LASVP has focused on a variety of issue areas, chosen based on community needs and our Partners’ interests.
We have been supporting charter schools since 2005. As we talked to experts in the field of public education, it became clear that successful charter schools offer an immediate solution for today’s students. Education investees have included KIPP LA Schools and current investee Synergy Academies.
In 2007, we added the environment as another investment focus area. Our Partners feel motivated to "think globally and act locally" by working with our investees to grow, evolve and increase their impact in Los Angeles and beyond. Environmental investees have included Tree People and Healthy Child Healthy World.
In 2011, we selected an investee through our Social Innovation Fast Pitch program. L.A. Diaper Drive addresses the issue of poverty in Los Angeles by providing diapers to families in need and incentivizing attendance in life-improving classes that help families break the cycle of poverty.