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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. 

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Supports Hardship Assistance, Youth and Family Services, Healthcare Staffing, Medical Resources and Community Organizing

LOS ANGELES – Building on its first round of grants, the California Community Foundation’s (CCF) COVID-19 LA County Response Fund grants $1.8 million to 41 nonprofits to continue to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from immediate hardship relief to advocacy efforts to ensure equitable access to health and economic security for those disproportionately affected by this crisis. This fund supports community needs identified by our nonprofit partners in education, immigration, health and housing.

“The ever-changing nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) brings with it many challenges and unforeseen long-term effects for those living in our most vulnerable populations,” said Antonia Hernández, President and CEO of the California Community Foundation. “We are committed to working in partnership to support our community and deliver the help they need right now and the systemic change they need for long term recovery.”

Total Grants Awarded by Category:

Communities of color, low-wage workers, immigrants, incarcerated and detained populations are at disproportionate risk of being affected both by the coronavirus and the response to its spread. CCF believes everyone is only as safe as those members of the community who are most at risk. This requires working together to support marginalized communities and individuals.

Since opening the fund on March 13th, CCF has received generous commitments from CCF’s donors and board, business and philanthropic leaders and community members to support those acutely impacted by COVID-19. For more information on how to give visit: https://staging5.calfund.org/covid-19/

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Roshin Mathew at rmathew [@] calfund [.] org or (213) 452-6229

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