COVID-19 LA County Response Fund

California Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Los Angeles County, California

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:

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Overview:

Since its discovery in December 2019, the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has rapidly evolved and expanded. COVID-19 has since spread into over 100 countries—including the United States, killing several thousands of people.

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 through our Pass it Along Fund. CCF is a community foundation and our community is Los Angeles County. By being responsive during times of uncertainty, we embrace our leadership role to respond to the evolving needs of our diverse residents.

Funding Priorities

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:

  • 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 Program to make aid available to help individuals and families address an immediate, emergency need.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.