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The Center for Disaster Philanthropy: COVID-19 Response Fund


The following information has been reposted from their website. To learn more and to donate, please click here.


The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund is focusing on support for nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity to address the most pressing needs. These include social service organizations focused on supporting low-income households, small businesses, immigrants, refugees, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, older adults, people with disabilities, and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

CDP is working closely with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to track both current and emergent needs. Focus areas include:

  • Supporting healthcare and other frontline workers through provision and distribution of masks, gowns, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for essential staff, as well as the deployment of emergency medical teams where needed.

  • Supporting quarantined and especially vulnerable individuals by lessening financial hardships for people who are quarantined and those for whom social distancing is not an option. Support also includes building the capacity of local food banks to respond to the mounting number of people who are food insecure.

  • Supporting small businesses through emergency grants and mentoring programs to help owners sustain their businesses and to support the economy of vulnerable communities.

  • Supporting hygiene promotion activities (WASH) and community-based care in areas with poor access to medical care to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and other infections.


Here is also a link to their Charity Navigator profile, which lists information about the reliability of The Center for Disease Philanthropy and other associated details.

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