The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles was formed six years ago on the foundation of a simple, yet essential idea: that government and philanthropy are far more powerful together than on their own — that when we unite around common goals of justice, fairness, opportunity, and possibility, good things happen for the people of Los Angeles.
The unprecedented challenges of this unpredictable year have put this notion to the test, and we have seen our vision come to life in the most difficult moments of our lives. Because even as we mourn loved ones lost, confront dire threats to our health, and fight for a more equitable society and a healthier world, we can take inspiration from the real-time manifestation of the Angeleno spirit and the outpouring of compassion and kindness for our neighbors in need.
Thanks to the leadership of the Mayor’s Fund from the start of this pandemic, we have provided shelter to domestic violence survivors, meals to vulnerable seniors staying “Safer at Home,” child care so essential hospital employees could work their shifts, and Angeleno Cards to help our hardest-hit families pay the bills and put food on the table.
The Fund has been innovative, partnering with City departments, private businesses, and non-profits to create urgently-needed initiatives from scratch. All the while, the Fund adapted its existing programs to the new COVID-19 reality and even launched initiatives to promote employment, increase diversity in leading industries, and empower our youth.
This is a testament to the organization, its leadership and staff. All of their extraordinary work is only possible because of generous partners like you.
The Fund and your support will remain essential in 2021.
Thanks for all that you do.
Mayor of Los Angeles