The Los Angeles County Psychological Association Foundation was founded in 1990 as nonprofit extension of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) – a chapter of the California Psychological Association (CPA). The LACPA – and by extension the Foundation – represents over 4000 licensed psychologist within Los Angeles County. 


The Los Angeles County Psychological Association Foundation seeks to promote mental health advocacy through informed, strategic giving to individuals, community mental health providers, and mental health advocacy organizations whose mission is to serve marginalized populations. 

Learn more about what we do by watching the video below:


Foundation Giving

The focus of the Foundation’s giving has changed over the years, but one thing has remained constant: The promotion of human welfare through psychology. The foundation has been proud to give to a broad range of organizations whose goal is to address critical mental health and wellness initiatives throughout Los Angeles County, including the Soldiers Project, the Miracle Project, the Venice Family Clinic, and the Green Cross.  This year, the Foundation's main focus is assisting those who provide mental health services to relieve suffering in those whose basic human rights have been minimized or violated.

The foundation also supports poster presentations at LACPA's annual convention. Read about our recent poster winners here.

How To Apply For A Foundation Award

Supported organizations are selected bi-annually by the board through an open application process. Foundation awards range from $500 - $2000 and are unrestricted unless otherwise specified. Interested organizations are encouraged to contact us for application material.


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