Five Acres Receives Generous $100k Grant from S. Mark Taper Foundation

Five Acres Main Campus Altadena

Five Acres has received its fourth gift from the generous S. Mark Taper Foundation in support of its programs for vulnerable children and families.

[Altadena, Calif] January 29, 2019 – Family and child services nonprofit Five Acres has received a generous $100,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. The unrestricted grant will be used to support Five Acres’ operational programs supporting safety, well-being and permanent family solutions for abused and neglected children.

The grant was awarded in December 2018 and will be applied over a one year period. Programs supported include foster care, adoption, short-term therapeutic residential treatment for foster youth and mental and behavioral services for vulnerable families in Southern California. The grant directly impacts the 9,700 children and families Five Acres serves to prevent family separation and to secure loving, permanent homes for the more than 20,000 children in Los Angeles living in foster care today.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities. This gift is the fourth awarded to Five Acres by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, totaling $375,000 in support since 1997.


About Five Acres

Five Acres is a child and family services agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidence-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers programs spanning a full continuum of care including community-based counseling and support services, intensive residential care for foster youth, and foster care and adoption services. In 2018, Five Acres served approximately 9,700 children and their families across five counties. Visit for more information.