KCRW Foundation, Inc.

KCRW is a multi-platform public radio station based in Southern California. As a community service of Santa Monica College, our goal is to inform, inspire and engage our audiences through news, music, arts and culture. We amplify the diverse voices of SoCal by featuring varied perspectives to promote a nuanced understanding of the world around us.

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  • CREATE ·2021 Grants Challenge

    KCRW's Create Beat

    The Create Beat celebrates the creative genius of Southern California by highlighting the artists who make Los Angeles the home of the extraordinary. The program deliberately moves beyond mainstream arts institutions to engage with the creative and revolutionary humans living in our neighborhoods who make a profound and tangible impact. Through authentic, intimate stories of local changemakers, the Create Beat redefines what art and culture means in LA by proving that these spaces can be more accessible, relatable, and community-centered.

  • CONNECT ·2015 Grants Challenge

    KCRW Capital Campaign

    An award from LA2050 would support KCRW’s first major Capital Campaign and meet three objectives: (1) Construct the KCRW Media Center, custom-designed to meet KCRW’s needs, connect to audiences in new profound ways, and serve as the premier cross cultural public space for Los Angeles’ diverse population; (2) Invest in programming that moves KCRW to new levels of excellence; and (3) Create digital technologies that promote KCRW’s mission amid an ever-changing media landscape.