Helping Others

The impact of COVID-19 is far reaching, directly and indirectly. The work of nonprofits plays an important role, and collectively we can make a difference.

There’s no better time to come together for the common good.

Nonprofits Doing Good

Here is a partial list of some of the ways our grantees are working to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project staff members are offering online and phone homework help, read-aloud story time, and educational activities.

American Indian Cancer Foundation is providing online information and presentations related to Indigenous health.

Center for Family Justice is keeping its 24/7 crisis hotlines fully operational and its safe house open and staffed to protect clients who have left abusive relationships.

Center for Rural Affairs has compiled resources on its website for farmers and small business owners, and is seeking creative ways to engage communities and policymakers.

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) has compiled resources to help CEOs lead their organizations through this crisis.

Council on Foundations is asking funding organizations to take a pledge to act with urgency to support nonprofits hit hardest by the impacts of COVID-19.

Edible Schoolyard NYC has created virtual content for students. It is also auctioning off digital experiences, such as bread-baking lessons and consultations with gardening experts.

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy is developing online content to replace in-person gatherings for its national conference and chapter programming.

The Food Project is supporting safe work practices for farms, in accordance with the most up-to-date recommendations from the CDC and public health authorities.

The Food Trust has added safety precautions to keep its farmers markets open for those who are food insecure. It also continues to give out coupons that supplement SNAP benefits.

Independent media organizations continue to report news related to the pandemic and other critical issues affecting our communities and the world.

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is distributing pre-packed boxes of food, using safe protocols, to those in need.

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation continues to care for its canines on campus, with essential personnel only. First responders deploy with their canine partners whenever called upon.

Partnership with Native Americans is delivering food, water, toilet paper, sanitizer, and other essentials to those in need on reservations.

Patriot Boot Camp has scheduled regular online Lunch and Learns to help guide entrepreneurs through the current crisis.

Re-Center, Race & Equity in Education, has compiled a list on its website of local and national resources and information about the pandemic.

Rid-All Foundation is providing access to locally grown food, preventative health tips, gardening supplies, and technical support for starting gardens.

SeriousFun Children’s Network is supporting its member camps, many of which are working to deliver virtual camp experiences to children so they can stay connected to the magic of camp.

Shining Hope for Communities is mobilizing slum communities across Kenya to promote best practices that will prevent or contain the spread of the virus.

Social Enterprise Greenhouse has provided resources on its website to assist social entrepreneurs.

Work Vessels for Veterans continues to equip veterans with the tools they need to succeed in their vocations.

Zuni Youth Enrichment Project is distributing youth wellness kits through the Zuni Public School District meal program, and preparing community gardens for spring planting.

 

Staying the Course

“We will continue to support vulnerable children, nutrition programs, and independent media while also giving at the local level through our Community Partners Program, which allows the foundation to respond to crises in our own backyard and in communities around the country, through grants recommended by our employees and others close to the foundation.”

-Miriam Nelson, Acting President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation

Read her thoughts in her op-ed for The Chronicle of Philanthropy.