Supporting Organizations Meeting the Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Communities


In Support of Organizations Meeting the Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Communities

As the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis have evolved, so has GRoW's philanthropic response.

In the first stage of our efforts to help those in need as COVID-19 spreads across the globe, we focused on supporting hospitals and clinics on the front lines of the pandemic. We also recognize that the scope of the current crisis stretches well beyond the health care system, and we are helping organizations that are meeting the needs of some of our most vulnerable communities.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, and Santa Monica diner Patrick's Roadhouse are among the organizations targeting food insecurity. GRoW also is aiding efforts to protect individuals experiencing homelessness (Project Roomkey) and immigrants being held in crowded, often unsanitary detention centers (Immigrant Defenders Law Center). In addition, we are developing partnerships with new grantees, such as Inclusive Action for the City, which supports L.A. street vendors, and we are continuing partnerships with longtime grantees, such as the Watts Leadership Institute, whose two cohorts of organizations in this South Los Angeles community are serving meals, delivering groceries and toiletries, and much more.

We are inspired by and grateful to these organizations and the many others that are doing crucial work leading their communities during this challenging time.