Catholic Relief Services, Inc.
Catholic Relief Services is responding in the world’s most vulnerable communities—distributing soap and hygiene kits and sharing prevention messages that help minimize risk. Support can help stop misinformation and ensure access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation to prevent the spread of the virus. As vaccine distribution becomes pivotal, CRS plays a vital part in the rollout, identifying vulnerable groups and locations, training health care workers and tracking distribution. Support goes to provide Catholic and local health responders at the frontlines providing relief vital personal protection equipment, training and resources. Your gift helps strengthen prevention messages about the virus, promoting proper hand-washing with key hygiene supplies. You help promote messages about the vaccine at grassroots levels and help CRS to ensure that the most vulnerable populations—those who are dealing with compounded impacts of COVID-19, hunger and destroyed livelihoods—will have assistance to meet their urgent needs for food and survival and have support for their long-term stability and recovery.
Every aspect of Direct Relief’s organizational capacity is devoted to the coronavirus response. The organization is leveraging its global distribution infrastructure and financial resources to aid in the response, with emergency deliveries of protective gear and critical care medications leaving daily for medical facilities across the U.S. and world. Emergency funding is bolstering health facilities in hard-hit areas.$73.6 million in cash funding disbursed • 36,000 emergency aid shipments delivered • 4,350 tons of PPE and other medical resources provided • 75.5 million masks • 3 million face shields • 12.6 million gloves • 2.2 million gowns and coveralls • $1.6 billion in medical aid • 56 US states and territories and 105 countries supported.
United States Fund for UNICEF
The global agreement known as the COVAX Facility is led by CEPI, GAVI, UNICEF and WHO. UNICEF, in collaboration with the PAHO Revolving Fund, has been entrusted to lead vaccine delivery in more than 180 countries, representing 80% of the world’s population. UNICEF has spent 75 years building an unprecedented global-health support system. UNICEF runs the largest humanitarian supply warehouse in the world. UNICEF currently immunizes 45% of the world’s children every year. UNICEF is the only organization with the infrastructure, experience and expertise already in place to make it happen as fast as possible. It will also take diagnostics, treatment and an effort to re-strengthen overburdened health systems. That's why UNICEF is also delivering 500 million COVID tests and 245 million COVID treatments so countries can easily detect and treat the virus—and slow its spread while waiting for the full vaccine rollout. UNICEF and partners are helping provide equitable access to:
-900 million testing kits
-165 million treatments
-Programs to build vaccine confidence
Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.
HOPE teams around the world are working to support countries and communities that are particularly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19. Programmatic areas include: trainings on infection, prevention and control to protect nurses and other frontline health workers; advising governments on policy development and coordination; and supporting health outreach workers to conduct community-based surveillance, reporting and contact tracing.
Center For Disaster Philanthropy
CDP set up a fund to support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders. Donors may designate a specific country/area of the world.
BrazilFoundation mobilizes resources for ideas and actions that transform Brazil. They work with local leaders, organizations and a global network of supporters to promote equality, social justice and economic opportunity for all Brazilians. Their COVID-19 SOS Campaign is raising funds to help bring food, safety and health to thousands of families.
Kiva is a microfinance, pooled lending program. Internationally, they are supporting their field partners and international borrowers. They have no open projects in India but a number of open projects in Brazil. These are individual small business owners looking for loans to support their work. Kiva also needs operational funds to support the work they are doing.