This year marks the 21st anniversary of the USC Good Neighbors Campaign. Since 1994, USC faculty, staff, and friends have been coming together every October to help USC be a good neighbor. In all, they have donated more than $17.7 million dollars in support of university-community partnerships. 100% of contributions is distributed via USC Good Neighbors grants (formerly USC Neighborhood Outreach or UNO). Supported partnerships strive to enhance educational opportunities, promote health and fitness, enhance public safety, and support economic development. Nearly 650 grants have been given to community organizations to enhance educational opportunities, promote good health and fitness, support economic development, and improve safety.
Help us reach our goal of $1.6 million!
November 6, 2015
October 28, 2015
The 21st annual Good Neighbors Campaign, a philanthropic program established in 1994, has a goal of raising $1.6 million to fund community programs.
Thanks to the contributions of university staff and faculty, the campaign has accrued $19.3 million to support more than 650 university-community partnerships.
“These grants foster a strong relationship with families and partners in the communities near USC’s University Park and Health Sciences campuses,” said Thomas Sayles, senior vice president for University Relations.
“The generous contributions of our employees continue to significantly improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.”
Carolina Castillo, campaign director and executive director of development for USC Civic Engagement, added: “On a daily basis, collectively we are making a difference in the lives of children and families, but we still have more work to do, which is why it’s critical we continue the momentum to raise money for these programs.”
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Grants are given to nonprofit programs for underserved children in grades K-12 and to health centers that effectively manage diabetes and obesity. Other programs support local economic development, job training and the improvement of neighborhood safety.
One hundred percent of the proceeds go to community programs. The campaign’s overhead costs and expenses are covered by the university. More here.