On May 30, Archbishop José H. Gomez blessed the ongoing efforts of the Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles (CCF-LA), which has provided food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless and quality Catholic education to children from low-income families for the last two years. 

The organization, established in 2015 to support the mission of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, has more than $200 million in assets and no debt. Last year, the foundation made 209 grants totaling $41.2 million to 83 organizations. This year, the foundation is redoubling its efforts, pivoting toward an aggressive, targeted expansion of its donor base and core service offerings.

During a ceremony at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles, Archbishop Gomez gave the foundation members a special blessing, while acknowledging the work of the board of directors, chairman William M. Wardlaw and executive director Kathy Anderson.