With deep expertise in grantmaking and the development of collaborative community support systems, our multi-generational foundation continues to build on the legacy of Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson and her commitment to education and the humanities.
Our Core Values
We structure all foundational pursuits around four pillars that support our mission:
The Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation serves Southern California by funding innovative projects and initiatives that benefit Los Angeles County and improve the well-being of its communities.
EducationWe believe education is the key to growth & success. Our dedication to learning extends to those we support.
ExcellenceWe encourage a culture of continuous improvement, both within the foundation and for those we support.
InnovationWe prioritize cutting-edge ideas and measure progress, adopting new practices in real-time based on outcomes and data.
CommitmentWe pursue individual and organizational connections to build the next generation of leaders in Southern California.
How we work for our community.
The Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation is uniquely positioned to address pressing needs for young people, non-profits, and the general public through research, organizational partnerships, and philanthropic advocacy. We focus our work on relationship building through:
The Foundation’s largest scale initiatives span numerous years and include an evaluation component.
Annual grantees that align with the Foundation’s strategy and focus.
Offered to affinity groups and to sustain formal partnerships with other funders.
Organizations with which Trustees of the Foundation are closely connected.