Supporting Organizations Meeting the Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Communities

5.1.20

Supporting Organizations Meeting the Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Communities

As the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis have evolved, so too has our philanthropic response.

In the first stage of our response, we focused on supporting hospitals and clinics working on the front lines of the healthcare system. We also recognize that the scope of the current crisis stretches well beyond the healthcare system and are supporting organizations meeting the needs of some of our most vulnerable communities.


These organizations include those addressing food insecurity, such as the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, and Patrick's Roadhouse. We are also supporting efforts to protect individuals experiencing homelessness, such as the City of Santa Monica's Project Roomkey, in addition to supporting those who represent immigrants held in crowded, often unsanitary detention centers, such as Immigrant Defenders Law Center. We are also developing partnerships with new grantees, such as Inclusive Action for the City, which is supporting LA street vendors, and we are continuing partnerships with longtime grantees, such as the Watts Leadership Institute, whose two cohorts of organizations in the Watts community are serving meals, delivering groceries and toiletries, and much more.


We are inspired by and grateful to these organizations and the many others who are doing crucial work leading their communities during this challenging time. To them and all other essential workers: thank you for what you have done and continue to do.