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Employment and Financial Resources

Posted March 29, 2020 by Team LA2050


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LA Area COVID-19 Resources and Responses

Posted March 28, 2020 by Team LA2050

The following is a directory of local resources to assist Angelenos during the COVID-19 crisis. If you know of others, please submit them through this form.

Note: LA2050 is not coordinating the efforts on these lists. We are compiling and amplifying the resources sent to us. Please confirm with organizations that the resources or services are active.


OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP:

COVID-19 Funds for Donation

Local Volunteer Needs

Opportunities for Philanthropic Funders


RESOURCES AND SERVICES:

Resources for Local Businesses

Food and Nutrition Resources

Education Resources

Technology Resources

Employment and Financial Resources

Housing and Utility Resources

Mental and Physical Health Resources


"SAFER AT HOME":

Ways to Stay Engaged While Staying Safer at Home


LOS ANGELES CITY AND COUNTY RESOURCES AND GUIDELINES:

Los Angeles County Resources

Find a Testing Center in LA near you

Los Angeles City Information and Resources

Updated Los Angeles COVID-19 Orders

USC Price Center for Social Innovation COVID-19 Data Map for Los Angeles County



Mental and Physical Health Resources

Posted March 28, 2020 by Team LA2050


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Educational Resources and Services for Students

Posted March 28, 2020 by Team LA2050


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Housing and Utility Resources

Posted March 27, 2020 by Team LA2050

HOUSING

  • The Los Angeles Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Program will provide a temporary rent subsidy for tenants who live in the City of LA and are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible tenants are those whose household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income ($83,500 for a family of 4). Check https://hcidla.lacity.org for more info and to monitor the application window, expected to open in July.
  • For help writing a letter that notifies your landlord (1) that you are struggling financially and (2) that the federal stimulus likely does not allow them to evict you use this website.
  • The Los Angeles Tenants Union is providing support around evictions. Find your local union at: https://latenantsunion.org/en/locals/
  • If you are or know of a foster youth that is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email [email protected] and they will provide or help you find housing during this transition.
  • LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS/INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND FAMILY: St. Francis Center provides meal services, clothing closets, showers/bathroom services, and rental and utility assistance programs (over the phone) for homeless and low-income individuals in Los Angeles. ( For more information, click here!)


UTILITIES


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Three Things to Do Before Submitting to the My LA2050 Grants Challenge

Posted March 26, 2020 by Amanda Liaw

The deadline for applying to the My LA2050 Grants Challenge is fast approaching. Here are some top tips from our 2019 grantees on what you should do before you submit your proposal.

Have others check it over

Before Defy Ventures submitted its application, the team made sure they had at least three sets of eyes on their proposal. It can't hurt to have fresh perspectives double-check and triple-check your application for errors or ways to improve it!

Clarify your branding strategy

Establishing a social media presence can be a powerful way to engage both existing and new audiences. Miry's List advises that you have a social media strategy in place, especially if you are a community-based organization. If you aren't personally comfortable using Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, getting help from someone experienced with social media to build your brand can help in the long run.

Consider multiple ways to engage prospective donors

Through the process of applying to My LA2050, Rise learned that it could be useful to leverage this experience to unlock funding from other grantors. Once your proposal is ready, do a brainstorm to generate ideas for further engaging your community and prospective donors, such as organizing a campaign to match up to a percentage of the My LA2050 grant.

COVID-19 Funds for Donation

Posted March 26, 2020 by Team LA2050


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Additional Support From Citi

Posted March 26, 2020 by Team LA2050

One of the best things about the My LA2050 Grants Challenge is seeing the great ideas you submit about making Los Angeles the best place to live, learn, connect, create, and play. This year, these ideas will get even more support thanks to some incredible partners including the Annenberg Foundation, the Snap Foundation, Second Home Hollywood, and Citi. Our partners are contributing both financial and in-kind support, expanding your ability to affect change in Los Angeles.

There is an even bigger opportunity to make an impact thanks to Citi, our newest My LA2050 Grants Challenge partner. We're thrilled to be working with such an impressive company that plays a role in the financial lives of so many Angelenos.

Citi has pledged $25,000 in funding for small business development, financial inclusion, and housing with a special focus on projects that address the racial wealth gap in Los Angeles. In years past, we've received numerous submissions to the grants challenge across each of these issues, and we hope this year will be no exception. We want this partnership to help local organizations working at the intersections of race, housing, economic development, and personal financial health access even more funding than what is offered by the Goldhirsh Foundation.

Citi will select grant recipients from proposals submitted to the My LA2050 Grants Challenge in June 2020.

The deadline to submit a proposal is April 3. We're excited to see your ideas!

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