Mission & Focus

Our Mission

To create safer, healthier and stronger communities that we all can enjoy and be proud of, starting in Los Angeles…one individual and one family at a time.

The GRYD Foundation is proud to support the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD Office) in its efforts to reduce gang-related violence and to strengthen individuals, families and entire communities.

What was once a home of gang crime for the world is now home of solutions to the gang problem.

— Mayor Eric Garcetti

Our Focus

Summer Night Lights, a program that reduces violent crime while promoting peace, positive activities, and healthy outcomes for the residents of 32 communities across the City of Los Angeles.  Summer Night Lights focuses on areas most impacted by gang violence, unemployment, and with high concentrations of youth and young adults.