Harbor Community COVID-19 Relief Fund


HCBF is thrilled to announce the release of discretionary funds in the amount of $20,500 that will directly benefit our communities of San Pedro and Wilmington during these uncertain times. We are honored to use these funds to join the efforts of so many amazing community organizations and entities that are diligently working to address the pandemic-related needs of our residents. Below is an overview of the projects that will be immediately awarded with these funds.

HCBF COVID-19 Relief Grant Awardees!

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Grant Purpose:
 Grocery packages, cash assistance for food and nonfood items. Low-income households in Wilmington and San Pedro will receive individualized assistance through BTCF’s case management program. Low income students and households will have access to healthy food through adapted Mobile Food Pantry Program.
Serving: Low income households, students, and those who do not qualify for public assistance

Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation
Grant Purpose:
 Face masks for undocumented day workers, food distribution for 100 low income families in Wilmington (600 families over 6 months).
Serving: Low income, medically vulnerable, undocumented residents of Wilmington

Communities for a Better Environment
Grant Purpose:
  Fund delivery of direct-aid and or resources to vulnerable populations (youth, elderly, immigrants, and families) in Wilmington. Specifically, this grant would support three areas: food, technology, and personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks.
Serving: Youth, elderly, immigrants and vulnerable families in Wilmington.

Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation
Grant Purpose:
  Support 120 families through food distribution program. In addition to fresh produce, families also get information in Spanish about COVID-19, available community resources, healthy recipes, mental health resources, and free enrollment assistance to enroll in CalFresh benefits to ensure long-term access to healthy food. Collaboration between Providence caregivers from Wellness & Activity center and volunteers from Best Start Wilmington
Serving: Those undergoing economic hardship, are seniors, or have an underlying, chronic health condition that puts them at greater risk of COVID-19 related complications.

Rainbow Services
Grant Purpose:
  Provide assistance to the most vulnerable communities in the Harbor area by increasing the safety of domestic violence survivors through the purchase of disposable masks, cloth masks, cleaning supplies, sanitizer, and social distancing signage.
Serving: Domestic violence survivors and workers.

San Pedro YMCA
Grant Purpose:
  Meal program in San Pedro funding 750 meals (breakfast and lunch).
Serving: Families and seniors, and other vulnerable groups.

Wilmington Teen Center/Harbor Community Development Corporation
Grant Purpose:
  Food distribution program – walking food carts, groceries, and cleaning supplies.
Serving: Homeless and low-income families.

HCBF discretionary funds are not associated with the Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund (PCMTF), and proposed projects were not required to relate to port impacts or mitigation.

Last updated: August, 21, 2020.