Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, GHR’s physical offices in Minneapolis closed to honor the guidance of public health professionals in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Our staff continues to operate remotely as we work closely with partners to mobilize resources towards marginalized communities, who are disproportionally affected by crisis in all its forms. We are currently responding to the immediate needs of our partners, both local and global, and are enabling additional flexibility in our grantmaking while anticipating and planning for longer-term needs.
In this urgent and dynamic situation, we are continuing to learn how best to forge ahead and be of service to those in vulnerable situations. In learning what it truly means to partner boldly, GHR is expanding our COVID-19 response outside of our current grants, to ensure we are effectively addressing the widespread impacts of the disease.
While these are unprecedented circumstances, the effects of which will be long lasting, we are inspired by the abundance of creativity and love we have seen around us in response. We are reminded of our interconnectedness as a global community and the deep need for national and international solidarity, empathy, and compassion. As we collectively navigate this immense challenge, all of us at GHR will continue to learn how we might lead with love in every aspect of our efforts.