Event Beneficiaries

All proceeds for Taste of the Eastside are raised for the following non-profit organizations:


Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School | www.rosescharlin.com

Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School has the distinction of being Los Angeles’ oldest cooperative nursery school and the model upon which many local schools pattern themselves. Since 1939, this non-profit organization has been committed to offering a uniquely supportive and progressive pre-school option to families at a very minimal cost.

Rose Scharlin is the organizer of Taste of the Eastside and the primary beneficiary.


The Pablove Foundation | www.pablove.org

The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts program.The Pablove Foundation is a national pediatric cancer non-profit that is fighting childhood cancer with love. Pablove’s unique approach is through art + science, with a mission to improve the lives of children living with cancer through the arts and invest in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research. Pablove Shutterbugs, the Foundation’s signature photography education program, has served nearly 1,500 kids + teens living with cancer in nine cities across the country. The Powered by Pablove childhood cancer research grants program provides $50,000 seed grants to young, daring scientists at the leading edge of their fields, and has invested $2.5 million in cutting-edge research grants to date.

Past Beneficiaries


Create LA is committed to offering art instruction to area youth at no charge. Partnering with Keystone Art Space, Create LA On-staff educators will collaborate with Artists-in-Residence, as well as visiting artists, to provide various immersive fine art education opportunities to the young people of Los Angeles.

Sustain LA | www.sustainla.com

Sustain LA provides plans of action for adopting environmentally responsible practices, reducing waste and improving efficiency to Los Angeles area businesses.

The Echo Center | www.echoparenting.org

The mission of Echo Parenting & Education is to support and facilitate child raising rooted in connection and empathy. We teach parents, teachers and others who strongly influence children’s lives an approach that integrates current research in human development with the practice of nonviolence.

 FoLAR envisions a swimmable, fishable, boatable, bikeable Los Angeles River bordered by a greenway from the mountains to the sea.  Won’t you join us?

Founded in 1986, Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to ensure a publicly accessible and ecologically sustainable Los Angeles River by inspiring River stewardship through community engagement, education, advocacy, and thought leadership.

SEE-LA | www.see-la.org

Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) is a private non-profit community development corporation, dedicated to improving the quality of life in the City of Los Angeles. 

Barnsdall Art Park Foundation | www.barnsdall.org/foundation

Barnsdall Art Park Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the activities and institutions at Barnsdall Park.

Barnsdall Arts | www.fojac.org/

Barnsdall Arts is a 501(c) 3 non-profit arts education organization. Our mission is to provide quality art programs and exhibitions distinguished by excellence, imagination and rigor that educate children and enrich our community.

  Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution | www.jamieoliver.com