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Register of the Liberty Hill Foundation Collection, 1976-1991
MSS 022  
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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 Exchange.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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