The Lark Awards support the collective care and renewal of staff at small community-centered organizations with deep roots in their Los Angeles communities.
Nonprofit staff often sacrifice their own well-being for their communities and are caught in a cycle of burnout and recovery. Many come from historically marginalized communities with limited access to time off and rest. This program offers the time and resources to pause, think deeply about collective care, and reimagine a more sustainable and just future.
The Lark Awards provide up to 15 nonprofit organizations with $30,000 each for the collective care of their staff. Each organization determines the best way to use and allocate the funds, such as staff-wide activities, individual uses, or both.
The program also includes a wellness coach for guidance and facilitation, and access to convenings for wellbeing check-ins and continued support.