A Better LA

Introductory Video


A Better LA was founded in 2003 by NFL coach Pete Carroll to support community based solutions to restore peace, save lives and link individuals in the inner city to resources they need in order to thrive. During the period between 2003 and 2014, A Better LA funded community-based non-profits led by x-gang members who had turned their lives around and dedicated themselves to reducing gang violence. They continue to have a powerful impact on the communities they serve.

There are many co-determinants to the violence in urban areas. Today, A Better focuses its support on a variety of critical shortfalls within at-risk communities.

Who We Are

We are a diverse group of advocates and activists for social justice in Los Angeles. Utilizing our passion, decades of experience, relationships, and resources throughout the community, we direct services and small stipends to programs that address gaps in equity.


To support initiatives that promote well-being throughout vulnerable communities of Los Angeles.

Areas of Impact

  • Education
  • Safety
  • Re-entry
  • Families
  • Mental Health
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty
  • Economic Infrastructure