Los Angeles - The Change Reaction, a giving movement disrupting the philanthropic model, announced the addition of 12 new partner organizations that have joined The Change Reaction Los Angeles network.
These partner organizations can submit emergency assistance grant requests to help meet the immediate financial needs of their clients to avoid falling into a financial crisis. For many hardworking people living paycheck to paycheck, an unexpected bill or some small emergency of just $400 can cause a crisis.
The Change Reaction donors are looking to directly help people in those moments of crisis. By allowing partner organizations to bring vetted requests to our team, our donors empower our partners to fulfill those requests and help spark a change reaction for good across Los Angeles.
Examples of assistance include rental arrears, car repairs, furnishings, and emergency medical costs and are typically filled within one or two days by The Change Reaction donors through our partners.
“Our partner organizations are doing great work and we want to help them say ‘yes’ to those in need, with funds for things ranging from rental arrears to avoid eviction to an emergency medical need. It’s in those moments that The Change Reaction donors step up and help restore people’s faith in humanity,” said Greg Perlman the founder of The Change Reaction.
The 12 new organizations partnering with The Change Reaction to help provide immediate relief to the populations they serve are:
- A Place Called Home – helping youth and their families in South Central Los Angeles
- Angel’s Nest – supporting current and former foster youth
- Covenant House – helping homeless and runaway youth
- Children Youth and Family Collaborative – working to close the achievement gap for foster youth
- Elizabeth House – empowering pregnant and parenting women to reclaim their lives
- Imagine LA – dedicated to ending the cycle of family homelessness and chronic poverty
- Jovenes – helping youth end their cycle of homelessness
- Los Angeles LGBT Center – caring for, celebrating and championing LGBT individuals in Los Angeles
- Proyecto Pastoral – empowering the Boyle Heights community through a variety of grassroots projects and programs
- Seed House Project – a live/work home for transitional age youth
- Two Wings – empowering survivors of sex trafficking with life skills, mentorship, and financial independence