The Roth Family Foundation Endowed Fund for LA Photography was established in 2006 to provide an ongoing source of funds for the acquisition of photographs of the Los Angeles region as well as those created by Los Angeles-based artists. The Roth Family Foundation was founded in Los Angeles in 1966 by Harry, Louis, and Fannie Roth. Established upon their deaths and the sale of the family business, Louis Roth Clothes, the foundation continues to include all family members, with two generations presently involved. Philanthropy has always been a strong family value: to help others less fortunate, to protect freedom and human and civil rights, and to give back to the community and support causes about which the family cares deeply. Compassion, justice, fairness, access, and respect for others are among the family values, which inspire and motivate the foundation’s giving. The foundation’s mission is a commitment to progressive social change; it invests in organizations that inspire hope, dignity, and creativity, primarily in the Los Angeles area. Grounded in a legacy of social justice and civil rights, the foundation helps connect communities to the services, opportunities, and tools for self-empowerment and self-expression. Reaffirming these values, it established this collection endowment at the UCLA Library.