As the winter of 2020 turned into the spring of COVID-19 GPF stepped up in rapid-response mode to alleviate hardships and uplift those immeasurably and severely impacted by a sudden new reality.
From hospital frontline workers to the newly unemployed, and from the chronically hungry to families facing eviction, GPF has lent its resources, expertise and network of Good People to fill emerging voids with material and emotional sustenance as we all collectively navigate through the pandemic.
We’ve accelerated our support and reduced burdens on our grantees. We’ve helped our more than 70 grantees by maintaining our funding and in some cases increasing it with special grants so they can preserve and expand reach and scope.
As one example, our grant to Spirit Club Foundation outfitted dozens of people with physical and developmental challenges with tablets so they can participate in critically important exercise training programs and community connection.
We’ve partnered with our grantees to go further faster. Building new synergies with some of our grantees has created pumped-up channels of help to those who need it.
Among the many ways we’ve done so, we joined with our grantee For Good PGH to provide mental health services and food gift cards to people of low income in its service area near Pittsburgh. On the other side of the state, we injected a substantial supply of soap and diapers into Mitzvah Circle Foundation’s distribution network to reach people with scarce means to ensure they can practice proper hygiene and protect their health during the pandemic. And in Israel we’ve helped Ten Gav pay for food, housing and other essentials for those facing pandemic-related hardship.
We’ve expanded our networks to reveal needs that might go unaddressed. For instance, we’ve shipped food gift cards to families at a breaking point and we’ve also sent food to frontline workers at some medical centers around the country to show our appreciation for them and their lifesaving work on behalf of all of us.
Our nimble operation allows us to remain close to the ground and discover populations and communities that are vulnerable and underserved. Important every day, our unique lens and wide reach are absolutely critical now, as the pandemic and its economic and social fallout reveal ever-increasing numbers of individuals and families who are at-risk and suffering and without safety nets.
With your continuing and dedicated support, The Good People Fund is committed to address existing and emerging needs during this challenging and unprecedented period in our lives.
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