COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE
In an effort to support our community, we have compiled a list of resources that have been sent to us by alumni, board members and partners. Do you have a resource or a request you would like us to share? Fill out this Digital Resource Library Intake Form, and we will be sure to spread the word!
Connected Leadership During Times of Social Distancing Webinar
With Dr. Stan Ward
For many leaders, working from home and leading remotely is a new experience. Not only that, but working and leading through a global pandemic is not something any of us are prepared for. In this webinar with Dr. Stan Ward, we identified the obstacles that make remote leadership challenging during times of uncertainty, examined current trends and best practices for addressing those obstacles, and created a personalized action plan to address your personal obstacles.
The Storm Makes You Stronger: Managing Your Mind in the Face of Crisis Webinar
With Dr. Jeremy Hunter
How do you face great challenges and come out better on the other side? How do you be an island of coherence for yourself and others in a sea of chaos? The skills for managing great challenges are learnable. We will explore the fundamentals of these skills and practice them so you can help yourself, families and organizations.
USDA/LA Food Bank Box
Elvina Beck at Podshare has been helping 60+ age seniors in Hollywood by sending a 30lb box delivered to the door of seniors. The box includes canned food, juice, rice, etc. for free during COVID in partnership with Amazon Fresh. Contact Elvina with your name, delivery address, and date of birth, if you are a senior and in need of food delivery.
The L.A. Area Chamber is providing resources and information necessary to address the needs of the business community. Check here regularly for new information.
Down Payment Assistance for Homeownership
Find out about City of LA $90,000 downpayment assistance and other assistance programs offered by banks and other entities at our Homebuyer Education Class which is a requirement for many of these programs. Our 8 hour class provides the necessary certificate, education and individual counseling to help people connect with resources and professionals to become homeowners. During the coronavirus situation, we will be hosting webinars.
Through their COVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fund, SoCalGas will provide grants ranging from $500 to $50,000 to small to medium-sized nonprofit organizations serving people and families significantly affected by COVID-19. Find out more and apply for a grant here.
Los Angeles and the nation are currently experiencing severe blood shortages. American Red Cross is hosting blood donation drives across L.A. and you can find the blood drive nearest you on their website.
California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 L.A. County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region's most vulnerable residents. Find out more and donate here.
What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation. Read the blog here!
Building Trust in Your Teams Webinar
With Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
Suddenly, everyone is teleworking and the external world is full of uncertainty and complexity. In this environment, trust within your team is both more crucial and more difficult than ever. Join this hour of conversation with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute to receive support for yourself as a leader and learn best practices for creating strong team bonds and trust, which enable greater efficacy and sustained wellbeing of your team.
SCAG would like to announce its Local Community Engagement and Safety Mini-Grants. Mini-Grants aim to build street level community resiliency and increase the safety of vulnerable street users. SCAG will award up to $10,000 to selected projects and strategies, which shall all be implemented between May 2020 and July 31, 2020. Community-based organizations, non-profits, artists, students, and creators may apply for a Mini-Grant. Funding is available to recipients across the SCAG region, and the deadline for applications is May 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Guidelines and Application can be found here.
Safe, free deliveries to community members most at-risk of COVID-19.
If anyone is (or knows anyone who is) at high risk for COVID-19 and would like deliveries (e.g. underlying health conditions, at risk due to age), please go to shaperhands.com and request a delivery. Sign up to volunteer here.
Equitas Academy Charter Schools (5 schools, 6th opening in the fall) is in the process of distributing 3000 meals a day and about to deploy laptops to all our scholars for distance learning. We need volunteers to increase our capacity in meal distribution and laptop deployment. We have a very strong operations team who is running a tight, safe ship and would train volunteers well in maintaining safety.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles has announced the creation of the Pandemic Relief Fund to support L.A. County's unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students and families at imminent risk of homelessness and hardships due to health and economic impacts of coronavirus.
Vista Del Mar has established a new campaign to address the coronavirus emergency and feed their families. Their students are not eligible to participate in LAUSD's food pickup program. Vista Del Mar is hoping to raise $100 per family to sustain them for the next two weeks during this especially difficult time. Donate Here.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has identified priority areas for COVID-19 response and relief funds:
Support for families and small businesses
Relief for health care workers
Equipment for health response
Services for our unhoused neighbors
Powering real-time research
L.A. Works provides opportunities to volunteer from home. If you want to volunteer from home, there are plenty of ways to help out! Check out their virtual volunteering and social connection projects that allow you to serve remotely.