Announcing our 2020 Community Grantees
The UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2020 Community Grants Program
We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2020 Community Grants Program. This year, we received an unprecedented 101 applications for funding. Due to the generous contributions to our program from The California Endowment, Dra. Monica Salinas, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, we were able to fund a total of 19 organizations.
Given the unique challenges facing our diverse local communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 14 awards have been made to assist organizations in their efforts to respond to acute needs for resources and programs related to the pandemic. In addition to these awards, we are proud to award 5 organizations with grants to aid their ongoing efforts to address persistent health disparities. We look forward to supporting, and sharing, the critically important health equity work that will be conducted by each of these groups over the coming year.
COVID-19 Targeted Funding
CSCLA is providing emotional and psychological support for cancer patients and healthcare providers impacted by COVID-19 by starting a Living Alone with Cancer support group, and a Healthcare Provider support group, both on virtual platforms.
Celebrate Life Cancer Ministry is providing services for African American cancer survivors and caregivers during the COVID-19 emergency, including wellness check-ins and virtual support groups.
Connectopod will teach podcasting skills, including speech, editing, and interview techniques, to youth who are experiencing homelessness and help them develop audio stories that reflect their experiences during this public health crisis.
FASGI will deliver essential products to Filipinos in 5 target areas of Los Angeles and disseminate information about COVID-19 through printed materials and webinars
Herald Cancer Association is developing and implementing virtual activities and programs to provide information and psychosocial support to Chinese American cancer patients, survivors and their family members, as well as others impacted by the pandemic.
MiOra will engage interns to assess the challenges and impacts of COVID-19 on elderly adults utilizing adult day-care centers. Their goal is to increase or improve protective health measures for low SES, elderly LA County residents, while increasing diversity in STEM and healthcare fields.
MICOP is providing information and resources on COVID-19 in Spanish, Mixteco, and Zapoteco to indigenous communities in Oxnard, CA, a large proportion of whom are agricultural workers. Activities will include public safety radio announcements and telephone outreach.
OjaiCARES is implementing virtual programs to offer emotional and psychological support for cancer patients and others impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. In addition, two promotoras are providing education and resources on COVID-19 to Latino families in Ventura County.
Peace Over Violence is launching a program to address the needs of black female survivors of domestic violence. Their goal is to reach women who are not currently receiving services and who may have a heightened need for this programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SCFHC will provide drive-through COVID-19 testing in Huntington Park, where transportation and other factors have presented barriers to testing.
St. Joseph Center is addressing the heightened mental health needs of individuals experiencing homelessness during the pandemic by offering opportunities to practice creative skills in a safe and supportive setting. Funding will support the expansion of programming through new art therapy classes, art supplies and equipment.
VACF is delivering food, masks, gloves, and hygiene products to cancer patients and survivors, elders, and unemployed individuals impacted by COVID-19 in the Vietnamese-American community.