COVID-19 Response Fund

We need your help with the CFV COVID-19 Response Fund!

The Community Foundation of the Verdugos (CFV) COVID-19 Response Fund provides flexible Board-designated resources for Verdugo region organizations as they respond to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus and quarantines. Donors may make charitable gifts to the Fund (Tax ID EIN#95-6068137) that will benefit both urgent and long-term community needs.
With this Fund in place, the CFV is appealing to the hearts and capabilities of generous donors from the Verdugo Region to give locally to help sustain social services and other efforts to safeguard and assist residents in our community who are vulnerable or at risk of being vulnerable because of the pandemic.

Additionally, individuals who have donor advised funds at financial institutions such as Vanguard, Schwab, Fidelity, etc. are being asked to contribute toward the CFV COVID-19 Response Fund to highlight their commitment to local community.

“This is an emergency of the likes that we have never experienced in recent times,” said Edna Karinski, Foundation CEO. The magnitude of the emergency that this pandemic has brought to the nation and into our communities has created, and will continue to create, significant immediate and long-term consequences for the Verdugo region.

The CFV is in ongoing communication with city, community, and nonprofit leaders to determine how the Foundation’s assistance will have the greatest impact. The Foundation is also an integral part of the Glendale Healthier Community Coalition Executive Committee as it meets regularly to monitor the situation locally. Nevertheless, urgent action is needed now to protect vulnerable citizens which include our seniors or those with compromised immune systems who face greater health risks from the virus and low-income families who may experience immediate economic hardship due to school closings and job loss.

The CFV COVID-19 Response Fund is intended for maximum flexibility and responsiveness as the pandemic unfolds. Community foundations across the state and nation have launched similar efforts to activate philanthropy in their local communities and provide much-needed financial support as conditions change in the coming weeks and months.

We convey gratitude to the many dedicated health professionals, educators, nonprofit organizations, caregivers, community leaders, first responders, small and large businesses, and volunteers who are working tirelessly to protect us all.