COVID-19 Response

Giving public health professionals the tools to protect the public is vital to saving lives and to helping mitigate the kind of economic and social damage that could make this crisis even more debilitating for families and communities.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is accelerating the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with initiatives including the COVID-19 Local Response Initiative and the COVID-19 Global Response Initiative, and is making investments in cities like New York and London.

To date, Bloomberg Philanthropies has given $331 million to help fight the virus and to support many of our partners who are facing unprecedented operating challenges. Learn more about this multi-pronged response here.

COVID-19 Local Response Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies is helping U.S. cities and states combat the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of residents and local economies

With the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, the National League of Cities, the United States Conference of Mayors, and National Association of City Transportation Officials, Bloomberg Philanthropies is responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Global Response Initiative

This global initiative is supporting immediate action to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable low- and middle-income countries

With Resolve to Save Lives, Vital Strategies, and the World Health Organization, the $40 million Bloomberg Philanthropies COVID-19 Global Response Initiative has a strong focus on African nations, and also extends beyond to support mayors and local governments around the world.

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Investing in Cities

Bloomberg Philanthropies has donated thousands of masks to hospitals in London and New York, provided meals to health care workers, and is supporting cultural and social service non-profits as they navigate this difficult period.

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Resources for Cities

Bloomberg Philanthropies and our partners are providing cities with the tools needed to understand, respond to, and manage COVID-19.

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