COVID-19 relief in the Americas
In the Americas, we’re working with selected non-profit partners that are providing critical COVID-19 relief services in the communities where Barclays has a presence. Our donations will support these trusted partners, who are already mobilised on the ground, to provide help to vulnerable people hardest hit by the crisis and to those on the frontline of the response.
Across the region, they are distributing food, shelter and emergency support to reach frontline healthcare workers and first responders, vulnerable groups and low income families most at risk of hardship, and the small businesses who are providing the jobs and essential services at the heart of our communities.
Acumen America invests in entrepreneurs tackling poverty across the United States. Barclays is supporting their COVID-19 Emergency Fund, helping to support the organisation to sustain and extend the reach of the Acumen America portfolio of high-impact social entrepreneurs who are serving 25 million Americans living in poverty with high-impact interventions across the healthcare, workforce and financial systems.
Delaware Community Foundation
Delaware Community Foundation helps communities and philanthropists focus charitable resources for the greatest community benefit state-wide. Barclays is supporting the organisation’s Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund, which will help to address the short and longer term impacts of the crisis including the needs of vulnerable populations across Delaware, as well as other COVID-19 related projects.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organisation that aims to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. Barclays funding will help to provide protective equipment and critical care medication to the health workers and medical facilities that need it the most across New York City, New Jersey and Delaware.
FDNY Foundation is the official not-for-profit of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). Barclays funding will contribute to the FDNY Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, supporting the firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics who are on the frontline of the pandemic response in New York City.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks across 50 states and Puerto Rico. Barclays is supporting Feeding America’s work to secure approximately 20 million meals per week on behalf of its network of local food banks. We are supporting Feeding America members across Boston, Chicago, Hamilton, Henderson, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New Jersey.
Good Shepherd Services
Good Shepherd Services offers educational, residential, and child welfare programming to 30,500 participants annually through more than 90 programs, all of which work to expand opportunity for children, youth, and families in historically disinvested communities in New York City. Barclays funding will support Good Shepherd Services’ COVID-19 relief efforts, which includes responding to emergency needs within the communities we partner with and ensuring the health and safety of agency staff as they continue to provide critical services, including operating residences and quarantine sites, distributing needed supplies, and conducting home visits for high-risk families in our prevention, family foster care, and Medicaid/Health Homes programs.
Hot Bread Kitchen
Hot Bread Kitchen helps women, immigrants, and people of color to succeed as workers and entrepreneurs in the food industry. Barclays funding will go towards supporting businesses from the Hot Bread Kitchen Incubator that are feeding frontline healthcare workers and will provide support for displaced New York City food workers.
New York City Police Foundation
New York City Police Foundation is an independent not-for-profit established to promote excellence in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and improve public safety in New York City. Barclays funding will support the organisation to provide personal protective equipment and supplies, as well as meals and housing to NYPD staff and the 36,000 officers protecting New York City through the crisis.
Jersey Battered Women’s Service
Jersey Battered Women’s Service offer specialised services to those suffering from domestic abuse. Barclays funding will support the organisation in providing 24/7 crisis support to vulnerable adults, adolescents and children impacted by domestic abuse throughout the pandemic.
Per Scholas is a Barclays Connect with Work partner that supports people from often-overlooked communities to access careers in technology. Barclays support will help the organisation to alleviate economic hardship for students and their families disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 crisis, helping them to continue through technology training programmes and break the cycle of poverty.
The Robin Hood Foundation
The Robin Hood Foundation is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organisation. Barclays is supporting Robin Hood’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for New York City to assist the most vulnerable people in the community who are faced with housing and food insecurity during the crisis.
World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen uses the power of food to heal and strengthen communities in times of crisis and beyond; the global organization mobilizes urgently to serve fresh meals to those impacted by disasters and also implements long-term food resilience programmes that advance human and environmental health, offer access to professional culinary training, create jobs and improve food security. Barclays funding will help the organisation to put small, independent restaurants back to work to feed food-insecure families, the isolated elderly and frontline healthcare workers.
United Way improves lives by mobilizing communities to drive lasting social change. Barclays’ funding will support COVID-19 response efforts that provide immediate basic needs and assistance to vulnerable individuals. Our support will be distributed through the organisation’s US branches in Delaware, Northern New Jersey and Southern Nevada, the Canada branches in Greater Toronto and Calgary, and through Fondo Unido in Mexico.