GRoW @ AnnenbergThe Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund is the proud recipient of an incredibly kind and generous $100,000 donation from GRoW @ Annenberg on behalf of Mr. Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation. It is with deep appreciation of all our valiant firefighters do to make our city a safer place, including bravely rushing to the frontlines of several 2019 firestorms that swept through Southern California.

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten

GRoW @ Annenberg, founded and led by Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, is a philanthropic initiative of the Annenberg Foundation. It is dedicated to supporting humanitarian efforts across the globe as well as innovative projects in health, education, the arts and civic & cultural life. With the belief that every person deserves respect, dignity, and access to opportunities to achieve his or her own greatest potential, GRoW @ Annenberg supports organizations and leaders promoting these values.

It is only through contributions such as this one that our L.A. firefighter charity is able to carry out its mission of helping the families of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty or facing other crisis. These brave men and women in uniform dedicate their lives to serving the community, often at great risk, and do so without expecting anything in return.

The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally. The Foundation and its Board of Directors are also directly involved in the community with innovative projects that further its mission to advance the public well-being through improved communication. The Foundation encourages the development of effective ways to share ideas and knowledge. The Foundation is committed to core values of responsiveness, accessibility, fairness and involvement.

GRoW @ Annenberg donation ceremony

The Foundation believes in funding organizations that have a deep level of community involvement, are led by effective leaders and tackle challenging and timely problems. Specific organizational attributes valued by the Foundation are: visionary leadership, impact, sustainability, innovation, organizational strength, network of partnerships plus the population being served.
All of our LAFD firefighters and families are humbled and honored by being selected for this wonderful contribution.

To learn more about GRoW @ Annenberg’s initiatives and its founder Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, please visit