Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund

As the impacts—both emerging and still uncertain—of the novel coronavirus mount across our communities, we are launching the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund to provide immediate and longer-term resources to vulnerable residents across our borough.

We recognize that as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify locally, it will have vastly disproportionate health, economic, and social impacts on communities of color—especially older adults, people with compromised immune systems, low-wage workers, and people who are unhoused.

Through consultation with our community partners, we have gathered information about how to most effectively provide immediate support, with the understanding that the impacts will be long-lasting and recovery for many will be a difficult process.        

As a first step, we plan to issue grants to front-line service organizations that provide lifelines for vulnerable populations, meal delivery and daily living needs for homebound neighbors, support for low-wage workers who may experience food insecurity, loss of wages, and limited access to healthcare and paid sick leave, as well as other emerging needs.

We are grateful to our Board of Directors for committing quickly and contributing generously so that we can act. We hope that you, too, will consider making a donation today—or pledge a monthly recurring donation—to help our neighbors in need. 100% of your donation will go directly to vulnerable communities...

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