CCF’s Response to COVID-19
The well-being and safety of our extended family of donors, advisors, staff, board members, nonprofit partners and community members is our top priority. In light of recent developments with COVID-19, we want to provide you with an update on the California Community Foundation’s response to this growing public health concern impacting our communities.
COVID-19 LA County Response Fund: CCF launched the fund to address the immediate and long-term needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration, and will provide assistance to impacted individuals through our Pass It Along Fund.
Update – As of March 24th, this fund has granted $1.7 million to address the immediate needs of the most vulnerable. The 1st round of 70 grants focuses on the needs of Youth, Homeless, Immigrants, Uninsured & Under-Insured. Click hear to learn more.
CCF Business Continuity:
- Business Hours: CCF is currently maintaining operations during normal business hours. Our physical office is closed, however, operations continue as staff is working remotely. We are following recommendations from public health officials to protect our staff and others from respiratory illness, including social distancing recommendations and remote work arrangements that may impact modes of communication and response times.
- Event Postponement: CCF has postponed a number of Spring events and convenings. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and recommendations by health officials to limit events. We will provide updates on rescheduled activities in the coming months.
- CCF Meetings & Convening Center Activities: Until further notice, CCF will close our JPC Convening Center effective March 16, through April 30. Please visit this page for the latest updates.
- Grantmaking Timing: We anticipate that our current timing for grants is approximately 10-12 business days from receipt of recommendation. You may view your “Grants Paid” listing on DonorConnect to see when a check has been cut, and may expect that checks will be mailed within 2-3 business days of the date paid.
CCF is a community foundation and our community is Los Angeles County. During times of uncertainty, we embrace our leadership role to respond to the evolving needs of our diverse residents. We will continue to monitor updates from public health officials to determine the best course of action to support the most vulnerable populations across the County.
We are all members of the greater Los Angeles family, and our concern and compassion for each other will help us weather this crisis, together. For more information and ongoing updates about CCF’s work across the region, please contact your relationship manager or program officer/manager and visit this page for updates.
Thank you for being a valued partner of CCF.