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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...

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 foundation has continued to explore and expand its giving to honor Mr. Nelson’s wishes to assist students with their education, to support the disabled population, to assist the homeless and economically challenged members of the community, and to support great organizations that help those who need it most within our communities.

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.

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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American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133

American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to have given a $10,000.00 grant to the American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133 to assist with the Veterans Resource Center. The Veterans Resource Center has been created to help veterans in multiple different areas to honor...

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United Way of Greater Los Angeles

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to have donated $10,000.00 to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The UWGLA was a consistent part of Mr. Nelson’s giving during his lifetime. The foundation has tried to honor that pattern of giving by continuing to support the...

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St. Vincent Meals On Wheels

St. Vincent Meals On Wheels

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to support St. Vincent Meals on Wheels program of Los Angeles with a gift of $20,000. The program provides meals for shut-ins across a wide geographical area in Los Angeles. The delivery staff for the program is often the only...

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Sheehan Adopt A Family Project

Sheehan Adopt A Family Project

The Sheehan Adopt A Family Project is a 501c(3) organization with a  goal to intervene in meaningful ways to help support, mentor and educate children within the Los Angeles area so that they do not ever become a victim of homelessness.  SAF's goal has moved from only...

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Penny Lane Centers

Penny Lane Centers

Penny Lane Centers is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that cares for over 3,500 abused and neglected children, youth, and families a month. The organization provides therapeutic residential services, foster family home placements, adoption services, transitional...

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Maggie’s Be Cafe

Maggie’s Be Cafe

Maggie’s Be Cafe, located in Hudsonville, MI, is a coffee shop that employs approximately 23 individuals with a spectrum of disabilities. The vision of the cafe was to provide a place in the community where individuals with disabilities could have a sense of purpose,...

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Life Learning Center

Life Learning Center

The Life Learning Center is a special education program that serves students ages 18-26 across a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds as well as serving students that exhibit a wide range of needs associated with their developmental disabilities. The goal of the...

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CASA

CASA

CASA of Los Angeles (CASA/LA) mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect. Founded in 1978, CASA/LA is an independent nonprofit organization that recruits, trains, and supports qualified volunteer advocates...

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Food Forward

Food Forward

Food Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to fight hunger and prevent food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. The produce recovered by Food Forward...

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Dixie Fire Relief Fund

Dixie Fire Relief Fund

Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center (PCIRC) is a non-profit organization providing services to those in need in Plumas County, CA for over 38 years. The Dixie Fire Relief Fund has been established to support an array of emergency services to meet the...

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