A Letter From

Our Board Chair & President & CEO

Dear Friend,

It has been a hopeful and transformative year at the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. And although much of our hard work lies ahead, we are pleased to report some significant progress as we work together to support Mayor Bass’ vision for our city.

On the very first day Mayor Bass took office, she declared homelessness an emergency in Los Angeles and called on all of us to lock arms and help confront this crisis. The Mayor’s homelessness strategy has three prongs: 1) a city-wide effort to quickly house Angelenos living in encampments on the street, through initiatives like Inside Safe; 2) unprecedented investment in more interim and permanent housing capacity; and 3) an unparalleled effort to connect with Angelenos at risk of losing their housing and prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.

With Mayor Bass’ bold leadership as our guide, the Mayor’s Fund has reorganized, refocused our resources, and committed ourselves to supporting the third prong of the Mayor’s visionary strategy — homelessness prevention. 

We couldn’t be taking on this work at a more critical moment. Because as homeless count numbers continue to rise, it’s clearer than ever that to end this crisis, we must find a way to stem the devastating tide of evictions that is overwhelming our communities. 

That’s why the Mayor’s Fund has raised and invested millions of dollars — with millions more to come — in a groundbreaking homelessness prevention initiative. We are LA is a community-wide effort that brings together resources from across the city to reach hundreds of thousands of Angelenos at risk of losing their homes. We support them with individual case workers who can help protect them from eviction and connect them with other critical resources, like food stamps and healthcare. The program began just a few months ago, and we have already reached 15,528 people with critical support. 

We know that programs like We Are LA are not nearly enough to solve this problem on their own. But this initiative is creating a promising model that can identify and help people urgently with the resources they need to stay housed. It’s a program we hope to build on and scale so that we can make an even bigger impact in the future. 

We Are LA is the first of what we know will be a variety of critical homelessness prevention programming in support of Mayor Bass’ vision, and its success this year shows just how much we can accomplish together if we remain committed and focused. 

Now is the time to keep pushing. We are deeply grateful for your support over the last year and look forward to continuing our critical work together in the coming months. And of course, we welcome any questions or feedback you may have on the enclosed report. 


A history of service

Our Work Towards a Prosperous LA

Since our inception in 2014, the Mayor’s Fund has worked nonstop to lift up vulnerable Angelenos. Working quickly and nimbly, we can raise funds in times of crisis and support those who are often left behind.

Since 2014:

$100M+ raised

100,000+ Angelenos Served

Entering a new era

We Are Los Angeles

Mayor Bass is leading an unprecedented emergency response to our city’s homelessness crisis, and she has called on all of us to step up and help confront it together.

To make real progress on homelessness in LA, we must both bring unhoused Angelenos indoors and prevent people from losing their homes in the first place. Tragically, the number of Angelenos facing eviction is staggering and is projected to increase by thousands more this year.

As an important part of that effort, the Mayor’s Fund has shifted focus and is committing our resources to the critical work of homelessness prevention. We launched “We Are LA,” a coordinated, community-wide effort to reach and help at-risk Angelenos stay housed.

We Are LA will build on and expand government efforts and integrate outreach and case work with healthcare and access to legal services so that we can meet Angelenos where they are, with the services they need the most.


Our Plan to Keep Angelenos Housed

We Are LA is reaching hundreds of thousands of Angelenos at risk of eviction and connecting them to services and supports.

Outreach Efforts

Our staff and volunteers have directly contacted over 130,000 at-risk Angeleno renters to offer help and inform them of legal protections through door knocking, targeted phone calling, community events, and expanded services to patients of community health centers. We Are LA is also urgently reaching out to people who have received a notice of intended eviction, and we are working closely with the courts to ensure our outreach is as targeted and timely as possible.

Learn more at
We Are Los Angeles

Resource Navigators

To date, over 16,000 people have asked for help. When a person requests assistance, they are connected to a caseworker who links them to federal, state, and local resources and services, like food stamps, healthcare, the earned income tax credit, and legal assistance. These services and support can help a person or family stay current with their rent payments. 

We Are LA also has a fully staffed hotline, so people can call to receive one-on-one help from trained case workers. By providing direct and real-time assistance, people are not left to navigate complex bureaucracies on their own. 

Legal Support

We Are LA is recruiting 150-200 private pro bono attorneys to work with L.A.’s legal aid organizations to expand available legal assistance for people facing notices of eviction.  

To further assist tenants who have been served with legal notices of eviction, the caseworkers will file legal answers with the court to prevent immediate evictions. This action will give the attorneys more time to review each situation.

Fiscal Year 2023 (July 2022 – June 2023)

Financial Overview

Net Assets

Revenue vs. Spending

Program funds allocated to We Are LA: $1,221,398

Programs vs. Operations

Total Contributions by Type

(from inception to June 2023)

Thank you to

Our Supporters

Abbott Laboratories
Adam Schorr
Adams Cowan Foundation
Adrianne Weinberg
Ahmed Zaki
Alice Kakuda*
Allison Trefz
Alyson Goodall
American Beverage Association
American Endowment Foundation
Amna Qazi*
Amy White
Andrei Khomka
Andrew Martin Del Campo
Andrew Skinner*
Anita Taylor
Anna Rubin*
ATEC Water Systems, LLC
Aurora Uribe*
Barbara Nagamoto
Bernard A. Khalili
Beryl Fogel
Brian Gutierrez
Bruce Barsook
California Community Foundation
Camille Bratkowski
Carol Kurz
Carol Rosenberg
Carol Simone
Carol Steffen
Christen Hyde-Treuhaft
Cities Climate Leadership Group
Cities For Financial Empowerment Fund
Cleveland Winge
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Constance Freiberg
Constance Jackson
Cora Lanzisero
Cruise, LLC
Cynthia Foullon
Dan Abrams Charitable Fund
Dan Shapiro
Daniel Roman
David Brisbin
David Frankenthal
Deborah Rothman*
Delta Air Lines
Dena Giovinazzo*
Dennis Hernandez
Diana Padilla
Diane Hata
Dodi Fromson
Donald Gerecht
Ed Pfiester
Edith Levenson
Eileen Donovan
Eleanor Beasley
Elizabeth Allison Thomas
Eman Elamin
Ernest Clements
Fernando & Nadina Szew
Fred Dunn
George Hull
George Pappy
Giselle Namazie
Give Lively Foundation Inc.
Goldman Sachs
Google, LLC
Greg Donahue
Guy Adan
Hajin International/Korean Air
Harlan Levinson
Harry & Mei-Ling Schwartz
Hector Garza
Hugh Bender
Int. Union of Operating Engineers
Isd Real Estate Group
J. Yang & Family Foundation
Jackie Dupont-Walker
Jacqueline Freedman*
Jacqueline Wagner
Jacquelynn Y. Hawthorne
Jaime Alejandre
James Bowen
Jane Jaquette
Jane Strouse
Janice Bryant Howroyd
Janice Howroyd
Jeff Millman
Jennifer Mayo*
Jerrold Goldstein
Jim B
Jimmie Woods-Gray
John Bilas
John Spock
Jorge Garza
Joseph Yin
Joyce Roessle
JRJ Corporation International (C)
Judith Roth Goldman
Kalpana Chakraburtty
Kathleen Brown
Katy Kit Yan Szeto
Kelley Dantzler
Ken Raymond*
LA/OC Building & Construction Trades
Labor Management Committee
Laborer’s Int. Union of North America
Lanning M. Melville Donor Adv. Fund
Larry Kaufman
Laurence Lang*
Lawrence Gaceta*
Leh-Nien Loo
LG Strategies, Inc
Liliana Monge
Lirona Kadosh & Ethan Goldstine
Lu Family Fund
Lynette Sakuda Campbell 
Makeba James*
Mara Beck*
Marcia Strauss
Margaret McCarte
Marian Manzer
Marigrace Gleason*
Marion Klein
Mark Robertson
Marketing Promotion Image, Inc/Paul Hsu
Marlene Coca
Marlene Putterman
Mary Nunez
Matthew Bourbeau
Mayer Brown, LLP
Mcr Investors, LLC
Megan Falcone
Melissa Earnhart
Mercedes Haefs
Meredith Brown
Michael Delijani
Michael Mahler*
Michelle Contreras
Michelle Rotberg
Morley Winograd
Myna Levy
Myra Newman
Ned T. Ryan
Neomia Lowe*
Painters & Allied Trades Dist. Council 36
Pamela Lewis
Paul Sterba
Peter Pritchard
Rachael Diaz
Ralph Levinson*
Rebecca Burkhardt
Rhiannon Diaz
Robert Garbus
Rochelle Robins
Roger Matzen
Ryan Small
Sarah Schroeder 
Scott Dernley
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West
Seung Jin Lee*
Simon Pang
Smith & Calvin Family Trust
Stephanie Fieger
Steve & Lenore Newman Family Foundation
Steve Kubo
Steven Yearwood
Stuart Brown*
Susan Groshen
Susan Mclaughlin
Teena Hostovich
The Eli & Edythe L. Broad Foundation
The Ring Foundation
Theresa Gokhale
Tides Foundation (C)
Tom Binder
UKOGF Foundation
UPS West Region
Vanessa Bailey
Vearlean Hudson
Walter Duenas
Weingart Foundation
Wendy & Barry Meyer
Yonatan Yihdego

A letter from

Mayor Karen Bass

Dear Friend,

Homelessness is a dire emergency in Los Angeles, which is why we are acting with urgency to not only bring unhoused Angelenos inside, but also help prevent Angelenos from falling into homelessness in the first place. The challenge before us is vast, and to overcome it, we must bring everyone together to confront this crisis.

The Mayor’s Fund is working to focus our city’s energy, innovative spirit and resources on homelessness prevention. It’s a unique organization with the power to bring the private and philanthropic sectors together to help tackle this critical problem with everything we have.

The programs this organization is leading demonstrate the kind of dedication and collaboration we need to make real progress on this issue. That’s why I’m so encouraged to have the Mayor’s Fund working on this important piece of our comprehensive approach to ending this crisis.

Your support is critical as we continue to tackle this emergency. I’m deeply grateful for your commitment and look forward to continuing the work ahead.


Mayor Karen Bass