Cedars-Sinai Gives Grants for COVID-19 Relief
Nov 09, 2020 Cedars-Sinai Staff
More than $6.5 million invested to support community organizations
Even in the best of times, hundreds of thousands of Angelenos struggle to pay rent, put dinner on the table and take care of their health needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has put the most vulnerable at even higher risk. Since March, Cedars-Sinai has stepped up its crucial assistance efforts to help.
"Los Angeles is in our DNA. That is why we stand ready to do our part to serve the community in this time of need and going forward."
—Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai
BY THE NUMBERS
Invested by Cedars-Sinai to support community organizations affected by the pandemic, with a focus on homelessness and housing, food insecurity, access to care and workforce stability
Micro-grants awarded to small, Black-owned businesses in South L.A. through the Los Angeles Urban League’s Emergency Business Assistance Program
Committed to United Way of Greater Los Angeles to increase access to medical care for people experiencing homelessness, especially older adults who are more vulnerable to developing severe cases of COVID-19
Staff hours per month for six months funded by a grant to St. John’s Well Child & Family Center in South L.A. to perform outreach to those impacted by COVID-19
Community clinics in the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County received support to launch or expand telehealth programs for populations that traditionally lack comprehensive access to healthcare services
Families collected fresh produce boxes during emergency food distribution events through a Cedars-Sinai grant to Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles, which was also supported by Los Angeles County Supervisors Hilda Solis, Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas