Covid19 Emergency Fund for Civil Society Organizations

United Way Germany’s (PHINEO’s) mission is to strengthen civil society by helping those doing good achieve greater social impact. In this time of crisis, civil society organizations need our support more than ever. They are an integral part of a well-functioning society and paramount in all efforts towards greater social cohesion and prosperity. The Covid19 pandemic threatens these organizations in their very existence.

Charitable funding is breaking away (especially from companies) while fixed costs remain the same. Project implementation is extremely difficult and the necessary digitalization can be very challenging and costly. All the time the organizations’ beneficiaries are falling into greater risk.

The Covid19 Emergency Fund aims to secure the existence of German civil society organizations sustainably throughout the crisis. This will ensure that they will be able to pick up operations again smoothly afterwards.

The Fund serves particularly vulnerable target groups, projects and organizations through structural support with an initial target of 5 million Euros.

For the set-up and management of the Fund, United Way Germany receives a flat-rate of 5% of the total Fund volume. Any further expenses would be carried by United Way Germany. We are also reaching out to private and state institutions and partners to ask for their support.

To make your donation and for further details you are invited to contact PHINEO’s CEO Andreas Rickert directly: andreas.rickert@phineo.org.