These links and data sources all are for the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, or the State of California.
AP supports leadership and advocacy services for the nonprofit sector, and operates the Healthy City Project (includes a geo-map with information about many organizations and activities in Los Angeles).
California Association of Nonprofits
CalNonprofits is a membership organization for more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations in California, and recently released its Causes Count report on the economic impact of the nonprofit sector.
California Community Foundation
CCF is a major funder of the nonprofit sector in Southern California, and has available on its website a report with many useful statistics about the coming transfer of wealth in the region.
Center for Geographical Studies, California State University Northridge
CGS promotes use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology in education and research at California State University Northridge, the larger southern California community, and the state of California.
Center for Southern California Studies, California State University Northridge
CSCS provides research, education, and service on public policy issues facing Southern California.
Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, University of Southern California
CPPP promotes more effective philanthropy and strengthens the nonprofit sector through research that informs philanthropic decision making and public policy to advance problem solving.
Community Foundation of the Valleys
CFV offers Donor Advised Funds for philanthropists in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, and provides leadership in philanthropy for this geographic region.
HPLA is an online system to inventory, map and help protect the City of Los Angeles’ significant historic resources (architecturally significant buildings, places of social importance, historic districts, bridges, parks, and streetscapes).
Institute for Community Health & Well-Being, California State University Northridge
ICHW supports Valley nonprofits in health and wellness, including a map of service agencies in Canoga Park and a services map on autism.
San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness
SGVC provides information, including an interactive map and a partners database (click on "Resource" and then on "Resource Directory), about and for organizations serving homeless people in the San Gabriel Valley (SPA 3) and throughout Los Angeles County.
Southern California Grantmakers
SCG is where Southern California funders come together to learn, connect, and take action for greater impact. Programs and membership are open only to grantmakers (foundations, corporations and individual donors) and philanthropic consultants who are located in and/or fund in the Southern California region. Website includes a member directory.
211 LA County
211 LA County is a nonprofit organization that provides access to comprehensive health and social services through a searchable database, as well as disaster support and other services for LA County residents.
Valley Care Community Consortium
VCCC is a networking organization of more than 300 health service providers in the San Fernando Valley, and works with selected Valley health care agencies which are required to produce a Triennial report on service needs in the Valley (partner reports are available for download on the VCCC website).
Valley Economic Alliance
VEA is a private, nonprofit economic development and marketing collaborative made up of private and public investors organized for the purpose of growing and sustaining the economic base of the San Fernando Valley, and improving the quality of life in the Valley region.
Valley Economic Development Center
VEDC provides services to small and medium sized business owners, entrepreneurs and members of the communities it serves in the Valley.