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Updated January 12, 2022
COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. SARS-CoV-2 is a SARS-related coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a pneumonia-type disease that was first detected in China’s central province of Hubei in December 2019. The disease has mutated and spread exponentially while the global pandemic continues to affect millions.
Schwab Charitable offers donors a variety of options to direct their support to those impacted by this pandemic. Donors may maximize their charitable impact by using their donor-advised fund accounts to recommend grants for immediate and ongoing support to charities of their choice.
For the fastest grant processing, we encourage you to submit your recommendation online by logging into your Schwab Charitable account and designating your grant for “Coronavirus Relief and Response” from the dropdown menu under the “Purpose of Grant” section.
To direct support locally, donors may wish to consider recommending a grant to their local community foundation. The Council on Foundations provides a search tool which will help identify the appropriate community foundations. Community foundations have invaluable knowledge and resources to help donors maximize the impact of their support in local communities affected by the spread of COVID-19. Donors may also access a tool which will help them identify community foundation-sponsored COVID-19 funds for specific geographic locations.
United Way is also committed to standing with communities both domestically and internationally through this pandemic. Connect with your local United Way to help support relief efforts.
View a variety of tools and resources from leaders in the philanthropic industry. Access the link below to read COVID-19 related articles and blogs, access webinars, and search for charities.
To help with relief efforts on a national or global scale, Schwab Charitable collaborates with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, CDP, to provide the list below of CDP recommended charities supporting COVID-19 response, relief, and recovery efforts both domestically and abroad.
As donors and organizations mobilize to help vulnerable citizens, the healthcare sector and local economies, we encourage you to consider what combination of time, talent and treasure may help make a difference. Learn how to boost your impact here.