25 Programs

Served Angelenos this year

25 Programs

Served Angelenos this year

$12 Million

Raised in 2016

$12 Million

Raised in 2016

A Note from Our President and Chairman

Dear Angelenos, Partners, and Supporters:

Transform government to better serve the city.
Engage Angelenos on the issues they care about.
Innovate to discover the seeds of tomorrow’s city.

That's the heart of the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles. We connect the scale of government with the flexibility of private resources built upon the pillars of independence, transparency and collaboration. And our focus is steadfast on measurable results.

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Whether hosting two U.S. governors, ten U.S. mayors and 600 leaders for the first ever U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit, or moving 500 formerly homeless veterans into a permanent place to call home, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has delivered on programs with proven results.

As a politically independent nonprofit and a testing ground for public-private cooperation, the Fund holds itself to a higher standard of transparency. We have developed strong internal controls for fiscal management with a solid infrastructure and low overhead costs. This year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy recognized the fund nationally as a strong nonprofit.

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Our mission remains steadfast: funding innovative projects with resources from public, private and philanthropic partners. With more than 2,500 donors who have generously given or pledged more than $27 million to date, the Fund has expanded to support two dozen city-related programs covering a broad range of issue areas and reaching millions of Angelenos.

And our work is just beginning. Partnerships remain at the cornerstone of our work. We look forward to working with new partners and driving new ideas that will improve the lives of all Angelenos.

We are grateful for your support during these crucial startup years and we are proud to share this report on the work of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles in Fiscal Year 2015/16.

Sincerely,

Marc Stern
Chair, Board of Directors
Deidre Lind
President
Marc Stern
Chair, Board of Directors
Deidre Lind
President

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A Note from Our President and Chairman

Dear Angelenos, Partners, and Supporters:

Transform government to better serve the city.
Engage Angelenos on the issues they care about.
Innovate to discover the seeds of tomorrow’s city.

That's the heart of the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles. We connect the scale of government with the flexibility of private resources built upon the pillars of independence, transparency and collaboration. And our focus is steadfast on measurable results.

Whether hosting two U.S. governors, ten U.S. mayors and 600 leaders for the first ever U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit, or moving 500 formerly homeless veterans into a permanent place to call home, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has delivered on programs with proven results.

As a politically independent nonprofit and a testing ground for public-private cooperation, the Fund holds itself to a higher standard of transparency. We have developed strong internal controls for fiscal management with a solid infrastructure and low overhead costs. This year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy recognized the fund nationally as a strong nonprofit.

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Our mission remains steadfast: funding innovative projects with resources from public, private and philanthropic partners. With more than 2,500 donors who have generously given or pledged more than $27 million to date, the Fund has expanded to support two dozen city-related programs covering a broad range of issue areas and reaching millions of Angelenos.

And our work is just beginning. Partnerships remain at the cornerstone of our work. We look forward to working with new partners and driving new ideas that will improve the lives of all Angelenos.

We are grateful for your support during these crucial startup years and we are proud to share this report on the work of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles in Fiscal Year 2015/16.

Sincerely,

Marc Stern
Chair, Board of Directors
Deidre Lind
President
Marc Stern
Chair, Board of Directors
Deidre Lind
President

The Year at a Glance

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The Year at a Glance

Program Spotlights

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Transform U.S.-China Summit

Mayor Garcetti and the Fund host over 600 leaders from both China and the United States, including Vice President Biden, for a Summit resulting in a Declaration to address climate change at the local and state levels. It includes commitments such as moving up local peak emissions to 2020 (ten years earlier than national targets in China). To ensure future global collaboration - and paving the way to the success of future global meetings, such as the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris (September 2016) - the Declaration includes commitments on low carbon urban planning efforts between cities to ensure sustainable, climate-smart economic development in places like Los Angeles and Beijing.

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TransformDomestic Abuse Response Teams

Reacting quickly when domestic violence crime stats show an uptick, the Fund works with generous donors to expand Domestic Abuse Response Teams (DART) from 10 LAPD divisions to all 21 across Los Angeles. The Fund also secures resources to support a needs assessment as well as an evaluation of the broader network of domestic violence resources available to victims. The program’s immediate success supporting victims and their families leads to the City’s commitment to fully fund all 21 LAPD Division DART programs within its budget in the new fiscal year.

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Engage#HomesforHeroes

Hundreds of generous Angelenos step up to support the move-in costs for 500 formerly homeless veterans moving into permanent housing. In partnership with organizations like Home For Good, #HomesforHeroes engages both small and large donors to support generally unfunded costs such as security deposits and credit checks, as well as basic supplies like a bed or a set of sheets. With this support, veterans like Lakeisha, who formerly lived in her car, are able to move into a permanent home with their families.

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InnovateL.A. Innovation Team

The L.A. Innovation Team (i-team) launched in 2015 to drive innovative solutions around the city’s most pressing issues thanks to our funder, Bloomberg Philanthropies. In its first year, the i-team developed an interactive online portal to support small businesses, created a unique awareness campaign around renters’ rights and developed digital tools that map neighborhood changes which help shape local policy decisions.

FY 2015/2016 Financials

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