The Coastal Community Foundation, Leichtag Foundation and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation were honored to come together to launch the North County COVID-19 Response Fund in March 2020.
Frontline nonprofits received emergency resources to aid thousands of local residents who were suddenly unemployed, unable to pay rent, and without food. Isolated seniors, immigrants, hourly workers, and military families were among those served.
Distance learning has exacerbated challenges faced by families lacking resources for alternate care and access to technology. Children are home alone, raising serious concerns for safety and academic progress. Grants to distance learning programs have enabled children to learn in safe, supervised spaces with technology, healthy meals and snacks.
To date, the Fund has granted $749,170 to 36 frontline nonprofits. Grantees are listed below.