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GFCF grants to support Covid-19 response

The Foundation for Social Transformation distributes food parcels in Guwahati

GFCF partners around the world are at the forefront of community responses to Covid-19. They are working around the clock, offering immediate relief to the most vulnerable parts of the community, providing accurate and contextual information on quickly-changing situations, and working with people and across sectors to build bridges and strengthen solidarity. GFCF grantmaking in 2020 will be focused on supporting efforts by members of our global network of community philanthropy partners to respond to Covid-19, both in terms of their immediate response but also over the longer-term as they consider ways to bring about lasting positive change in their communities as they #BuildBackBetter. This page will be updated regularly as grants are made, as will our new Grants Map. All figures are in USD.

East Asia Pacific
  • Harmony Platform (China) $30,000: Community philanthropy development including creation of community foundation mutual aid network in response to Covid-19.
Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
  • ELLAS – Mujeres y Filantropía (Argentina) $19,700: To document the role of grassroots womens groups in Latin America in response to Covid-19.
  • Haiti Community Foundation $20,000: Immediate relief work and public information campaign in the Grand’Anse.
  • Monteverde Community Fund (Costa Rica) $19,115: Participating in immediate Covid-19 emergency responses aimed at reaching the most vulnerable parts of the community, and supporting efforts towards a diversified, durable local economy longer-term.
South Asia
  • Foundation for Social Transformation (India) $20,040: Targeted support (provision of goods and information on rights, entitlements etc.) to informal sector workers in Guwahati; mobilizing local donors to give.
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western Europe
  • Bürgerstiftung Duisburg (Germany) $20,000: Responding to Covid-19 in Duisburg, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups.

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It has been refreshing to learn of the great work being done by GFCF partners in addressing today’s most pressing developmental challenge, COVID 19. This is happening at a time when most donors have gone on recess waiting for the pandemic to go before they can continue with their traditional programs, hoping that it will be business as usual. Well done GFCF for your continued relevance to your partners in both good and bad times.