One Year Since LA COVID Order, Mayor’s Fund Response Totals $72 Million Raised, 255,000 Served

Published On: March 29, 2021Categories: MFLA News, Program News

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  • Direct Financial Assistance
  • Vaccine Equity
  • Meals for Isolated Seniors
  • Shelter for Domestic Violence Survivors Amid Increase in Incidents


LOS ANGELES — It has been exactly one year since Mayor Eric Garcetti’s March 15, 2020 order to stem the spread of COVID-19. Since then, thanks to more than 12,500  generous donations, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has raised $72 million to help 255,000 Angelenos through direct financial assistance; equitable vaccine distribution; domestic violence shelter and services; meals for isolated seniors; childcare so essential hospital employees could work their shifts; internet access for vulnerable students; and protective equipment for struggling households.

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“We’ve seen such incredible generosity. We can put a figure on that — more than 12,500 donations and $72 million that you’ve given to your fellow Angelenos, going directly to those most in need through the Mayor’s Fund. It’s been a lifeline for 255,000 people here in the City of Los Angeles. Today, the Mayor’s Fund is powering vaccine equity, making sure vaccines don’t just go to the wealthiest zip codes of our city. And if you want to continue helping, we still need you at”

“The work of the Mayor’s Fund is powered by the generosity of the people of Los Angeles, who inspire us with their L.A. Love,” said Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles President and CEO Deidre Lind. “Getting through this pandemic and then recovering from it will require government, philanthropy and businesses to all come together, and that is the intersection where the Mayor’s Fund lives.”

Key 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, 24,000 COVID-19 Prevention Kits Distributed

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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.


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