We hope everyone is staying safe and doing as well as they can in these very weird and trying times. We wanted to take a minute to highlight a handful of our nonprofit clients who have been working extraordinarily hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. We're grateful for the work they are doing and wanted to take the opportunity to share that work with all of you. Please read through all of the great work that's being done, and if you're inclined and able, support them! We’re proud to be able to partner with these groups.
Food security and access has been a huge issue as schools have closed and vulnerable populations are going without their typical support systems. We have a number of clients working on this issue and related ones and we're very proud of the work they're doing. In addition to the list below, also consider donating to your local food bank or to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
God's Love We Deliver - https://www.glwd.org/
GLWD cooks and home-delivers more than 1.9 million nutritious meals each year in the NYC area. They are currently working to prepare and deliver over 100,000 meals during the crisis. Donate
TABLE - https://tablenc.org/
TABLE staff and volunteers are delivering a bag filled with healthy non-perishables and fresh food to the homes of 615 kids in the Chapel Hill - Carrboro community every week. Donate
Public School Foundation - http://www.publicschoolfoundation.org/
The Chapel Hill - Carrboro Public School Foundation is supporting the CHCCS by coordinating donations for their Food For Students program during the crisis. So far they have raised over $30,000 in support of the program. Donate
Second Harvest - https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/
Over the next 6-8 weeks, Second Harvest of Southern Wisconsin is working to distribute 100,000 boxes of food to those facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. They have opened a fundraising campaign called CareBox to make this possible. Donate
Inter-Faith Council for Social Service - http://www.ifcweb.org/
IFC staff and volunteers are pulling out all of the stops to continue offering food, shelter, housing support, and (socially distanced!) human connection to the Chapel Hill - Carrboro community who depend on them. Donate
Research & Foundations
In addition to organizations who are providing direct assistance, we also have a number of clients who are working on research surrounding the virus or running foundations who have put together programs to provide financial support.
RTI International - https://www.rti.org/
Researchers at RTI International have been working to understand the global spread of COVID-19 and to provide data about the public’s understanding of the disease. Learn More
IntraHealth International - https://www.intrahealth.org/
IntraHealth International is offering technical assistance that helps countries across the world ready their health systems to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donate
Hunger + Health | Feeding America - https://hungerandhealth.feedingamerica.org/
Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Hunger + Health is their program to educate, connect and engage cross-sector professionals on the intersections of food insecurity, nutrition and health. Learn More. Donate.
Golden Leaf Foundation - https://www.goldenleaf.org/covid-19/
Golden LEAF has launched a $15 million in fund, the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program, which will make 0% interest loans to eligible business for up to $50,000. Learn More
North Carolina Community Foundation - https://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made more than $161 million in grants since its inception. Donate
NC Early Education Coalition - https://www.ncearlyeducationcoalition.org/
NCEEC works to advance the quality and affordability of early care and education for young children, their families and communities. They are preparing guidance and resources during the crisis. Learn More
Census & Voting
First a quick note on the census! Census day was April 1 and we want everyone to fill it out. We've got a couple of clients that have been hard and work making sure that this gets done.
NC Counts Coalition - www.nccensus.org & www.icountnc.org
The NC Counts Coalition has been working hard to assist communities in planning for a complete and accurate 2020 Census count in North Carolina.
Andrew Goodman Foundation - https://andrewgoodman.org/
As the COVID-19 pandemic affects election timing and turnout, The Andrew Goodman Foundation is working proactively to protect elections and student voting as a part of their mission to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. Donate.