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TPF: COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Turkish Philanthropy Funds

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Senior Services Health Care Access & Delivery Social Isolation Economic Services & Development Poverty Alleviation & Services Basic Human Needs Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Turkey, United States

Location of residency: Turkey, United States

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TPF COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

As the global novel coronavirus outbreak continues to rapidly evolve and expand, it tests our collective strength. Millions are on lockdown and businesses are closing. Our communities both in the US and in Turkey are wondering what the long-term impact of the illness will be on their communities and their livelihoods. Paying rent and utilities, getting food and finding basics is tougher than ever before. Doctors, nurses and other front-line medical workers across the globe are confronting a dire shortage of masks, surgical gowns and eye gear to protect them from the virus.

In response to the outbreak, Turkish Philanthropy Funds has launched the TPF COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders.

The Fund and the Needs

Turkish Philanthropy Funds steps up whenever our communities need us. TPF COVID-19 Community Relief Fund will focus on supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations and to hospitals to provide the much-needed gear and equipment to help build their capacity for response.

TPF is working closely with our grantee partners on the ground in Turkey and social service organizations in the US to follow both current and emergent needs and identify projects to support, including:

  • Supporting healthcare workers:The funds will support capital purchases of masks, gowns, gloves and other essential personal protective equipment. These items help prevent the infection of essential medical staff who are at increased risk because of their close contact with people who may be infected.
  • Supporting quarantined individuals: The use of quarantines is crucial in helping control the spread of any infectious disease, including COVID-19. However, this means individuals are unable to go to work, go shopping for necessities, or even see their families in some cases. We will support organizations providing support to quarantined individuals.
  • Serving vulnerable populations: We will provide support to organizations supporting vulnerable populations including low-income children and families, hourly wage earners, workers in the gig economy, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic to provide food, shelter and other basic needs. We will especially support organizations with track record with administering emergency cash grants to individuals and families.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


This page was last reviewed June 26, 2020 and last updated June 26, 2020