FOR HARDWORKING PEOPLE HELPING HARDWORKING PEOPLE
Everyone knows that the most impactful way to give and receive is when gifts are made directly – neighbor to neighbor.
Up until now, the biggest issue has always been how to directly give in a big enough way to lift up a community. The Change Reaction realized that the only way to scale this was to empower the most trusted people serving our community - the social workers, nurses, teachers, religious leaders, and community change agents – who work tirelessly to help the underserved in Los Angeles. Our "Change Agents" bring real time needs of the people they are serving so our donors can make direct grants, which are often approved in a matter of minutes and never longer than 24 hours. This new burst of energy into the most trusted frontline workers in Los Angeles is changing the path of thousands of Angelenos who make up the fabric of our community.
We often hear there are angels among us. The Change Reaction’s Angel Funds give recipients hope that angels really exist.
HOW IT WORKS
Angel Funds are powerful grants that are given to our partner organizations, which we call Change Agents. These grants support specific needs of the participants in the Change Agents’ organizations by making an immediate, direct impact where it’s needed most, whether it’s providing transportation to and from the hospital for parents of children battling life-threatening illnesses or giving first month’s rent to a senior citizen struggling to secure permanent housing on a low, fixed income. Case workers share the needs of the individual recipients with Angel Fund donors, creating a one-on-one connection to real-life people with real-world challenges.
The result is an unprecedented return on investment in giving — making a difference not only for the ultimate recipient, but also for the caseworker who is able to personally impact the lives of individuals and families they serve, providing funds quickly and with flexibility beyond the standard mandates of their organizations. This act of generosity uplifts everyone it touches with a renewed sense of purpose — and power — uniquely fulfilling the dreams of the doers as well as those who receive.