Michelson Philanthropies Impact Report

Michelson Philanthropies is pleased to share the 2023-2024 Impact Report. With the support of dedicated staff, grantees, and partners, we have endeavored to deliver transformative opportunities through grantmaking, impact investments, advocacy, and programmatic work that support vulnerable and underserved communities.

Check out the latest updates from across our foundations.

Student Parents on the Impacts of Assembly Bill AB 2881 (Zoom Event)

Student parents in postsecondary education will join the Michelson 20MM Foundation on July 11th to discuss the unique experiences and challenges they face with the passage of Assembly Bill AB 2881

The NAVC and MFA Chart New Course to Define Future of Animal Health and Pet Care in 2035 and Beyond

Global veterinary industry leader NAVC and leading animal welfare organization, Michelson Found Animals Foundation (MFA), announced today the formation of a partnership that brings together all aspects of the global $300+ billion animal health and pet care ecosystem to define the future of animal health and wellbeing into the next decade and beyond.

Michelson Philanthropies Monthly Newsletter | June 2024

The Michelson 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM) and the Michelson Center for Public Policy led a coalition of organizations and volunteers to Sacramento to educate California policymakers about digital discrimination and advocate for policies aimed at closing the digital divide.

Dr. Gary Michelson Joins Fellow CIII Founders at LABEST Twenty24™

Dr. Gary Michelson recently joined fellow founders of the California Institute For Immunology & Immunotherapy (CIII) at the LA Bioscience Ecosystem Summit Twenty24™ to discuss the Institute and its impact on shaping the future of immunotherapy and immunology research.

$4.1 Million for Los Angeles Animal Services Will Save Taxpayer Dollars and Animal Lives

In a major victory for animal wellbeing in Los Angeles, the 2024-2025 city budget allocates an additional $4.1 million to Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS), thanks to support from Budget Committee Chair Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and the Los Angeles City Council, approved by Mayor Karen Bass today.

Opinion: Why California’s Housing Crisis Has Serious Consequences For Pets As Well As People

Animal welfare advocates gathered in Sacramento recently to lobby for legislation to limit property owners’ ability to prohibit pets or charge monthly “pet rent.” 

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The mission of Michelson Philanthropies is to create transformative opportunities through grant-making,
impact investments, advocacy, and strategic partnerships that support
vulnerable and underserved communities.

Beautiful Journey with Alya Michelson

In a series of interviews by Michelson Philanthropies Co-Chair Alya Michelson, the “Beautiful Journey” podcast delves into the lives of inspiring immigrant women who are building their futures in a new country. Hear about the challenges, triumphs, and the valuable lessons they’ve learned along their unique paths.

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Aimee’s Story: An FCCC Determined Voices Spotlight

Aimee’s Story: An FCCC Determined Voices Spotlight

Video credit: Michelson 20MM The Foundation of California Community Colleges’ ‘Determined Voices’ series spotlights immigrant women who have embarked on successful careers after attending California Community Colleges. In this episode, we meet Aimee, an alumna of Long...

Boyle Heights Pet Wellness Day: 300 Pets & Families Served

Boyle Heights Pet Wellness Day: 300 Pets & Families Served

Video credit: Michelson Found Animals Michelson Found Animals Foundation (MFA) recently held a Pet Wellness Day in Boyle Heights. The event, which was hosted alongside Assemblymember Miguel Santiago and Senator Maria Elena Durazo, offered free wellness services and...

2024 Digital Equity Spark Grants Funding Cycle Webinar

2024 Digital Equity Spark Grants Funding Cycle Webinar

Video credit: Michelson 20MM The Michelson 20MM Foundation held a 2024 Digital Equity Spark Grants Funding Cycle informational webinar on May 16th.  The grant proposal window will be open from May 28, 2024, to June 11, 2024. This funding cycle aims to support projects...