Global Fund for Children's Response to COVID-19

Since the global coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, it is clear there will be disastrous consequences for children and youth, not only in the months to come but also in the years ahead. Global Fund for Children’s community-based partners have rapidly mobilized around the world to respond to young people's immediate needs.

From Peru to Kenya, grassroots organizations are helping families without running water receive hygiene kits, girls at risk of abuse find safe shelter, and students without reliable internet connections attend virtual lessons. They are also planning longer-term responses to protect young people through pandemic recovery and beyond, and to challenge new threats to children's rights emerging from COVID-19. In response, GFC launched an Emergency Response Fund to issue immediate, flexible, cash grants to our partners serving children affected by this pandemic around the world.

  • $312,000 in grants to 103 organizations in 30 countries
  • Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia