Love Catalina Recovery Fund

Our Goal

Attracting more than one million visitors each year, tourism is the economic lifeline for our island and its 4,096 residents. When the island closed to non-residents and non-essential personnel in early March due to COVID-19, unemployment rates were estimated to be as high as 90 percent. While a phased reopening plan is underway, hundreds of residents in the tourism and hospitality industry are working on furloughed schedules, or remain unemployed. 

In support of locals who are currently out of a job, we’ve partnered with the Avalon Rotary Club Foundation to administer the Love Catalina Recovery Fund. Our goal is to help with rental, utility and healthcare assistance for the hundreds of local residents in need.

If you miss your favorite Catalina bartender, tour guide or shop salesperson, please consider making a donation below – a little goes a very long way. 

How to Donate

To donate, please select the “Donate Now” button below. You will be able to pay via PayPal or credit card. You can also donate via check by downloading this form with address information. For both online and check payments, please include “Love Catalina Recovery Fund” in the notes 

The Avalon Rotary Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3). Donations are taxable deductible (Tax ID 37-1608817) and one hundred percent of proceeds will be distributed to island residents who apply to assist with rent, utilities and health insurance premiums.

Apply for Assistance

If you are a Catalina Island resident who is currently unemployed as a result of the pandemic and would like to apply for assistance, please fill out the form below.