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Giving Guidance for COVID-19

Updated April 6, 2022

As COVID-19 variants continue to cause surges worldwide, many people are seeking direction on how to continue to provide help to those in need. The guidance and resources below are designed to help you identify effective ways to make a difference with your giving in three focus areas: supporting medical needs, protecting vulnerable populations and sustaining all nonprofits.

As the situation continues to evolve, we will continue to update this page with relevant resources and guidance.

How to help

We’ve identified three critical areas where giving can make the greatest difference in this pandemic. For each area, we’ve determined key ways to help. We’ve also worked with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, to find organizations actively working to provide aid.

medical needs

Needs in this area include support for frontline health staff,  prevention education and vaccine distribution. 

vulnerable populations

Help those who may be affected the most by the pandemic.

all nonprofits

Many nonprofits face continued ripple effects from the pandemic. Continue to support the organizations you have always supported.

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About Fidelity Charitable

Fidelity Charitable is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Established in 1991, we are the nation’s top grantmaker. We help donors maximize their generosity through our donor-advised fund, called the Giving Account. A donor-advised fund is like a charitable investment account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about.

*This resource is reprinted with permission from National Center for Family Philanthropy and Giving Compass. The views and opinions of third-party content providers are solely those of the author and not Fidelity Charitable. Fidelity Charitable does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided by such third parties. Fidelity Charitable is not responsible for the accuracy of such information or the ability of any organization to achieve specific goals. Fidelity Charitable makes no recommendation or endorsement with respect to any particular organization.