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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The community behind
Michelson Philanthropies is comprised
of four private operating foundations.
We believe our responsibility is to leave
the world a better place than we found it.
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Video credit: KCAL News / CBS News Los Angeles Michelson Found Animals CEO Brett Yates joins anchor Kalyna Astrinos on “The Morning Wrap” to spotlight Better Neighbor Project’s local pet pantry and wellness clinics and their upcoming December 9th event at Morningside...
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...
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,...
"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...