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COVID-19 Response

Uniting to support workers, families and communities

COVID-19 Response

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:

Frontline Workers Fund

The Frontline Workers Fund is designed to provide financial support for workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources will support personal protective equipment (PPE) to nurses and other frontline workers, domestic workers who are forced into quarantine or need extended paid leave, food industry workers who have gotten sick, and more. Check out the latest news on the Frontline Workers Fund.

Families and Workers Fund

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.

The Emergent Fund – People’s Bailout Fund

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.

Launching New Urgent Action Funds

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.