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Updated April 27, 2020
Immediate medical needs to address COVID-19 include supplies, such as surgical masks, isolation gowns, and other protective equipment. Organizations such as hospitals and health systems are also preparing to respond to the anticipated surge in coronavirus cases, coordinating additional staff and specialists to support local medical personnel, specialized medical equipment, and portable clinics required for isolation, screening and treatment.
Internationally, additional needs include ensuring that the medical supply chain is strong and providing access to hygiene supplies and clean water for hand washing.
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.
The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control’s health protection work.
The CDC Foundation's Coronavirus Response Fund helps connect philanthropic dollars with fast-emerging needs related to the virus, providing flexible funding that can support state and local health departments, logistics, communication and data management.
Gates Philanthropy Partners currently has two funds dedicated to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Combating COVID-19 Fund will help develop promising vaccines and diagnostics and protect the most vulnerable. The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Fund will expedite the process of getting new treatments to market quickly.
When recommending a grant to Gates Philanthropy Partners, please designate which fund you would like your grant to support.
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.