The Mayor’s Fund seeks to support innovative programs that make the lives of Angelenos measurably better

Over $126 Million

Raised from a diverse group of donors

60+ Programs

That make lives better for Angelenos

300,000

Angelenos impacted across all corners of the city

30+

Partnerships with City Departments

Program Spotlight

  • The Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Engagement launched in 2016 to support Angelenos who want to make a positive change in this city. VolunteerLA is the platform used to connect Angelenos to volunteer opportunities to promote civic engagement.

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  • The Angeleno Connectivity Trust provides free internet service to students in Los Angeles who are struggling to stay connected online to classes and essential support services.

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  • Responding in real-time to the immediate needs of Angelenos.

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  • Supporting small Chambers of Commerce serving local businesses.

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Our Programs

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Disaster Relief & Recovery
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Equity
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Homelessness & Housing
Sustainability & Resiliency
Youth

2020 Census Goodwill Ambassador

The 2020 Census Goodwill Ambassador program became even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure Angelenos were aware of, and able, to complete their 2020 census forms.
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Angeleno Card

Direct cash assistance to Angelenos most in need and suffering from the impacts of COVID-19
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Angeleno Connectivity Trust

The Angeleno Connectivity Trust provides free internet service to students in Los Angeles who are struggling to stay connected online to classes and essential support services.
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Angelenos Save Christmas for Seniors

The MFLA & First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland led an effort to replace care packages for homebound senior citizens.
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Bloomberg i-team

L.A.’s Bloomberg Innovation Team (i-team) is a nexus for next-generation civic initiatives at City Hall. Using data-driven techniques, the i-Team generates new solutions to challenges facing L.A.
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Brand LA + LA Original

Los Angeles is a creative capital for the entire world. Brand LA and LA Original showcase this city’s diverse makers and boundless creative energy.
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Citizenship & Immigration Outreach

Millions of immigrants live in Los Angeles. MFLA backs programs that help them access services and integrate further into the life of L.A.
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City Hub And Network for Gender Equity (CHANGE)

Harnessing the collective power of cities to achieve gender equality.
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Civil & Human Rights Program

Addressing long-standing discrimination impacting underserved communities.
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Community Engagement on Homelessness

This door-to-door campaign pilot focused on encouraging Angelenos to say “yes” to housing for the homeless in or near their communities.
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Disaster Relief - Mayor's Disaster Advisory Council (MDAC)

The Mayor’s Disaster Advisory Council (MDAC) aims to advance the City’s effort in becoming the most prepared and resilient city in America.
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Domestic Abuse Response Teams (DART)

Through L.A.’s Domestic Abuse Response Teams program, trained victim advocates partner with the LAPD to provide services and support to Angelenos affected by domestic violence. MFLA’s expansion of this proven pilot model ensured that any survivor of Domestic Violence had access to the same resources.
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Earn Learn Play

Providing access to job, educational and recreational opportunities for youths aged 14-24.
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Earthquake Early Warning App

The City of Los Angeles now has the nation’s first publicly available earthquake early warning mobile application: ShakeAlertLA.
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Economic Development for COVID Relief

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles continues its COVID-19 relief efforts with a focus on economic development.
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El Pueblo Historical Monument

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is the birthplace of Los Angeles and the Mayor’s Fund is proud to help shine light on this cultural asset.
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Emergency Childcare for Healthcare Workers

Immediate child care support for essential healthcare workers at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Evolve Entertainment Fund

Los Angeles is the world’s entertainment hub, and it’s also one of the world’s most diverse cities. Evolve Entertainment Fund supports a cross-sector initiative to help the entertainment industry embrace that diversity and its creative potential.
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Expand LA

Expanding equitable access to high-quality out-of-school time educational opportunities for K-12 youth in Los Angeles.
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EY-Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)

Boosting small business and entrepreneurship with private sector expertise and public sector reach by supporting Entrepreneurs-in-Residence annually with the support of EY.
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GIVEN (Grocery Initiative for Vital Emergency Needs)

Providing direct cash assistance to low-income families during the holiday season.
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Great Streets

Great Streets envisions L.A. thoroughfares that are accessible and useful to all. MFLA is backing a key partnership initiative to support small businesses along the city’s first 15 Great Streets.
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HIRE LA's Youth

The City’s youth employment initiative coordinates public and private resources to expand job opportunities for L.A.’s next generation of talent.
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Homelessness: #HomesForHeroes

Supporting homeless veterans with funds for move-in costs and security deposit assistance.
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Homelessness: Midnight Stroll

This initiative seeks to create a piloted after-hours drop in center to meet the health and safety needs of unsheltered members of the transgender community.
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Homelessness: Shelter Activation & Innovation Fund

Supporting opportunities with private funds to unlock and expand access for unhoused Angelenos to access temporary and permanent housing alternatives.
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Housing Accelerator & SDG Pilot

Piloted effort to utilize the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to tackle housing insecurity.
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Housing Crisis Solutions Team

The Housing Crisis Solutions Team will bring the Mayoral staff together with a variety of City departments to coordinate the City’s response to the housing crisis.
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Imagine Racial Equity

A City-wide project to create a space for sustained community engagement, truth-telling, and restorative justice.
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LA ADU Accelerator Program

Increasing the supply of affordable housing for older Angelenos.
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LA College Promise Works

Empowering young Angelenos to pursue higher education while helping them to start the careers of their dreams with the skills and experience to succeed.
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LA CYBERLAB

An innovative and prosperous city needs protection from the latest threats. With support from MFLA’s SPARK grants, this partnership builds the foundation for the nation’s first-ever city-based cybersecurity lab.
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LA Optimized

Helping small business pivot to an online environment.
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LA's College Promise

Launched the City’s first College Promise program, offering two years of free community college to Los Angeles Unified School District graduates, which became a model for all of California.
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Language Access Program

For the first time, the City of Los Angeles will have a comprehensive language access strategy.
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Low Rise: Housing R&D Initiative

This program explores the opportunity of new, low-rise housing (2-5 units) to improve affordable housing options for low-and-middle income Angelenos.
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Madrid Cultural Hub

Sparking the arts in a great but underutilized space, a planning process set the groundwork for L.A.’s next cultural hub.
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Mayor’s Crisis Response Team

Working in collaboration with city, county and community-based organizations to provide crisis care and support.
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Mayor’s Young Ambassadors (MaYA)

The Mayor’s Young Ambassador Initiative was created to provide young, diverse Angelenos with the transformative experience of traveling abroad and connect them to global opportunities in L.A. and beyond.
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MFLA COVID-19 Crisis Response

Responding in real-time to the immediate needs of Angelenos.
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Mobility & Transportation

With support from the Toyota Mobility Foundation, a set of innovative machine learning technologies help traffic planners study the movement of pedestrians and bicycles, maximizing safety for everyone on the road.
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Move ‘Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity’ Program

An effort to scale up mobile vaccinations in some of the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles by administering vaccine doses through mobile units in some of the hardest hit communities.
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National League of Cities 2018 City Summit

The National League of Cities 2018 City Summit brought 3,800 local government representatives and elected officials from across the country to Los Angeles to discuss local-level challenges and learn from L.A.’s example.
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Operations Innovation Team

Through a deep dive into LA’s bureaucratic processes and outreach to other cities, the Operations Innovation Team (O-Team) successfully delivered on its mission of aspirational government reform in the areas of wellness and safety, procurement and real estate.
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Project Safe Haven

Project Safe Haven secured safe housing for 1,500 survivors of domestic abuse during the pandemic along with meals, counseling and legal support for individuals and their children.
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Promise Zone

The Young Ethnographers summer jobs program gave 50 youth from L.A.’s Promise Zone a chance to survey their communities and build skills.
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Protective Gear & Healthcare Supplies

Masks and health supplies for vulnerable communities.
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Public Art: Neighborhood Youth Arts

The Neighborhood Youth Arts Profile is a key component of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Arts Profile, a citywide effort that tracks cultural and socioeconomic indicators across all Los Angeles neighborhoods.
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Public Art: PST LA/LA

MFLA served as fiscal agent for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a vast, collaborative exhibition of Latin American and Latino art. We partnered with the Getty Foundation and the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs to pull off a one-of-a-kind exposition.
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Purposeful Aging LA

The Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) initiative is a multi-sector partnership created to help the L.A. region prepare for a dramatic demographic shift in the older adult population in the coming years.
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Re-entry Legal Clinic

Involvement in the criminal justice system shouldn’t mean an end to all future opportunities. We helped support a free legal clinic for former offenders to get back on their feet and build better lives.
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Save The Drop

A citywide water conservation awareness campaign launched in 2014 to combat drought and promote good practices featuring Save the Drop.
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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.
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SERVE (Secure Emergency Relief for Vulnerable Employees)

MFLA partnered with the City to provide $800 virtual cash assistance cards to more than 9,000 eligible food service workers who experienced a decline in income in the early days of the pandemic.
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Small Business Portal

To make doing business in L.A. easier for entrepreneurs and small operations, an L.A. Business Portal was created, and then translated into Spanish, for individual entrepreneurs and business owners to plan, start, manage, and grow local businesses.
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Small Business Relief Grant Program

Helping small local businesses survive the pandemic.
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Small Chambers of Commerce Emergency Relief Grants

Supporting small Chambers of Commerce serving local businesses.
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SPARK Funds

Innovative funding to ‘spark’ change in government by supporting pilot programs and high risk expansion that help government work better for residents.
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Street Vendor Technical Assistance Pilot

Helping street vendors navigate permitting processes and ensure public health compliance.
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Summer Night Lights

Summer Night Lights is a nationally recognized model of effective civic partnerships. By keeping L.A. parks open during summer nights, SNL curtains crime and provides space and programming for families and young people.
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Summer of Learning

The 2014 LA Summer of Learning (SOL) program transformed the City into a campus of learning for our most underserved youth.
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Summit of the Americas

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is proud to partner with the City of Los Angeles as the host city for the Ninth Summit of the Americas.
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Sustainable City pLAn

Introduced in 2015 with MFLA support, the Mayor’s Sustainable City pLAn and Green New Deal/pLAn 2.0 lay out bold goals and the strategies to get there.
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Sustainable Development Goals

In partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, we’re working to apply the United Nations’ powerful framework right here in L.A. through a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Executive Fellowship.
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Tech & Data/Water Fellow

To deliver on the Mayor’s bold Sustainable City pLAn, MFLA is partnering with the S.D. Bechtel, Jr Foundation to support an innovative data fellowship.
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The Leonard Hill Arts Plaza

Creation of an arts plaza in the 6-acre park adjacent to the new Sixth Street Viaduct and bridge.
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Transportation Tech Fellow

Embedded with LADOT, the one-year fellowship developed an action plan for Los Angeles to take advantage of technology as it looks to develop transportation solutions.
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U.S. China Climate Summit

A 2015 summit brought together local and regional leaders from the U.S. and China to set goals and confirm emissions targets. MFLA acted as sole fiscal sponsor for the event.
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VolunteerLA

The Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Engagement launched in 2016 to support Angelenos who want to make a positive change in this city. VolunteerLA is the platform used to connect Angelenos to volunteer opportunities to promote civic engagement.
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Women in STEM (WiSTEM)

L.A.’s Women in STEM initiative promotes gender diversity and pay equity for women in STEM positions from entry-level to leadership through mentorship, networking, and community building programs for girls and women pursuing STEM careers.
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Women's Conference: State of Women & Girls and Young Women's Assembly (2017 - 2020)

To highlight progress toward gender equity in L.A., the event brought more than 1,000 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students over three years together with inspiring women leaders from across sectors.
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Youth Council Policing

Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council get a chance to interact with law enforcement and explore careers in public service.
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Youth Employment Pilot

This innovative, tech-driven pilot provides young people with new ways to access employers and build long-term career paths, breaking the cycle of poverty.
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