This page is designed to help our community navigate COVID-19 and includes high-impact funding opportunities, key readings and inspiring stories from the FP community.
Where to Give
Donate now, either to our COVID-19 Fund in partnership with SVB, or to one of our high-impact funding opportunities tackling pandemics.
Our top recommendation: donate to our managed fund.
We make time-sensitive grants to high-impact organisations based on their current needs
These organisations provide immediate relief to communities in need
These organisations conduct and coordinate research to address the COVID crisis and future pandemics
What To Read
Our curated list of top COVID-19 sources that convey the heart of this global issue.
What Our Members Are Doing
Check out how some of Founders Pledge's members are fighting back.
"We've been overwhelmed by the positive response from our global community so far, who have collectively cooked and shared nearly 10,000 meals for children and local families. Despite these challenging times, it's incredibly heartwarming to see people coming together locally to look after one another."
https://olioex.com/cook4kids/Company: OLIO, UK
With school closures, millions of children will lose access to school meals. Help local families by cooking / preparing school lunch(es).
"On Skysthelimit.org’s virtual mentoring platform, volunteer professionals can use their skills for good to reach a group deeply affected by this crisis: young small business owners.... We feel very fortunate that we're uniquely positioned to help small business owners right now. Over the past week, Skysthelimit.org has launched a comprehensive response."
https://www.skysthelimit.org/covid-19-responseCompany: Blockchain and Skysthelimit.org, UK
We exist to help young underrepresented entrepreneurs overcome everyday challenges as well as the extraordinary challenges they are facing right now.
"We are a 'team of teams' that have joined forces from all walks of life, across many industries. Our diverse backgrounds are our biggest asset. Our teams are passionate about hospitality, healthcare, tech, but we have all come together as a community to help those who have been there for many of our lives' most memorable moments."
https://www.frontlinefoods.orgCompany: Simple Health, US (NYC)
Project: Frontline Foods
Our army of volunteers raises funds from the community to support local restaurants and feed heroes working on the frontlines.
"Helping society is core to our principles and we want to do whatever we can to help those impacted by COVID-19."
https://www.yoti.com/covid-19/Company: Yoti, UK
We're offering free, contactless identity verification for health organisations and volunteer initiatives tackling COVID-19.
Claire Novorol and Daniel Nathrath
"“At such a critical time for global health, we’ve seen incredible collaboration across industries, and at Ada we have been working closely with health organizations around the world to create tools that make a real difference. We developed our COVID-19 assessment and screener to provide users with access to relevant, high-quality medical guidance, and ease the immense pressure being put on health systems as the situation evolves. We’re proud to be a part of the Founders Pledge community and it’s been excellent to see its work to keep its community informed through timely research and events.”"
https://ada.com/covid-19-screener/Company: Ada, Germany
Project: COVID-19 assessment and screener
Ada’s COVID-19 symptom assessment and screener was launched globally in April to support individuals and health systems in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s designed to help people identify and understand COVID-19 symptoms and guide them on appropriate next steps.