medschool.ucla.edu/
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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 designed to improve 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

Supporting the development of a quantitative model that can be used to simulate the impact of child welfare policy changes. The study helped validate that combining options that increase both prevention and treatment generates stronger effects than any single option and can improve the lives of thousands of children every year while saving billions of dollars.

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

Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

John Burton Advocates for Youth

Providing backbone support to John Burton Advocates for Youth which manages California College Pathways, a statewide partnership of foundations and nonprofits providing resources and leadership to Guardian Scholars Programs, to help foster youth succeed at community colleges and 4-year universities.

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

Mattel Children's Hospital

Providing general operating support to improve pediatric research and care.

https://www.uclahealth.org/Mattel/Pages/about-mattel-childrens-hospital-ucla.asp
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Community

Hammer Museum

Funding programs to expand outreach to schools and families.

https://hammer.ucla.edu/

Education

UCLA Centennial Campaign

Providing leadership to UCLA’s Centennial Campaign, the major fundraising effort in advance of the university's 100th anniversary in 2019.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/dept/ucla-centennial-campaign
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Peace 4 Kids

Funding programs to develop resilience, adaptability and independence among foster youth in South Los Angeles.

http://www.peace4kids.org/
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Environment

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Endowing the California Center for Sustainable Communities, chairs in Sustainability, interdisciplinary collaborative research programs and outreach to affect positive environmental policy.

http://www.ioes.ucla.edu/

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Think of Us

Leveraging technology, data, and multimedia to improve policy, practice, and outcomes for transition age foster youth.

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

Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Funding the architectural renovation of the temple sanctuary and the preservation of the Ballin murals.

http://www.wbtla.org/about
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