HCBF Releases over $209,000 in Funds for Community Health and Wellness

HCBF is thrilled to announce the release of $209,169 in grants to Los Angeles WalksSouth Bay Center for CounselingSharefest Community Development, and Wilmington Community Clinic.

The Port Community Mitigation Trust Funds will be used for health and wellness in the Port of Los Angeles communities of San Pedro and Wilmington! These organizations have been greatly assisting these communities for years, and we are honored to work with them this grant season.

Below is an overview of the projects that will be immediately awarded with these funds.

Los Angeles Walks

Los Angeles Walks is partnering with Best Start Wilmington to develop The Safe Streets Community Promotora Education Program and train the next community educators on built environment, safe streets, and how to access city resources.

Serving: Low income households, medically vulnerable individuals, commuters

Amount Awarded: $75,000

Wilmington Community Clinic

To expand their asthma and allergy programs, WCC will be using their funds to compensate their employees and purchase critical medical supplies. These funds will go towards asthma and allergy diagnoses, screenings and case management.

Serving: Low income, medically vulnerable, undocumented residents of Wilmington

Amount Awarded: $34,169

South Bay Center for Counseling

SBCC will work on their Reclaiming Greenspace project, in which they will convert a vacant lot into a community farm. Features of the farm will include raised beds that will be rented out to residents for $10 a month, a compost station, and a meditation space for community members.

Serving: Vulnerable families without access to healthy produce and green space in Wilmington.

Amount Awarded: $60,000

Sharefest Los Angeles

Sharefest LA is in the process of jumpstarting their 14-week service learning opportunity to engage students in continuation high schools. This program will include activities such as tree planting, renovation and improvements to public facilities and parks, and more. These activities will help improve air and water quality, neighborhood safety and aesthetics, accessibility and attractiveness of public facilities and parks.

Serving: High school continuation students, low-income port community members

Amount Awarded: $40,000