Communities That Read Together, Grow Together


We are committed to supporting educational initiatives that empower children and adults.


Interacting with our local communities leads to lasting results. Stay tuned for events.

Literacy Research

We’re committed to understanding the positive effects of community-based literacy programs.

About Us

Our Mission

We strive to support educational programs and opportunities to help people enhance the quality of their lives

At Gordon Philanthropies, Inc. we believe that access to quality education is an essential human right which should be available to all. Whether the focus is on improving access to higher education, supporting teachers and professional educators, creating educational opportunities for members of underserved communities or advocating for improvements to our educational system

What we do

A message from our Founder

In creating Gordon Philanthropies, Inc. (GP), I was guided by a sense of gratitude. Gratitude for the opportunities I have enjoyed in my life, gratitude for the gifts that I have been given and for the rewards that I have earned. It is not possible, though, to be grateful without recognizing those who have not shared the same access to opportunities that I have enjoyed. I believe strongly in the need to provide that equal access to opportunities, but not necessarily equal outcomes. Motivated, determined

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Daniel Gordon(Founder and Principal)


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Committed to every stage of the academic journey

Gordon Philanthropies, Inc. was established by Daniel Gordon with the mission to support educational programs aimed at improving the lives of people living in under-served and underprivileged communities. GPI advances this mission through a combination of financial support to organizations and through initiatives we have developed in furtherance of our mission.

Celebrating at Century Park

Gordon Philanthropies celebrated women’s history month at Century Park Elementary School with Dr. Loretta Johnson-Smith.  As an inspiration to girls of color, Dr. Johnson-Smith’s book, First Black Girl: Black Women who Opened the Door for Black Girls highlights sixteen past and present; relentless and radiant; bold and Black women, who trail blazed their way through entertainment, education, sports, science, politics, and art. Gordon Philanthropies

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    Learning does not end at high school graduation. Instead, it is a life-long commitment. As such, GPI is committed to supporting educational initiatives that support children and adults. It is never to late for people to realize their full potential and maximize the contribution that they can make to society. We should never give up on people who wish to improve their lives and the lives of their

    Recent Press

    Check out the latest news and highlights from our mission

    Inspiration and Empowerment at Century Park Elementary

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    Supporting Project Fatherhood & the Children’s Institute Through Literacy

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    Honoring the Love Between a Mother and Her Child

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    Aquarium of the Pacific, Christmas Holiday Celebration for Families

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    The Student’s New Library at Homeboy Industries Youth Re-Entry Center Celebrate

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    St. Aloysius School Featured on Spectrum News’ Inside the Issues

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    Empathy Through Literature – Arizona State University

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    The Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club: The Day the Crayons Quit

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    Music & Reading, in harmony at the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center

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    Proud Partners with College Bridge Academy

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