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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 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|

INSIDE PHILANTHROPY: With Garcetti Leaving, the L.A. Mayor’s Fund Closes a Chapter. What’s It Done, and What’s Next?

The subscription-only article is available here, and key excerpts are below. The fund has four principal goals that align with the mayor’s vision for the city. These are: building government efficiency by identifying innovative solutions; improving the quality of life for Angelenos; promoting the economic prosperity of the region; and community resiliency and disaster relief. Since its inception, the fund has raised money for more than 50 programs, including Summer Night Lights and HIRE LA’s Youth, and various programs focused on sustainability, veteran homelessness, and citizenship and immigration. The pandemic has showcased the benefit of public-private collaborations, which can step [...]

September 13, 2021|Categories: MFLA News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Grants For LACCD Students’ DACA Applications

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a grant program for qualifying Los Angeles community college students going through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application process. The grants will cover both initial and renewal application fees,  allowing hundreds of young Angelenos brought to this country as children to file petitions to remain here without financial hardship. “The decision to erode the DACA program was heartbreaking, but Los Angeles will always stand up for our Dreamers,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “DACA has given so many hard-working, ambitious young Angelenos an opportunity to pursue higher education and contribute to [...]

August 9, 2021|Categories: City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off ‘Earn, Learn, Play’

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Garcetti today kicked off ‘Earn, Learn, Play’— a new online platform that connects young people with hundreds of City and County recreational, educational and paid internship programs. “After a very difficult year for our City, we can finally offer our young Angelenos a centralized hub which will give them a plethora of opportunities and options to engage in this summer,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Our children deserve spaces in which they can learn, grow, and stay engaged. I believe this initiative offers them this and more.” Through the Earn, Learn, Play (ELP) website, students ages 4 [...]

July 9, 2021|Categories: City Hall News, Program News|

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