Goodnation has surveyed the nonprofits on our platform and worked closely with National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster (NVOAD) to create the Goodnation Coronavirus Response Fund based on the most immediate need for financial support. We are in constant contact with response organizations and nonprofits on the front lines and continue to update the Fund as new needs emerge.
The Fund is structured as follows:
Your support will go to:
Greater NYC and Northeast Response
- Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative is providing free healthcare to low-income northern New Jersey residents who do not have insurance.
- Bronx Jewish Community Council is offering a wide range of social and supportive services and connections to vital resources that enable families and seniors to live healthier lives in their homes and communities.
- Brooklyn Workforce Innovations is reaching out to job training program graduates who are vulnerable to being laid off, sharing information about accessing unemployment benefits, mental health support and more.
- City Harvest is designated an essential service by Governor Cuomo and New York State and has mobilized to feed children, families and all in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- FriendshipWorks is continuing to support elders with regular phone calls and the addition of virtual visiting with online technology to provide much needed support to the homebound and isolated.
- Horizons for Homeless Children is supporting Massachusetts families living in shelters through regular communication and access to the basic necessities typically provided by their childcare program (diapers, wipes, breakfast, lunch and snacks).
- Hot Bread Kitchen is providing emergency stipends, enhanced wraparound services and acting as a resource and advocate for their alumni and members.
- Jericho Project is providing supportive housing and wraparound services to the homeless of New York City.
- Maryland Food Bank, as an essential second responder, is working diligently to feed food insecure families amidst this public health crisis.
- Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is continuing job training classes virtually while also sharing resources for accessing benefits, legal support and more with participants.
- Part of the Solution is a Bronx Community Center doing everything possible to ensure that their community continues to receive life-sustaining benefits and services, including emergency food access and virtual case management, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Red Hood Initiative is following the lead of Red Hook Initiative’s local leaders who are best able to advocate for the needs of their neighbors, disseminating reliable information, identifying the needs of Red Hook’s most vulnerable residents, and creating support systems for young people.
- Scholarship Plus is ensuring that students who had to leave campus due to school closures have safe housing, food stipends, wifi access, online therapy and more.
- Selfhelp Community Services is maintaining the independence and dignity of seniors and at-risk populations through a spectrum of housing, home health care, social services and new technology.
- St. John’s Bread & Life is passing out pantry bags and serving to-go meals to keep the hungry fed and safe.
- TEAK Fellows is creating an emergency fund to support Fellows and their families, who are low-income New Yorkers.
- West Side Campaign Against Hunger, facing increased levels of hunger in NYC, is improving food delivery and service protocols in order to continue feeding those in need.
National Disaster Response
National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster (NVOAD), the umbrella group for disaster response organizations serving the 56 US states and territories, will distribute funds to their member organizations based on their assessment of where there is the greatest need.
A sampling of NVOAD member organizations includes:
- Americares is providing personal protective equipment and training health workers on the frontlines of the outbreak.
- Convoy of Hope is responding to requests made for assistance in meeting needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic in 19 states through local partners helping to offset school lunch needs caused by prolonged cancellations within their school districts.
- Feeding America is meeting the needs of food insecure families through its national network of 200 food banks, plus thousands of food pantries and mobile feeding programs.
- Feed the Children is distributing food from its five distribution centers across the United States to fill gaps created in the absence of free/reduced price school lunches and the loss of hourly work that low-income families will otherwise struggle to overcome.
- Humanity Road is using social media to spread important response information and to learn about those in need who other relief workers have not yet found.
- Operation Hope is deploying to serve as a ﬁnancial advocate for local residents and small business owners.
- CDC Foundation Emergency Response Fund is meeting rapidly evolving coronavirus response needs and supporting CDC's public health responders in their work in America and around the world.
- Church World Service is reaching many of the most vulnerable people in our world, supporting them to put food on the table and keep their families healthy.
- Direct Relief is distributing needed medical supplies such as N95 masks, gloves, coveralls, shoe covers, and more.
- Save the Children is feeding vulnerable children during the pandemic, as well as providing books, games and other educational materials, along with after school and summer programs, to help kids make up for lost time in the classroom.
- WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund is sending protective supplies, medical training and equipment around the world, and pursuing efforts to discover vaccines and treatments.
- World Central Kitchen is distributing meals safely wherever they are needed.