In December 2017, United Way of Greater Los Angeles established the Southern California Wildfire and Flood Fund in partnership with the United Ways of Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ventura Counties to support low-income residents and communities affected by the devastating impact of wildfires and mudslides that recently devastated regions throughout Southern California.
The Fund, which is administered by United Way of Greater Los Angeles and distributed in partnership with the United Ways of Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ventura Counties, is being awarded to local nonprofits in two phases.
During Phase I – which closed in early March 2018 – grants were awarded to nonprofit organizations focused on helping victims with immediate costs for relocation, moving, essential household items, rental assistance, economic hardship, and workplace development. The full list of grantees can be viewed here.
During Phase II – which has also closed at the end of April 2018 – grants relief efforts focused on improving the homes and community spaces directly impacted by the wildfires and mudslides. Eligible categories included home improvement not covered by insurance or public funds, neighborhood improvements, preparedness for future disasters, and more. Check back here again for award announcements of qualified applicant nonprofit organizations with the capacity and experience supporting low-income families and communities.
Guidelines and eligibility requirements detailed in the Request for Applications PDF please direct any questions or comments to relieffu[email protected].