USC Good Neighbors Campaign

Created in 1993, the USC Good Neighbors Campaign, the university's employee giving program, provides grants to collaborative efforts between USC faculty and staff and local nonprofit organizations that benefit residents of the surrounding neighborhoods.

USC has turned to Community Partners over the last five years of the campaign as a way to provide funding to smaller, unincorporated community programs that otherwise would not be eligible for funding through the program. This year, Community Partners will provide grants to a cohort of 25 groups, offering both administrative and organizational support designed to strengthen the capacity of the programs.


For 2016-17, a total of 42 university-community partnerships were announced, projects that span health, safety, education and the arts. Our cohort of grantees includes:


    • Coding and Robotics Mentoring Academy
    • USC ReadersPLUS
    • The USC NAI Saturday Academy
    • Trojan Kids Camp
    • Peer Mediation USC University Park
    • Community-Based Social Work Interns
    • USC Kid Watch 2015
    • USC Kinder2College Program
    • USC PT Fit Families
    • USC Family of School Facilitators 2015
    • Our Neighborhood: Youth Artists as Civic Leaders
    • Med-COR
    • Engineering for Health Academy
    • Mission Science
    • USC Thornton Outreach
    • USC Thornton JazzReach
    • USC Penny Harvest
    • HSC Health and Science Fair
    • Science Outreach
    • USC Neighborhood Mobile Dental Van Prevention
    • USC Concurrent Enrollment Initiative
    • USC DPS Cadet Program
    • Young Researchers Program
    • USC Troy Camp
    • Boyle Heights Beat