COVID-19: Relief Fund
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Established in 2010
Mission Statement: Leverage the power of philanthropy to mobilize a full range of resources that strengthen the ability of communities to withstand disasters and recover equitably when they occur.
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Impacts & Achievements:
Some of the highlights
CEO Salary: 1.50% of expenses
- Granted $250,000 to strategically address local clinical needs. They are supporting frontline healthcare workers and clinics throughout the U.S. and beyond.
- Granted $250,000 to support building the capacity of local food banks to respond to the mounting needs of those who are food insecure.
- Granted $100,000 to support the distribution, storage, sourcing, and supply chain related to getting communities the products for their basic needs.
- Granted $200,000 supporting the expansion of telehealth; providing testing and equipment; expanding access to medication; and providing operational and technical assistance to clinics in the most vulnerable locations.
- In 2018, $15.3 million was distributed in grants to more than 107 organizations to support recovery efforts across the nation and abroad in communities affected by hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and man-made disasters.
- Since its founding in 2010, CDP has managed $31.2 million on behalf of corporations, foundations, and individuals.
- For CDP’s COVID-19 Response Fund, they have garnered support from: Alexion Charitable Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Endeavor Foundation, People on Google Play, The Hartford, The Hershey Company, The Lulu Foundation, Lundbeck US Charitable Fund, Luxco Brands, New York Life, T. Rowe Price Foundation, UPS Foundation, and Verizon.
How Center for Disaster Philanthropy is making a difference
Areas of Focus:
The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund will focus on supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity for response. These will include social service organizations focused on supporting hourly wage earners, workers in the gig economy, immigrant/New American populations, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
Grant Funding to Frontline Organizations:
CDP is achieving the above goals by granting funds to the following organizations: Americares (addressing local clinical needs and supporting frontline healthcare workers and clinics), Feeding America (building the capacity of local food banks for those who are food insecure), Good360 (distributing, sourcing, and storing a supply chain of needed products for communities and nonprofits), Healthcare Ready (to ready the healthcare supply chain on a community level), Meals on Wheels America (feeding seniors at the local level and building capacity of their telecommunications program), and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (supporting the expansion of telehealth; providing testing and equipment; expanding access to medication; and providing operational and technical assistance to their member clinics in the most vulnerable locations).
Personal Protective Equipment & Necessary Supplies:
CDP is supporting healthcare workers with Personal Protective Equipment, supporting quarantines and especially vulnerable individuals (those who are unable to go to work, go shopping for necessities, attend social functions or see their families) and supporting hygiene promotion activities– Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).