How you can help your community during COVID-19

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Scoop’s Vision is to enrich millions of lives by making the commute a meaningful part of the day, and now, more than ever, we believe that enrichment should extend far and wide into our communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This virus has impacted all of us in profound ways. Daily life has transformed. Many of us are searching for ways we can give back and live our values.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of organizations—international, national, and local—that are working on COVID-19 relief efforts.


Direct Relief
Mobilizes and equips doctors and nurses with life-saving medical resources.

International Rescue Committee
Responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

Heart to Heart International
Distributes urgently needed equipment and medication to partners here and around the world during this global crisis.

Help stop the virus’s spread and give communities on the front lines of the crisis the resources they need to act quickly and protect the most vulnerable.


CDC Foundation
Helps communities prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19, deploy skilled emergency staff to the front lines at the state and local level, fund and deploy critical home essentials to quarantined individuals, build the infrastructure and capacity we need immediately, and develop education and awareness campaigns.

National Domestic Workers Alliance
Support for in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners.

One Fair Wage
Cash assistance to tipped workers and other service workers.

Meals on Wheels
Meal delivery for homebound seniors.

Feeding America
Hunger-relief during disasters and national emergencies.

No Kid Hungry
Feeding low-income kids who rely on the free and reduced-price meals they receive at school.

Volunteers of America
Variety of services for under-served communities.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Supports nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity for response.

Trans Disaster Relief Fund
Support for transgender individuals and other members of the LGBTQI+ community during the current COVID-19 emergency.

By State


Arizona Community Foundation
The Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund was established by the Arizona Community Foundation to support nonprofit organizations across the state as they respond to the impact of COVID-19 within our community.


Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund works with a network of trusted and effective community-based organizations to provide flexible resources and focus on basic needs.

California Immigrant Resilience Fund
Providing urgent support to California’s immigrant friends, neighbors, and coworkers whose immigration status puts them in danger of hunger, homelessness, and extreme economic hardship.

Restaurants Care
Provides financial support to restaurant employees facing an unforeseen hardship.

Tipping Point
Stabilize the non-profits working tirelessly to support low-income individuals and families hit hardest by this crisis.

Open Hand
Providing nutritious meals with love to our sick and vulnerable neighbors in San Francisco and Oakland.

Horizons Foundation
Provides emergency grants to LGBTQ-primary organizations in the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus
KQED’s list of mutual aid funds that distribute emergency grants to artists, creative professionals and freelancers facing financial hardships. Most in the list take donations.

A List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California
A list of relief funds to assist undocumented workers who have lost their jobs or income as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, compiled by Legal Aid at Work.


Help Colorado Now
The Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund’s purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado.

Angel Relief Fund
Supporting restaurant and hospitality workers with financial assistance and access to a COVID–19 specific hub of support services that provide Federal, state, and community resources for housing, transportation, mental health, medical, child care assistance support and more.


Hand On ATL
Connect change-makers to nonprofits and schools in need, while engaging socially responsible companies to help make a difference in our community. In the face of COVID-19, rallying the community to donate, fight food insecurity and to tackle our city’s most pressing needs.


Midwest Food Bank
Midwest Food Bank distributes food to nonprofits and provides disaster relief efforts in the form of food-filled relief boxes to those in need, within 24 hours.

Hospitality Relief Fund
The was created by Indiana Hospitality and Tourism Foundation, Inc. to give back to employees of the hospitality industry who are reeling in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and who were among the first to face economic fallout.


Feed the Frontlines Detroit
Supporting Detroit restaurants and providing meals to the Detroit police, fire, EMS, and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis.


COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Nevada Community Foundation, a fund management firm that distributes grants to charitable organizations, created this fund to focus on nonprofits that serve seniors, first responders, and vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Relief Fund
Supports the provision of meals, childcare, hotel rooms, mental health services, counseling, in-home healthcare services, and other supports to help health care workers.

New York

United Way of New York City
COVID-19 Community Fund is a dedicated resource established by UNWNYC to mobilize over 600 community-based partners throughout the City to provide assistance to families to weather the COVID-19 crisis.

Robin Hood
The Robin Hood Relief Fund is helping New Yorkers by supporting the nonprofit organizations on the frontlines. 100 percent of donations will provide emergency support through food, housing, job security and more.

Stonewall Foundation
Mobilize resources for the LGBTQ community, benefiting organizations doing comprehensive frontline work during the pandemic.


Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Community Recovery Fund is rapidly deploying resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Help For Artists And Freelancers During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Oregon Public Broadcasting’s list of resources for artists and freelancers impacted by the pandemic.


Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund
Provides flexible funding to organizations serving people impacted by Coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic.

Tennessee Action for Hospitality Assistance Fund
A coalition of restaurant owners and chefs working together to connect Tennessee hospitality workers as a united front to expedite the protection, relief and welfare of and for hospitality workers at a local, state and federal level.


Seattle Foundation
Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund makes grants to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to provide our region’s most vulnerable communities with emergency assistance, such as financial support, healthcare, and childcare.

Northwest Harvest
Leading a coordinated statewide effort to get food to kids, low-income families, seniors, and the ever-growing number of Washington workers who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $100 million for work on COVID-19 globally, with another $5 million to support efforts in the greater Seattle area.

If there’s an organization that you’d like to see included in this list, let us know.