August COVID-19 Update

In this time of crisis, the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, partners and community are our highest priorities. As such, the Junior League of Los Angeles will be halting all in person activities until further notice and only virtual events will occur. Members will have limited access to our offices at Rainey House. For additional information, please contact us at

Please see other COVID-19 related resources below. 


California Department of Public HealthGovernor Gavin Newsom has issued an Executive Order keeping Los Angeles Community at the “Safer at Home” Phase 2 of COVID-19 restrictions. Face coverings must be worn in public places when social distancing is not possible. Information on the new phase can be found here.

Los Angeles County Department of Public HealthLos Angeles County will follow the state’s “Safer at Home”  and face covering directives. LA County Daily COVID-19 Data can be found here

Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs — Information on Coronavirus Testing & Treatment for Uninsured Los Angeles County Residents:

CDC COVID-19 Information

World Health Organization

Family First Coronavirus Relief Act

CARES Act for Small Businesses

CARES Act for Unemployment Provisions

CDC Instructions for How to Create and Safely Use Cloth Facemasks


Junior League of Los Angeles members, as we are confronted with many changes during this unprecedented time, we want the JLLA to be a source of stability and support for each of you. Login to your member page for more information on changes to member obligations and other relief efforts. Reach out to the JLLA office if you have misplaced your login information.

Many women joined the JLLA to connect with a diverse group of like-minded women committed to improving communities.  So, while our in-person events are suspended for the time being, we invite you to stay engaged with your leaders and your teams, continue to be engaged in our members only social communities on Facebook (all members here), and continue to engage with each other. Our leaders are getting creative with virtual activities and training opportunities, so stay tuned. We look forward to connecting with you online soon.

Not currently a member? Click here for more information about membership with the Junior League of Los Angeles.

Want to help? Please see the list below for opportunities to support local efforts

Harvest Home – (Official Junior League of Los Angeles Community Partner) Harvest Home transforms the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children by providing housing, support and programs that equip women to become great mothers.  For more ways to help support Harvest Home’s COVID-19 Response efforts click here

Friends LA (Official Junior League of Los Angeles Community Partner) Friends LA selects the children facing the highest risks. Then employs and trains salaried, professional mentors called Friends who will mentor children for the long-term and focus on the complete transformation of each child.  To help support Friends LA with their current projects, click here

Los Angles Regional Food Bank The LA Regional Food Bank is working hard to meet the needs of those impacted by the Coronavirus, as well as individuals who typically need our assistance. The Coronavirus is disproportionately impacting lower-income communities. School closures, changes in work schedules and social isolation are layering extra burdens on our neighbors throughout Los Angeles County. Click here for information on how to host a food drive to help replenish their food supplies. Click here to volunteer, and here to make a financial contribution.

Village for Vets LA Village for Vets fills critical gaps in key services for homeless and at-risk veterans in greater Los Angeles. Through programs providing meals, emergency grants, support for basic needs, social support, and links to additional services, Village for Vets helps ensure Los Angeles’ homeless and at-risk veterans don’t fall through the cracks. Click here for to read Village for Vet’s COVID-19 Update Newsletter.  Click here to volunteer, and here to make a financial contribution. 

Meals on Wheels Los AngelesSince 1976, Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles, a non-profit, volunteer community service organization has been providing nutritious meals and friendship to individuals who are unable to plan, shop, or prepare meals for themselves due to illness, disability, or advanced age.  Delivering hot meals Monday through Friday, Meals on Wheels delivers over 45,000 meals a year. Click here to volunteer, and here to donate

Step Up On Second LAStep Up owns and operates 264 units of innovative, community-based permanent supportive housing across 10 developments in Los Angeles County. All of Step Up permanent supportive home developments include on-site residential managers, life-skills coordinators, and connection to Step Up or other mental health service providers for support services. To volunteer click here, and to see more ways to give click here.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles: Pandemic Relief Fund The fund will: Support the public health response to protect unsheltered residents, front line organizations, and individuals serving L.A.’s most vulnerable through this crisis.

  • Prevent growth in homelessness due to economic impacts of corona virus to low-income individuals and families, through targeted investments where jobs and wage reductions are disproportionately impacted.
  • Provide support to low-income students and their families who require assistance with technology and other means to stay connected to their academic instruction and learning.
  • Provide additional support to our nonprofit partners, in alignment with United Way’s mission to break the cycle of poverty, that experience a decline in giving due to the pandemic and its impact on the economy and giving cycles.

We’re One Family, Los Angeles:  One Family Los AngelesBy deploying funds rapidly and directly to families, we are providing families immediate relief and the flexibility to prioritize their needs during this crisis. Every dollar raised goes directly to families to assist with:

  • Food
  • Rent
  • Medical Care and Supplies
  • Childcare 
  • Other Basic Needs 

Mayor’s Fund Los Angeles:  Angeleno Campaign As we keep our distance to stay safe, we must otherwise come together as a community to help those of us most in need. The Angeleno Campaign provides direct and immediate financial assistance for individuals and families experiencing extreme financial hardship caused by a job loss, severe reduction of work hours, or furloughs. This includes low-wage hourly workers who had jobs in homes and restaurants, seasonal workers, and other precarious workers such as day laborers, street vendors, or self-employed individuals who are facing extreme economic hardship because of COVID-19. 

California Community Foundation:  LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund The fund will provide emergency operating support and recovery grants to small and mid-size museums and nonprofit arts organizations that contribute so significantly to the region’s cultural and artistic diversity and are struggling with the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis.

Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund To strengthen Los Angeles communities, health, and emergency response — the Mayor of Los Angeles has identified priority areas for COVID-19 Response and Relief Funds:

  • Support for Families
  • Relief for Healthcare Workers
  • Equipment for Health Response
  • Services for Our Unhoused Neighbors
  • Powering Real-Time Research

California Community Foundation:  COVID-19 Response Fund This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration, and will aid impacted individuals through our Pass It Along Fund.

Pasadena Community Foundation:  COVID-19 Response Fund The PCF COVID-19 Response Fund provides flexible resources to Pasadena-based organizations as they respond to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus and quarantines. PCF has made an initial commitment of $100,000 to provide local relief, and donors may make charitable gifts to the fund that will benefit both urgent and long-term community needs.

National Day Laborer Organizing Network:  Immigrant Workers Safety Net Fund At worker centers and day laborer corners across the country, NDLON member organizations are working tirelessly to make certain that financial support makes it directly into the hands of day laborers and low-wage workers that need it the most. In addition to offering financial assistance, our member organizations are also organizing food banks, distributing grocery gift cards, and even manufacturing face masks for essential workers who continue risking their lives daily so that others can stay safely at home.

Women’s Foundation of California:  Relief and Resilience Fund – During this time of uncertain impacts on the health, safety and economic security of our communities, the Women’s Foundation of California will offer rapid response funding to current grantee partners through the Relief and Resilience Fund. Relief grants will help off-set costs incurred to maintain operations or adapt to health and financial impacts caused by COVID-19.

The Actors Fund:  Emergency Financial Assistance – The Actors Fund is a national human services organization serving everyone working in performing arts and entertainment. The Actors Fund emergency financial assistance program helps eligible applicants in need. It is not income replacement, but limited funds for basic living necessities. The Actors Fund is also administering COVID-19 Assistance programs for performing arts and entertainment unions including SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Actors Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists and Musicians Local 802. For information about contributing contact:   Keith McNutt, Director of the Western Region.

Restaurant Workers COVID-19 Crisis Relief  Fund Restaurant Workers Community Foundation established a Restaurant Workers COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund to:  1) Immediately direct money to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community, 2) To bolster our impact investing budget to provide zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure or re-open once this crisis has passed and 3) To establish a relief fund for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19. 

Native American Community Response Fund is a rapid response fund working to deploy trust-based funding to Native-led organizations serving individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, funding was focused on supporting the 78% of Native Americans that reside off-reservations – in urban centers, where the pandemic is having higher rates of infection.  These 1.2 million individuals reside in 13 metropolitan areas and often do not benefit from federal benefits directed towards tribal communities.  As the pandemic has spread to tribal communities, we are expanding our support to include hotspots, such as the Navaho Tribe and the Pueblos in New Mexico.

National Domestic Workers Alliance:  Coronavirus Care Fund – For many in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners the threat from Coronavirus is especially severe. Without access to health care, paid sick leave, or job security, they are being forced to navigate this crisis alone — without a safety net.  The money you donate to the Coronavirus Care Fund will provide immediate financial support for domestic workers, and enable them to stay home and healthy — protecting themselves, their families and their communities while slowing the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation:  LACo Fire COVID-19 Relief and Resiliency FundThe LA County Fire Department Foundation launched the LACo Fire COVID-19 Relief and Resiliency Fund to address the needs of first responders. This fund will support needs submitted by sworn and people in the communities the foundation serves through our We Hear You Program. 

The Latino Community FoundationEstablished the Love Not Fear Fund to support Latino-led organizations that provide wrap-around services to the most vulnerable, especially undocumented seniors living in the Inland Empire and Central Valley and families that have already lost wages.

LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund The J. Paul Getty Trust has initiated a relief fund to support Los Angeles-based non-profit museums and visual arts organizations in response to the coronavirus crisis. The fund will provide emergency operating support and recovery grants to small and mid-size museums and nonprofit arts organizations that contribute so significantly to the region’s cultural and artistic diversity and are struggling with the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis.

Greater LA Education Foundation:  COVID-19 Education Response Fund In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Greater LA Education Foundation (Greater LA) is coordinating community, business and philanthropic resources in support of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and the immediate and ever-changing needs of school districts serving almost 2 million students. Greater LA has established the COVID-19 Education Response Fund to receive immediate dollars to support the urgent needs of local school districts and families in the current national health emergency.

Great Public Schools-Now:  One Family LA This fund is an initiative coordinated by Great Public Schools-Now in partnership with several Los Angeles community organizations. Donations will go directly to Los Angeles families to meet basic needs such as food, rent, medical care, childcare, gas, and transportation. Funds contributed through this site will be administered by Great Public Schools-Now, a Los Angeles based 501c3 non-profit foundation, and distributed through our partner network funds directly to families in need during this crisis.

Californians Dedicated to Education FoundationCalifornia Bridging the Digital Divide Fund The California Bridging the Digital Divide Fund is a joint effort of the Governor’s Office, State Board of Education, California Department of Education, and CDE Foundation. The CA BDD Fund is a centralized resource for state leadership to provide essential devices, connectivity, and related digital learning supports for PK-12 students, teachers, and their families. Funds from this campaign will go directly to equip school districts with the resources they need to enable distance learning for our 6.2 million learners and 300,000+ teachers.

American Red Cross – Has a critical need for blood donations. Click here to find an area blood drive.

Gift Card Bank Donate your unused gift cards to be used by people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.