The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving life for all Angelenos.

Uniquely positioned at the crossroads of local government, business, philanthropy, and the non-profit sector, the Fund facilitates the communication and collaboration vital to solving Los Angeles’ most complex challenges.

By harnessing the power of institutions and experts from across the city, the Fund helps create partnerships with the power to transform Los Angeles, making it a world leader in economic prosperity, efficiency, sustainability, and quality of life for all of its residents.

The Fund selects programs on the basis of their ability to engage public and private resources, demonstrate collaboration, seek innovative solutions, and yield measurable, transformational impact.

The Fund is supported by private donations and is overseen by an independent Board of Directors.

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How we work

The Fund supports programs on the basis of their ability to engage public and private resources, demonstrate collaboration, seek innovative solutions, and yield measurable, transformational impact. Every Fund program connects back to City government and its departments. The Fund only supports programs with private resources where public funding falls short and does not ever seek to replace public funding of programs.

It sponsors programs that address acute and long-term needs and aims for rigorous standards of measurable impact.

As mayoral administrations change over time, the Fund remains independent and non-partisan, focusing on the long-term health of our city and its residents—and always believing in the promise of Los Angeles.

Seeking to Partner with the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles supports programs directly connected to City government and its departments. Program ideas are generated from civic experts and City leadership in partnership with Mayor’s Fund staff. The Fund does NOT accept unsolicited requests, understanding there are thousands of diverse and exceptional programs serving Angelenos and our communities.

For more information, please email information@mayorsfundla.org

Our Priorities

In partnership with civic institutions and experts, the Fund helps create partnerships with the power to transform Los Angeles, supporting economic prosperity, government efficiency, sustainability, and quality of life for all of its residents.

Economic Prosperity

The Fund seeks to promote economic growth in support of all Angelenos. Key initiatives focus on job creation, job pipelines and support of small businesses and local entrepreneurs.

Community Resiliency

The Fund supports disaster preparedness and immediate crisis response efforts, such as helping Angelenos throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as programs that strengthen communities, such as those that address climate change.

Quality of Life

The Fund supports programs that create stronger neighborhoods, improve public spaces, support Angelenos in need, and fulfill the potential of Los Angeles as a city where all can thrive.

Government Efficiency

Improving government effectiveness through public private partnerships allows the Fund to seek innovative solutions and best practices that support more efficient, responsive city government.

Meet Our Board

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  • Kathleen Brown

    Chair, Board of Directors
  • Jarrett Barrios

  • Janice Bryant Howroyd

  • John Emerson

  • Dee Dee Myers

  • David Nathanson

Meet Our Team

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  • Deidre Lind

    President & CEO
  • Anthony Foster

    Associate Director
  • Jennifer Leger

    Operations and Grants Manager
  • Natalie Robles

    Senior Program Manager
  • Brettany Tucker

    Senior Coordinator

Our Impact Over the Years

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