Operation Jump Start
Updated February 2021
Emergency Response Funds
The following COVID-19 emergency response funds have been established throughout Southern California. Depending on the fund, support will be provided to nonprofit organizations and/or individual community members in need. For information about their respective focus areas, processes and current levels of availability, please click on the website links below. For a more comprehensive list of response funds throughout the state, please see Philanthropy California’s resource page. Please note that some funds may no longer be accepting applications.
Angeleno Fund (City of Los Angeles) – closed
Will provide direct financial assistance for families experiencing extreme financial hardship, many of whom are immigrants or independent workers who will not qualify for other benefits.
COVID-19 LA County Community Response Fund (Los Angeles County)
Addresses the immediate and emerging needs of the region’s most vulnerable residents—from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by nonprofit partners in health, housing, education and immigration, and will aid impacted individuals through the Pass it Along Fund.
Community Foundation of the Valleys (San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys)
Grants to established nonprofit organizations in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys that are providing critical services to vulnerable individuals and families who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19-related economic downturn.
LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund
In response to the devastating effects that COVID-19 is having on the local economy, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with institutional and corporate philanthropy, have come together to create the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund. The regional fund will offer loan and grant resources to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits.
OC Community Resilience Fund
A collaborative response by the Orange County philanthropic community seeking to strengthen and support community clinics and community-based organizations serving vulnerable communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will also be provided to affected individuals.
Riverside & San Bernardino Counties
Inland Empire Funders Alliance Rapid Response Fund – closed
Established by the Funders Alliance of San Bernardino & Riverside Counties to provide critical and timely support for nonprofits providing services in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
A collective effort among Ventura and Santa Barbara County-based grassroots organizations to assist local undocumented immigrant individuals and families who are excluded from federally funded safety net programs.
California Immigrant Resilience Fund
Launched to help our immigrant friends, neighbors, and coworkers whose immigration status puts them in danger of hunger, homelessness, and extreme economic hardship.
Below is a list of trusted resources for information about the coronavirus and how to help maintain public health, as well as advance equity and justice during this time.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- California CoronaVirus COVID-19 Reponse, State of California
- Resources for Employers and Workers, California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
- COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits, CalNonprofits
- LAUSD Grab & Go Food Centers
- COVID-19 Resources Guide for Immigrants in California, CA Immigrant Policy Center
- Stop AAPI Hate, Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council
- COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources, Racial Equity Tools
- COVID-19 Messaging Guide, Million Voters Project
- County Public Health Departments:
Capacity Building Resources
- COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits, Nonprofit Finance Fund
- COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits, Catchafire – Existing Weingart Foundation grantees are provided with free, one-year subscriptions to Catchafire, an online platform where they can get immediate operational support by matching with skills-based volunteers who can help with virtual fundraising, remote work, and finding new ways to host programming.
- COVID-19 Resource Center, Center for Nonprofit Management