COVID-19 Response

12 Months Later: The State Of The World's Nonprofits | The Voice of Charities Facing COVID-19, Volume 7
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CAF AMERICA ENABLES TAX-EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO THE
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The World Health Organization has 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 if there is anything we can do to assist you:
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302 eligible charities in 44 countries providing direct COVID-19 relief

List updated regularly

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India

CAF India: CAF india is providing medical consumables to Government hospitals and other local authorities like District collectorate and Police commiserate offices. We are providing consumables like oximeters, Thermal Scanners, Surgical masks, N-95 masks, Gloves, sanitizers etc. 

Goonj: As a continuation of our Covid work from last year, this year apart from working on large scale food and other essentials and livelihood, we are widening our interventions for some time from PPE kits, oximeters, thermometers to oxygen cylinders, masks, and other support through cash transfers or otherwise. Also post Covid, hygiene and nutrition has become all the more important. Thus our focus will also be to work large-scale around water, sanitation, kitchen gardens etc. in the coming months.

Mass Welfare Society: In order to help the most needy people, the daily wage earners, Mass Welfare Society had undertaken many food distribution programmes in 2020 - 2021 in the communities of our project areas. Rice, flour, potatoes, onions, pulses, sugar, mustard oil, biscuits etc had been given to  around 1000 families in the areas of Beckbagan, Topsia, Matangini, Peyarabagan, Dum Dum, Anandapur and most importantly in Village Dhamua (District South 24 Paraganas). We also distributed face masks and sanitizers and spread awareness about the precautionary measures to be taken to combat the Corona crisis.

Udayan Care: The Udayan Care Emergency Response Fund was set up in early April in Year 2020 to support our beneficiaries from Udayan Ghar, Udayan Shalini Fellowship & Information Technology Programme . Thus, through the Emergency Response Fund (ERF), Shalinis and their families were helped to sustain themselves. They were supported either financially or with ration kits during this difficult phase. A Need Based Targeted approach was adopted and Shalinis across 13 states in 21 chapters were contacted, we classified their need for support into three groups: Urgent, Average, and Low need, and acted on it accordingly by reaching out to the families in Urgent category first. Take home rations, cash relief, mentoring to ensure the girls were safe in lockdown gave way to the dire need to keep the girls learning through online school, college and the Fellowship curriculum. The girls under the Udayan Shalini Fellowship programme faced technological challenges as the majority did not have access to mobile phones or computers. With the second wave of Corona pandemic, we fear the same situation once again and are gearing up to reach them in case of need. We also plan to induct 1200 new Shalinis during the next six months and provide them with devices and data.

International Centre For Theoretical Science: ICTS researchers have been active on a number of different fronts in the national mission against covid-19. ICTS is coordinating a multi-institutional effort led by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (and all its centres) as well as the Indian Institute of Science and other partners called Covid Gyan, for creating, curating and communicating scientifically accurate information. Other members have been studying and tracking the global data on the infection in innovative ways. Covid Gyan is a pan-TIFR-IISc multi-lingual science communication initiative to bring accurate and accessible science communication, on the topic of Covid-19. This website serves as a hub to bring together a collection of resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. These resources are generated by public supported research institutions in India and associated programs. 

Jeevodaya: Jeevodaya is directly involved and supporting COVID -19 efforts in Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA. 1) Provisions : Rice, Dal, Edible OIl, Pulses, wheat flour, soaps, etc, Curry Powder to nearly 10,000 families. 2) Masks and Sanitizers : 10,000 people. 3) Food ( Cooked Food) : 1,00,000 people 4) Online Education and Learning for the Socially and Economically deprived children  who otherwise will be deprived - left out of Digital and Online Learning during the LOCKDOWN. These children are from STONE QUARRIES, VILLAGES and SLUMS

Makkala Jagriti: Makkala Jagriti's response to the pandemic has been multipronged to ensure the communities we work with in urban and rural Karnataka, India are safe,  feel connected and also to ensure that children and youth we work with continue learning: 1. Providing essential grocery kits to families who were affected by loss of livelihood due to lockdowns 2. Awareness campaigns to ensure the right information about Covid-19 reaches our beneficiary communities (About precautions, helplines, vaccines, busting myths) 3.Learning under Lockdown - A program for ensuring continued learning for 25000+ children right in the safety of their homes through a multi-modal approach of reaching them through online and offline means - Whatsapp groups,youtube channel, community visits and providing them with learning kits for holistic learning in order to bridge the digital divide. 4. Social and Emotional Well-being - Connecting with children, their parents and teachers on a regular basis to check on them and have conversations around their emotional well-being 5.Capacity building of teachers and parents - We have designed virtual programs to build capacity in parents and teachers to equip them with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude for supporting the learning of the children during the pandemic 6. Connecting patients to relevant helplines for the provision of Hospital and medical support 

Harmony House: Currently our covid specific initiatives are as follows: 1. Harmony House Care package drives – This has been ongoing since March 2020 and we have helped more than 25000 people. Repeat packs have gone to all families on  a regular basis. We provide a family of 4 care packs to last 10 days including rations like atta, rice, dal, oil, sugar, salt & spices, etc and hygiene products like sanitary pads, soaps, washing powder, toothpaste and brushes, etc. (approx pack cost 920/USD 12). 2. Medical Relief: The pandemic has caused huge challenges for our families who were already living below the poverty line. They already struggled to feed and shelter the families and this was made even more difficult as jobs and homes were lost. Living day to day became almost impossible but getting medical aid had been completely cut off by the government as they accepted only COVID-19 patients leaving so many desperate and in some cases fighting for their lives alone. This left many vulnerable and easy targets for loan sharks and frauds who promise treatments and do not deliver. Currently, the medical assistance that we provide at Harmony House is on a case to case basis, although we provide aid and guidance wherever we can. We have a team of volunteer doctors who perform online consultation, however treatments and tests are not always affordable.

United Way Mumbai: With the second wave of the pandemic overwhelming our public health infrastructure and communities, United Way Mumbai is now working on: 1. Equipping hospitals and healthcare workers with essential protective and medical equipment 2. Helping women earn a livelihood through provision of occupational tool kits 3. Allaying fears related to Covid-19 vaccination in low income communities 4. Facilitating vaccine registrations in low income communities 5. Providing ration and hygiene supplies to daily wage earners 6. Helping auto and taxi drivers to be Covid ready through provision of safety screens and basic hygiene and sanitation material, along with training. We have also initiated long term interventions to build back better through: 1. Working with hospitals to establish stronger Infection Prevention Control processes to protect healthcare workers and patients 2. Establishing linkages with government schemes and livelihood opportunities for persons from low income communities

United Way Hyderabad: The second wave of COVID-19 has pushed India from a bad to catastrophic phase within a fortnight. The state of Telangana has also been witnessing a steep rise in the number of positive cases and deaths due to Covid-19. The state recorded 8,126 new cases on 25th April with around 38 deaths. The demand for testing, isolation, and treatment is increasing every day. United Way of Hyderabad is currently focusing its campaign on three key aspects; ensuring the availability of the Rapid Antigen Tests with the state; Provision of Home Care Kit for COVID positive families in low-income communities and provision of minimally invasive oxygenation equipment to state hospitals, currently to Gandhi Hospital and TIMS. The requested quantities in the deck summarise the overall need. Based on the interest and fund allocation, we can customize the support you would want to opt for. We are also working on a plan of getting Covid-designated Isolation Centers ready in the community and will keep you updated on the same if you wish to support the same.

Children's Lovecastles Trust: Our State- Karnataka State - is shut down again and our digital classroom program for under-served communities has stopped and children have no resources or study material in their homes or communities. We are starting a campaign to release all the STEM resources in English and all the regional languages - 15,000 STEM videos, 6,000 PDFs, experiments etc. free of cost to the entire nation and to a global audience. We also have a second APP only for teachers about STEM pedagogy. We have a program cost to run the campaign through Social Media, Bulk SMS, Outward calling, Google ADs etc., in addition to technology upgrade costs. The APPs are ready, in Google Play Store and content is ready. 

Sree Jnanodaya Grameena Vidya Trust: The second wave of Covid-19 has turned out to be very dangerous and unprecedented in surging covid infections and dislocating life of the vulnerable communities specifically in the rural areas.  Jnanoday, as a grassroots NGO is trying to extend every possible support to these vulnerable communities in Chickballapur and Kolar district.  Hence, Jnanodaya intends to continue to work both in relief and rehabilitation activities as follows: 1. Awareness on wearing masks, Social distancing, testing and isolation and vaccinations 2. Build immunity through Ayurveda tonics which contain necessary vitamins 3. Supply of masks, sanitizer, nebulizer and oximeter 4. Digital Campaigns on removal of misconception, fear and misinformation on vaccination and the disease 5. Support Gram Panchayaths in increasing vaccination coverage 6.  Support poor women, marginal farmers and migrant labourers with a financial support between INR.6, 000 to 10,000 for income generation/livelihoods and employment.

Oxfam India: In the last few weeks, India is facing its worst health crisis and Government Health Machinery is not able to cope with this emergency. Oxfam has started its response, reaching out to the most affected and vulnerable communities and will be working in 17 states of India. Oxfam India received requests from the officials from the government health departments to provide support for ‘Medical Equipment & Accessories’ and materials that includes Hospital beds, Coir Mattresses, PPE Kits, Sanitiser, Hand Gloves etc. We are going to distribute and install medical equipment and accessories at government institutions (hospitals/health centres). We are distributing PPE kits and safety kits to frontline health workers and the community. We are reaching out with food to the stranded workers and to the most marginalised and vulnerable communities. We will make direct cash transfers to the most marginalised households, especially women-led ones to pay for their immediate needs or establish small businesses. We will impart skill-based, livelihood training for women and self-help groups to help them generate income. Oxfam India needs CAF America to equip Indian healthcare system with preventive measures and provide Food and Livelihood security to the vulnerable.

Concern India: India is right now in the grip of a devastating second wave of the deadly coronavirus with states and cities starting to go under fresh lockdowns. We are in a state of public health emergency and there is an urgent need for vaccinating as many disadvantaged individuals as possible, providing medicines, oxygen, essential drugs, food grains and many more life saving items. In response to the spread of COVID-19 in India , Concern India Foundation has been working towards strengthening public health institutions by providing protective equipment and tools enabling them to treat and manage COVID-19 patients. In the past year we had worked in Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Kerala and Telangana in the following areas: 1. Supporting hospitals. Covid Centers, and health workers by supplying health kits and other necessary items 2. Strengthening the ICU of hospitals enabling them to treat and manage COVID patients. Our support included providing ventilators for paediatric cases, ECG machines, portable x-ray machines, ambulances ,etc 3. Supporting the police force by providing personal protection equipment like sanitizers and disposable gloves , and setting up of a covid center for Mumbai Police 4. Providing dry rations to the unorganised sector in various communities and villages, including migrant labourers, transgenders. 5. Supporting farmers to sustain during the pandemic

CARE: CARE is reaching out to partners, both current and potential, to help fund an agile crisis response in one of India’s poorest and most populous states, Bihar. Yesterday we were able to launch a pop up COVID-19 health facility in Patna, which costs approximately $150,000 for two months of operation. The government of Bihar has asked CARE to partner with them to establish five more temporary health facilities with estimated reach of more than 6,000 serious COVID-19 cases with doctors, nurses, oxygenation, monitoring and testing – a cost of $1.4 million (or $280,000 per facility) over two to three months. CARE anticipates this intervention to be likely to save at least 10,000-12,000 lives.

iVolunteer: iVolunteer is working to purchase Oxygen concentrators in bulk from manufacturers and partnering with other agencies for competitive costs, quick supply, and reliable quality. Oxygen concentrators enable trained medical professionals to administer oxygen to patients in waiting areas, in COVID Care centres, and in ambulances and community health centres.

Plan India: We are working with important stakeholders across 15 states in the country and trying to help 5500 communities with below mentioned relief work: 1. Providing food baskets and hygiene kits to families impacted due to loss of livelihoods and restrictions imposed by the Govts. 2.Supply of protective gears i.e. PPE Kits, N95 masks, gloves etc for healthcare workers and other frontline COVID warriors 3.Installation of OXYGEN GENERATION PLANTS where it is needed the most as Indian hospitals are facing acute shortage of oxygen. 4.Providing beds and other essential supplies to districts govt. hospitals. 5. In most affected districts, we are also trying to establish temporary health facilities for treating mild to moderate COVID positive cases.

American India Foundation Trust: HEALTH FACILITY INTERVENTIONS 1.Oxygen concentrators - Providing oxygen concentrators to primary care facilities in rural areas, where there has been a dire shortage 2. Ventilators – Procuring and ensuring the installation of ventilators in states that have expressed a need 3. Portable hospitals (20 – 100 beds) – Addressing the shortages of beds by adding portable hospitals to existing health facilities 4. Cold-storage equipment - Procuring and ensuring the installation of cold-storage facilities for vaccines, which will become a need as vaccine production increases FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKER INTERVENTIONS : Helping those who are at the greatest risk of getting infected 1. Community screening and home-based management  – Providing pulse oximeters to state governments, for their entire ASHA and ANM workforce, to be able to improve community monitoring of COVID-19 patients and ensure early referral 2. Personal protective gear (PPE) - Providing frontline workers with masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers, for personal protection COMMUNITY-CENTERED INTERVENTIONS Education and nutrition remain some of the greatest needs 1. Awareness campaign – Through IVRS, spreading community awareness of sustained COVID-appropriate behavior, including the use of masks, hand hygiene, physical distancing, and home-based care of infected individuals, along with creating awareness on vaccination and related side effects 2. Ensuring nutrition of key vulnerable groups via cash transfer - Supporting the nutritional needs of vulnerable communities, particularly women and children

Transform Rural India Foundation: TRIF is mounting a comprehensive healthcare program to support rural communities combat COVID in 73 most backward districts in four states of the country. The key elements of intervention are (1) Strengthening community disease surveillance and ensuring local treatment for mild cases (2) Strengthening government primary and secondary healthcare facilities - especially around Oxygen availability and (3) Accelerating the Vaccination among poor and vulnerable communities. We have more than 100 professionals and a large community cadre on the ground and formal partnerships and embedded cells with health departments in these states to immediately respond to the emerging crisis. Please find attached a detailed note and slide deck on the strategy and intervention.

Save the Children: Save the Children is on the ground in India and working through partners and in coordination with the government to provide crucial, lifesaving support – fast-tracking vaccinations, providing essential supplies like oxygen and ventilators, setting up COVID-19 field hospitals, referring children in need of alternative care, distributing learning and play kits, and much more. As this crisis unfolds, we are particularly concerned for children. Tragically, a significant number have lost their parents to the virus and are in need of care and protection. Save the Children is taking on the important task of caring for these children who are now without parents and, wherever possible, bringing them together with other family members through our family reunification services.

Doctors for you: "Isolation and Treatment Centre Support: Vistex Hospital operated by Doctors for You (DFY) is located in Masarhi village of Patna district, Bihar. The hospital has been providing accessible and affordable primary health care services prioritizing maternal and child health, geriatric care, malnutrition, adolescent reproductive, and sexual health for the poorest of the poor in the area. The patient profile included population from 300 villages from Patna and Nalanda districts of Bihar. As the number of Covid-19 cases in Bihar is on continuous rise, therefore, the Hospital has been converted to 50-bedded isolation and treatment center for serving the suspected/confirmed Covid-19 cases. It is the only hospital that can provide quality emergency healthcare services in the area. Budget Components - Medicines, PPE Kits, Consumable Support, Allowances for Covid-19 Screening Team, Food for Confirmed Covid-19 patients, Honorarium for Healthcare Staff."

Habitat for Humanity India Trust: Habitat for Humanity India uses donations to support emergency relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation needs of people and communities affected by various natural and manmade disasters. The funds will be additionally used to support the individuals, households and communities affected by the Covid 19 pandemic through various interventions including those mentioned above and interventions focusing on prevention of Covid 19 infection, prevention of hunger, promotion of health, finanacial literacy, livehood training, livehood support, transition. Funds will be utilised to provide dry rations, hygiene kits, behavioural change communication, skill training, support for alternate livelihood, mental health support, financial literacy training sessions, transitional shelters and permanent shelters to the marginalised communities. 

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation: Amid the growing cases of COVID-19, India is facing an acute shortage of oxygen for critical patients in the hospitals. Though all the section of society is equally affected but it inflicting serious damages to vulnerable section of society . HP India with proactive support of its employees is partnering with its long term NGO partner Jubilant Bhartia Foundation (JBF) to establish an oxygen bank catering to society with special focus on vulnerable sections (as identified above).With support from donors, JBF shall establish a bank of 150 oxygen concentrators which shall be provided to needy and then after a while taken back to cater others. Thus creating a community pool to use the resource in such turbulent times.

SWASTI:  Donations to SWASTI go toward vaccine readiness and supporting community voice platform on prevention & care - using an IVRS system, PAN India to be utilised within a month. The program includes systematic community outreach and demand generation including counselling for COVID-19 vaccine uptake and handholding people with digital literacy issues to register on the Government's Co-WIN app to get vaccinated.

Salaam Baalak Trust: “It has been one of the most difficult weeks since SBT was founded more than 30 years ago. 110 of our children and staff are ill right now, primarily in the residential care homes. Most of them are moving towards getting better but this has increased from 17 sick children just 10 days ago, and the number affected in the outreach centers will be much higher. One of our female staff members came out of hospital today, still with low oxygen levels, and very, very sadly a male colleague passed away a day ago.”

Mobile Creches: In a pandemic of such gigantic proportions the urgency is to ramp up health infrastructure and support frontline health workers to meet the expected peak caseload across the country. At the same time it is vital for organisations like MC to remain connected with poor families, excluded from public welfare systems, to ensure they have the information and the means to remain resilient against the infection, to seek and receive the help they need, at this hour. Our COVID 2.0 Relief Response will: (1) Respond to emergency requests for oxygen cylinders, concentrators, hospital beds, plasma donors, medicines etc. through linkages with public, private, and community provisions. (2) Run community relief through COVID awareness, monthly nutrition for children and families, psychosocial help, immunization linkages, early education modules, and facilitate vaccination camps at labour camps and urban slums. (3) Distribute COVID management kits comprising of oximeters, thermometers, masks, and sanitisers. Bundled with awareness about their use. So that entire families are protected.

Indonesia

Habitat for Humanity Indonesia: Donations support Habitat for Humanity Indonesia's temporary shelter program for front-line health workers at 10 Covid-19 designated hospitals in Jakarta and Surabaya. The program, which includes meals and transportation access to and from hospitals, aims to provide 200 rooms to support a minimum 400 front-line health workers for 60 days from July to September 2021 to protect both the workers and their families from the transmission and impact of COVID-19.

Nepal

Nepal Heart Foundation: Nepal Heart Foundation (NHF) has been actively involved in supporting the COVID-19 relief efforts in Nepal. NHF has been supporting various organizations, hospitals, clinics , health professionals and patients who have been affected by COVID-19 during the first and second wave of the pandemic. NHF has taken initiative to support the hospitals, clinics and health professionals with the distribution of the Personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitizers and other medical accessories like pulse oxymeter, thermometers, essential medicines and so on. NHF has also been providing necessary medical support to the heart patients who have been the victim of COVID-19.

Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation: As the Covid cases are soaring, currently many places of Nepal are in lockdown including Kathmandu valley. Since the initial phase of this pandemic time, Our Foundation has been doing its best to reach out to the people and the community to serve them with relief food supplies as well as supporting the health care center of the Khumbu region with necessary medical equipment during this time. Donations to our organization will support our testing kit initiative, which provides critically needed diagnostic capacity to vulnerable Nepalese communities.

Thailand

Teach for Thailand Foundation: Teach for Thailand (TFT) is ensuring that our teacher leaders are acting as first responders to ensure that children in marginalized communities aren’t left behind. We know that the downstream impact of the pandemic will hit the most marginalized group the hardest.Our Fellowship Program is entirely focused on marginalized communities across 13 provinces in Thailand. TFT firstly provides teacher leaders for free to partner schools for a period of 2 years which helps to alleviate any financial and teaching resources during this time. Our teacher leaders are assisting their schools to make new arrangements  to accommodate social distancing guidelines such as splitting up the classroom to limit the amount of students, upgrading their own skills and for other teachers to be able to utilize digital technology as a learning tool and develop blended learning materials to replace or complement traditional education. What is more important is that our teacher leaders will engage with the communities which they are based in and notably the parents to ensure they collectively work towards adjusting to life during this pandemic and persevere with keeping the children in the schools. The donations we receive will serve more than just a short term or immediate relief to a small group of recipients but rather, it supports our existing 88 teacher leaders in 39 schools across 13 provinces across Thailand trying to bring about a sustainable change. More than 7,000 students will directly benefit from our program so that they continue to receive excellent education.

Life Skills Development Foundation: Life Skills Development Foundation is monitoring and responding to crises of ethnic, indigenous, and migrant children who are impacted by the COVID-19 third wave outbreak in Maehongson and ChiangMai provinces.

Human Rights Lawyers Association: Pursuing legal action in defense of Thai persons targeted by the state with Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) to prevent overcrowding of prisons and combat the spread of COVID-19 therein.

Global

UNICEF USA: As UNICEF continues its work to lead the global procurement and supply of COVID-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries, we are scaling up our response to address two specific, urgent needs in India: access to lifesaving oxygen and additional rapid COVID-19 testing. Oxygen is critical to treating patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms, and rapid, accurate testing is an essential tool in combating virus outbreaks. Each oxygen plant costs only $175,000 and can service a 500-bed hospital for 20 years. Each PCR testing machine costs $20,560 and lasts for 10 years: in the future they can also be used for HIV, tuberculosis, and other testing.

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 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: Following our response in China, Project HOPE has expanded our strategy globally. We are providing healthcare workers with a COVID-19 specific training program, procuring critical protective and lifesaving equipment, and providing surge staffing support to increase medical capacity in select regions.

Save the Children - Organisation für die Rechte der Kinder SuisseSupporting 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 - SwitzerlandProviding 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.

LifeNet International: Preparing health facility partners (220 facilities) to prevent, diagnose, and treat coronavirus.  Also helping to prepare facilities to educate their vulnerable communities. Programs implemented in Uganda, DRC, Malawi, Burundi, and Kenya.

International Committee of the Red Cross: Overseeing relief efforts across the developing world, primarily in conflict zones.  Providing healthcare in Syria, Lebanon, Mali, South Sudan, Nigeria, Central African Republic, and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Emergency USA: EMERGENCY USA is supporting EMERGENCY ONG ONLUS work in Italy as well as preparing for a response to prevent the virus from spreading and to protect patients and health workers from COVID-19 in Afghanistan, northern Iraq, Sierra Leone and Sudan.

 

Open Education Resource Foundation: To minimise the impact of COVID-19, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the OERu are joining forces with the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) to support education institutions around the world transitioning to online learning using open educational resources (OER).

Friends-International: Providing immediate life-saving support (food, hygiene materials etc.) and protection for children and families; adapting our services to continue to offer protection and reintegration services in this new context, and preparing for the long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts, including through employment support and job placement for those who have lost their livelihoods.  Friends-International operates within Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Switzerland.

Flexport.org: Tackling one of the biggest challenges of global COVID-19 relief efforts: transportation. Donations cover the cost of shipments for response organizations to ensure logistics is never the blocker for delivering aid.

Care Canada: Providing hygiene supplies, food, and public health education in developing countries.

American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc: TECHO launched The Empathy Pact: a global movement bringing together the world's leading brands committed to supporting vulnerable families impacted by COVID-19 across Latin America and the Caribbean. For the duration of the crisis, TECHO teams are distributing emergency kits containing food and hygiene products to vulnerable families in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The Empathy Pact platform allows multiple stakeholders (employees, customers, etc.) to join the initiative and work together to help scale its impact.

Infancia Solidaria: 1- We have bought 5000 masks for the humblest families in Ethiopia 2-We have bought 5000 masks for the humblest families in Kenya 3- We have bought basic food products for 100 Spanish families in a situation of economic vulnerability due to the coronavirus crisis.

Friedensdorf International: Friedensdorf International aims to provide aid to the innocent victims of war and crises in the world, by making medical treatment accessible especially for children in Central Asia and Africa. In our project country Cambodia we are supporting waste picker families and their children with food supplies (rice, flour etc.) and soap. Because of COVID-19 the families are not able to work and sell the waste they are collecting. Their children normally go to a kindergarten project (that we are supporting) where they receive education, regular meals and have the possibility to use showers etc. The kindergarten is closed at the moment but the families can use the showers and the children also get homework so that they can learn at home.

European Food Banks Federation: Representing 430 Food Banks in 29 European countries, which are committed to prevent food waste and provide food to 45,283 charities and 9.5 million most deprived people. Due to COVID-19 for the last 3 months European Food Banks have faced several challenges with a 50% increase of food demand and have doubled the amount of food redistributed, in comparison with 2019 levels. The European Food Banks Federation is supporting its members to respond to this food emergency and meet the costs or financial obligations to address these increasing needs.

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation: Active in Vietnam and Mongolia. Distributing emergency care packages of food, water, medicines and hygiene kits to vulnerable and at high risk poor communities in urban, provincial and remote areas. Providing home-school education and psychosocial support to children from disadvantaged communities who are at high-risk of dropping out of school altogether and who remain vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and trafficking. Rebuilding Lives Campaign: Providing financial assistance and psychosocial support to poor communities who have altogether lost their livelihood.

Room to Read: Active in Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and India. Customizing Literacy Program for distance learning as an essential lifeline to the world's most vulnerable children. Facilitating learning across the digital divide by providing support via channels most accessible to low-income children, including telephone, radio and TV broadcasts, text messaging and the distribution of hard copies of educational materials. For those with digital access, uploading storybook content in over 40 languages to Literacy Cloud platform.

AMREF Health Africa Italy: AMREF today operates in Italy and in 35 countries in the south of the Sahara with 160 projects to promote health, provide medical assistance to the local populations in both health centres and mobile units, including training of midwives and health personnel. Donations will support the remote training of 1000 health care workers responding to COVID-19 and purchase PPE supplies.

Sesame Workshop: In response to the unprecedented challenges facing young children and caregivers, Sesame Workshop’s  Caring for Each Other initiative is a commitment to support families around the world throughout the COVID-19 health crisis with a broad variety of critical multimedia resources to support families in providing comfort and managing anxiety as well as creating routines, fostering playful learning at home, and staying physically and mentally healthy. As the pandemic continues and families adjust to a new normal with ongoing educational, social and physical disruption, additional resources are needed to continue to provide comfort to vulnerable children and families during these difficult times.

The Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM): The Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM) is the largest polish secular non-governmental organization, in terms of its annual cash flow and number of field-based missions, providing foreign humanitarian and development assistance in Lebanon, Iraq, Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Palestine among others.PCPM  operates a rapid response emergency medical team classified as Type 1 EMT by the WHO. Poland Emergency Medical Team can be deployed within 24 hours to provide medical care for victims of natural disasters or humanitarian emergencies. The Team, taking an active role in the global fight against COVID-19, was already deployed to Italy, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan which makes it one of the most experienced emergency medical teams around the world. pcpm.org.pl/en

Afghanistan Women Council: Grant funds will be used to pay teachers and purchase teaching materials for training on literacy and life skills. This grant will be given to the women as loans under the microfinance program to improve sustainable businesses during COVID-19.

Conciencia: Providing families with food aid and hygiene supplies.

Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos: Purchase of food and hygiene products so that food reaches those who need it most and ensure the functioning of Food Banks in Argentina.

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 FoundationVital 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.

OXFAM Australia: Oxfam country teams are providing support to vulnerable communities in many places around the world including awareness and education campaigns and the provision of hygiene equipment.

Asylum Seeker Resource CentreThe ability for people seeking asylum to survive in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic is seriously under threat right now. For those with no income or Government support, the ASRC is their only lifeline in this crisis, providing emergency food, shelter and access to medicine and medical care.

St Vincent de Paul NSW: Working to combat social isolation, continue care for beneficiaries (many of which are elderly or in vulnerable populations), and provide sanitisers and appropriate personal protective equipment including face masks to those in need.

St Vincent de Paul VIC: Working to combat social isolation, continue care for beneficiaries (many of which are elderly or in vulnerable populations), and provide sanitisers and appropriate personal protective equipment including face masks to those in need.

St Vincent de Paul QLD: Working to combat social isolation, continue care for beneficiaries (many of which are elderly or in vulnerable populations), and provide sanitisers and appropriate personal protective equipment including face masks to those in need.

St Vincent de Paul SA: Working to combat social isolation, continue care for beneficiaries (many of which are elderly or in vulnerable populations), and provide sanitisers and appropriate personal protective equipment including face masks to those in need.

St Vincent de Paul WAWorking to combat social isolation, continue care for beneficiaries (many of which are elderly or in vulnerable populations), and provide sanitisers and appropriate personal protective equipment including face masks to those in need.

St Vincent de Paul TAS (ABN 41003138898): Working to combat social isolation, continue care for beneficiaries (many of which are elderly or in vulnerable populations), and provide sanitisers and appropriate personal protective equipment including face masks to those in need.

Black Dog Institute: The Institute will continue to work closely with the government and provide advice on up-to-date evidence and specific evidence-based mental health intervention that are needed in the short and long term. Black Dog Institute is investigating this through an online study to understand how COVID-19 is impacting the mental health of Australian adults, and to discover what people are doing to stay mentally healthy during this time.  The Institute also runs an online clinic as a starting point for assessment and recommendations for a care pathway.

Lifeline Australia: Providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.  Lifeline telephone, text and webchat services will continue as normal throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Reachout: One of Australia’s leading online mental health organisations for young people and their parents. Practical support, tools and tips to help young people and their parents. Particular resources curated due to the impact of CoVID-19 on mental health.

R U OK?: Helping to build meaningful connections with people and support anyone struggling with life. Mental health support and sucicide prevention during this challenging time.

NSW Meals on Wheels Association: Providing food assistance to those in immediate need.

QLD Meals on Wheels Services Association Inc: Providing food assistance to those in immediate need.

OzHarvest: Food rescue and delivery to those in immediate need.

Second Bite: Food and groceries to help Australians who are facing hardship as a result of the Coronavirus.

Mission Australia: Essential services, including aged care and homelessness services, during the current circumstances.

Exodus Foundation: Serving takeaway hot meals to the hungry.  Also, providing food parcels to the poor, and counsellors and health professionals care for each guest.

World Relief Australia: Seeking to empower people to grow their own food in simple and sustainable ways during this difficult time. These programs will increase access to a constant supply of nutritious food, particularly important for vulnerable groups in the community including pregnant women and children.

Foodbank NSW & ACT: Our strategic plan identifies four focus areas, including food supply. The action plan for food supply includes identifying and implementing ideas for improving the quality and supply of food and investing in key staple products. Funds will purchase key staple products - the basic food and grocery items that our charities ask us to always have in stock. The list of key staples contains about 60 food items, including fruit and vegetables, dairy, eggs, various meats, bread, rice and pasta. We are working to expand the number of these for which we maintain stock.

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.

Belgium Red Cross: Providing essential, consumable materials for volunteers/medical staff such as disinfectant spray, mouth masks, and care gloves.  Working with crisis volunteers for assistance in daily tasks and logistics, such as distributing mails and helping elderly people with their video calls with their relatives. Also, running a hotline to provide assistance to people struggling during the crisis.

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

Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando FigueiraOperating a hospital for low income populations that both provides treatment to those affected and researches the disease.

Emergency Fundo at IDIS (Institute 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.

UNIBESDuring this very difficult period, Unibes has been assisting approximately 8,500 families who live on the outskirts of the city of São Paulo in social vulnerability on a monthly basis. By distributing donations consisting of baskets of non-perishable items, kits with hygiene and cleaning products as well as protective masks and hand sanitizers as well as providing social services, Unibes is fulfilling its main objective of protecting its beneficiaries.

Associacao Alianca Empreendedora: Supporting more than 10,000 microentrepreneurs in low-income communities, by providing online orientation to improve their business strategies during the pandemic, connecting them with mentors and providing consultancy to companies and governments in order to develop more effective projects to support micro businesses around the country.

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.

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 SocietyProviding 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.

Les Banques alimentaires du Québec: Front line service (food aid) to provide food to vulnerable people.

Food Banks Canada: Serving the population via a network of 600 food banks.

Care Canada: Active internationally, providing hygiene supplies, food, and public health education.

House of Lazarus Matilda Resource Centre Inc:Supplying food to those in need in our rural area, delivering when necessary. Working with local schools to deliver a weekly supply of food to students in need.

Sussex Sharing Club: Many families are out of work or very reduced hours and are unable to provide food due to COVID-19. Children are home and they no longer receive lunches at school. Seniors are unable to purchase food or obtain a drive to do so. These low income homes are in great need of food. This is what we try to see that no one goes hungry and provides delivery for those with no transportation.

Pancreatic Cancer Canada: Pancreatic Cancer Canada is providing our Peer Support Program and Ask an Expert Program to pancreatic cancer patients and their caregivers who are in need of practical and emotional support. During this time of self-isolation, it is still especially important for them to access the services they need. The most expressed concerns by our patients have been appointments and procedures being delayed which causes anxiety, inability to visit loved ones, and increased uncertainty. Our services fill this gap and help in increasing the survival rates for pancreatic cancer patients.

Share the Warmth: Since the beginning of the pandemic, Share the Warmth distributes emergency food boxes to individuals, including children and families, and new members who have never used our services before. Over half of the content of a box is made up of fresh products such as fruits and vegetables, dairy products, milk, eggs and fresh bread. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen an increase in demand and we have switched our service to home deliveries. We make on average between 200 and 300 deliveries per week.    Our goal is to ensure that every member of the community, whether it is a low-income family or individual, a senior who is afraid to leave the house, or a person at higher risk, has access to the healthy food they need to nourish themselves and their families.

Tulia's Giving Fund (Fundación Maach Den de Bogotá): Maach Den Foundation is providing food and essential supplies (diapers and cleaning products) for the community during the pandemic. All contributions to Tulia’s Giving Fund are directed to Fundación Maach Den de Bogota.

Fundación Hogar de Esperanza: Continued medical support for patients with chronic illness, and financial assistance to purchase food and basic necessities for patients who are unable to work due to lockdown and their families. Populations receiving aid during the crisis also include young mothers with children, the elderly, and young men and women who were living on the streets.

Ecuador Future Fund: Supporting the most vulnerable populations in the Central Andes, periphery of Quito and Amazon regions with food items and cash transfers, and thereby finance their social distancing (target: 150,000 people).  Supplying Personal Protection Equipment to healthcare providers and serological tests/TR-PCR for testing centers. Establishing and supporting the Ecuadorian Red Cross to manage Triage Centers for patients requiring  preliminary evaluation, and thereby alleviating the strain on public hospitals. Supplying equipment to the main hospitals in Guayaquil. This is an Area of Interest Fund at CAF America and grantees will be validated before grants are disbursed.

Egyptian Food BankThe 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.

Médecins Sans Frontières: Setting up activities to help detect and manage COVID-19 cases among the most vulnerable populations in Paris and the surrounding region.

Association Nationale de Developpement des Epiceries Solidaires (ANDES): ANDES develops innovative solutions to contribute to a sustained integration of people in precarious situations around the access to quality food for all. Our main objectives are: 1. Make sure that people in precarious situations can have access to a diversified and quality food. 2. Coordinate and develop the network of social grocery stores. Support the employees and volunteers and help them professionalize their approach. 3. Contribute to the professional and social reintegration of long-term unemployed people. 4. Contribute to reduce food waste.

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V.: Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V., also known as the German Red Cross, has launched a Corona Emergency Relief Fund to ensure continuous help for all people in need. Donations will support coronavirus test samples, caring for those affected and relieving the strain on the clinics, supporting the elderly and particularly vulnerable people who cannot leave their homes, organizing neighbourhood help, delivering meals and food packages, looking after children who would otherwise not have any care, nursing, listening and giving advice to people.

Bo Charity Foundation (Food Angel): Food rescue and assistance program for the elderly and low-income families.

OXFAM Hong Kong: Distributing protective medical supplies and food.

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.

HelpAge India: Providing public health education, and distributing hygiene supplies to the elderly.

Aid India: Distributing funds to community volunteers so that they can buy relief supplies based on specific community needs.

Oxfam India: Providing health education, sanitation supplies and infrastructure, and economic support throughout India

Gujarat Mahila Housing Sewa Trust: Operating extensive public health education programs, along with manufacturing and distributing sanitation needs, and supporting the implementation of telecommuting when possible.

Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust: Operating a hospital wing dedicated to covid care, and providing medical supplies and logistics support to the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh.

Suyam Charitable Trust: Providing food, grocery kits, and medical kits to those in need.

Sree Jnanodaya Grameena Vidya Trust: During the lockdown due of COVID-19, Jnanodaya swung into action in the most neglected part of the country-the villages. With the support of Corporations, Well wishers, Gram Panchayats and Self Help Groups, generated awareness through telephone calls to over 1000 families in 10 Gram Panchayats of 86 villages. Masks and Soaps for hand wash was distributed to 400 families. We also supplied groceries including cereal, cooking oil, jaggery, flour, salt and spices to over 200 families. We are now working with Migrant families who have come back to the villages due to the pandemic, and will continue our support and provide them with Masks, Soaps and Grocery kits. We will also support migrant families with starting capital to set up their rural livelihoods like vegetable and flower farming, poultry, sewing etc.

International Center for Theoretical Science: Coordinating a multi-institutional effort led by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (and all its centres) as well as the Indian Institute of Science and other partners called Covid Gyan, for creating, curating and communicating scientifically accurate information. Other members have been studying and tracking the global data on the infection in innovative ways. Covid Gyan is a pan-TIFR-IISc multilingual science communication initiative to bring accurate and accessible science communication on the topic of Covid-19, serving as a hub to bring together a collection of resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The content presented on this website relies on the best available scientific understanding of the disease and its transmission.  "The Covid19 Data Analysis Based Commentary" contains an analysis of data of the COVID-19 pandemic for 15 different countries including India and the US. ICTS researchers have been active in some of the data analysis front. The analysis is kept simple with the aim of being accessible to non-expert authorities as well as citizens.

Jagruthi Trust: Emergency relief work from mid-March 2020. Provided daily meals, essentials like toiletries/hygiene kits. Special Awareness on COVID-19 with social distancing for children/people living in slums & migrant workers. Special vitamin and nutrient kits for kids & lactating mothers –ANC /PNC Care. Eventually a structured program of distribution of cooked meals, micro-nutrition ready to cook meal packets, Grocery Kits, Sanitizers, Gloves, Masks, Sanitary Kits, Packaged drinking water, Nutrition packets, through Government Agencies - IEC Materials, PPE Kits were provided too. The Awareness program will continue along with our usual intervention program.

Sree Jnanodaya Grameena Vidya Trust: 1. Digital awareness on prevention of COVID-19 to Rural women and Gram Panchayath members 2. Supply of Masks and Soaps for hand wash to deprived families in the villages 3. Supply of Groceries Kits

Asha Deep Foundation: Asha Deep Foundation is presently working in India only for the vulnerable people who are affected due to COVID 19. The organisation has recently supported Meal kits to the people with Disabled. As these people have no source of income for the last three months due to lockdown and the condition of them was very pathetic. During this crisis time the physically challenged people need extra support.

Indian Dreams Foundation: We are providing ration kits, health kits and cash grants to daily wages workers, homeless people. Providing education on menstrual health, hygiene and other health related issues.

PRADANPRADAN is present in around 9,000 very remote and backward villages of 36 poorest districts in seven states of India which touches almost 4.5 million lives every day. In response to COVID-19, PRADAN launched #JeetengeHum a campaign pledging to keep its communities safe and ensuring they have access to the right kind of support. PRADAN is supporting local administrations by i) assisting the administration in generating awareness; ii) distribution of rations and safety materials; iii) production of safety equipments; iv) organising community kitchens for migrant workers; v) monitoring the population returning to villages from urban centres and keep them in quarantines; and vi) helping  local government bodies and Panchayats in setting up of isolation centres. To date, PRADAN has generated awareness around COVID-19 in 15,656 hamlets, distributed ration and safety equipment kits to more than 94,300 vulnerable families, provided PPE kits to 109,300 persons, established 330 community kitchens and supported 145 quarantine centres.

Oxfam India: Reaching out to millions of Indians affected by this pandemic, especially migrant and informal sector workers,  transgender, single women and women led families from most marginalised communities, with dry ration, cooked meals, safety and hygiene kits, and setting up dignity kitchens. Providing safety and personal protection kits for frontline workers such as doctors, nurses, auxiliary medical staff, care givers and others. Also actively promoting Hand Washing and Hygiene messaging and practices through low cost innovative media among the vulnerable communities, to ensure risk of spread of the pandemic is reduced as much as possible.

Yayasan CEMPAKA Education Centre:  To reduce  and  prevent  the  spread  of  the  Covid-19  outbreak  and  also  the  socio- economic impacts of people and workers in 10 cities in Indonesia.  Prevention  activities include spraying  disinfectants,  providing  hand  washing  facilities,  the distribution of masks and medical wear for medical workers who work. In addition, the centre will distribute at least 50,000 food packages to the poor in these regions.

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: Supporting the 10,000+ homeless people, including nearly 4,000 children, plus the thousands of people on the cusp of homelessness throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing hot food, nutrition packs, activity packs, medical attention, information and accommodation services to homeless people across Ireland - including a cocooning facility to protect elderly people from the virus.S

Irish Red CrossAssisting the public and members to combat the public health threat of COVID–19.

Leket Israel: Rescuing crops that would go otherwise unharvested due to outbreak and providing food aid using purchases and rescued supplies.

Latet: As the leading NGO combating poverty and food insecurity in Israel, Latet is spearheading the humanitarian response to feed the most impoverished Israelis economically afflicted by the outbreak with salvaged and purchased food parcels.

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.

Fondazione Francesca Rava NPH Italia: Helping ICU of Policlinico di Milano in Milan, the northern part of Italy.   Developing a new ICU area, entirely dedicated to COVID-19 treatment. Support required for diagnostic and care equipment and ICU beds.  Also preparing for the emergency in Haiti, supporting the St. Damien Hospital, the only free-access paediatric hospital of the country with a maternity unit.

Save the Children Italy: Save the Children Italia (STC IT) is focusing their actions on food vouchers for children whose families have begun to experience a negative impact on their income. STC is also focusing on the education and psychological components: 1.Support for study, reduction of the learning loss through 200 tablets purchase and distribution. 2.Psychological support to the most affected schools.

Regione Lombardia:  Acquisition of goods and services necessary for the regional health service structures to be used in COVID-19 emergency response activities, as well as the implementation of civil protection interventions in relation to the emergency. In particular: masks, protective suits, gloves, overshoes, swabs, protective suits, disinfectants and instruments necessary for healthcare facilities, doctors, nurses and staff to better treat the sick and limit the chances of infection.

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.

Shine On! Kids: Shine On! Kids support children with cancer and other serious illnesses in 23 hospitals throughout Japan. Right now, these children are more isolated and stressed than ever due to extreme restrictions on family visits, volunteer activities, etc. We have launched a new COVID-19 response program called Shine On! Connections - providing iPads, projectors, robots and communications technology as well as live, interactive weekly content to engage, educate and connect these kids - keeping them positive during this stressful time.

 

St. John Bosco Educational Trust: Supplying meals to children who relied on school lunches but now stay at home due to closures.

Food for Education FoundationSupplying meals to children who relied on school lunches but now stay at home due to closures.

Safe Spaces Nairobi: Controlling the spread of the outbreak in slums through public education and provision of PPE.

 

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

Cruz Roja Mexicana I.A.P: Implementing “The National Response and Bio-contingency Plan” and launching a communication campaign, about personal health-care and prevention for COVID19 symptoms. The campaign will be shared within the most vulnerable communities.

Fondo Unido México (United Way Mexico): Taking action for those who are being most affected by the isolation and prevention measures. Identified two critical issues that families will be facing during the time of confinement. On one hand, over 55% of people in Mexico live day by day, without savings and depending on informal jobs for their income. On the other, as Mexican culture revolves around people and family, staying at home can bring several emotional and psychological complications. Immediate response plan focuses on 3 intervention strategies: emotional guide to promote healthy dynamics during the period of confinement, provide families with food and hygiene ítems and ensure that communities have access to medical information regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

Un Kilo de Ayuda: Ensuring that all children under the age of 5 in Mexico have full child development. During this time, we are adhering to the protocols and safety and hygiene measures outlined by the WHO and health authorities and continuing to assist families with the best hygiene and health practices and deliver food packages within the community in a safe manner.

Comunidar: Provide the health sector with complementary medical and protective equipment during COVID-19.

Banque Alimentaire du Maroc (Morocco Foodbank): Purchasing food for families  who have fallen on hard times with this lockdown.  With 50,000 US $ we can buy 1,667  baskets of basic foods. Each basket can help a family for 5-6 days.

Netherlands Red Cross: We offer support in all non-medical tasks in hospitals, field hospitals, and nursing and care homes.  Running a helpline for people with a limited social network who may experience practical problems once in quarantine or home isolation.  Also coordinating volunteer work, collecting protective and medical supplies for the National Network for Acute Care (LNAZ) and the Association for Public Health and Safety in the Netherlands (GGD GHOR), supporting food banks by bringing food to beneficiaries, and providing shelter for homeless and undocumented migrants.

Stichting Voedselbanken Nederland (Netherlands Food Bank): The Food Bank and it's clients are confronted with huge challenges as a result of the corona crisis. Some food banks have been forced to close as many of our volunteers are in a risk category because of their age. Some food banks have suffered from shortage of food supply due to panic buying. Currently supplies are catching up but are in general not back at normal levels.  The Dutch Foodbank has decided to establish an Emergency Fund. This will enable us to offer the food banks the means to continue to operate to help the poorest people to access food.

ReliefAid: Providing shelter support to families affected by the Coronavirus and living in Syrian displacement camps.

New Zealand Red Cross: Red Cross team members are supporting healthcare workers at the local community-based assessment centre, where people can come if they think they are unwell, to get a check and test with minimal contact. Also working to ensure that the vulnerable population continues to receive meals and have some level of human interaction during this four-week period of national isolation.

Citizens Foundation: Providing supplies to medical professionals and economic support to vulnerable families.

Pintando una Sonrisa: We provide medical workers as well as policemen with food and supplies such as N95 masks, gloves and others that are needed to fight this pandemic.  We are also starting a program to help out very poor neighborhoods with food baskets so they can feed their families during this quarantine period. 

World Vision Development Foundation: Emergency response includes 1) Family Sanitation Kits for the underprivileged  2) Personal Protective Equipment for health workers 3) Disinfectants for health facilities within the community.

Young Focus Foundation: Providing food distribution.

Rise Against Hunger Philippines: Procuring and distributing food items to healthcare workers in a government designated COVID-19 reference hospital. Family grocery packs will be distributed to 300 doctors and nurses to help them during the food crisis brought about by the lockdown in the Philippines.

Fundacja Przystan MedycznaSupporting homeless population harmed by outbreak, with EMS support and PPE .

Fundacja Anny Dymnej Mimo WszystkoFeeding and providing sanitization to the elderly and intellectually disabled.

Fundacja Uniwersytet DzieciSupporting remote educational activities.

Wielke Orkiestra Swiatecznej PomocySupplying medical equipment and offering volunteer services for home delivery of household staples.

Sarigato Foundation: We observe many children's difficulties because of COVID-19, especially in poor and dysfunctional families. They lost access to education, because they do not have computers and internet at home. In many cases they have only 1 computer for 5-10 kids. Nowadays education is online, and all students should have necessary equipment. We deliver computers to needy kids and teenagers, as well as support them in further education by online mentoring.

Banco Alimentar contra a Fome: Providing food supplies for those in need.

Asociatia O Masa Calda: Provide a warm meal, at least once a week, to disadvantaged people. Donations will support the purchase of food and PPE for volunteers (Face mask, Disposable gloves, Hands sanitizer, Surfaces sanitizer, Disposable gowns).

Adi Hadean Association: Services as a humanitarian canteen during the emergency state of COVID-19 pandemic, serving more than 1,200 warm meals/ day to doctors from the hospitals fighting the virus and to seniors in need of assistance.

Fundatia Inovatii Sociale Regina Maria: Addressing food insecurity and providing medical treatment. Donations will support the purchase of food and medical equipment ( (gloves, masks, coverall, medicine)

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Russia: The fund will provide financial support to the efforts of frontline responders - NGOs across Russia to stop the spread of the new COVID-19 and help those most affected by the pandemic and its economic consequences, while still remaining effective and resilient organizations.  The fund will address the needs of elderly people and adults with disabilities, other vulnerable groups that are affected by the crisis, people who lost their employment temporarily or permanently, people who continue working in the pandemic, and social entrepreneurs and self-employed people who experience difficulties due to the general recession in the economy and lockdown.

The Food Bank Singapore Ltd: Supplying food to those unable to afford it because of the many shutdowns.

Singapore Red Cross: SRC provided disaster relief aid to China and is also currently taking steps locally to safeguard its beneficiaries, as well as volunteers and employees working on-the-go, across its local social services. Preventive measures include: providing TransportAid drivers and Medical Chaperones with masks and gloves, equipping all transporters with hand sanitisers, and conducting daily disinfection of all vehicles.

Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund: Provide humanitarian aid to marginalized migrant workers. Donations will provide meals for migrant workers sheltered with us, purchase essential hygiene items to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and provide token ex gratia sum to workers who are unemployed.

SG Serve Ltd: Providing Hot meals (from Monday to Friday) to the Seniors and the needy families during COVID-19. Meals also distributed door to door to those on wheels and sick. Essential items also have been given . So far we have 100 beneficiaries fully taking the meals on a hungry programme.

Africa Food For Thought: Providing food and hygiene supplies to needy families.

The Click Foundation Trust: Providing food parcels to rural schools, providing cooked meals to be distributed through a network of community activists in the area, providing protective gear (masks and sanitizing products) for students, teachers, and facilitators to prepare for when schools reopen, and promoting home learning content to parents via a platform they can access with content that is somewhat suited to lower bandwidth environments (very few will have a laptop at home and they will have limited data available).

South African Red Cross Society: Disaster relief activities to support the impact of Covid 19 on the South African population. The grant will be used to provide food security in the form of hot meals and food parcels for the most vulnerable populations in South African. The need for these identified activities are as a result of the lockdown which has been implemented by the South African Government to curb the spread of Covid 19. The impact of the lockdown has resulted in the vulnerable population groups being unable to access food.

South African Red Cross Society: Disaster relief activities to support the impact of Covid 19 on the South African population. The grant will be used to provide food security in the form of hot meals and food parcels for the most vulnerable populations in South African. The need for these identified activities are as a result of the lockdown which has been implemented by the South African Government to curb the spread of Covid 19. The impact of the lockdown has resulted in the vulnerable population groups being unable to access food.

Clouds Of Hope Residential Care Centre Section 21 Company: Clouds of Hope is a residential home for abandoned and abused children caused initially by HIV and AIDS but likely also to be caused by COVID-19 in the future. Clouds focuses on rehabilitation and educating the children so they can break the poverty cycle and take their place as contributing members of society.

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

Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association: Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association leads the way to a world safe from disasters. This fund will be used to contribute to helping the vulnerable from COVID-19 by providing face masks and hand sanitizers to protect the underprivileged from being infected with the virus. Goods effective in relieving fatigue and medical supplies will be donated to support medical staff who are struggling to overcome this virus.

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.

Asociacion Manos de Ayuda Social: Feeding those who are economically impacted by the crisis.

Médicos Sin Fronteras España: Funds will be used to purchase medical supplies and pay salaries for doctors helping to deal with COVID-19.

Fundación Educación y Cooperación, EDUCO: The serious health crisis caused by COVID 19 and the consequent closure of schools, has forced us to urgently adapt our School Lunchroom Program to ensure the feeding of children in their homes, and make the confinement in which we are all, not have to be even harder for thousands of children in our country. Since the beginning of the crisis, we have made ourselves available to the government and the different administrations to collaborate in the search for alternatives and support measures to protect the most vulnerable families and children. We are working with the educational centers and social entities, to evaluate the dimension of the problem, and to find urgent measures to guarantee the protection, the feeding and the well-being of the children during this exceptional period and to make the amount of the scholarships arrive to all the families of our projects.

Fundación para la Investigación Biomédica del Hospital 12 de Octubre: Funding will support the purchase of serological tests, surgical masks, FFP2 and FFP3 masks, Nitrile gloves, Diving suits, and Glasses to protect health professionals from COVID-19 at Hospital 12 de Octubre.

Sri Lankan Red Cross: The Sri Lanka Red Cross persists in its endeavor to raise awareness through the mobilization of its 25 branches across the island – the goals of promoting personal hygiene and respiratory hygiene being among the primary ones. Various communication materials regarding the methods of curtailing the epidemic have been distributed widely for the purpose of educating the public.  In addition to this, tokens of personal protection equipment (including but not limited to, protective kits and masks) have been disbursed to the relevant governmental institutions like the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) and Base Hospitals throughout the country.

Stottepelaren: Providing food and public health education for existing asylum seekers that are left unsupported by the outbreak.

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..

ETH Foundation: Supporting fast-track research in relation to Covid-19 at ETH Zurich.

International Committee of the Red Cross: Overseeing relief efforts across the developing world, primarily in conflict zones.  Providing healthcare in Syria, Lebanon, Mali, South Sudan, Nigeria, Central African Republic, and Democratic Republic of the Congo

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 SuisseHandwashing (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 - SwitzerlandProviding 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).

ETH Foundation: Supporting fast-track research in relation to Covid-19 at ETH Zurich.

Schweizerisches Rotes Kreuz - Croix-Rouge Suisse: The Swiss Red Cross has set up a relief fund to help the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic in Switzerland as quickly as possible.  In order to protect people belonging to the risk group (i.e. elderly people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions) the Red Cross is implementing a grocery shopping service throughout Switzerland. It is a service for the most vulnerable who do not have access to other delivery services. The volunteers who deliver groceries allow the most vulnerable to remain within the safety of their homes, which helps to save lives during this crisis. In addition, the Swiss Red Cross is providing psycho-social counselling for volunteers and hand disinfectant and single use gloves for 720 volunteers/month.

Croix Rouge Genevoise: Supporting childcare for medico-social staff: "Chaperon Rouge" service continues to operate and absolute priority is given to the children of hospital and home help and care service staff. The objective is to support the medico-social staff and allow them to continue working.  In addition Croix Rouge Genevoise provides interpreters to people in need and particularly within hospitals so that vital health workers and patients can fully understand each other.

Temel Ihtiyac Dernegi (TIDER): Food and basic supplies such as hygiene and baby products will be purchased and distributed to the people in need via TIDER Food Banking Network in Turkey.  Funds will support additional staff time, extra employees, rental fee for a van and trucks for distribution as well as masks, plastic gloves and  sanitation products.  A warehouse will also be rented for 4 months for the operation.

Friends-International: Providing immediate life-saving support (food, hygiene materials etc.) and protection for children and families; adapting our services to continue to offer protection and reintegration services in this new context, and preparing for the long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts, including through employment support and job placement for those who have lost their livelihoods. Friends-International operates within Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Switzerland.

Foundation Blagomay: Helping to provide ambulances and hospitals, which are the front line of COVID contacts in Ukraine with the necessary individual medical protection means. Helping provide protection for doctors, who work in hospitals, and ambulance crews.  In the framework of program we can supply individual protection for doctors and medical staff in 4 key regions of Ukraine: Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Mykolaiv.

British Red Cross Society:  Working 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.

Trussell TrustSupport 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 BritainHelping 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.

FareShare: Delivering food to 1 million people a week, many have been affected by the coronavirus.

Magic Breakfast: Delivering breakfast foods to economically vulnerable children who rely on school meals.

Crisis UK: Delivering ‘essentials’ packages to homeless people. We’re providing people with mobiles, so they can keep in contact and follow health advice. And we’re keeping our services running, to ensure no-one is left isolated and in danger. A coordinated response will help more people, so we’re funding local charities and shelters, helping homeless organisations work together and reach more people who need us most.

Charities Aid Foundation (United Kingdom): We have recently launched the CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund, a £5million grant programme. The fund provides grants of up to £10,000 to UK-based smaller charitable organisations that have been directly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Many of the charitable organisations work with the homeless, vulnerable elderly, vulnerable children and young people. Additional charities are working to address mental health, domestic violence, and food distribution.

The Coronavirus Mental Health Relief Fund: Get Active Online!: GET ACTIVE ONLINE! www.getactiveonline.org is a Covid-19 innovative and globally facing response from Intercultural Roots that provides live and interactive online health & wellbeing ‘embodied’ activities using Zoom Pro.  Funds are urgently required to i) support the physical and mental health & wellbeing of people in lock-down or staying at home, ii) pay those practitioner-teachers delivering GET ACTIVE ONLINE! who have lost work and have no other income.

Rethink Food UK: Covid -19 Emergency Food Response to Support Families in Crisis.  Working across school communities in areas of high deprivation.  Increasing the support for schools and their communities through the provision of food.  Providing weekly deliveries to 25 schools. Each school will then distribute the food directly to those who most need it.

Marie Curie: Providing frontline nursing care to terminally ill patients, in people’s homes and our hospices across the UK. Expanding our Information and Support services, including our new bereavement support line. Adapting our services digitally, to continue to deliver direct care. Providing training for care homes to support patients at the end of life. Campaigning for a day of reflection in 2021 to unite the nation and honour those we have lost.

Film+TV Charity: The Film and TV Charity is inviting donations to the Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund, created in partnership with the BFI and supported across the industry. The fund provides short-term relief to eligible workers and freelancers across film, TV and cinema who are facing hardship as a result of productions closing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Medecins Sans Frontieres UK: Funding will support response to COVID-19 in France, one of the countries currently most affected by the pandemic. MSF is providing medical care to vulnerable people confined in emergency shelters or still living on the streets or in makeshift camps in Paris and the suburbs. MSF teams in mobile clinics have visited six emergency shelters to provide medical support, evaluate health status and identify potential COVID-19 cases. Additionally, a new hotline has been set up with MSF nurses to provide advice to managers of these facilities and flag the most concerning situation to medical mobile teams. We also provide general consultations near food distribution sites five days a week and medical assistance in two "COVID-19 centres" set up to isolate and accommodate migrants and homeless population infected by COVID-19 south and north of Paris (châtenay-Malabry and Aulnay-sous-Bois).

Glass Door Homeless Charity: Supporting a growing number of people experiencing homelessness by helping guests into hotel rooms to protect them and others from COVID-19.  Providing advice in person (with social distancing precautions, protective equipment and enhanced cleaning to maintain safety) or by telephone for those sheltered in hotels and anyone who comes to their doors.  Providing emotional and practical support (meeting basic needs such as food and phones), and longer-term solutions including housing, work and benefits. 63 guests were successfully placed in long term housing between March and May, at the peak of pandemic.

The London Community Foundation: Funds will support grants to community organizations providing crisis response grants to fund food, equipment and essential supplies for people most at risk, and supporting charities to adapt and ‘deliver differently’ in the context of remote working and social distancing.

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 InternationalIn 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.

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.

Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc: Following our response in China, Project HOPE has expanded our strategy globally. We are providing healthcare workers with a COVID-19 specific training program, procuring critical protective and lifesaving equipment, and providing surge staffing support to increase medical capacity in select regions.

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.

Team Rubicon: Assisting with emergency services alongside local, state, and federal partners. Establishing operations across the country, focusing on local need. Services include delivery of critical supplies, feeding community members in need, and staffing testing stations.

LifeNet International: Preparing health facility partners (220 facilities) to prevent, diagnose, and treat coronavirus.  Also helping to prepare facilities to educate their vulnerable communities. Programs implemented in Uganda, DRC, Malawi, Burundi, and Kenya.

Emergency USA: EMERGENCY USA is supporting EMERGENCY ONG ONLUS work in Italy as well as preparing for a response to prevent the virus from spreading and to protect patients and health workers from COVID-19 in Afghanistan, northern Iraq, Sierra Leone and Sudan.

Foundation for the Carolinas (E4E Relief): E4E Relief helps compassionate companies support their employees in need and build good will in their communities by administering charitable grants and managing employee relief programs.  The Brave of Heart Fund will provide charitable grants for surviving families of healthcare workers who lose their lives while caring for others during COVID-19 pandemic.  The fund will support families of fallen healthcare workers who need help bearing the burden of the economic impact of losing their loved ones to COVID-19 – loss of income, funeral expenses or medical bills.

Flexport.org: Tackling one of the biggest challenges of global COVID-19 relief efforts: transportation. Donations cover the cost of shipments for response organizations to ensure logistics is never the blocker for delivering aid.

Hope for Haiti: Implementing both short-term and long-term strategies to help Haitians prepare for and mitigate the social, economic, and health impacts caused by the spread of COVID-19 and the recent shifts in human behavior.

American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc: TECHO launched The Empathy Pact: a global movement bringing together the world's leading brands committed to supporting vulnerable families impacted by COVID-19 across Latin America and the Caribbean. For the duration of the crisis, TECHO teams are distributing emergency kits containing food and hygiene products to vulnerable families in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The Empathy Pact platform allows multiple stakeholders (employees, customers, etc.) to join the initiative and work together to help scale its impact.

Sadagaat-USA: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently working in Sudan in cooperation with the Sudanese Ministry of Health to provide relief and assistance to affected communities. Donations will support some of the initiatives such as raising awareness in all parts of Sudan, working with businesses to manufacture hand sanitizers and surface cleaners locally, acquiring testing kits, ventilators, thermometers, as well as medical staff PPE.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City: Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC) builds and supports mentoring relationships that ignite the biggest possible futures for all youth. We are protecting the social/emotional health and well-being of over 2,300 NYC youth directly impacted by COVID-19 through e-mentoring and virtual youth development programs focused on growth-mindset, emotional resilience, and healthy coping skills for continued focus on achieving academic and future career goals. Additionally, our frontline Master’s-level social workers provide trauma-informed social work and case management to ensure child safety in a time where schools and supplemental programs are unable to meet their needs. BBBS of NYC is also safeguarding the future potential and opportunities for college and career success through virtual, interactive college and career-readiness skills development workshops.

America SCORES New York: Providing direct support to youth in under resourced communities across NYC through digital coaching and mentoring with a trauma-informed lens and focus on racial and social justice. Activities are centered around self-expression through poetry workshops and physical activity. Its mission during COVID-19 is to help youth feel safe, supported, connected and hopeful, in order to address the critical issue of youth isolation.

Merging Vets And Players: Typically our program is offered in person, but with COVID-19 we have switched all our services to go digital offering weekly virtual programming and peer support. The Bob Woodruff Foundation released a report on 4/2/20 titled, "Veterans and COVID-19.". It states, "While social distancing, self-quarantining, and isolation are necessary to help control the spread of COVID-19 all can increase social isolation (lack of interactions with others) and loneliness (a feeling of the lack of social network or companion." Even before COVID-19, social isolation was a significant issue in the veteran population. Prior to COVID-19, The National Health Institute released that 1 in 5 Americans, including athletes, experience mental health challenges. COVID-19 exacerbates these challenges. MVP addresses these challenges in-person (and now virtually) healing trauma-informed programs of a workout and huddle. The huddle is a structured and facilitated conversation where both populations can share their mental health struggles and strengths.

The Bridge Fund of New York Inc.:The Bridge Fund of New York Inc. operational since 1991 offers a unique and comprehensive package of services designed to assist working poor families and individuals from becoming homeless. Since most of our clients do not qualify for government assistance because of their income, The Bridge Fund works expeditiously and efficiently to serve clients that have fallen into rental arrears and face imminent eviction. In addition to eviction prevention services, The Bridge Fund will also be providing emergency food assistance, utility bill subsidy, medical bill subsidy, and any other exigent need a work poor client may be experiencing right now. The program serves all of New York City and the county of Westchester.

Covenant House: Since the beginning of the pandemic, providing safe shelter to over 1,900 homeless youth and young families per night, and over 1 million meals, all while practicing safety measures such as set-aside beds for isolation, more food, more medicine, and more care. Helping youth achieve independence and personal fulfillment through activities such as: developing comprehensive short- and long-term life plans, medical and mental health services, virtual career and vocational training, virtual educational advancement, socially-distanced individual and group therapy, legal and anti-human trafficking services, therapeutic and creative arts that tap into their interests and skills, coupled with transitional and permanent housing options.