The Foundation will prioritize programs that increase access to education, housing, health, and/or employment in underserved communities in the Los Angeles region. Sam considered the eradication of poverty, poor health, and malnutrition to be noble causes. He acknowledged that this work will be long-term and that needs will always exist. During his lifetime, Sam supported organizations that made a direct impact on people living in poverty. He was inspired by courageous leaders who were driven by a deep conviction for improving lives. This giving area will focus on providing the resources and opportunities that people need to begin or continue on a pathway out of poverty. The Foundation will support organizations that provide quality services and programs, and which make significant impact on the populations they serve.