Education
Environment
Pritzker Foster
Care Initiative
Health
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 health, 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

Building capacity at our nation’s key universities to enhance their global leadership in academics, research, athletics, faculty, 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

Leading our nation’s movement to establish a system of child and family wellbeing and reduce the number of children in foster care

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

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Health

Funding medical research and innovative methods for improving service delivery, patient care, and well-being

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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

We partner with grantees, providing not just financial support, but a range of services aimed 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.

Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families

Building a multidisciplinary network at UCLA and throughout LA County to reform the child welfare system and reduce the need for foster care

https://pritzkercenter.ucla.edu/

Health

International Medical Corps

Providing direct medical services and humanitarian relief to those affected by crises around the globe - including the war in Ukraine

https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/emergency-response/war-in-ukraine/
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Community

PledgeLA

Investing in South Los Angeles Founders Fund to increase entrepreneurial opportunities for all

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

LA Neurofeedback Pilot

Providing training to clinicians in LA County’s public mental health system to offer cutting-edge trauma treatment for kids and families

Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

John Burton Advocates for Youth

Partnering with foundations to support California College Pathways, a network of campus support programs dedicated to helping foster youth access and complete college Foster Youth Tax Project California College Pathways

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Health

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Providing life-saving crisis support and critical mental health services in Los Angeles

https://didihirsch.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/

Community

Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

Enhancing the experience of visitors to the Santa Monica Mountain parklands through the development of new trailside amenities that provide shade and educational enrichment

https://mrca.ca.gov/
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Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

Think of Us

Leveraging technology to drive system change and help youth heal, develop, and thrive #HackFosterCare Center of Lived Experience

https://www.thinkof-us.org/
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Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

iFoster

Ensuring collegebound foster youth have access to the laptops and smartphones they need to be successful

https://www.ifoster.org/

Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

SEED School LA

Establishing LA County’s first public boarding school that prioritizes foster and homeless youth enrollment KCRW: LA Public Boarding School Plants a SEED in South LA

https://www.seedschoolla.org/
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Community

Center for Nonprofit Management

Leading the LA County Equity in County Contracting Initiative, which aims to increase equity in County funding of LA nonprofits

https://www.cnmsocal.org/lac-taskforce
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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 Water Resources Group

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

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

Education

UCLA Pritzker Hall

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

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

ADL Los Angeles

Launching a campaign to address anti-Semitism, bias, and hate on Los Angeles college campuses

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

RAND Study on Improving Child Welfare Outcomes

An unprecedented study validating that increasing 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

Education

UCLA Centennial Campaign

Provided leadership to UCLA’s historic 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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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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