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LA For All Healing Circles: Open Dialogues for a Better Los Angeles

The LA Civil Rights Department and Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, a private non-profit organization, announced the launch of LA For All Healing Circles: Open Dialogues for a Better Los Angeles today in partnership with community organizations across the City of Los Angeles. The LA For All Healing Circles are open dialogues to build a better Los Angeles held virtually or in-person to foster stronger community bonds, support community-based organizations, and provide safe spaces for Angelenos to discuss the impacts of racial trauma, identity, systemic racism, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These dialogues invite the public to share their thoughts for improving our city and [...]

December 7, 2022|Categories: MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off ‘Summer Night Lights’ 2022

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today kicked off Summer Night Lights (SNL), a program that keeps parks and recreation centers open late to provide young people and families with safe, fun gathering spaces during the summer months, helping to reduce crime and violence in the peak months of gang-related activity. “Every young Angeleno deserves a place in their community where they feel safe to spend quality time with their friends and loved ones,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “I am excited that this program will resume in person once again — providing our kids with activities, resources and most importantly [...]

July 13, 2022|Categories: MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Announces Summit Of The Americas Host Committee

LOS ANGELES — The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles announced today the official Host Committee of the Summit of the Americas, which is being held in Downtown LA this week. Comprising a broad array of Los Angeles’ civic leadership, the Host Committee was organized by the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to welcome the delegations to the Summit and to help underwrite it. The Mayor’s Fund plays a unique role in Los Angeles by connecting the public and private sectors to advance impactful initiatives. In the diplomacy space, in 2015, the Mayor’s Fund helped underwrite the US-China Climate Leaders Summit [...]

June 7, 2022|Categories: MFLA News|

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. [...]

March 16, 2022|Categories: MFLA News|

Mayor Garcetti Signs Executive Directive 32 To Improve Access To Information And Services For English Language Learners

High-Resolution photos can be found here. LOS ANGELES - Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed Executive Directive 32, which seeks to improve access to City information and services for English language learners in Los Angeles. “Los Angeles is a place of belonging where everyone can, and should, feel comfortable engaging in our civic process,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This new directive will help to ensure that all Angelenos have equal access to what our City has to offer — for example, providing non-English speaking immigrant business owners and parents with the ability to apply for grants from the City and enroll [...]

December 16, 2021|Categories: City Hall News, Program 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 [...]

December 16, 2021|Categories: 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 [...]

September 23, 2021|Categories: MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Delivers L.A.’s Second Voluntary Local Review On Global Development Goals

LOS ANGELES - Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today Los Angeles’ progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a shared development agenda unanimously adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to better meet the needs of people, protect the planet, and ensure equitable prosperity. “From the beginning of our journey, I’ve said that these goals cannot be achieved by Los Angeles alone,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti, “Everyone is part of this agenda — cities, nations, civil society, workers, companies. Only through our collective efforts can we build a fair and sustainable future for our world.” To address food insecurity, poverty and [...]

September 21, 2021|Categories: City Hall News, Program News|

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