the sam initiative
The SAM Initiative believes that collaborative giving provides donors with a meaningful opportunity to have a greater impact in our community. We support programs that promote social change and benefit women, children and families in the Greater Los Angeles area. We seek to select causes that reflect our passions and we focus on community needs that can benefit from our time, commitment, abilities and insights.
To inspire and serve as a catalyst to improve the lives of women, children and families in Los Angeles through expanded, engaged philanthropy.
To increase the pool of donors in Los Angeles who contribute to Sustainable and Accountable organizations, growing the Movement for social change.
To educate others about community needs and the role of philanthropy in driving lasting social change, promote participation in the process of building self-sustaining communities, and increase our giving capacity through innovative programs that engage and inspire our members.
The fundamental belief of The SAM Initiative is to create giving opportunities to meet the needs of the community. Members can choose their level of involvement and area of interest. Membership provides knowledge, interest, support, and friendship. To learn more about getting involved in The SAM Initiative, contact us.