The world is facing an unprecedented challenge with communities and economies everywhere affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The world is coming together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic bringing governments, organizations from across industries and sectors and individuals together to help respond to this global outbreak. The outpouring of global solidarity and support sparked by this shared challenge has been phenomenal.
Our COVID-19 relief fund, housed in Washington, DC, makes grants to nonprofits that are working on the front lines to provide our region’s most vulnerable communities with emergency assistance, such as financial support, healthcare, and childcare.
The first round of grants is prioritizing the communities listed below, all of whom are particularly impacted by this crisis.
- Low-income residents, including those without health insurance and/or access to sick days
- Low-income workers in disproportionally impacted industries, such as healthcare and the service industry, as well as gig-economy workers
- Residents with greater health risks, including people over age 60, people with compromised immune systems, and pregnant people
- Residents with limited English language proficiency
- Communities of color
- People with disabilities
- People experiencing homelessness
- Undocumented workers and families
- People at risk of intimate violence