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Cedars-Sinai Gives Grants for COVID-19 Relief

More than $6.5 million invested to support community organizations

Cedars-Sinai gives grants for COVID-19 relief.

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.


$6.5 million+

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 

$3 million

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