Education
Environment
Pritzker Foster
Care Initiative
Health
Community

Who We Are

For over two decades, the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation has invested in strengthening 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 health, higher education, Jewish life, the environment, and the arts. Ten years ago, The Foundation launched Pritzker Foster Care Initiative to highlight its commitment to child welfare system change and to supporting transition age foster youth and the families who care for them.

What We Care About

Education

Building capacity at leading universities to enhance leadership, innovation, research, and student success

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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

Promoting public-private partnerships to establish a system of child and family wellbeing to reduce the number of children in foster care

Ensuring that older youth and young adults who have grown up in foster care access education and workforce opportunities that support emotional wellbeing and financial independence

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Health

Funding medical research and clinical innovation to improve service delivery, patient care, behavioral health, and wellbeing

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Community

Funding an array of programs that support the arts, public safety, youth athletics, and Jewish life

Recent Grants

We partner with grantees, providing not just financial support, but a range of services to help organizations achieve their objectives and fulfill their missions. Here is a sample of the institutions and programs that we see as making distinctive contributions in their respective fields:

Community

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Ensuring safety and support of the Los Angeles Jewish community and fighting antisemitism at home and abroad

https://www.jewishla.org/

Health

International Medical Corps

Providing direct medical services, humanitarian relief, and training for community health workers around the globe - including Ukraine and Gaza

https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/
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Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

Together California

Constructing a community of resource family homes in the Antelope Valley to provide exceptional care for children in foster care

https://togethercalifornia.org/groundbreaking-ceremony/
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Environment

Mountain Recreation and Conservation Authority

Enhancing the experience for hikers in the Santa Monica Mountains by developing a network of benches along breathtaking trails

https://mrca.ca.gov/

Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

Twinspire

Providing financial literacy to empower young adults with experience in foster care

https://twinspire.org/
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Health

UCLA Health x MLK Community Hospital Partnership

Funding university partnership to address health disparities and clinical capacity in South Los Angeles

https://www.uclahealth.org/
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Community

Hammer Museum

Ensuring Hammer Museum art, music, education, and programs are free to the public

https://hammer.ucla.edu/

Environment

Waterkeeper Alliance

Creating a global movement through local advocates to fight for and protect clean water

https://waterkeeper.org/
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Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

Think of Us

Leveraging technology to drive system change in child welfare to help youth heal, develop, and thrive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGFvhUMpy7A
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Community

Homeboy Industries

Providing job training, behavioral health support, and essential resources to community members who were previously incarcerated or formerly gang-involved

https://homeboyindustries.org/

Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

SEED School LA

Funding Los Angeles County’s first public boarding school in South Los Angeles for students who have experienced homelessness and the foster care system

https://www.seedschoolla.org/
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Community

American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum

Inspiring empathy, peace, and reconciliation by sharing the experiences of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families

https://parentscirclefriends.org/
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Health

USC Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

Bridging the fields of law, mental health, and ethics to improve policies and treatment of people with mental illness

https://www.ted.com/talks/elyn_saks_a_tale_of_mental_illness_from_the_inside?language=en

Education

UCLA Pritzker Hall

Transforming UCLA’s iconic psychology tower into a collaborative, modern learning and research environment

https://www.psych.ucla.edu
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Community

ADL Los Angeles

Launching a campaign to address antisemitism, bias, and hate on Los Angeles college campuses and the broader community

https://la.adl.org/
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Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

Violence Intervention Program – Alexis Project

Empowering LGBTQ+ youth through gender-affirming healthcare, behavioral health services, and access to basic necessities

https://www.alexisproject.org/

Community

Students Run LA

Training Los Angeles high school students to compete in the Los Angeles Marathon

https://www.srla.org/
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Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

Loyola Law School – Center for Juvenile Law & Policy

Advocating for the educational and legal rights of youth impacted by the juvenile justice system

https://www.lls.edu/academics/centers/centerforjuvenilelawpolicy/
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