On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially named this outbreak a pandemic. COVID-19 cases continue to mount across LA County. Government officials are taking sweeping measures to halt the spread of the virus by closing schools and colleges, delaying travel, cancelling events and having people work from home. These challenges have the potential to disrupt our lives physically, socially and economically.
California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents— from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration, and will aid impacted individuals.
The fund will make grants on a rolling basis addressing emerging needs in the community with an initial focus on education, health, homelessness, and individual assistance through our nonprofit partners:
Mitigating Impacts of School Closures – Grants will help service providers respond to needs of students and families from ensuring access to educational resources, meals, to socio-emotional supports.
Homeless Residents – Grants will help housing providers and shelter operators respond to needs for outreach, social distancing, isolation, and for increased demand for emergency services.
Health Clinics – Grants will help clinics respond to increased patient flow, triaging those who are sick, exposed, or in need of testing.
Individual Assistance – Grants to nonprofit partners in CCF’s Pass It Along Fund to make aid available to help individuals and families address an immediate, emergency need.
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Thank you and wishing everyone to stay safe and well.
The Mia Becar Team