How you can help
Support communities as they respond to the impacts of Covid-19
Make a Difference
During these difficult times, we are heartened to see our community's interest in finding ways to address the challenges the Covid-19 pandemic has created around the world. We are seeing numerous opportunities to help those whose lives have been most affected by the crisis. We'll regularly update this page with the latest information we have on how to help.
In the early stages of a crisis, philanthropy is the fastest way to meet critical needs. So, if you are able and inclined, we urge you to give now. At the same time, investments and recoverable grants will be key sources of financing to help individuals, organizations, and communities recover and rebuild.
Help those affected by Covid-19
We’re seeing four key needs:
Loan and purchase guarantees
to enable businesses and nonprofits to borrow from banks and maintain operations.
for organizations waiting for government and other funding.
Low-cost loans or recoverable grants
to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and other impact funds that channel capital to small businesses that may not be able to access traditional bank financing.
Long-term, higher risk impact investments
focused on breakthrough technologies and solutions to global challenges, such as pandemics, that are often beyond the horizon and risk tolerance of traditional investors.
We encourage you to explore the resources below to learn more about these needs and how you can help.
From financing relief for local businesses to investing in global health outcomes, there are many opportunities to help support those affected by Covid-19.
Covid-19 Business Resilience Fund
Provide low-cost loans to entrepreneurs of color and enterprises serving communities of color to help them recover from the long-term economic impact of the pandemic.
WaterEquity Global Access Fund Recoverable Grants
Provide loans to financial institutions serving the water and sanitation needs of poor families globally, which will likely be deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Water & Sanitation
To learn how you can fund these and similar opportunities through your donor advised fund, or to open a donor advised fund that will allow you to do so, reach out to us. If you want to place capital outside of a donor advised fund to work in high-impact investments addressing Covid-19, contact us for an overview of funds and other investment opportunities.
Join The Response
To learn how you can support these and similar opportunities through your donor advised fund, or to open a donor advised fund that will allow you to do so, reach out to us.
If you want to place capital outside of a donor advised fund to work in high-impact investments addressing Covid-19, contact us for an overview of funds and other investment opportunities.
Join upcoming virtual events, explore articles, and listen to previous recordings to learn more about the challenges and solutions related to Covid-19.