Supporting our communities across the Americas
Barclays’ COVID-19 Community Aid Package donations are deployed through partnerships with trusted charities, and to date, more than 370 charity partners around the world have been supported by Barclays to deliver vital relief efforts to people most in need.
In the Americas, we’ve partnered with non-profit organisations at the forefront of the pandemic, including Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, who helped to rescue nearly 200,000 pounds of food that otherwise would have been wasted, and The American Red Cross who provided 7,500 PPE kits and support 3,200 units of blood donations during the pandemic.
We hear from some of our non-profit partners in the Americas about the difference they are making through support from Barclays.
Our partnership has enabled Acumen America to deliver critical relief to over 28 million people living in poverty, across the US.
Our partnership has helped Feeding America to secure over 22 million meals for Americans in need through its network of local food banks in Boston, Chicago, Hamilton, Henderson, Houston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, San Francisco, and Wilmington.
Hot Bread Kitchen
Our partnership has helped Hot Bread Kitchen to support the restaurant business to feed frontline healthcare workers, and provide support for displaced New York City food workers.
Our partnership has enabled JBWS to provide 24/7 crisis support to those impacted by domestic abuse throughout the pandemic – including delivering counselling and support services to 900 people and answering more than 3,500 helpline calls.
The Robin Hood Foundation
Our partnership has supported Robin Hood’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for New York City, assisting the most vulnerable people in the community who have been faced with housing and food insecurity during the crisis.
Our partnership is enabling Springboard Collaborative to help 2,000 underserved students in Delaware and New York over two years to curb the impact of learning loss due to the pandemic.
World Central Kitchen
Our partnership has enabled World Central Kitchen to put 37 small, independent restaurants back to work and serve 75,000 meals to food-insecure families, the isolated elderly and frontline healthcare workers.
Wilmington Strong Small Business Fund
Our partnership has supported the Wilmington Strong Small Business Fund to provide micro-grants to 100 small businesses as they recover from the impact of COVID-19.
Charity partnerships in the Americas
In the Americas, we’re working with selected non-profit partners that are providing critical COVID-19 relief in the communities where Barclays has a presence. Our donations are supporting these trusted partners, who are already mobilised on the ground, to provide help to vulnerable people impacted by the crisis and to those on the frontline of the response.
American Red Cross
Our partnership is helping The American Red Cross to provide 7,500 PPE kits and support 3,200 units of blood donations, which were in critical need at the height of COVID-19.
Child Mind Institute
Our partnership has helped Child Mind Institute to support over 410 students, parents, educators, and mental health providers through the charity’s Student Success Program.
ChristianaCare Health Services
Our partnership has helped ChristianaCare to launch mobile health vehicles to bring quality care to those most vulnerable in Delaware, and is helping the charity to build a more equitable, resilient health care system in the area.
Delaware Community Foundation
Our partnership has supported the Delaware Community Foundation to provide micro-grants to 100 small businesses as they recover from the impact of COVID-19.
Our partnership has helped Direct Relief to provide approximately 62,500 items of protective equipment and critical care medication to health workers and medical facilities across New York City, New Jersey and Delaware.
Our partnership is helping Echoing Green to support 12 social entrepreneurs that are leading the way in reimagining society in a post-pandemic world and tackling racial injustices by re-building more resilient, inclusive systems.
Our partnership enabled FDNY Foundation to support firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics who are on the frontline of the pandemic response in New York City.
Good Shepherd Services
Our partnership is helping Good Shepherd Services to provide emergency support including fresh food, rent and utilities assistance to 250 students whose families are essential workers.
Greater New York Hospital Foundation
Our partnership is helping Greater New York Hospital Foundation to install recharge rooms across 15 New York City hospitals who are serving the city’s most vulnerable populations.
Our partnership has helped Isaiah House to provide over 10,000 meals to address food insecurity in communities across New Jersey.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Our partnership has helped National Alliance on Mental Illness to support New Yorkers with mental illness and their families through their helpline, support groups, and public education events during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York City Police Foundation
Our partnership has helped the New York City Police Foundation to provide personal protective equipment and supplies, as well as meals and housing to officers who needed to isolate from family members as they supported the New York City community through the pandemic.
Our partnership has helped Per Scholas to alleviate economic hardship for students and their families, disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 crisis, by providing equipment and helping them to continue through their technology training programmes.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Our partnership has enabled Rescuing Leftover Cuisine to rescue nearly 200,000 pounds of food that otherwise would have been wasted.
The John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
Our partnership is helping The John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health to provide wellness boxes and access to clean water for 625 families on the White Mountain Apache reservation and Navajo Nation, who are among the communities hardest-hit by COVID-19.
Our partnership is helping United Way to provide immediate basic needs and assistance to vulnerable individuals in Delaware, Northern New Jersey, Southern Nevada, Greater Toronto, Calgary, and Fondo Unido in Mexico.