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:
Agewatch Africa Foundation Limited
Asosyasyon Peyizan Fondwa (APF)
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
CUMIS UCV FOUNDATION, INC
Dallas Inter-tribal Center Dba Urban Inter-tribal Center Of Texas
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
Fundo Socioambiental CASA
Hifadhi Africa Organization (HAO)
Hogar Bambi Venezuela
Insan Hak ve Hurriyetleri Insani Yardm Vakfi
Iraqi Children Foundation, Inc.
IRAQI CHILDREN'S HOPE
Island Hospice and Healthcare
JAMES WERE FOUNDATION
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)
Russian Childrens Welfare Society Inc
Safal MRM FOUNDATION
SAFE WATER & AIDS PROJECT
Sanid Organization for Relief and Development
Sonje Ayiti Organization
St. Nicholas' Home, Penang
STAND The Haiti Project
Talia Women's Network
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: Talia Women's Network
Photo: Alianza Arkana