Amalgamated Foundation is responding in full force to the unprecedented crisis that COVID-19 has created. As the economy grinds to a halt, the current moment has created a massive economic shock and insecurity for workers, businesses, and communities.
The Foundation is invoking five guiding principles to focus its work: focus on the most vulnerable; stand up against hate; defend democracy; organize and coordinate responses; and move resources nimbly and efficiently.
Across different platforms and with a strong collective of partners, the Foundation is leveraging financial and social capital to answer the call to action this moment requires in the following ways:
The Frontline Workers Fund is designed to provide financial support for workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic to support personal protective equipment (PPE) to nurses and other frontline workers, domestic workers who are forced into quarantine or need extended paid leave, access to testing for nurses and other frontline workers, and more.
The Ford Foundation, Schmidt Futures, Open Society Foundations, The JPB Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Amalgamated Foundation and Morgan Stanley are launching a fund to help workers, families, and communities navigate this economic crisis. The fund will provide direct relief to families hit hard by this crisis. The fund will also support advocacy efforts to center the needs of working families in decision making on relief efforts and future economic policy.
This fund supports grassroots organizing that is focused on ensuring that resources flow to the organizations and communities most in need of support during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Establish a donor advised, pooled or collaborative fund to support organizations during the COVID-19 crisis. Ready to move resources nimbly and efficiently, the Amalgamated Foundation and Just Fund, our proposal management and knowledge sharing partner, are poised to help you launch a fund to meet the demands of this growing crisis.
We invite all funders to join us in building a pandemic response that is driven by a commitment to human rights and social justice, along with prioritizes the needs of grantee organizations.