Coronavirus Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving
Coronavirus Relief Fund
Dec 30, 2021

An update on your donation to the Coronavirus Relief Fund

Photo: Safal MRM Foundation
Photo: Safal MRM Foundation

As we prepare to bid farewell to 2021, I’m writing you this update with mixed feelings. It’s not for lack of wonderful news. Indeed, since my last update, the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund has raised more than $14 million for global response efforts! 

Thanks to your generosity, our latest grant round powered 74 grants totaling $920,000 to communities spread across more than 30 countries. 

Yet, as families consider their holiday plans, COVID-19 cases are rising across the US and the world. Scientists and health professionals continue to learn about the latest Omicron variant. And in addition to our pandemic response, the GlobalGiving team is supporting local nonprofit organizations responding to the devastating impacts of tornadoes in the Midwestern US, a super typhoon in the Philippines, and recent flooding in Malaysia. 

You and your loved ones have your own story of how 2021 and the pandemic have affected you. During this almost two-year journey, GlobalGiving’s incredible nonprofit partners have brought us hope and sustained their communities:

  • The Safal MRM Foundation team operates the Mabati Medical Centre in Kenya, delivering preventative and curative health services in underserved communities to 35,000 patients in Kilifi County. They’ve partnered with the Kilifi Department of Health to administer COVID-19 vaccines. They’re also training health workers on COVID-19 prevention and vaccination protocols as well as tuberculosis and cancer screening. They believe “quality healthcare services ensure that people are strong, resilient, and focused enough to build better lives.” 
  • Amazon Frontlines works with Indigenous communities across Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru. They collaborate with Alianza Ceibo, CONCONAWEP, and the Shuar Communities in the southern Ecuadorian Amazon. To address the longer-term impacts of the pandemic, they’re implementing food and medicinal sovereignty programs. They include an educational component to ensure the transfer of knowledge between elders and youth to grow plants and treat different kinds of illnesses. 
  • As the number of COVID-19 cases increases and there is inequitable access to vaccines in Alabama prisons, jails, and detention centers, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is providing vital support to incarcerated individuals. People who are incarcerated are at a greater risk of getting sick or dying from COVID-19. The EJI team provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons.

These are just three examples of the tremendous life-saving services our nonprofit grantees are providing in villages, towns, and cities worldwide. You can find a complete list of grantees from the most recent round of Coronavirus Relief Fund grants at the end of this update.

I hope 2022 ushers in the conclusion to the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Come what may, I’m confident that we will take forward the learnings from this year and build on the kindness and generosity you’ve helped cultivate.

In gratitude and solidarity,

Sandrina + the GlobalGiving Team


List of Grantees:

3 Generations

Action Bequia

Agewatch Africa Foundation Limited

Alianza Arkana

Amazon Frontlines

Asosyasyon Peyizan Fondwa (APF)

Associacao Esmabama

Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)

Association For Women's Awareness and Rural Development

Beauty Out Of Dust

Beyond Aid and Relief

Bothoor ALkhaer organization for Relief and Development

Bridge to Turkiye Fund

Burundi Friends International

Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (Association in Support of Contemporary Living)

Chiedza Child Care Centre


Concern Organization for Women & Children


Dallas Inter-tribal Center Dba Urban Inter-tribal Center Of Texas

Darussafaka Society

Days for Girls International

Developmental Action without Borders/Naba'a

Disaster and Environmental Management Trust

Equal Justice Initiative

First Nations Development Institute

Free Yezidi Foundation

Friends Women's Association

Fundacion Cristiana Comunitaria para Personas con Discapacidad Ruach

Fundacion Madre Maria Luisa Casar

Fundacion Paraguaya

Fundo Socioambiental CASA

Global Infancia

Hifadhi Africa Organization (HAO)

Hogar Bambi Venezuela

Insan Hak ve Hurriyetleri Insani Yardm Vakfi

Iraqi Children Foundation, Inc.


Island Hospice and Healthcare


Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

Kadin Emegini Degerlendirme Vakfi

Karama Organisation for Women and Children's Development

Las Pinas Persons with Disability Federation Inc.

Legacy Institute for Financial Education

Libyan Internet Society (LISOC)

Malaysia Medical Relief Society

Mavi Kalem Association

Mozambique School Lunch Initiative

Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan

Nile Care Advocacy for Peace and Development


Non-Profit Incubator (NPI)

Oasis Zimbabwe

Rebuilding Alliance

Russian Childrens Welfare Society Inc



Sanid Organization for Relief and Development

Sonje Ayiti Organization

St. Nicholas' Home, Penang

STAND The Haiti Project

Talia Women's Network

Tekeshe Foundation


The Nawaya Network

The Wayuu Taya Foundation Inc

Tomorrow's Youth Organization

Union of Relief and Development Associations

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)

Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Photo: Assoc. For Women's Awareness and Rural Dev.
Photo: Assoc. For Women's Awareness and Rural Dev.
Photo: Talia Women's Network
Photo: Talia Women's Network
Photo: Alianza Arkana
Photo: Alianza Arkana
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