At this time of year, the Foundation would normally be processing 15-30 grants a month. We currently have 96 grants scheduled for April alone, with $17M going out to our partners – the most GHR has ever deployed in one month.
As we identify and respond to emerging needs, some of our areas of focus include:
• Funding the World Economic Forum’s COVID-19 Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs
Interfaith action with UNICEF and Religions for Peace
• Mobilizing a COVID-19-specific response through the Global Solidarity Fund
• Discussing opportunities for the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health to lead in our community
• Seeking creative ways to support and activate faith leaders in our existing network, as with our partner Alight, who are training Sisters in Uganda and El Salvador to lead the response to COVID-19 in their communities.
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. 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.