Coronavirus Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving
Coronavirus Relief Fund

Project Report | Oct 15, 2020
You're bringing relief and hope to people in hard times

By Sandrina da Cruz | Senior Manager, Disaster Response

Photo: United Way of Southern Cameron County
Photo: United Way of Southern Cameron County

Fall has arrived, and we continue to bring our best to this most challenging year. Months after the COVID-19 outbreak, your generosity continues to help improve conditions for families in far-reaching corners of the world. Resources are stretched thin, and nonprofit leaders tell us that the GlobalGiving emergency grants your donations fund go well beyond providing material support. You’re also putting a smile on their faces and giving their teams hope and strength to keep going during these arduous times. 

Your generosity fueled the August + September grant cycles to:

  • Disburse more than $4.2 million
  • Award 187 grants 
  • Reach communities in 58 countries

These grants have impacted people in urban and rural communities worldwide. They provided food deliveries in Wisconsin, healthcare for patients in Nicaragua, hygiene kits for children in the Philippines, emergency relief for families in Yemen, water wells in Niger, psycho-social support in South Sudan, and nutrition activities for indigenous communities in Mexico, to name just a few.

Rather than summarize more of the life-changing activities our nonprofit partners are leading, I want to introduce you to Traci Wickett, President and CEO of the United Way of Southern Cameron County, Texas. Here’s what she and her team have been able to achieve with your support:

“Our coronavirus relief is focused on food insecurity, but with the added twist of helping hospitality workers who have become unemployed because of COVID-19. We have partnered with Get Shift Done to employ furloughed restaurant workers to add capacity to our hunger relief efforts. Workers sign up for shifts at the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Salvation Army, Amigos Del Valle (meals on wheels), Ozanam Center (homeless shelter), Good Neighbor Settlement House (soup kitchen and food pantry), Brownsville Wellness Coalition (food delivery), or United Way of Southern Cameron County’s weekly mass food distributions. They prepare, package, and deliver food to those among us who need it most and earn $10 per hour to help them get by during these terribly difficult times.  

You’ve provided 1,500 families with a generous bag of shelf-stable food and fresh produce, and you’ve provided 750 hours of work at $10 per hour to furloughed restaurant employees through Get Shift Done.”

I invite you to scan the list below of the 187 nonprofit teams you supported! I am looking forward to my next update about the many ways in which your generosity is making a difference for so many people. Until then, I leave you with Traci’s words: 

“We are humbled by this gift, and we’re very grateful. The Rio Grande Valley is suffering, but you’re helping to make things better.”

In gratitude and solidarity,

Sandrina + the GlobalGiving Team


List of Grantees:

A Leg to Stand On

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)


Afghan Institute of Learning

ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization

Arianna's Center

Arogya Agam

ASAP Foundation

Asociacion Civil Ingenieria sin Fronteras Argentina

Asociacion Civil Pequenos Pasos

Asociación Civil Yachay Wasi

Associacao Esmabama

Associacion Tui'k Ruch' Lew

Association For Women's Awareness and Rural Development

Association of Locally Empowered Youth - Northern Mindanao

Bali Life Foundation

Bamyan Foundation

Beyond Borders


Black Belt Community Foundation

Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Charles

Brave Hearts

Central Arizonans For A Sustainable Economy Case

Centre for LIve and Learn for Environment and Community

Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa

Associacao para Protecao das Criancas e Adolescentes (CEPAC)


Citizens' Disaster Response Center Foundation, Inc.

Civic Force

Clinica Verde

Collinsville Food Pantry

Color of Change

Community Health Africa Trust

Compassion First

Concern Organization for Women & Children

Congo Children Trust

Conservation Through Poverty Alleviation, International

Corporacion Cultiva

Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc

Crecemos DIJO

Croix-Rouge Francaise /French Red Cross

Darfur Women Network

Dawood Global Foundation

Develop Africa, Inc.

Disable Development & Educational Foundation

Ecoviva NFP

Equality for All Foundation

Family Connection Foundation

Feed Northland Kids

Feeding San Diego

Feeding the Valley

FirstLight trust

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley

Foundation for Advancement of Haitian Midwives

French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children

Friends of Burkina Faso

Fundación Ayni

Fundacion de Beneficencia Hogar de Cristo

Fundacion Fondo Unido Honduras

Fundacion Hearts of Gold

Fundacion Helping Hands-La Paz

Fundación Interpretalab

FUNDE Fundación Colombia Unida en Desarrollo y Educacion

Gaia Vaccine Foundation

Waqful Waqifin Foundation (Gift of the Givers)

Girls Power Initiative

Grace Honduras

Graces Cares Inc.

Grain de Riz Pour un Sourire

Great Heart Charity Association

Habitat for Humanity

Halt Poverty

Hand to Hand Foundation

Health Equity International/St. Boniface Haiti Foundation

Health in Harmony

Heart of Los Angeles

Help Bolivia Foundation

High Atlas Foundation

Hoedspruit Training Trust

Hope For Our Sisters, Inc.

HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh

Human Development Foundation (Mercy Center)

iDE Mozambique


INMED Partnerships for Children, Inc.

Insan Hak ve Hurriyetleri Insani Yardm Vakfi

Instituto Chaikuni

Instituto Ekloos


Iraqi Children Foundation


Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana

Justice for Migrant Women

Karuna trust

Keeping it Real Foundation


Kito Onlus

Lebanon Red Cross

Lending for Evanston and Northwestern Development

LIN Center for Community Development

Lower Nine

LULAC Institute Inc.


Mali Health

Martha O'Bryan Center

Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina

Mercy in Action

Movimento de Saude Mental Comunitaria de Bom Jardin

Mozambique School Lunch Initiative

Mundo de Talentos

National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP)

National Day Labor Network

Native American Advancement Foundation

Nicaragua-Projekt e.V.

Nor Luyce Mentoring Center for Youth

One Foundation

Operation Mercy

Oregon Food Bank, Inc.

Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition

Ouelessebougou Alliance

Partnership for Southern Equity

Partnership with Native Americans

Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation

Perkumpulan Pelita Indonesia

Project Elimu

Project Soar

Psicologia y Derechos Humanos PSYDEH A.C.

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Raising Futures Kenya

Recovering Oklahomans After Disaster, Inc.

Relief International

Remember Niger Coalition

RISE Foundation, Inc.

Rise International

Roots Community Health Center

Safe Spaces Nairobi

Sahar Education

Sanid Organization for Relief and Development

Seeding Sovereignty

Siam-Care Foundation

Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT), Inc.


Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR)

Sodis Foundation

Sphoorthi Foundation

St. Nicholas' Home, Penang

Strategy and Innovation for Development Initiative

Support Yemeni Society Organization for Development SYS


Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Children's Home, Inc.

The Bharath Abhyudaya Seva Samithi

The Centre for HIV-AIDS prevention Studies

The Circulate Initiative

The Freedom Story

The Global ShareResource Foundation

The HALO Foundation

The Lambi Fund of Haiti

The Mariposa DR Foundation

The Mustard Seed Mission

The Rotary Club of Brentwood

The Trussell Trust

Tigoung Nonma

Tiljala Society

Trees Water & People

Tropical Health and Education Trust

United to Benefit Ecuadorian Children International (UBECI)

Union of Relief & Development Associations

United Way of Southern Cameron County

Viet Blind Children Foundation

Village Earth

Village Exchange Center

Voice Trust

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Network (WASH-Net)

Wells Bring Hope

Wings Melaka

Women Inspiration Dev Center

Women's Aid Organization

Women's Employment Network

Wonder Foundation

Yayasan Bumi Sehat, Ds. PKR Nyuh Kuning

Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa Foundation

Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work

Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Youth for Homeland



Photo: Iraqi Children Foundation
Photo: Iraqi Children Foundation
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