- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- King County Public Health
- State Department Travel Advisory
- WHO Regional Offices
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Independent Sector Resource page
- Coronavirus Funds
- Gates Philanthropy Partners
- Global Impact
- Open Road Alliance
- Seattle Foundation
- UN Foundation’s Solidarity Response Fund for WHO
Recent Global Washington Webinars
- Communications during COVID-19: Resource Media and GlobalWA discuss communications and media relations for non-profits during this time of crisis. Resource Media is a one of a kind: a nonprofit communications firm working exclusively in support of social change. They shared examples of current partners and how they are managing communications strategies.
- Creating a Virtual Gala: During this webinar, Upaya’s Marketing & Communications Manager, Heather Targosz, and Director of Philanthropy, Suman Bhat-Kincaid, discussed the strategy and logistics around their virtual gala and answer questions from participants.
GlobalWA Members Responding
- Adara: Adara is reaching across divides and standing by communities in the developing world to help keep them safe during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Agros International: Agros International is providing education, medical supplies, and emergency food supplies to hundreds of families in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
- Americares: Americares is using every resource to fight the COVID-19 pandemic from critical supplies to education, training and other support for its staff and partners here at home and around the world.
- Bloodworks NW: Bloodworks NW has announced that potential blood donors are exempt from stay-at-home orders in Washington and Oregon, which do not include essential health services, such as those provided by Bloodworks Northwest and its donors. Blood Donation is an Essential and Encouraged Activity.
- CARE: CARE is preparing an immediate COVID-19 response surge in 19 of the most vulnerable countries, at a minimum cost of $200,000 per country.
- Days for Girls: Join Days for Girls to participate in the DfG Masks4Millions campaign. Their goal is to provide millions of masks to hospitals and clinics around the world.
- Fred Hutch: Researchers at Fred Hutch are working to understand this pandemic and inform efforts to stop it.
- Gates Foundation: The Gates Foundation is sharing expert perspectives and updates on the response to COVID-19. Additionally, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it’s planning to donate $3.7 million to support various response efforts to the novel coronavirus pandemic in the greater Seattle area.
- Girl Rising: Girl Rising is responding to the current reality of distance learning by making more of their content and educational tools available free of charge.In addition to their tools for teachers. they are creating a family discussion guide with access to various GR chapters, which they hope to have available next week.
- International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee is ramping up their response to the outbreak with a focus on crisis zones with especially weak health systems.
- Medical Teams International : Medical Teams International is pivoting their entire organization to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to support local health systems in responding to it through providing PPE, converting dental centers into support centers, and training staff in order to prevent infections in refugee camps and other remote locations.
- Mercy Corps: Mercy Corps is actively helping communities to prepare for and protect against the coronavirus outbreak, providing safe, reliable information and support to vulnerable and often overlooked people, and positioning to ensure ongoing delivery of their lifesaving work.
- Northeastern University: The Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University put together a one-hour training course on safety and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.
- OutRight Action International: OutRight is launching the COVID-19 LGBTIQ Emergency Fund to respond to the urgent needs of LGBTIQ people and communities around the world.
- Oxfam America : Oxfam is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting and advocating for the most vulnerable people here in the United States and around the globe.
- PATH: PATH rolls out a Vietnam COVID 19 Tracker and is helping governments prepare.
- Tearfund: Tearfund is working as quickly as possible to assess how coronavirus is affecting the world’s most vulnerable communities and how they can best support their partners and churches to make a meaningful, sustained response.
- VillageReach: VillageReach is reviewing all of their program priorities to determine what can move forward and what may be delayed. Many of their staff are directly involved in delivering products and services. They are currently focusing on following government mandates and public health best practices to keep their staff safe, while also supporting the ministry of health colleagues as they work tirelessly to ensure their health systems are equipped and able to respond.
- WaterAid: WaterAid is scaling their efforts to improve handwashing and hygiene in every country where they work.
- Water1st International: As the coronavirus spreads, Water1st wants to make sure that they can continue to support their programs around the world, allowing more communities to have access to their number one defense against the spread of infectious disease: clean water for hand-washing.
- World Concern: World Concern’s field teams are integrating COVID-19 messages and hygiene promotion within their community-based programs, such as care groups, nutrition programs, savings groups, and child protection programs.
- World Vision: World Vision is helping to provide things like face masks and gloves for health workers; thermometers, hand sanitizer, and emergency food for children and families; and health training where needed to keep everyone safe. Their Channels of Hope program equips faith leaders to engage their communities when epidemics arise.
GlobalWA Companies Responding
- Amazon: Amazon is supporting their employees, customers, and communities through a variety of ways including: helping customers get groceries, providing Seattle quarantine patients with essential items, and the launch of the $20 million AWS Diagnostic Initiative to accelerate COVID-19 research.
- Emirates: Emirates has implemented generous waiver policies and has temporarily suspended most passenger operations. They will not cut jobs and they support government measures to safeguard community health
- F5: F5 is extending F5 resources to non-profit organizations as they adapt to supporting a remote workforce and we proudly match our employee donations through a COVID-19 response fund.
- Microsoft: Microsoft is ensuring the safety of their employees, striving to protect the health and well-being of the communities in which they operate, and providing technology, tips and resources to their customers to help them do their best work while remote. They also donated $1 million to Puget Sound’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
- PwC: PwC’s team of specialists collaborated to create a digital assessment to help you understand the potential impact to your business and gauge your readiness to respond.
- Starbucks: The Starbucks Foundation is donating more than $3 million to support community relief efforts globally in response to COVID-19. This includes $1M to the UN Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund in support of the WHO, plus several grants to support communities across the U.S., Canada and China, as well as frontline responders. They’re working with Give2Asia on grants that will support front-line medical workers in China and promote community resilience. You can see the full press release here: https://sbux.co/sbuxfdncovid19
- Tableau: Tableau has gathered the power of the Tableau Community and their technology to create a free Covid19 Data Resource Hub to help you make confident decisions with data.
- Vulcan: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has made a $500,000 commitment to the Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The foundation has also made a $100,000 commitment to the COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund. Alongside the foundation’s contributions, Vulcan Inc. has committed $100,000 to support the Chinatown-International District, where the company has been headquartered since 2000.