Happy Father’s Day:

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County is quite proud to be a partner of the Good+ Foundation, which was founded by Jessica Seinfeld to help get brand new and gently-used items to families that need them. The Foundation has prioritized programs that serve fathers and we are privileged to have been selected to be one of their partners through our program, the Dads Back! Academy which is located in Watts.

And, we are delighted that the Foundation selected one of our former clients (and now staff member) Marchell Hall to be featured in their latest publication, in celebration of Father’s Day!  To access this story, click here.


So proud of you, Marchell!

FOLA Receives S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) is honored to announce receipt of a $50,000 general operating support grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. Grant funds will be used to update our Strategic Plan, increase board and staff capacity through trainings, and develop funding through social media.  According to its website, “The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities.” 

We are extremely grateful to the Foundation for its generous support.

Season’s Greetings!

A big thank you to all of the persons who sent donations in support of our holiday activities for children and families with incarcerated loves ones and services to them throughout the coming year!  

We have raised $7,540 as of yesterday and are seeking to raise a total of $10,000 before year end.   Can you help us reach this goal?   I just made my donation and I hope you can make yours as well!   Your tax-deductible donation can be made via PayPal through our website, www.friendsoutsidela.org, or through a check made out to “Friends Outside in Los Angeles County” and mailed to our administrative offices at 261 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste., 217, Pasadena, CA , 91101.

Thank you for your support and wishing all a safe and productive 2018!

Mary Weaver
Executive Director