MFLA COVID-19 Crisis Response

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The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles launched the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund in March 2020 to provide support to Angelenos affected by the pandemic. As the long-term impacts of the pandemic continue, the MFLA Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund continues to provide economic and social services relief to Angelenos. In partnership with the City, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has quickly deployed millions of dollars to directly support those who need it most.

To date, MFLA’s COVID-19 Relief Funds have supported the following programs:

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

  • 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.

  • Providing access to job, educational and recreational opportunities for youths aged 14-24.

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

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

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

  • Helping small business pivot to an online environment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Masks and health supplies for vulnerable communities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Helping small local businesses survive the pandemic.

  • Supporting small Chambers of Commerce serving local businesses.

  • Helping street vendors navigate permitting processes and ensure public health compliance.

Key Impact

Delivering immediate relief to support Angelenos impacted by the pandemic, including direct cash relief, hot meals, vaccine awareness, shelter assistance, etc.

Issue Area

Disaster Relief & Recovery


(Partial List)
Mayor’s Office
City of Los Angeles: LA Emergency Management Department, LAFD & LAPD
Los Angeles Family Source Centers


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Philanthropic foundations

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  • Supporting small Chambers of Commerce serving local businesses.

  • Helping small local businesses survive the pandemic.

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