The Liberty Hill records donated to SCL are arranged in three series Grant Files, Donor-Advised Files, and San Diego Grants.
Grant Files are Cartons 1-10; Donor-Advised Files, Cartons 11-12; and San Diego Grants, Carton 13. The Grant Files series
proceed chronological ly (e.g. Grant Files, 1976-1977; Grant Files, 1977-1979). Within each series in the collection, the
files are alphabetically arranged by the name of the organization receiving funding. Each folder contains a completed grant
application and materials from the group applying for funding. Donor-Advised Files document organizations funded by a specific
donor to Liberty Hill, rather than by the foundation's general fund.
The Liberty Hill Foundation was established in 1976 to to further the goals of economic justice, democratic participation,
and social equality through grants to grassroots groups in Los Angeles. It was founded by Sarah Pillsbury, who has remained
on its board of trustees throughout its existence. Born into the Pillsbury family (Pillsbury Baking Co.), she and her brother
George are among the children from wealthy American families who in the 1970s set up community foundations in several U.S.cities
to fund grassroots organizing for social change. They are part of a network of community foundations known as the Funding
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