LOS ANGELES — The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles today announced that its COVID-19 response effort had raised $66 million in 2020 to support families, workers, and individuals hardest hit by the pandemic.
Drawing contributions from more than 12,000 donors across the city and region, this campaign delivered immediate aid to over 200,000 Angelenos, providing them with financial assistance; supporting domestic violence shelters and services; bringing meals to isolated seniors; funding childcare so essential hospital employees could work their shifts; extending internet access for vulnerable students; and purchasing protective equipment for struggling households.
“From the start of this pandemic, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has met its mission at every turn — lifting up our neighbors in greatest need, deploying innovative solutions to unprecedented challenges, and helping us save lives and livelihoods,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “As long as this public health crisis persists, the Mayor’s Fund will be a critical force in our response, fueled by the generosity of our residents, strengthened by our partnerships in the philanthropic, public, and private sectors, and driven by L.A. love.”
“The amount of help we provide depends on the support we receive from the people of Los Angeles, who continue to inspire us with their generosity,” said Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles President and CEO Deidre Lind. “Mayor Garcetti’s leadership is rooted in collaboration, and the value of that has been crystal clear during the pandemic, when partnership has been paramount to our response.”
Here are some key 2020 facts and figures:
- Direct Financial Assistance: 126,728 Angelenos Served, $48,533,579 Distributed
- Project Safe Haven: 1,502 Domestic Violence Survivors Served with Shelter & Services
- Emergency Childcare: Care Provided During 18,883 Hospital Employee Shifts
- Senior Meals: 685,514 Meals Delivered
- Angeleno Connectivity Trust: Internet Service Provided to 18,000 Students
- PPE: 265,000 Masks, 4,000 COVID-19 Prevention Kits Distributed
More details can be found at https://mayorsfundla.org/covid-19-response-updated/
The ability of the Mayor’s Fund to quickly respond and support programs alongside the reach and scope government meant that Angelenos were directly supported as soon as the pandemic began. With the virus still upending our lives and the ongoing need for support, this emergency work continues. Mayor Garcetti has encouraged Angelenos to donate to the ongoing COVID-19 response at www.MayorsFundLA.org.
ABOUT THE MAYOR’S FUND FOR LOS ANGELES
The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving life for all Angelenos. Bringing together institutions and experts from across the city, the Fund supports initiatives to create transformative change across Los Angeles. Uniquely positioned at the crossroads of local government, business, philanthropy, and non-profits, the Fund sparks communication and collaboration to tackle some of Los Angeles’ most complex challenges. The Fund is supported by private donations and is overseen by an independent Board of Directors. www.mayorsfundla.org.