How to Help the Most Vulnerable Through the Pandemic


In an opinion article on The Chronicle of Philanthropy, FSG Co-CEO Lauren Smith, MD, MPH, shares ideas from her experience as a pediatrician and former medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Common Impact Connections: Skills-Based Volunteering in Times of Crisis

Preparing for a potential coronavirus outbreak in your area

As news and anxieties surrounding COVID-19 spreads rapidly, Common Impact is working closely with our partners to ensure that their skilled volunteering efforts can continue while keeping volunteers safe.

Is Covid-19 the Silver Bullet for a Stable Climate?

We always knew that climate change was going to be painful…

By Brad Zarnett

Something changed recently when I saw a map comparing the air over China before and after the country went into lockdown in an attempt to contain the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Slowly over the course of a week, I began to see the issue of climate change in a whole new light.

This might sound radical but please hear me out.

COVID-19 and Corporate Purpose—Four Ways Businesses Can Respond Now


What is the role of business in a time of crisis?

Every company is having internal conversations about how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an era where companies are fervently striving to be purpose-driven to appeal to employees, investors, customers, and communities, how can a company maintain clarity on its societal purpose?

Our new blog includes examples from 3M, Lyft, MasterCard, Microsoft, and more.

Wells Fargo Donates $6.25 Million to Aid in Coronavirus Response

Philanthropic support to help with fast-emerging needs in U.S. and globally; customers facing hardships can reach out to the company
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Wells Fargo Foundation today announced up to $6.25 million in donations to support domestic and global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to aid public health relief efforts. The philanthropic funding includes $1 million for the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emergency Relief Fund and $250,000 to the International Medical Corps for their work in more than 30 countries.

New Content From Discovery Education Educates Students on the Coronavirus, Encourages Civic Participation, Unlocks the Periodic Table, and More

New Content Available in Discovery Education Experience and the Science and Social Studies Techbooks Helps Educators Engage Students in a Wide Variety of Important Topics
Press Release

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Discovery Education – the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms – today announced the addition of hundreds of new assets to its award-winning digital services.

COVID-19⁠—Seven Things Philanthropy Can Do Now

Natural disasters and public health emergencies always take an increased toll on groups who are already marginalized

As governments, businesses, and individuals scramble to respond to the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic, those of us who work in the social sector rightly ask what we can do to effectively contribute.

In 2009, I was the medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and worked with my colleagues to face similar challenges posed by the H1N1 virus outbreak. I learned from experience that responses during a time of crisis are only as good as the strength of preparedness, support systems, and relationships that existed before the crisis.

Uniting Business to Respond to COVID-19 Outbreak

A Special Appeal from the United Nations Global Compact
Press Release

The outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, is not only a global health crisis, it is also affecting trade and the global economy.  Its impact is growing and will be felt in both the short and the long term. All sectors of society have been affected by the outbreak — including the international business community.

As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact is calling on business leaders everywhere to unite to support communities and companies affected by the outbreak.

Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation Commit More Than $1M to Coronavirus Efforts

Giving Includes Medtronic Foundation Cash Donations to Partners and Product Donations from the Company Including Respirator Masks, Nitrile Gloves, Ventilators and Pulse Oximeters
Press Release

DUBLIN, February 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it and the Medtronic Foundation are committing approximately $1.2M to coronavirus relief efforts across the globe. These contributions encompass Medtronic Foundation cash contributions and product donations from the company.

Medtronic Foundation is partnering in a local and global response with cash contributions to:

Aid Package to Combat Coronavirus in China - Bayer to Donate Medicines and Money With a Total Value of Approximately EUR 1.5 Million

CEO Werner Baumann: “We want to help people in the affected regions quickly and effectively”
Press Release

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, January 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bayer is donating medicines and additional financial aid worth a total of approximately EUR 1.5 million to support the population affected by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China. The donations will be made to the Chinese Red Cross, which is working together with the health authorities to coordinate the deployment of aid measures for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and containment of the coronavirus.


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