Support medical needs

Updated July 23, 2021

Addressing the surges in India and Brazil

India and Brazil are currently facing severe COVID-19 surges. Hospital systems are overwhelmed with patients. Some are now facing oxygen shortages due to the sharp increase in COVID cases. One effective way to reach local organizations doing work in these areas is to give through a trusted intermediary organization. CAF America, Give2Asia and Global Giving* work with local partners helping in these hard-hit areas.

The following organizations are doing work specifically in India and Brazil:

  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Direct Relief
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • OXFAM America  (including work in Bangalore)
  • U.S. Fund for UNICEF

The following organizations are doing work specifically in India:

  • American India Foundation 
  • Americares
  • CARE
  • Save the Children (including work in Bangalore)

*Please note, CAF America, Give2Asia and Global Giving are public charities that specialize in granting to international organizations. Upon receiving a grant from Fidelity Charitable to support the work of an organization in India or Brazil, applicable fees and vetting may be required.

Medical needs in the U.S. and internationally

As much of the world continues to see new waves of the virus, ongoing support for prevention efforts, the medical supply chain and frontline treatment remains essential. As vaccines become more available, many health care systems around the world are still overwhelmed with new COVID patients. With limited supply, and so much need, distribution remains a challenge and prevention strategies and education will be key.

How to help

Fidelity Charitable has collaborated with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to provide the following list of organizations offering relief and support services. These organizations can accommodate a large influx of donations and have a strong, established record of excellence.

*CAF America, Give2Asia and Global Giving are public charities that specialize in granting to international organizations. Upon receiving a grant from Fidelity Charitable to support the work of an organization in India or Brazil, applicable fees and vetting may be required.

Please note the organizations listed in this guidance do not represent the full list of organizations raising money for relief efforts for the coronavirus. Fidelity Charitable has collaborated with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to provide these organizations to donors for reference purposes only, and Fidelity Charitable does not endorse these organizations. All grant recommendations are subject to review and approval by the Fidelity Charitable Trustees. Fidelity Charitable will communicate all grant designation recommendations for coronavirus relief to grantees.