Liberty Hill — Santa Monica’s largest public foundation — announced its final grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations, bringing the total this year to $2.1 million.

For nearly 30 years, Liberty Hill has partnered with innovative and effective grass-roots organizations to combat poverty and injustice, according to the foundation.

Liberty Hill Foundation’s hallmark is identifying and “seed-funding” innovative and emerging grass-roots organizations.

Liberty Hill has often provided the very first grant to a fledgling organization that eventually becomes a well-established and influential community organization, according to newly named exexecutive director Jeffrey Richardson.

“We encourage everyone to make this season of giving a season of change,” said Richardson in announcing the grants. “At Liberty Hill, we understand that until there is change, we will always need charity.”

Since 1976, Liberty Hill Foundation has given away nearly $27 million to grassroots community organizations in Los Angeles County.

Among organizations that received final grants are L.A. Voice and the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition.

Information, www.libertyhill.org

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