FAQs

What is FOUND/LA?

FOUND/LA is an initiative of Wurwand Foundation that supports entrepreneurs in Los Angeles.


What does FOUND/LA do?

FOUND/LA works with partners to make sure entrepreneurs have access to the resources they need to grow their businesses. Through partners, FOUND/LA provides funding in the form of loans, as well as incubator-style workshops, training, and mentorship. FOUND/LA also creates a community of like-minded business owners who can learn from and alongside each other.


Who are FOUND/LA’s partners?

FOUND/LA’s key funding partner is Opportunity Fund. We have many incubator partners throughout the city.


What is Opportunity Fund?

Opportunity Fund is the nation’s largest nonprofit microfinance organization. They provide small business loans to enable entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams.


How do I apply for funding for my business?

If you are a business owner in Los Angeles who is looking to grow or expand your existing business, please visit www.opportunityfund.org to learn more about loan opportunities, or email hello@foundla.org for more information.

Please note, Wurwand Foundation grants directly to nonprofit entities, not to individuals or to for-profit businesses.


How do I apply for funding for my organization?

The foundation awards grants to US 501(c)(3) organizations and other tax-exempt organizations whose goals align with our grantmaking strategy. Please email hello@foundla.org to find out if you’re eligible.


My funding request falls outside of the strategy listed on the website. Can I still seek funding?

We do not make grants outside of our funding priorities.


What other resources are available to me?

There so many free resources for entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Please visit our resource page to learn more about resources available to help grow or expand your business.


Do you only help entrepreneurs in Los Angeles?

Yes, we are currently only operating in the Greater Los Angeles area.


Does Wurwand Foundation accept donations?

We encourage people who want to contribute to supporting entrepreneurs to give directly to our partners.

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