Thank you for visiting the Roth Family Foundation website. Beginning September 1, 2015, our application process is closed for our 2015 grant cycles. In addition, we are holding a special 50th anniversary grantmaking program for 2016 which is by invitation only, so we will not be accepting any applications again until September 1, 2016 for our 2017 grant cycles. Any applications received between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016 will automatically be declined.

The Roth Family Foundation was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1966, by Harry Roth, Louis Roth, and Fannie Roth. Upon the deaths 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 presently involved. Philanthropy has always 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 that the family cares about deeply. Compassion, justice, fairness, access, and respect for others are part of the family values, which inspire and motivate the Foundation’s giving.


The Foundation’s mission is commitment to progressive social change. The Foundation invests in organizations that inspire hope, dignity, and creativity, primarily in the Los Angeles area. Grounded in a legacy of social justice and civil rights, the Foundation helps connect communities to the services, opportunities, and tools for self-empowerment and self-expression.

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