Community Champions: Six non-profits receive $50k grant

The new year was off to an amazing start for six Los Angeles organizations. On LA's road to the Super Bowl, they were named for a $50,000 grant with hopes they leave a legacy long after next month's big game.

"My first question was who nominated me?" asked Kathryn Wooten, who founded Loving Hands in Watts after one son, then a second, was murdered 14-years ago. It was gang violence. Her foundation connects mothers who've lost a child in any way with an annual Mother's Day lunch.

They were selected by the LA Super Bowl Host Committee from a pool of 56 nonprofits who were honored this summer ahead of Super Bowl LVI. The 50 other organizations each received $10,000 grants.

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The six non-profits who took the field at a Rams game in December for the $50,000 grants are 2nd Call, Angel City Sports, Jovenes, Loving Hands Community Care, Our Own Non Profit Inc., and Project Blue.

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