The Los Angeles Press Club is pleased to announce that the Emergency Fund for Southern California journalists is once again open for applications thanks to a generous grant from HFPA, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This time the LA Press Club has been replenished with $50,000. Last year we received $125,000 from the HFPA to distribute to Southland journalists and photographers.
The fund is recognizing the hardship put on journalists through the coronavirus pandemic and/or the changing media landscape.
Applicants do not need to be members of the Los Angeles Press Club nor HFPA but need to reside in Southern California. The application form is available on the L.A. Press Club website and the distribution of funds will start within a week.
The Los Angeles Press Club is hoping to make this a permanent emergency fund. To contribute to the fund, click here! All donations are fully tax-deductible.
The Los Angeles Press Club is a 501c3 charitable organization and has a long and storied history as one of the oldest and most prestigious journalist organizations in the country, serving the Southland since 1913. It is the only journalist organization in Southern California that represents journalists of all stripes — print, TV, radio and online.
The club hosts two major awards shows each year, the SoCal Journalism Awards and the National A&E Journalism Awards. For more information, visit the L.A. Press Club website.