The GRYD Foundation

The GRYD Foundation, which stands for Gang Reduction & Youth Development, is a 501c3 public charity that collaborates with the City of Los Angeles and other community partners to increase community resilience to the influence of gangs and to promote positive youth development.  Our mission is to create safer, healthier and stronger communities that we all can enjoy and be proud to call home…one individual and one family at a time.  Our primary focus is Summer Night Lights, a program designed to reduce violent crime while promoting peace, positive activities, and healthy outcomes for the residents of 32 communities across the City of Los Angeles.

The GRYD Effect

Summer Night Lights with the Fall Friday Nights and Youth Squad 360 components work together as part of a comprehensive year round strategy.

Thru our partnership with the City of Los Angeles and our Summer Night Lights / Fall Friday Nights / Youth Squad 360 programming model, we are creating platforms 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