Life Learning Academy is in the midst of a three-year, $8 million campaign to raise funds for (1) capital and occupancy costs for the dorm, (2) organizational capacity-building, and (3) continued funding for baseline operations for the school and dorm. We have secured commitments from city agencies, industry partners, private foundations, and individuals dedicated to a vision of success for all young people, regardless of where they’re from or what they’ve done.


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Funding & Support

Support for Life Learning Academy (LLA) has come from public sources at the federal, state and local level, as well as private corporations, foundations, and individual donors. Support has included both capital and programmatic support, and has helped to provide LLA with the school site, equipment, and unique programming and curricular development necessary to realize its mission.


Adobe Youth Voices
The Annenberg Foundation
Beaumont Foundation
Bridge Builders
California Community Foundation
California State Board of Corrections
California Department of Education
City National Bank
Coalition of Essential Schools
Columbia Foundation
Council for Excellence in Government
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture
Helen Gibson Trust
East Bay Community Foundation
East Bay Jewish Community Teen Foundation
Gap Foundation
GATX Capital Corporation
GGS Foundation
Global Giving
Home Depot
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
ING Unsung Heroes Program
Jewish Community Federation
        Bakar Fund
        Ira & Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund
Jordon Fundamentals
Junior League of San Francisco
K&F Baxter Family Foundation
Kimball Foundation
Koret Foundation
KQED Spark Program
Lucas Film LTD

Louis R. Lurie Foundation
Marin/San Francisco Jewish Community Teen Foundation
        MetLife Bridgebuilders
National Gardening Association
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Newburger/Schwartz Family Foundation
Peninsula Jewish CommunityTeen Foundation
Philanthropic Ventures Fund
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
Pygmy Boats
Richard Schwartz Family Foundation
Ronda Gruber Charitable Foundation
San Francisco Beautiful
San Francisco Education Fund
San Francisco Department of Children Youth and Their Families
San Francisco Foundation
San Francisco Giants Community Fund
San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim District Appropriation Fund
San Francisco Unified School District
Selway Family Foundation
Shinnyo-en Foundation
Tow Foundation
Treasure Island Development Authority
Triage Consulting Group
US Department of Agriculture
US Department of Education
US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Walter S. Johnson Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
Youth Funding Youth Ideas
Youth Leadership Institute