COVID-19 Response

We recognize that the impact of COVID-19 will likely be long lasting, have a disproportionate effect on vulnerable populations, and will require investments in policy and advocacy and community building and engagement over the years to come.

Our Trustees met and approved a first-phase grantmaking response to COVID-19. The Trustees’ first-phase response is centered in the Foundation’s commitment to foster health equity and will provides one-time general operating support to organizations providing critical services and outreach to:

  • senior citizens
  • non-English speaking populations
  • those at risk of intimate partner violence and other forms of physical abuse and those at risk of losing much needed behavioral health services.

It also includes support for our core health safety net partners that are delivering much needed health care.

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Collaborative Grantmaking

Collaborative Grantmaking

The response includes the following collaborative grantmaking:

Impact Investing

We recognize that we will need to remain diligent in learning from our partners about evolving needs and intend to be responsive, adaptive and flexible as the longer-term implications of COVID-19 make themselves known. We also stand alongside our philanthropic partners to do all we can to minimize both the short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic, as well as the health disparities that are likely to widen.