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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Parks & Playgrounds

Mission: In relation to the environmental impact report, the organization held a scoping meeting as required by ceqa. The event was the largest in la history with 270 stakeholders attending. Caltrans and larap worked to finalize the cooperative agreement. Caltrans psr was finalized and negotiated fee of $5,000 was paid in full. Caltrans and fhcp began discussions of air rights and scheduling ctc presentation. Governor brown signed two pieces of legislation, eifd and cria, that will assist fhcp in funding and creating affordable housing. Fhcp delegation visited millennium park and the highline to learn best practices and funding strategies; advocacy trips to washington dc and sacramento. Fhcp began initial work on comprehensive economic study. Fhcp board members and volunteers participated in the 4th consecutive hollywood christmas parade. Fhcp participated in successful meetings with the building trades, lacarguy, lambda alpha and southern california planning congress.

Programs: The hollywood central park is a landmark infrastructure project that will create more than 40,000 direct and indirect jobs over 10 years, provide economic stimulus and long term economic security, provide healthy communities and provide children with open green space in which to grow and thrive. The hollywood central park will transform hollywood's disadvantaged communities into thriving economic engines and is an investment in our children, our community and our future.

in accordance with us gaap contribution of services are recognized if the services received (a) create or enhance nonfinancial assets or (b) require specialized skills that are provided by individuals possessing those skills, and (c) the services and costs would typically need to be purchased if not provided by donation. Contributed services that do not meet the criteria are not recognized. Fhcp receives a significant amount of donated services from unpaid professional volunteers who assist in carrying out the organization's program services. See sch d and sch o for detail.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jennifer R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I joined the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council specifically to get involved with getting more parks into the area. Once elected, and to my delight, I was more than pleased to discover the Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park organization was working so diligently on procuring 44 acres of green space that far exceeded my dreams.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Friends of the Hollywood CAP Park have the energy and vision to make this project become a reality. Many of the neighborhoods lack parks for families and children to enjoy. My greatest memories as a child were at a park playing until the sun went down. I look forward to seeing this happen so that children living in Hollywood and East Hollywood can share in that same experience.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I think it is a great idea. Not only do we need to bury our freeways for noise, pollution, blight and the like, but most importantly to reconnect our communitites. The freeways of the past literally decimated entire neighborhoods. Parks, cap parks in particular, are a great way to recconect them. Plus, they can create new development opportunities that could potentially pay for the parks itself, and ultimately improve the quality of life for all residents; local and regional...

Review from Guidestar

Shahan S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hollywood is in desperate need of a safe place for kids to play. The other day my friend came over with her over active 5 year old. There was no place for the kid to go to blow off steam. Literally none. Hollywood needs this park.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in the Hollywood area in a building with lots of children. We have a small backyard out back, fills with pit holes, mud patches, a splintering wood fence, and weeds, but since our area has so little green space, lots of the kids from the area come to play here. Many games of freeze tag are played in our small backyard. And although I'm thankful for the space, the children's excitement over our small patch of scraggly grass shows me how much Hollywood needs more park space with areas for kids to play that are easily accessible for families. I'm excited for what Hollywood Cap Park is doing and want to see this park come to fruition in Hollywood.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a fantastic idea to create park space over thin air. This is an amazingly creative AND safe way to create much needed parkland in a notoriously park starved community. Good Luck!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity seeks to create a beautiful and much needed park in east Hollywood. The park would help the environment by allowing people to walk across spaces they now need to drive around. It would help the economy by bringing jobs to the area. It would help the neighborhood by bringing people together in a park where children can play, adults can socialize and all can admire the beauty. It's a win win win.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the charity by a friend who is on the board. The charity is designed to create badly needed green space in Hollywood, CA. The people involved are totally committed to creating an area that will give this community a beautiful place to go with their friends and families. They are building an amazing dream and should be supported.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a stakeholder and advocate for the East Hollywood Community, I give my unqualified support for the Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park. I can think of no other project in the entire country more worthy of support than the effort to build a park over the 101 Freeway in the heart of Hollywood. As President of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, I represent the more than 53,000 residents of East Hollywood who live without a park within walking distance of their homes. This lack of parks and open space is a crisis in this community, and Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park are tireless in their efforts to bring this desperately-needed open space to the people of Hollywood. There, literally, is no time to waste. In ten years, an overweight seven-year-old in East Hollywood will be a diabetic, facing a lifetime of health problems. The Hollywood Cap Park would not only bring necessary open space to one of the most densely-populated neighborhoods in the country, it would alleviate the serious health issues faced by children growing in close proximity to the freeway. Studies have shown that children who live within 1,000 feet of a freeway suffer significantly higher incidences of diseases like autism and asthma. The Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park will not rest until this dream is a reality. They need all the support they can get.

Review from Guidestar