"The Foundation for Los Angeles Community College’s Direct Financial Assistance for Emergency and Urgent Needs program provides direct financial support to one of LA’s most vulnerable populations: its community college students, over 50% of whom lived in conditions of poverty even before the pandemic. The process is entirely electronic and does not require human-to-human contact.
During the Pandemic, requests for emergency assistance for basic necessities, such as food, rent, medical care and supplies, childcare, and gas and transportation went through the roof. With about 400 requests coming in every single day for basic needs and tech, the Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation donated additional funds to provide direct financial support for basic needs of LACCD students."
"Human-IT provides low-income individuals and nonprofits with technology, internet, and digital training. By reusing instead of recycling electronics, their team transforms E-Waste into opportunities for underserved communities, while promoting digital inclusion and online access. They work with corporations, government entities, nonprofits, and the general public to achieve this goal.
During the Pandemic, the demand for devices skyrocketed as all major school districts scrambled to set students up with laptops/Chromebooks and internet access so they could learn from home.
A grant from the Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation enabled Human-I-T to provide ChromeBooks and internet access to more than 1,000 Community College students across Los Angeles County. "
Requests to JFLA increased more than 150% during the Pandemic. At the same time, it became more difficult than ever for those in need of an emergency loan to secure strong guarantors. A donation of $150,000 enabled JFLA to meet the needs of many of the individuals coming to them for help with basic necessities, such as food, rent, medical care and supplies, and gas and transportation by offering them small gifts of money and loans.