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.

Supporting and Serving Veterans and Their Pets

Learn how the Michelson Found Animals’ Better Neighbor Project partners with local elected officials and veteran affairs organizations to support the Los Angeles veteran community and their pets.

Unveiling Our Game-Changing Pet Care Fellowship

Leap Venture Studio is thrilled to announce the 2023 Fellowship cohort of 13 visionary pet care startups from six countries, in partnership with Royal Canin. These diverse founders are poised to reshape the future of pet care with cutting-edge products and groundbreaking services.

What is the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Digital Equity?

Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing how we live and work, but it also raises vital questions about digital inequities. How do these advancements impact those with and without access to AI technology, and how can we bridge the divide?

Beautiful Journey Podcast

In Beautiful Journey’s season premiere, host Alya Michelson welcomes Ksenia Turkova, a Voice of America journalist with over 20 years of experience in TV and radio. Join them as they journey back to their days in Moscow, where they both served as journalists for different media outlets during a time of profound change and growth.

Determined Voices Presents: Amna of Saddleback College

The Michelson Philanthropies FirstGen Initiative is partnering with the Foundation for California Community Colleges to spotlight the stories of a diverse group of women who have overcome challenges to earn their degrees through California Community Colleges. Amna, a proud Saddleback College graduate, shares her experience of immigrating to America as a teenager and overcoming cultural barriers to build a new life. Watch Amna’s inspiring story!

Making life less unfair.

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.

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Latest Media

Determined Voices Featured Spotlight: Lidieth Arevalo

Determined Voices Featured Spotlight: Lidieth Arevalo

Lidieth Arevalo is a filmmaker and immigrant rights activist based in Long Beach, California. In this episode of Determined Voices, Lidieth shares her experience as an immigrant woman and the impact community college had on her career. Born in El Salvador, Lidieth...

Forging Equitable Futures for Student Parents Statewide Summit 2023

Forging Equitable Futures for Student Parents Statewide Summit 2023

The Michelson 20MM Foundation hosted Forging Equitable Futures for Student Parents: A Statewide Summit. The two-day event was a transformative convening fueled by the groundswell in California in support of student parents’ success. Attendees included advocates,...

Find Your Ally ‘Determined Voices’ Series: Madeleine’s Story

Find Your Ally ‘Determined Voices’ Series: Madeleine’s Story

"It was at a community college that I learned about resources that supported AB 540 that made the classes so much more affordable for me. It was also at community college that I had the space to and time to explore the different majors and classes that I was...