We need your help for our Fellows who are unable to return home. This special campaign is to support the health, safety, and welfare of our Fellows. We currently have 70+ Fellows in the USA - 11 are supposed to leave in the next 64 days. These plans are uncertain. The Fellows continue to serve and they are eager to bring knowledge home. They also will face unbudgeted health and logistical expenses due to extended stays. Will you support our Fellows?
COVID-19 is causing significant challenges to Atlas Corps operations - specifically to the health, safety, and welfare of our Fellows who are in the USA. Due to cancelled flights and closed borders, we have Fellows who cannot return home (4 now and 11 in the next two months). These Fellows face unique, unbudgeted, and completely unexpected expenses. We are committed to supporting them, but we need your help. We are asking our supporters to consider giving support so we can meet urgent needs.
To respond to these new challenges, we are taking 3 steps: 1) we implemented significant austerity measures, including salary cuts, to meet our Fellow commitments; 2) we are launching program innovations (such as a hybrid fellowship that would be 4months overseas and 10 months in USA); and 3) we are asking our community for support. Your support will go directly to Fellows in the USA, primarily those who cannot yet fly home, and to other Fellows who face extra health, housing, and other expenses
This is a short-term, time-limited financial challenge, in the medium and long term Atlas Corps has a very strong financial model and impact/mission structure. We cannot let a short-term challenge undermine nearly 15 years of hard work to build up a community of nearly 800 leaders from 96 countries. Many of you helped us launch with a $10 gift in 2006, we are asking you to keep Atlas Corps alive and well so we can overcome this difficult period and we can still support our Fellows.