GlobalGiving launched the Coronavirus Relief Fund on Jan. 27, 2020. Later that week, I boarded a flight to Geneva to attend a humanitarian conference. The World Health Organization, headquartered nearby, had placed signs around the conference center with basic information about the virus, but no one was wearing masks or socially distancing. These gatherings are a great opportunity to network, share, and generate ideas while connecting with old friends and colleagues we’ve worked with around the world. Needless to say, there was lots of hugging and handshaking. That feels like a lifetime ago.
For the past year, you’ve been an inspiration to me and the entire GlobalGiving team. While you’ve been busy adapting to new realities of the pandemic and caring for loved ones, you also made time to share your resources and help deliver COVID-19 relief to frontline workers and families around the world.
With your support, last week we awarded 89 emergency grants totaling more than $2 million to nonprofit organizations helping communities in more than 25 countries.
You can find the entire list of grantees at the end of this update. Here’s a snapshot of how these hardworking teams are continuing to serve their communities through the pandemic.
Since January 2020, your contributions powered:
Some hopeful news has come to light since I last wrote to you. Globally, reported COVID-19 cases have decreased for the third week in a row. And four types of vaccines have been approved in different parts of the world and are slowly becoming available and being administered (my colleague Sami Adler outlined vaccine distribution efforts in this helpful article).
The many reasons that have moved you to give your time and money to meet needs created by this pandemic are what makes the GlobalGiving community so special. Thank you.
In gratitude and solidarity,
Sandrina + the GlobalGiving Team
List of Grantees:
Alawite Islamic Charity Association
American Friends of the Spafford Children's Center
Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation, Inc.
Ask The Paediatricians Foundation
Association for Dalit Women's Advancement of Nepal
Baobá - Fundo para Equidade Racial
Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR)
Casa de la Amistad para Niños con Cáncer
Charity Foundation 'Change One Life'
Community Foundation of West Texas
Dako Foundation For Rural Healthcare And Education
DCWC Nepal - Development of Children and Women Center
El Centro Popular para América Latina de Comunicación
Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
FASOL- Fondo Acción Solidaria, AC
First Nations Development Institute
Fresh Spirit Wellness for Women Inc.
Fundación Madre María Luisa Casar
Fundo Casa Socioambiental (CASA)
Global Hope Network International
Great Plains Tribal Health Board
Health Opportunity Partnership and Empowerment in Africa
Karama Organisation for Women and Children's Development
Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
Native American Advancement Foundation
Palliative Care Education and Research Consortium
Partnerships With Native Americans
POWER- People Organized for Westside Renewal
Proyecto Impacto Consultores, AC
Reach Out and Feed Philippines
Samaritans (Central London Branch)
Starfish Greathearts Foundation
Texas Low Income Housing Information Services
The Rotary Club of Chelmer Bridge
Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)
Union of Health Work Committees
Women's Health Specialists of California
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When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.
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