Support for Our Communities in Need

Date Posted: 04.17.2020

Recognizing the tremendous impact of COVID-19 on the physical, mental and financial health of millions of people in the communities where we live and work, Mithun has committed financial support to three organizations working hard to provide support and services for their regions’ most vulnerable residents.

California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of the region’s residents—from hardship relief to long-term recovery. As of March 24th, this fund has granted $1.7 million to address the immediate needs of Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable, focusing on the needs of youth, homeless, immigrants, uninsured & under-insured.

Through the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, the San Francisco Foundation is making capacity-building grants to nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties addressing four issue areas: worker support, preventing homelessness and providing renter protection/housing security, ensuring food security, and addressing racial bias.

The COVID-19 Response Fund housed at Seattle Foundation is rapidly deploying resources to community-based organizations that are supporting local workers and families most affected by the coronavirus crisis. Formed by a coalition of philanthropy, government and business partners, the fund so far has galvanized a total of $17.3 million from a growing list of partners and online contributors. The Fund complements the work of public health officials and expands local capacity to address the many needs created by the current crisis.

As an example, people and priorities being addressed by the Seattle Foundation’s fund include:

  • Low-income residents, including those without health insurance and/or access to sick days
  • Low-income workers in disproportionally impacted industries, such as healthcare and the service industry, as well as gig-economy workers
  • Residents with greater health risks, including people over age 60, people with compromised immune systems, and pregnant people
  • Residents with limited English language proficiency
  • Communities of color
  • People with disabilities
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Undocumented workers and families
  • People at risk of intimate violence

Please read more about these important community organizations and, if you are in a position to do so, consider adding your support to these critical campaigns.