Disaster relief

Global Citizen mobilizes $6.9 billion for COVID-19 response efforts

Global Citizen mobilizes $6.9 billion for COVID-19 response efforts

June 30, 2020

Launched with the aim of getting  the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals back on track, the campaign generated commitments of more than $1.5 billion in grants and $5.4 billion in loans and guarantees in support of efforts to provide equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines as they become available....

Study calls for ensuring access to CARES Act benefits for poor

Study calls for ensuring access to CARES Act benefits for poor

June 24, 2020

A report from the Center on Poverty & Social Policy at Columbia University finds that administrative barriers to accessing stimulus checks and an end to expanded unemployment benefits after July could reduce the efficacy of the CARES Act in terms of mitigating rising poverty rates....

CLF, Dorsey commit $15 million for COVID-19 relief, mental health

CLF, Dorsey commit $15 million for COVID-19 relief, mental health

June 23, 2020

Grants from Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation  and Square CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall initiative will support efforts to address mental health issues, food insecurity, income loss, and basic needs, with a focus on Chicago and Newark, New Jersey....

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