Liberty Hill

Liberty Hill invests in community groups on the frontlines of change with critical resources that are needed to advance their work and win. We supplement those financial resources with a highly impactful training program designed to advance grassroots campaigns for social change. Over the last 10 years, this is what Liberty Hill has helped our grantees deliver for Los Angeles: * Nearly 100,000 low-income men and women registered to vote * Legal safeguards to protect California's 25,000 LGBTQ high school students from harassment and violence * 25,000 men and women raised above the poverty level by living wage jobs * $400 million secured for parks in low-income neighborhoods * 400,000 L.A. bus riders ride the largest clean-fuel bus fleet in the country * $1.74 million in back wages for men and women working at poverty wages in Koreatown supermarkets * 300,000 bottle-fed babies safe from the toxic chemical BPA * 30,000 L.A. transgender persons with improved access to medical care


1 Submitted Idea

  • 2013 Grants Challenge

    Boot Camp 2050 for Change

    Angelenos are hungry for community, face-to-face. For nearly 40 years Liberty Hill has been bringing communities together across race, class, gender, sexuality and geography, but we’ve been doing this on a relatively small scale. Now, we see a huge opportunity to advance community-building to a new scale by the Impact Professionals who will build the L.A. of 2050. When Liberty Hill has brought these Impact Professionals together whether they are nonprofit staff, tech-savvy social entrepreneurs, community organizers, elected officials, or Angelenos who simply want to “do good,” they have asked us for more, more! Liberty Hill’s L.A. Boot Camp 2050 for Change is our answer. We propose to host a series of pop-up events in the next seven months in partnership with dozens of our grantees whose roots in L.A.’s low income and minority communities run deep in order to recruit and galvanize a new generation of idealists. These pop-up events will be inspired and fun gathering places for people to begin to learn “the science” of social change. Most people - no matter how much good they want to do - don’t know the lessons of community organizing or how to strategically advance change in their communities, let alone across Los Angeles. For the last several years Liberty Hill has had a training program specifically designed to help individuals strengthen their skills in making change. We will recruit this Next Generation of Idealists into a Boot Camp 2050 for Change –a hands-on, practical training. It’s part “TEDx for Social Justice,” part roll-up-your-sleeves, nuts and bolts, “here’s how you make change” training.