Our Collective Impact – COVID-19
California Community Foundation (CCF) is working with partners to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from hardship relief to long-term recovery. With an outpouring of support from individual donors, corporations, and foundations, over $26 million from our LA County COVID-19 Response Fund went to support 384 nonprofits.
LA COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND: IMPACT
CCF has long committed itself to strengthening our county’s most vulnerable communities. Our grantmaking and advocacy expertise, along with deep relationships within communities, help us to understand and address what our region needs to rebuild in a more equitable way. Through our LA County COVID-19 Response Fund over $24 million went to support 370 nonprofits with 485 grants made.
LA COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND: FUNDING PRIORITIES
The COVID-19 crisis is exposing what we have always known: deep inequities and a broken safety-net leaves millions of people without help or relief. Today, the painful realities for those who don’t have the ability to access paid sick leave, unemployment benefits, or social safety net programs to help them weather this storm are suddenly at the forefront.
In addition CCF’s grantmaking out of the relief fund, our donor fund holders gave $47 million directly to nonprofits with more than 55% going to organizations serving Los Angeles County. Building upon the generosity of our donors, CCF has used its discretionary grant dollars to support COVID-19 relief efforts as well. When you add all of the COVID relief efforts together, over $73 million dollars have been distributed.
CCF continues to monitor the developments related to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic while gathering input from community partners on the frontlines. As donations are received, CCF makes grants on a rolling basis to address emerging needs.
The next rounds of funding will address, food insecurity, rental assistance, economic hardship, and digital connectivity gaps for students.
We are also leveraging grants with our ability to bring the community together, including our relationships with policy makers and community leaders and our own platform to highlight our deepening economic disparities.
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