COVID-19 LA County Response Fund

California Community Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Immigrant Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Supportive Housing & Shelters Emergency Medical Care & Services Health Facilities & Clinics Social Isolation Homelessness Services Child Care Services Show all

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 across our region. 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 enacting social distancing policies. 

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 hardship relief to long-term 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:

  • Education – access to food, childcare, academic and social-emotional supports.
  • Homelessness – staffing and supplies for safe places to recover or be quarantined for the unhoused.
  • Health – patient assessment, the creation spaces for containment and triage of patients, staffing, and procurement of needed supplies and medications.
  • Immigration – support for low-wage, immigrant workers to help them access food, services, and other unemployment resources.
  • Hardship Assistance – aid to help individuals and families address an immediate, emergency need.

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

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