IHADLA dreamer Valerie with backpack and school supplies made possible with donations

Help our Dreamer Scholars be successful this school year by donating any amount you wish to help fund “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA).

This form is to make your donation by credit card. To set up other types of donations, including by check or in-kind donations, please see details below.


Your donation will help us continue offering our Dreamers the support they need to succeed and achieve their academic dreams.  Please join us in raising funds, and become an integral part of the lifeline we offer to these kids – become a beacon of hope.

The full 100% of the proceeds contributed on this site will go directly to “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles, ensuring that our Dreamers have all of the tools for success that they could not otherwise afford.

The mission of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) is to provide individualized academic, emotional and experiential support to young people in L.A.’s under-served communities from first grade through high school and transitioning into college, along with guaranteed tuition support. We believe that when given equal access to the resources they need to succeed, all children can ignite their innate potential and achieve their dreams.. Our students (“Dreamers”) need your help!

Join us in kicking off our 2018-2019 academic school year giving campaign! Without the support of generous individuals such as you, we will not be able to continue to offer programming to the youth we serve.

Our Dreamers, like other students from economically disadvantaged households, are at risk of failing to meet state standards; many of them are also at risk of dropping out of school before completing high school.

IHADLA is here to make sure that that does not happen – to break the cycle of poverty driven by economic disadvantage, which leads to poor academic performance and eventually dropping out of high-school. As this cycle is perpetuated, it in turn circles back around to feed into severe poverty, gang life, violence, and even jail time for the next generation.  Our work is crucial because, as stated in a 2013 fightcrime.org study, high school dropouts are three-and-one-half times more likely than high school graduates to be arrested, and more than eight times more likely to end up in jail or prison.

As always, thank you for your support. We are proud to call you a member of the IHADLA family!

Individual Contribution

You may donate any amount as a one-time donation or set up a pledge* for continuing donations.


Three, five, or ten-year pledges of any amount. For information regarding planned giving, bequests, life insurance gifts, gifts of appreciated assets, or charitable gift annuities, please contact our office directly at (213) 572-0175.

Send a Check or Company’s Matching Gift Form by Mail

You may send a contribution by mail with a check payable to the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles, using the downloadable IHADLA Donation Form which allows you to indicate if you wish it to be a tribute gift.

Our mailing address is:
“I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles
3580 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 720
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Dream Keeper Circle

If you would like to donate $250 or more, you may wish to donate through our exclusive Dream Keeper Circle page.

In-Kind Donation

We welcome donations of in-kind goods or services to be used to support our Dreamers and the general operation of the Foundation. Needs include: clothes (business attire for internships and athletic wear), athletic shoes, food items for Dreamers and their families, frequent flyer miles for Dreamer college visits, LA Metro bus passes, school supplies, and auction items for fundraising events. We appreciate any and all donations. Please contact us with any questions, or if you would like more information on in-kind donations.

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Ask Questions or Donate by Phone

Phone: (213) 572-0175 – Fax: (213) 572-0179

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Thank you for supporting the “I Have a Dream” Foundation Los Angeles. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Your privacy as a donor is very important to us. We will not sell, trade, or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

If you would like to request a copy of our 990 or audited financials, please call our executive office at 213-572-0175.