Giving Programs

We advance the success of our nonprofit partners by awarding grants, fostering collaboration, and leveraging our professional network.

In all of our work we draw on the collective experience and expertise of our Founders and Executive Director in building successful organizations that drive social change.

City Year LA AmeriCorps members and students


The Fox Foundation provides program, general operating, and capital grants to nonprofits whose work aligns with our vision and values in one of four focus areas:

Economic Mobility

Social Justice Advocacy

Educational Equity

Health & Wellness Support

Academic Initiatives

USC Social Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Seminar

Laura Fox and Ben Van De Bunt developed the Social Entrepreneurship seminar in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business and Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab to provide undergraduates with hands-on experience in advancing social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Laura and Ben teach the class together with Fox Foundation Executive Director, Kristen Paglia. In this course, students collaboratively determine how to invest $85,000 in local nonprofit social enterprises to help them grow earned revenue streams, and learn about a broad range of models, strategies and approaches for addressing social challenges. Students also have the opportunity to engage in conversation with notable entrepreneurs and cause leaders. Going into its 7th year, this course has had a direct positive impact on the Los Angeles community by providing nearly a half-million dollars in grants to support the growth of sustainable earned revenue streams for 30 nonprofit organizations. 

USC Social Enterprise Prize Winners:

USC Hayes Barnard

Sustainability Fellows Program

Named in honor of Hayes Barnard, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of GoodLeap, this Fox Foundation initiative was inspired by Hayes’ groundbreaking work in sustainable business practices and belief that “there is a better way to care for the planet and empower people with sustainable solutions across the globe.” In partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business and led by Dr. Christopher Bresnahan, Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization, the HBSF offers an opportunity for promising undergraduates to begin their journey leading organizations into the field of sustainability. In addition to engaging in leadership development, sustainable business, and social entrepreneurship courses, Fellows will have the opportunity to learn from C-level Sustainability Officers and complete a capstone practicum within a company demonstrating excellence in sustainable business practices.

Hayes Barnard

Fox Foundation Change Accelerator

Projected to launch in Fall 2024, the Fox Foundation will invite a cohort of trailblazing nonprofit leaders to participate in our Change Accelerator program. This three-year program is designed to help small (under $3M operating budget) nonprofits already demonstrating significant social impact to innovate and scale. Change Accelerator participants will collaborate with each other and professional advisors to develop their inherent strengths as nonprofit executives, boost the financial capacity of their organizations through an earned revenue stream, and broaden their resource networks.

Change Accelerator applicants will be enterprising nonprofit leaders who want to establish or expand a mission-driven earned income stream. Each year of the program, cohort members will receive a $25,000 unrestricted operating grant and a minimum of 10 hours of group or 1:1 professional development focused on nonprofit business management and social entrepreneurship. Change Accelerator organizations will also be eligible to apply for supplemental capital and infrastructure development grants up to $5,000 a year to help grow their social enterprises.

Please check back for details on Fox Foundation Change Accelerator participation benefits and expectations, and information on how to apply.