Responding to Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating and hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost in America. The novel coronavirus has been the greatest threat of our time to our health and the global economy, and it spared no one.

The CDC Foundation is working closely with public health authorities across the country to respond to the ongoing,  pandemic.

Thanks to our donors, we have been meeting critical needs in the COVID-19 response. This includes distributing over 8 million pieces of personal protective equipment for frontline workers, providing laboratory and medical equipment, testing support, hiring more than 3,000 surge staff for health departments, sponsoring national communication campaigns, aiding long-term care facilities and community-based organizations serving vulnerable populations, and supporting much-needed research.

But there are ongoing public health needs as the pandemic subsides. We need your help to continue to help those disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Please consider giving or fundraising to provide flexible funding where it is needed most.


Philanthropic and private sector support through individuals, organizations and corporations is critical for use alongside government funding to meet needs that arise in rapidly evolving situations where speed and flexibility are paramount to saving and protecting lives.

—Judy Monroe, MD, president and CEO, CDC Foundation

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Contributions to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund can be made on our crowdfunding website set up for this response at, or by phone, fax or mail. To discuss other giving and partnership opportunities, or if you want to confirm that your donation supports our coronavirus emergency response, contact the CDC Foundation's Advancement department at 404.523.1873 or If you are concerned about a fraudulent email message related to the coronavirus response, please contact the Secretary of State’s office in your state to report it.