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California State University Los Angeles

Cal State LA is a comprehensive urban university situated five miles from the center of downtown Los Angeles. The University is one of the most culturally diverse four-year institutions in the country. It is located at the intersection of the largest Latino and Asian...
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Smiles for Seniors

The Robert Nelson Foundation recently provided a $3,000 grant to the St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles "Smiles for Seniors" project. This project is focused specifically to bring a smile to the faces of shut-ins and seniors by providing fresh flowers and...

Los Angeles Mission/Media Lab

The Robert Nelson Foundation recently made a $25,000 gift to the Los Angeles Mission to be specifically designated to their media training lab. Mr. Nelson spent his entire career in the media industry, he also was a supporter of the LA Mission. It is The Robert Nelson...

Funding provided for KISD “Parent Resource Center”

The Robert Nelson Foundation is honored to have funded a project for the Kent Intermediate School District that will support families of students with special needs. The KISD “Parent Resource Center" will provide resources and support for families facing the...

Robert Nelson Foundation Fellowship

The Robert Nelson Foundation Fellowship has been created to provide experiential learning opportunities to students in the Journalism, Broadcasting, and Digital Media Program, including mentoring by faculty members and support for students who are undertaking unpaid...

Announcing the The Robert Nelson Foundation Scholarship

The Robert Nelson Foundation proudly announces the creation of The Robert Nelson Foundation Scholarship. Mr. Nelson had a desire to help young people with their education and the foundation is proud to announce a scholarship program through Grand Valley State...

The Robert Nelson Disability Support Center

Robert Nelson was a man of kindness and compassion and had a special place in his heart for the disabled population. In honor of his desire to help the disabled population, the Robert Nelson Foundation has granted $75,000.00 to the City of Grandville, MI to create a...

The Robert Nelson Foundation is committed to honoring Mr. Nelson by funding projects that emulate the outstanding characteristics that he demonstrated throughout his life. The foundation looks forward to continued growth and development in its giving and looks forward to sharing the news of the gifts given to honor Mr. Nelson’s legacy.

The Robert Nelson Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited grant applications. The foundation is currently working to establish initial projects that will honor Mr. Nelson. As the foundation grows and develops, the board will continually explore and examine giving options to best fit the vision of Mr. Nelson and the foundation.

The entries below are the most recent grants funded by The Robert Nelson Foundation. At the bottom of the page, click on “Older Entries” to take you to previous grants given by the foundation.

Jovenes, Inc.

Jovenes, Inc.

Jovenes, Inc. is an organization that provides housing for homeless youth in Los Angeles. Jovenes offers a complete continuum of care that moves homeless youth off the streets and into their own apartments. This is an organization that welcomes youth regardless of...

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Midnight Mission

Midnight Mission

The Midnight Mission in Los Angeles has been helping the homeless population since 1914. The Robert Nelson Foundation is honored to assist this great organization with a gift of $5,000.00 to specifically help their program for homeless women and families.

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Advocacy, Respect, & Choice

Advocacy, Respect, & Choice

AR&C Long Beach is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that has served the Long Beach area since 1952. The organization provides services to over 300 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities daily. AR&C Long Beach is committed to providing choice,...

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California State University Los Angeles

California State University Los Angeles

Cal State LA is a comprehensive urban university situated five miles from the center of downtown Los Angeles. The University is one of the most culturally diverse four-year institutions in the country. It is located at the intersection of the largest Latino and Asian...

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Los Angeles Police Foundation

Los Angeles Police Foundation

The Robert Nelson Foundation recently provided a $5,000.00 gift to assist the Los Angeles Police Foundation and their efforts to support the wonderful men and women who serve in the LAPD each day. A portion of the funds will go towards community outreach to reach...

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Grand Rapids Police Foundation

Grand Rapids Police Foundation

The Robert Nelson Foundation is honored to partner with The Grand Rapids Police Foundation. The foundation recently provided a $4,995.00 grant to the GRPF to assist their efforts to support the wonderful men and women of the Grand Rapids Police Department. A portion...

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Smiles for Seniors

Smiles for Seniors

The Robert Nelson Foundation recently provided a $3,000 grant to the St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles "Smiles for Seniors" project. This project is focused specifically to bring a smile to the faces of shut-ins and seniors by providing fresh flowers and...

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Los Angeles Mission/Media Lab

Los Angeles Mission/Media Lab

The Robert Nelson Foundation recently made a $25,000 gift to the Los Angeles Mission to be specifically designated to their media training lab. Mr. Nelson spent his entire career in the media industry, he also was a supporter of the LA Mission. It is The Robert Nelson...

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Robert Nelson Foundation Fellowship

Robert Nelson Foundation Fellowship

The Robert Nelson Foundation Fellowship has been created to provide experiential learning opportunities to students in the Journalism, Broadcasting, and Digital Media Program, including mentoring by faculty members and support for students who are undertaking unpaid...

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Project Ropa

Project Ropa

The Robert Nelson Foundation has provided Project Ropa with a gift of $10,000 for their work toward helping the homeless population of Los Angeles. Project Ropa is the only nonprofit organization of its kind in Los Angeles. The mission of Project Ropa is to restore...

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Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation

Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation

The Robert Nelson Foundation has given a gift of $10,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation’s Adopt a Station Program. Station 27 was the station closest to Mr. Nelson’s home in Los Angeles. The gift from The Robert Nelson Foundation will go towards station...

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Leadership Stockton

Leadership Stockton

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to have given a $30,000 grant to Leadership Stockton Alumni Association’s C.H.A.N.G.E.S. campaign to support three projects championed by the 2023 class of emerging community leaders: The Boys and Girls Club-Sierra Vista -...

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Love on 4 Paws

Love on 4 Paws

The Robert Nelson Foundation has provided a $5,000 gift to Love on 4 Paws. A Los Angeles based non-profit, volunteer-based organization committed to making a positive difference for those in need through animal assisted therapy. The emphasis is visiting with adults...

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Meals on Wheels West Michigan

Meals on Wheels West Michigan

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to have given $25k to Meals on Wheels of Western MI. The service that Meals On Wheels provides to shut ins and seniors coincides directly with the mission of The Robert Nelson Foundation to help those who need it the most. Thank...

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Stephen Wise Temple

Stephen Wise Temple

Homes for Heroes Over the past several years, the generosity of the Wise community has helped hundreds of veterans in the Los Angeles area feel at home in new, permanent housing after being homeless. Through the work with Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH),...

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Hollywood Police Activities League

Hollywood Police Activities League

The Hollywood Police Activities League is an organization specifically designed to integrate the LAPD Hollywood Division and Community Relations. The overall mission is to drive positive change through officer and volunteer-led programs and activities, ultimately...

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Food Bank of Southern California

Food Bank of Southern California

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to announce a $15,000 grant to the Food Bank of Southern California based in Long Beach. Every year, The Foodbank of Southern California provides between 45 and 60 million pounds of food to over 825,000 individuals who live in the...

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