California Community Foundation Awards $7,949,500 through 110 Grants Via COVID-19 LA County Response Fund
Los Angeles—The California Community Foundation (CCF) announced the next rounds of its COVID-19 LA County Response Fund awards totaling $7,949,500. Since the start of this pandemic, CCF has awarded $11,922,500 to nonprofits across LA County bringing the total number of grants awarded to 233.
“Community Foundations are powerful agents of hope in people’s lives especially during a crisis,” said Antonia Hernández, President and CEO of the California Community Foundation. “Our staff and community partners have the knowledge and networks to do what is required to help get funds and resources to people who need them the most.”
During the ongoing health and economic crisis, CCF continues to work with donors, foundations, government and community partners to provide the resources possible to mitigate the spread of COVID- 19 and support families impacted by economic hardship and school closures.
As more families face greater economic challenges during the safer at home orders, access to direct assistance for basic needs provides a safety net for many across the county. Hardship support is needed to help families with immediate needs for utilities, gas, housing assistance, food and additional resources to support home schooling. Extremely vulnerable workers like day laborers, street vendors, domestic workers and undocumented immigrants with limited eligibility for relief aid from public agencies, continue to suffer greatly.
Recognizing food insecurity has increased with the current economic conditions and is projected to stay at an elevated level for the next several months, CCF is funding the expansion of food security programs by supporting area foodbanks and meal distribution centers.
Addressing the acute needs of our homeless neighbors with our health clinics and hospitals continues to be a priority of CCF’s response efforts. Funds in this round are going to prepare for a surge in cases, street outreach and medical staff in shelters.
CCF is committed to working with our partners and communities throughout the region to ensure our immediate response supports our most high need neighborhoods and families and that our post-COVID- 19 efforts strengthen Los Angeles by focusing on those most acutely impacted.
CCF is especially proud to be partnering and leveraging its efforts with its donors who have collectively given over $16 million dollars out of their donor advised funds to respond to COVID-19 related needs within Los Angeles and throughout the nation and the world.
The California Community Foundation has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with us in addressing the root causes of challenges in Los Angeles County. CCF stewards $1.8 billion in assets and manages 1,700 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. For more information, please visit calfund.org.
Roshin Mathew at rmathew [@] calfund [.] org or (213) 452-6229
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