COVID-19 Response

CAF AMERICA ENABLES TAX-EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (SARS-Co-V-2) a global pandemic. The number of those showing symptoms of COVID-19 increases daily around the world with the virus affecting hundreds of thousands. Via CAF America, donors can make tax-receipted fully regulatory compliant contributions to support the work of hospitals, community-based organizations, and other charities that are mobilizing around the world to provide support to those affected by COVID-19. 

Below you can browse the list of organizations eligible with CAF America which are working to provide relief on the ground. You can support the work of these organizations by clicking on the organization name. We will be updating this list on an ongoing basis. 

As an organization committed to enabling cross-border charitable giving, CAF America stands ready to assist US donors wanting to support the ongoing relief efforts. Please reach out to us via email info@cafamerica.org or call us at 202-793-2232 if there is anything we can do to assist you.

Global

  • Médecins Sans Frontières: Providing testing, treatment, and isolation conditions to marginalized and vulnerable parts of the population. Responding in France, Italy, Belgium, Iran, Afghanistan, and Greece.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross: Global response, overseeing relief efforts around the world.
  • Save the Children Federation: Training health teams worldwide how to protect themselves and prevent further spread of the disease, supplying the PPE (personal protective equipment) and other supplies frontline health staff desperately need, and protecting children and families that may be separated due to quarantine.
  • International Medical Corps: Working with the WHO to leverage its relationships with local and national ministries of health in more than 30 countries to provide expertise, equipment, training, and triage and treatment services.
  • Direct Relief International: In the US, Direct Relief is delivering protective masks—along with exam gloves and isolation gowns—to health care organizations in areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases. In China, Direct Relief has delivered via FedEx more than 30,000 pounds of protective gear—nearly 800,000 N95 and surgical masks, more than 400,000 gloves, and numerous coveralls, face shields, and shoe covers—to frontline health workers. Direct Relief is also staging personal protective equipment with regional response agencies across the world, including in the Caribbean and South America through the Pan American Health Organization.
  • International Organization for Migration: Combating misinformation, xenophobia and stigmatization through informational campaigns; increasing access to water and hygiene measures to vulnerable populations; enhancing health surveillance services and medical screenings at border entry points; providing medical supplies and accurate information to at-risk communities; strengthening cross-border coordination to minimize the risk of contagion; and providing capacity building and trainings to governments.
  • Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc: Providing lifesaving equipment, including face masks, ventilators and other supplies to hospitals in the coronavirus outbreak's epicenter in China. Currently preparing for a response to protect health workers in at-risk areas in the Balkans, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and beyond.
  • Save the Children - Organisation für die Rechte der Kinder Suisse: Supporting handwashing (distributing soap, hand sanitisers and other critical hygiene supplies), healthcare and mental health services (pre-positioning extra essential supplies), education (preparing tools for caregivers and child friendly spaces), identification and monitoring of vulnerable households and working to provide extra support, and preparing refugee camps by distributing hygiene kits and informing communities and health workers.
  • UNICEF - Switzerland: Providing medical supplies and PPE, educating public about best hygiene practices, maintaining healthcare access for vulnerable populations for non-outbreak related issues, despite reduced capacity caused by outbreak, maintaining education and social services for vulnerable populations, providing economic support for vulnerable populations, and researching nature of secondary impacts (Impacts other than people getting sick from Covid-19, e.g. economic hardship from lockdowns, reduced healthcare capacity for other issues, mental health issues from isolation).
  • United Nations Foundation: Supporting immediate global efforts to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline health workers get essential supplies and information to respond. Working with the WHO to gather critical data about the virus itself and its spread as well as guide and coordinate scientists around the world to rapidly develop potential treatments, diagnostic tests, and a vaccine.

Australia:

  • Australian Red Cross: Daily phone calls to people who are self-isolating across NSW, QLD and VIC,  providing door to door transport services to assist people in attending non-urgent medical appointments, continuing to help people seeking asylum to make ends meet, and share practical information to help people prepare for self-isolation and maintain their emotional wellbeing and social connection.
  • University of Queensland: Research to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus.
  • Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Foundation: Vital medical research and clinical trials as well as  hospital equipment and hospital staff support.
  • St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne): Critical medical equipment items to ensure staff can treat patients.  For example, new beds, specialist intensive care beds, video laryngoscope, patient monitoring systems, etc. The hospital also requires additional specialist infection control nurses and has set up a Fever Clinic to test and treat up to 600 patients per day.
  • UNICEF Australia: Providing urgently needed medical supplies, supporting countries with weak health systems, and ensuring children and families have access to accurate information so they can protect themselves and prevent ongoing transmissions.
  • The Salvation Army Australia: Adapting its social services programs as Australians face an extended period of challenge and hardship during the battle against the Coronavirus. Essential services include aged care, homelessness services, family violence services, and strategic emergency disaster management.
  • Foodbank Australia: Ensuring equity of access to food relief across the entire community by providing food relief through a network of 2,400 charities across Australia

Belgium:

  • European Food Banks Federation: Alleviating food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis and meeting costs or financial obligations that may occur to address the social emergency in the near future.

Bulgaria:

  • BCause Foundation: Supporting hospitals and medical workers and NGOs working on the front line in Bulgaria.  Buying protective gear, respirators, equipment, and additional supplies.

Brazil

  • ADJ - Associação de Diabetes Juvenil: Providing care packages to economically vulnerable diabetics, including food, hygienic supplies, and diabetic treatment supplies.
  • Fundaçao ABH: Providing economic support for low income families affected by the outbreak.
  • Associacao Prato Cheio: Supplying food and sterilizing cleaning supplies to those in need
  • Fundaçao de Apoio a Pesquisa e a Extensao: Engaged in ongoing research on the novel virus.
  • Instituto Perene: Dissemination of information about the outbreak and public health to rural communities.
  • Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira: Operating a hospital for low income populations that both provides treatment to those affected and researches the disease.
  • Emergency Fundo at IDIS (Instituto for the Development of Social Investment): Created by a group of civil society leaders committed to social investment, the Fund has two main objectives: to mobilize the philanthropic community / Brazilian society to donate to strengthen the public health system in Brazil and to create a fast, easy and reliable channel to bring financial resources to public hospitals and science and technology institutions that are at the forefront of the fight against Coronavirus.

Canada:

  • The Mississauga Food Bank: Supplying food aid to those families experiencing shortages as a result of the economic hardship and shortages caused by the outbreak.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières Canada: Part of global MSF response. Providing testing, treatment, and isolation conditions to marginalized and vulnerable parts of the population.
  • Second Harvest Food Support Committee: Providing food to marginalized populations and coordinating hunger relief efforts from multiple organizations across Canada.
  • North York Harvest Food Bank: Providing food to those unable to afford it due to the economic crisis, and delivering groceries to those unwilling to leave their homes due to risk of infection.
  • The Food Bank Of Waterloo Region: Providing hunger relief and helping people acquire adequate food supply to undergo self isolation if need be.
  • Canadian Red Cross Society: Providing financial support for those hit by economic crisis, mental health support for those struggling with anxiety and isolation, relief supplies, and information about the outbreak for the general public.

Costa Rica:

Asociación Hogar Manos de Jesus: Providing relief to individuals in their elder care home, buying medications, food, and items to protect healthcare workers

 

Egypt:

Egyptian Food Bank: The deterioration of the economic status due to COVID-19 has affected a large number of employees and workers, especially day labor, whose daily pattern was and will be negatively affected more than any other criteria of workers. Providing 19,625 families with food packs. These food boxes will be delivered to the needy during the coming two to three weeks.

France

Germany

  • Berliner Tafel e.V: Supplying food to those affected by shortages caused by stockpiling.

Hong Kong

India: 

  • CAF India:  Working to add to the capacity of the government health facilities by providing equipment (test kits, if possible ventilators etc) and non-medicine supplies; raising community awareness raising via NGO partners; and supplying preventive kits for old age and other vulnerable groups via our NGO partners.
  • GOONJ: Providing families with kits of essentials (such as food rations) and initiative kits to support rural/local livelihood to around 10,000 people across rural/low income group urban areas India

Indonesia:

  • Yayasan Fajar Sejahtera Indonesia: Educating public on outbreak, supplying medical equipment and PPE, assissting vulnerable individuals with day to day life, and running support services for child engagement.

Ireland:

  • Third Age Foundation Clg: Providing mental health support and outbreak information for seniors and non-English speaking migrants.
  • Barretstown: Providing virtual social engagement for critically ill children in isolation.
  • The Saoirse Foundation: Transporting vulnerable, critically ill children to medical facilities for treatment in sterilized vehicles.
  • Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation: Providing in home care for critically ill children who are vulnerable to the outbreak.
  • Focus Ireland: Providing food. PPE, medication, and medical care to homeless populations, translating medical advice for non-english speakers, providing public health information, and running self-isolation units for homeless who suspect infection.

Italy

  • ActionAid International Italia Onlus: Online community platform to match needs across the region with supply for psychological support, e-learning, and delivery of goods. Also, addressing the increase in gender based domestic violence (known to increase during times of crisis and economic hardship).
  • Associazione della Croce Rossa Italiana (Association of the Italian Red Cross): Providing emergency services, health services, psychological support, public health education, outbreak surveillance, health screenings, transportation services to health facilities, and medical equipment in the form of: protective suits, googles, gloves, shoe covers, thermo scanners, thermometers, and hospital set up (beds, curtains, power units etc).
  • DYNAMO Camp: Therapeutic Recreation Lab activities for children and teens that are affected by chronic diseases at home. Reaching people via digital network technologies and instruments such as Facebook Live Sessions to offer Therapeutic Recreation.
  • OXFAM Italia: Oxfam, in full compliance with the Ministerial Decrees , immediately activated itself also to preserve the health of its workers and of all the people with whom and for whom it works, in Italy and abroad. Support for hospitals, schools, families, and asylum seekers to avoid the spread of the infection.
  • Associazione Banco Alimentare della Lombardia: Maintaining existing food delivery programs for those hit by shortages.
  • Emergency Ong Onlus: Support to patients and front-line medical responders in high-risk and quarantine areas.

Japan

  • Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management: Medical supplies, meals, supplying relief items to medical facilities and children's centers.
  • Family House: Donating supplies, helping families stuck in Japan because of travel bans (specifically, families with children who came for medical treatment).
  • Second Harvest Japan: Securing larger food supplies to help food shortages and people otherwise unable to get adequate nutrition because of the crisis.
  • Tokyo English Life Line: Helping english speakers not fluent in Japanese stay informed during the crisis by running a support phone line.

Kenya

Lebanon:

  • Lebanese Red Cross: Purchase of personal protective equipment for ambulance volunteers (masks, protective uniforms, protective boots, and disinfection equipment).

Mexico:

Philippines

Poland

Singapore

  • Life Community Services Society: Financial support for low-income families affected by economic crisis.
  • The Food Bank Singapore Ltd: Supplying food to those unable to afford it because of the many shutdowns.
  • SingHealth Fund Limited: Funding research on the virus and helping healthcare workers with morale and access to supplies (issues with healthcare workers being turned away at stores for fear of infection).

South Africa:

 

South Korea

  • ChildFund Korea: Direct economic support and aid packages for economically disadvantaged children.

Spain

  • Cruz Roja Española: Disseminate prevention and containment measures, identifying concerns and beliefs to clarify hoaxes and false news, expand health capacities supporting the health system, and education and employment support.
  • Fundació Privada de Hospital Asil de Granollers: Treating patients in the ICU.
  • Infancia Solidaria: Sending volunteers to assist in hospitals.
  • Asociacion Manos de Ayuda Social: Feeding those who are economically impacted by the crisis.
  • Cruz Roja Española: Disseminate prevention and containment measures, identifying concerns and beliefs to clarify hoaxes and false news, expand health capacities supporting the health system, and education and employment support.

Switzerland

  • International Committee of the Red Cross: Global response, overseeing relief efforts around the world.
  • Pro Juventute: Running mental health support hotlines for those struggling with anxiety and isolation as a result of the outbreak and of measures taken to contain it.
  • Save the Children - Organisation für die Rechte der Kinder Suisse: Handwashing (distributing soap, hand sanitisers and other critical hygiene supplies), healthcare and mental health services (pre-positioning extra essential supplies), education (preparing tools for caregivers and child friendly spaces), identifying and monitoring vulnerable households and working to provide extra support, preparing refugee camps by distributing hygiene kits, and informing communities and health workers.
  • UNICEF - Switzerland: Providing medical supplies and PPE, educating public about best hygiene practices, maintaining healthcare access for vulnerable populations for non-outbreak related issues, despite reduced capacity caused by outbreak, maintaining education and social services for vulnerable populations, providing economic support for vulnerable populations, and researching nature of secondary impacts (Impacts other than people getting sick from Covid-19, e.g. economic hardship from lockdowns, reduced healthcare capacity for other issues, mental health issues from isolation).

Turkey:

  • Tkiyet Um Ali: Distribution of food aid to food insecure families.

United Kingdom

  • British Red Cross SocietyWorking with the National Emergencies Trust who will work with community foundations to ensure the money reaches local charities which will be able to help people most.  Those charities in turn will support individuals impacted by the outbreak. This is potentially a wide range of people dealing with the impact of illness, or social isolation, or loss of income.
  • Action Against Hunger: Providing healthcare - expanding water, sanitation, hygiene, and health programs to save more lives; specially in communities with struggling health systems
  • Trussell Trust: Support to food banks to provide practical support to people during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • UNICEF UK: Working to reduce the transmission of the virus by strengthening risk communication and tackling misinformation so that children, pregnant women and their families know how to prevent Covid-19 spread and where to seek assistance.
  • Oxfam Great Britain: Helping people minimize the risk of infection by providing them with accurate information and advice in local languages.  Delivering soap, sanitation services including handwashing facilities, and clean water to those most at risk.

United States

  • Save the Children Federation: Training health teams worldwide how to protect themselves and prevent further spread of the disease, supplying the personal protective equipment and other supplies frontline health staff desperately need, and protecting children and families that may be separated due to quarantine.
  • International Medical Corps: Working with the WHO to leverage its relationships with local and national ministries of health in more than 30 countries to provide expertise, equipment, training, and triage and treatment services.
  • Direct Relief International: In the U.S.,delivering protective masks – along with exam gloves and isolation gowns – to health care organizations in areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases. In China, delivering more than 30,000 pounds of protective gear — nearly 800,000 N95 and surgical masks, more than 400,000 gloves, and numerous coveralls, face shields, and shoe covers — to frontline health workers. Direct Relief is also staging personal protective equipment with regional response agencies across the world, including in the Caribbean and South America through the Pan American Health Organization.
  • American Red Cross: Providing critical relief services, maintaining a sufficient supply of blood to help patients.
  • Meals on Wheels America: Continued food and wellness checks for homebound elderly.
  • United Nations Foundation: Supporting immediate global efforts to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline health workers get essential supplies and information to respond. Working with the WHO to gather critical data about the virus itself and its spread as well as guide and coordinate scientists around the world to rapidly develop potential treatments, diagnostic tests, and a vaccine.
  • Heart to Heart International: Deploying a medical team to the Marshall Islands to prepare ahead of potential COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infections on the islands.
  • Feeding America: Food security.
  • Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc: Providing lifesaving equipment including face masks, ventilators and other supplies to hospitals in the coronavirus outbreak's epicenter in China. Currently preparing for a response to protect health workers in at-risk areas in the Balkans, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and beyond.
  • United States Fund for UNICEF: In addition to sending vital supplies, UNICEF is leading on preventative actions in communities to protect children’s health and the health of parents and caregivers so that they can continue to keep children safe. UNICEF is providing hygiene and medical kits to schools and health clinics and monitoring the impact of the outbreak to support continuity of care, education and social services.
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance: Immediate financial support for domestic workers to enable them to stay home and healthy — protecting themselves, their families and their communities while slowing the spread of the Coronavirus.
  • One Fair Wage Action: Providing cash assistance to low-wage restaurant workers.