The GRYD Foundation

The GRYD Foundation is dedicated to strengthening and stabilizing communities that have been adversely affected by high incidents of violence, poverty and unemployment. We do this via a public private partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (“GRYD” Office.)  Together, we are building a safer, stronger, healthier Los Angeles! We like to call it The GRYD Effect!

The GRYD Effect

The GRYD Foundation focuses on promoting peace and building trust among law enforcement and community members by partnering with the Mayor’s GRYD Office to help implement key aspects of the GRYD comprehensive strategy, namely Summer Night Lights, Gun Buy Back and special initiatives.  As we are approaching 10 years of Summer Night Lights, we are excited to expand and deepen the impact of this important work!

The GRYD Foundation is building on the SNL legacy by offering year round case management services for Summer Night Lights Youth Squad alumni. Youth Squad 360 offers supportive services to assist these youth in reaching their goals in life. We are continuing to create even more opportunities for community members and law enforcement to engage in peaceful, positive activities — breaking down barriers and building trust via sports, arts, food and fun!

“Much more than keeping parks open and helping young people, Summer Night Lights does more…SNL builds community…it puts the community in charge of its own fate…”

Charlie Beck, Chief of Police