Disaster Relief & Recovery

Senior Meal Delivery

Immediately doubling the City’s meal delivery program to serve 12,000 home-bound seniors following the COVID-19 Safer-At-Home order in Spring 2020.

2022-09-21T22:43:31-07:00September 21, 2022||

Here’s How the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Supported the City During COVID

Article posted at Inside Philanthropy by Martha Ramirez, March 14, 2022. Read the article here. It’s been more than two years since COVID-19 upended the world. In that time, we’ve seen numerous examples of people coming together to support each other, with one of the more notable trends being cross-sector collaboration. In Los Angeles, many of these public-private partnerships have been successful. As Inside Philanthropy has written before, philanthropists and private companies have come together to try to close the digital divide, establish an education recovery fund for students in the second-largest school district in the country, and support immigrants. [...]

2022-10-10T07:16:58-07:00March 16, 2022|MFLA News|

Mayor’s Fund For LA Helping 5,000 Families Affected By The Pandemic During The Holidays

The Mayor’s Fund’s COVID-19 Efforts Have Now Helped 255,000 Angelenos through $74 Million in Contributions: See New Updated Stats and Program Breakdown at https://mayorsfundla.org/covid-19-response-updated/ LOS ANGELES – This holiday season, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is providing $300 in relief to 5,000 families affected by the pandemic through its GIVEN 2.0 initiative. GIVEN stands for Grocery Intervention for Vital Emergency Need, and the funds are being provided to pay for groceries and other essentials. Recipients have already been selected by the city’s network of Family Source Centers. They must reside in the City of Los Angeles, have a low [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:54-07:00December 16, 2021|Program News|

Mayor’s Fund For Los Angeles Awards Grants To 22 Business Organizations Across LA

LOS ANGELES –– The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles today announced that its Small Chambers of Commerce Relief Fund has awarded grants of $5,000 to $10,000 to 22 of Los Angeles chambers that are helping small businesses impacted by the pandemic. During the pandemic, small chambers provided crucial one-on-one assistance, webinars, and a myriad of other resources to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. At the same time, many of these same small Chambers exhausted their resources when they saw declines in membership dues and fundraising. The way chambers are incorporated also limited their ability to participate in other relief programs. “Small businesses are key to our economic recovery. They are [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:54-07:00September 23, 2021|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Relief To Small Chambers Of Commerce

LOS ANGELES –– Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a Chambers of Commerce Relief Fund, which will offer vulnerable chambers that saw declines in their membership and fundraising with grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. “The last thing our small businesses need right now is to lose a lifeline that has helped keep them afloat,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Our Chambers of Commerce have always been the beating heart of our local economy, and as we continue down the road of recovery, these grants will play an indispensable role in lifting up our workforce, revitalizing our small businesses, and ensuring that [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:57-07:00June 17, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces New Efforts To Reach Undervaccinated Communities

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced expanded public outreach efforts to encourage underserved and hard-hit communities to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Mayor kicked off two key components of this education and awareness initiative to address low vaccination rates among communities of color. First, the City has partnered with Studio Number One, a Los Angeles creative studio founded by Shepard Fairey, to unveil phase two of the “Protect and Respect” pandemic art series, with new pieces urging folks to get inoculated. Second, the Mayor’s office launched the English version of its Vacúnate Ya, L.A. / Get [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:57-07:00May 24, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Bilingual Vaccination PSA Campaign For Latino Audiences

Eds. The ¡Vacúnate Ya, Los Ángeles! PSA can be viewed here. Lea este comunicado de prensa en español aquí. LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a bilingual public service announcement campaign to encourage vaccination among Latino communities in Los Angeles, featuring artists Angélica María, Danny Trejo, Pepe Aguilar, Ángela Aguilar, and Leonardo Aguilar. Titled Vacúnate Ya, Los Ángeles / Get Vaccinated, L.A., this effort is focused on ramping up vaccination rates, reaching residents deeply impacted by COVID-19, and helping Los Angeles move closer to the end of the pandemic. “The goal of this campaign is simple: to get [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:58-07:00May 24, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

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

See Infographic: https://mayorsfundla.org/covid-19-response-updated/  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 [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:58-07:00March 29, 2021|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces New City Vaccination Site At USC

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the opening of the City’s newest vaccination site at the University of Southern California (USC). Located at the corner of Exposition and Figueroa next to USC’s University Park campus, the site will have the capacity to vaccinate up to 5,000 people a day. “Equity drives every facet of our strategy to end the pandemic, but our efforts will come up short unless we shorten the distance between life-saving vaccines and our hardest-hit Angelenos,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our City is determined to deliver doses to residents of South L.A. and every community — [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:59-07:00March 11, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles’ COVID-19 Response Marks $66 Million Raised For Emergency Assistance To More Than 200,000 Angelenos

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 [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:15-07:00January 28, 2021|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Emergency Relief For Food-Service Workers

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Garcetti today announced the Secure Emergency Relief for Vulnerable Employees (SERVE) initiative, a new partnership between the Mayor’s Office and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, to provide 4,000 local food-service workers with a one-time $800 stipend. "Employees in our food-service industry have had to make painful sacrifices — and we have to do everything possible to support them through this time of economic upheaval," said Mayor Garcetti. "SERVE is designed to deliver relief and a little peace of mind to some of our most vulnerable workers — giving thousands of Angelenos a vital lifeline, putting [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:16-07:00December 2, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Program To Connect Vulnerable Young People To Internet Access

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the creation of the Angeleno Connectivity Trust (ACT), an initiative to help deliver internet access to vulnerable young people — including students experiencing homelessness, those in foster care, and youth with disabilities. Working with T-Mobile’s Project 10Million, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, and several community-based organizations, ACT will offer 100 GB of free internet connectivity to students who need it the most. The agreement would provide that level of connectivity to 18,000 students for five years, renewable on an annual basis. “The COVID-19 crisis has created extraordinary challenges for our most [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:17-07:00December 2, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor’s Fund For Los Angeles’ COVID Response Raises $56 Million To Serve More Than 105,000 Angelenos

-Response Funded Newly Created Programs to Confront Unprecedented Crisis -Donations Received from more than 10,000 Generous Angelenos -Shareable Infographic: https://mayorsfundla.org/covid19-response/ LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles' official philanthropic response to the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic raised $56 million to help more than 105,000 Angelenos with direct financial assistance, home meal delivery for seniors, childcare for hospital workers, and shelter and services for domestic violence survivors, Mayor Garcetti announced today. The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles was established in 2014 to be an agile and trusted institution that rapidly addresses critical needs identified in partnership with the Mayor of Los Angeles. "When COVID-19 [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:18-07:00August 12, 2020|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces New Entrepreneurs In Residence To Increase Diversity In Film Industry

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that Theresa Kang and Amir Shahkhalili, Partners at WME, and Kevin Iwashina, Senior Associate at Endeavor Content, will serve the City of Los Angeles’ 2019 Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program, an initiative that enlists some of L.A.’s most accomplished business minds to build stronger industries across the City. The Endeavor team will leverage its institutional knowledge and relationships with leading artists and content creators to expand Mayor Garcetti’s Evolve Entertainment Fund (EEF) — a public-private partnership that creates new career opportunities for communities that have been historically excluded from the entertainment industry. “Endeavor is at [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:21-07:00January 24, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Nation’s First Publicly Available Earthquake Early Warning Mobile App

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of ShakeAlertLA, the nation’s first publicly available earthquake early warning mobile application. The launch fulfilled his 2017 promise to launch the app by the end of 2018. “Angelenos should have every chance to protect themselves and their families when there's a major earthquake,” said Mayor Garcetti. “We created the ShakeAlertLA app because getting a few seconds' heads-up can make a big difference if you need to pull to the side of the road, get out of an elevator, or drop, cover, and hold on." ShakeAlertLA is a pilot project, in collaboration [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:40-07:00January 3, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Launch Of ‘Volunteer LA’ Web Platform

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of VolunteerLA, a web platform and mobile app designed to connect Angelenos with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in our communities. “When Angelenos see a challenge, they want to meet it — by giving their time, talent, and energy to good causes that have real meaning in people’s lives,” said Mayor Garcetti. “VolunteerLA will help accelerate some of the most important work being done in the City right now — from ending homelessness to beautifying public spaces.” The VolunteerLA web platform is a centralized clearinghouse for service opportunities. With one click, [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:43-07:00June 15, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|
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