When Compassion Meets Community Need: CCF Partners with Professional Advisors and Their Clients to Respond to LA’s COVID-19 Crisis
Within days of the World Health Organization’s official declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, the California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the urgent and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from hardship assistance to long-term recovery—and our philanthropic community responded immediately with an outpouring of support.
Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, such as your clients, corporations and foundations, the fund has attracted millions of dollars in commitments from a growing list of philanthropic partners. Since its launch on March 13th, the Fund has granted out nearly $12 million to 233 organizations support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration, along with support to assist individuals through CCF’s long-standing Pass it Along Fund Program. CCF donor fund holders also granted out over $16 million to nonprofits in the U.S. and abroad in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.
“The coronavirus is an unprecedented situation which is impacting the health of all Angelenos, but it also promises to have long term unforeseen effects for those living in our most vulnerable populations,” said Antonia Hernández, CCF’s president and CEO. “We are working collectively to provide relief for those most impacted by this crisis.”
To date, COVID-19 LA County Response Fund grants have supported:
- Education – access to food, childcare and academic support;
- Housing – staffing and supplies for safe places in which our unhoused neighbors may recover from the virus or, if exposed to the virus, be quarantined;
- Health – patient assessment, staffing and the facilitation of transfers for patients needing treatment or quarantine;
- Immigration – support low-wage, immigrant workers by providing them with critical information and resources to help them access food, services, and to meet other challenges generated by unemployment; and
- Hardship Assistance – grants to nonprofit partners to make aid available to help individuals and families address an immediate, emergency need.
For those professional advisors whose clients are seeking information for COVID-19 Response efforts beyond Los Angeles County, please see the Council on Foundations’ List of Global Response Fund and Funding Opportunities.
Give To the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund
Serving Los Angeles for over a century, we remain dedicated to our nonprofit partners and to meeting the changing needs of the community during times of crisis and recovery. For additional information on the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund, please contact Terri Mosqueda at firstname.lastname@example.org.