On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) a pandemic. COVID-19 is one of the most urgent public health crises in generations. We must act now to understand the development of the disease, how it is transmitted, contained, and ultimately, halted.
Los Angeles is on the front line of defense against community spread. Scientists and medical and public-health professionals have been preparing for such a pandemic and are working together creatively to tackle this novel pathogen, learn from it, overcome it, and prevent new outbreaks in Los Angeles and around the world.
COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis, to be sure, straining healthcare systems globally. To address the ongoing and emerging needs of the public, UCLA is implementing an emergency preparedness strategy for COVID-19. We are:
UCLA continues to define the research and care landscape that puts our community and its residents first.
UCLA Health has created two funds to support our immediate work to save lives:
Gifts to this fund will:
Gifts to this fund will support:
In these unprecedented times, it takes a village to meet the challenges of COVID-19 head on. If you would like to represent #TeamLA and crowdfund one of our COVID-19 response efforts, consider creating a UCLA Health Personal Fundraising page to share with your friends and family. Unlike GoFundMe, UCLA Health’s internal crowdfunding platform allows 100% of donations to stay with UCLA. You can play an active part in rallying our community together during this time of solidarity.
We are deeply appreciative of the outpouring of support and offers of food, gift cards and other assistance to our caregivers. To relieve the logistical burden on our hospital administrative staff who are focused on patient care at this time, the best way you can donate a gift card is through the link below:
UCLA Health also seeks in-kind donations of products to protect our front-line providers and the patients we care for. Our need for personal protective equipment evolves on a daily basis as our hospitals and clinics respond to the crisis.
All donations must be unused and unopened, as they will need to be reviewed to meet infection control approval standards. For your safety and the safety of our health care staff, we cannot accept any in-person drop-offs at any of our medical centers, emergency rooms, testing sites, or clinics. Please note that we have opened a limited-hour UCLA Health COVID-19 PPE Collection Center in Van Nuys.
Click here for more information on hours, location, safety requirements, and directions for drop off.
If you are interested in receiving a tax receipt for your in-kind donation, please fill out this form and submit a copy with a scanned receipt or invoice indicating the item(s)’ value to Noah Green at email@example.com.
Senior Executive Director, Hospital Initiatives
UCLA Health Sciences Development
Office: (310) 206-3878
Mobile: (310) 321-8366
View full list of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) philanthropic needs