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Roth Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-05

At A Glance

Roth Family Foundation

12021 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 505

Los Angeles, CA United States 90025-1206

Telephone: (213) 383-9207


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $13,727,515

Total giving: $745,146






Established in 1966 in CA - The foundation was founded in Los Angeles, CA in 1966, by Harry Roth, Louis Roth, and Fannie Roth. Upon the death of the founders, and the sale of the family business, Louis Roth Clothes, the foundation was funded. The foundation continues to include all family members, with two generations involved, at present. Philanthropy always has been a strong family value: to help others who may be less fortunate, to protect freedom and human and civil rights, and to be able to give back to the community and support causes about which the family cares deeply. Compassion, justice, fairness, access, and respect for others are part of the family's values, which inspire and motivate the foundation's giving.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation seeks to improve lives through a variety of focus areas, primarily in the Los Angeles area. Specifically, it provides general operating support and new and/or on-going program/project support to organizations that fall into the following focus areas: 1) Arts and Culture; 2) Youth; 3) Environment; 4) Economic Development; 5) International Development; 6) Reproductive Health and Rights/Sex Education.

Fields of Interest

  • Communication media
  • Community beautification
  • Economic development
  • Environment
  • Environmental studies
  • International development
  • Music
  • Performing arts education
  • Radio
  • Reproductive health care
  • Youth development
International Interests
  • Africa
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $13,727,515 (market value)

Expenditures: $795,264

Total giving: $745,146

Qualifying distributions: $787,272