Community Partners (resource)


Community Partners was established in 1992 to meet a growing need experienced by civic and social entrepreneurs in Southern California for a structure that freed them from red tape while they pursued the cause that animated them.

Community Partners works with social entrepreneurs, grant makers and civic leaders to plan, design and implement solutions to societal challenges. The organization provides expertise in best practices, a vast knowledge base in project development and management, familiarity with the civic landscape and a commitment to advancing the public good.

Across all program areas, Community Partners works toward its organizational vision: A vibrant society in which individuals and institutions use knowledge, resources and relationships to build equitable, democratic and thriving communities.

Community Partners’ work includes:

Fiscal Sponsorship
CP provides infrastructure, experienced counsel, and civic reach to help community leaders build effective programs and succeed as agents of change.

Grantmaker Partnerships
CP uses its expertise in program management, technical assistance, and training to leverage funder investment and strengthen grantees.

Thought Leadership and Knowledge Sharing
CP generates and advances innovative ideas and perspectives that strengthen the field and serve as a springboard for a more effective civil society.


Information, Project Development, Management


Paul Vandeventer
President & CEO

Downtown LA

Area Served:
Southern CA

# of Employees:

(donations+earned income)

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