Support Our Shared Communities
Through you – our donors, community partners, and partners at Thrivent – we at InFaith are uniquely positioned to see the world in terms of what is possible, not what is impossible. We know and believe that in all of us is a light, hope and love that the world needs most urgently right now, and that will help heal our shared community.
We have started to compile a resource page that includes both national and state-level service organizations that you might consider giving to either directly, or through InFaith. These organizations have programs that are helping populations that will be hard hit by COVID-19 particularly those communities experiencing food insecurity, housing/shelter, and providing emergency financial assistance. This is not an exhaustive list as there are several organizations doing good work during this time of uncertainty. As we learn more, we will continue to update this resource to better serve our shared communities.
If you would like to share how you are supporting those most impacted by COVID-19, e-mail us your story.
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, WHO
A new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Solidarity Response Fund will raise money from a wide range of donors to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, the first-of-its-kind, enables private individuals, corporations and institutions anywhere in the world to come together to directly contribute to global response efforts.
Giving Compass and National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) have worked together to build a comprehensive list of vetted response and relief funds. This regional resource page provides you with the ability to filter the type of Funds listed by Category and Location, so that you can discover the charities and causes closest to your heart.
CDC Emergency Response Fund to COVID-19
CDC is taking aggressive public health measures to help protect the health of Americans against coronavirus, COVID-2019. Funds raised will be used to meet emerging needs identified by CDC to help respond to the public health threat posed by this virus. These include additional support for state and local health departments, support for global response, logistics, communications, data management, personal protective equipment, critical response supplies and more.
Direct Relief provides medical resources to community-based institutions and organizations throughout the world and across the United States. In the U.S., Direct Relief is delivering protective masks – along with exam gloves and isolation gowns – to health care organizations in areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Lutheran Services in America
Lutheran Services in America is a network of Lutheran social ministry organizations—connecting over 300 health and human services nonprofits providing services in 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. Together, the network lifts up the nation’s most vulnerable people from children to seniors to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities — making a difference in the lives of one in 50 Americans every year. Gifts to Lutheran Services in America during this unprecedented time will be used to support the network’s emergency efforts.
Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. Meals on Wheels serves an incredibly vulnerable population and is often the primary lifeline delivering so much more than just a meal, especially in uncertain times.
Feeding America is a United States–based nonprofit organization that is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other community-based agencies.
The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States. The organization has both in-person and “behind the Scenes” volunteer opportunities that you can find by ZIP code. Whether it’s giving blood, or helping to coordinate and schedule blood drives from a distance, it will have a direct impact on the wellness of others.
Mercy Corps’ micromentors.org
Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians, working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper. Through Mercy Corps' micromentors.org, you can mentor small business owners. You can also share your skills in areas like web design, finance, legal, notary services – whatever it is, consider doing it pro bono and offer it to your churches, neighbors and local organizations who might be struggling.
Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA is a veteran employment nonprofit. Hire Heroes USA has volunteer opportunities for people to conduct mock interviews and to network with veterans who are job seeking.
Translators Without Borders
Translators without Borders is a non-profit organization set up to provide translation services for humanitarian non-profits. If you are fluent in another language, you can use it to volunteer with organizations like Translators without Borders, who translate important public health and COVID-19 messages across the world.
Kiva.org, and investing in Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, provide access to affordable credit and capital, residents of low-income communities to help with businesses, home ownership and more.
Samaritan's Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in physical need. Samaritan's Purse has sent an Emergency Field Hospital to Italy and New York City in the wake of COVID-19, set up treatment centers and more.
World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. World Central Kitchen is working across America to safely distribute individually packaged, fresh meals in communities that need support – for children and families to pick up and take home, as well as delivery to seniors.
Organizations by State
Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center provides a variety of services to seniors, including meals on wheels, limited homemaker services and case management.
The Salvation Army’s ALM Division provides support to people in need throughout Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Kenai Peninsula Food Bank*
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank provides food to over 70 nonprofit agencies for their feeding programs throughout the entire Kenai Peninsula Borough.
Lutheran Social Services of Alaska (LSSA)*
LSSA provides and supports programs which foster hope, promote well being and honor and dignity in individuals and community of Alaska. LSSA does this by helping the poor help themselves.
Corbin's Legacy works to improve the outcomes of elementary school children through the elimination of food and medical insecurity.
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona*
The Community Food Bank ensures the people of Southern Arizona have access to the food and programs they need.
The Arkansas Foodbank
The Arkansas Foodbank provides pathways to connect people, resources and food to reach those in need.
Baxter County Regional Hospital Inc
Baxter County Regional Hospital is a nonprofit hospital that provides comprehensive, independent and community-driven healthcare.
Meals on Wheels San Francisco
Meals on Wheels San Francisco provides a network of services (meals, nutrition, and social work services) that allow seniors to live in their homes with dignity and independence as long as possible.
San Francisco Public Health Foundation, Project Homeless Connect
Project Homeless Connect serves more than 6,000 people experiencing homelessness every year, They offer medical and dental care, housing support, mental health, and employment services.
AltaMed is a health care system that has a mission to eliminate disparities in health care access and provide superior quality health care to underserved community in Southern California.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless provides integrated housing, health care, vocational and supportive services for those in need.
Emergency Family Assistance Association*
The Emergency Family Assistance Association focuses on immediate needs for food, shelter and other basic needs that would otherwise not be met.
Foodshare focuses on connecting surplus food to neighbors who are food insecure in the community.
Storehouse Project Inc*
Storehouse Project provides basic necessities through our abundance. They provide hunger relief, clothing, water, toiletries, personal products, household items, and prayer for anyone in need.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Martha’s Table provides quality education starting at six weeks of age, with a focus on literacy and social-emotional development; health and wellness resources, good nutrition; and family engagement, ensuring parents are both supportive and supported.
Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation
The Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides needed support for health and well-being in the community to all patients who need it.
Food Bank of Delaware
The Food Bank of Delaware provides nutritious foods to Delawareans in need.
Sussex County Health Coalition
The Sussex County Health Coalition focuses on engaging the community around family-focused efforts to improve the health and well-being of all community members.
Salvation Army of Broward County
The Salvation Army Fort Lauderdale serves thousands of community members in need in Broward County.
Food for Thought Outreach
Food for Thought works to fight child hunger through five, year-round programs, designed to fight the negative impacts of food insecure children in grades K-12.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia*
Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families and people with disabilities who are at risk for hunger throughout Southern Georgia.
Ready2CONNECT (R2C) is a career and family empowerment network that assists individuals and families who are unemployed or underemployed.
Good Samaritan Society Pohai Nani*
Good Samaritan Society – Pohai Nani is a senior living community that offers in-home services, senior apartments, wellness programming, assisted living and a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.
The Hawaii Foodbank collects, warehouses and distributes mass quantities of both perishable and non-perishable food to 250 member agencies on Oahu and Kauai, as well as food banks on the Big Island and Maui.
The Idaho Foodbank*
The Idaho Foodbank distributes food for millions of meals each year through a network of over 400 community-based partners across the state.
Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership Inc.*
Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (EICAP) helps at risk individuals and families meet their basic needs and increase independence through support and education.
Christian Horizons Living
Christian Horizons is a senior living community that provides a continuum of care through every stage of life.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Cook County’s local food bank. Working with a network of more than 700 partner agencies and programs including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, we distribute more than 170,000 meals every day.
Pack Away Hunger*
Pack Away Hunger is dedicated to improving the lives of children and others who suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
The Salvation Army Indiana Division
The Salvation Army helps people overcome poverty, helps disaster survivors, provides housing, and supports older adults.
Iowa Specialty Hospital Foundation
Iowa Specialty Hospital Foundation - Clarion's giving priorities are aligned with the future goals of Iowa Specialty Hospital, ensuring that the funding donated to Iowa Specialty Hospital Foundation - Clarion is used to support critical medical services, maintain a continued supply of outstanding healthcare professionals and to have the best diagnostic tools available.
Ridgecrest Village is a non-profit continuing care senior living community located in Davenport, Iowa, that offers assisted and independent living options.
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse*
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse assists food-insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless and the chronically ill and impoverished.
Bethany Home Association*
Bethany Home Association operates and maintains a Christian Home for the elderly, providing for the spiritual, mental and physical needs of residents.
La Casita Center
La Casita Center enhances the well-being of Louisville's Latinx community through education, empowerment, advocacy and wellness.
Blessings in a Backpack*
Blessings in a Backpack works to mobilize communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekend to kids who might otherwise go hungry.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
Second Harvest Food Bank leads the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response.
Slidell Memorial Hospital (SMH)
SMH serves Slidell with innovative treatments and compassionate care. Their network of physicians is committed to keeping you well.
The Root Cellar*
The Root Cellar works to unite the local community in the common cause of satisfying the physical and spiritual needs of inner-city youth and their families.
Greater Portland Family Promise*
Through an interfaith network and connections with existing community resources, Family Promise provides housing, meals, case management and community for children and their families experiencing homelessness.
Bea Gaddy Family Center
The Bea Gaddy Family Center assists and provides food and other items to individuals throughout the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area and throughout Maryland.
The Village at Rockville*
The Village at Rockville is a faith-based, nonprofit ministry of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Delaware-Maryland and Virginia Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), serving people of all beliefs. This ministry provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation as well as assisted living and memory support programs.
Partners In Health*
Partners In Health is a social justice organization driven by the uncompromising belief that everyone, especially those most in need, deserves the right to health care.
Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)
GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, annually distributing 68.5 million pounds of nutritious food to people who struggle to have enough to eat.
Beaumont Health Foundation
Beaumont Health Foundation supports high quality healthcare to the communities they serve.
Rochester Area Neighborhood House*
The Rochester Area Neighborhood House assists their community during times of hardship and partners with the community and other social service providers to help neighbors in need move toward self-sufficiency.
Second Harvest Heartland*
Second Harvest Heartland is Minnesota’s largest food bank. Second Harvest Heartland is preparing emergency food boxes so those experiencing hunger can access needed meals while reducing their risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
People Serving People*
People Serving People helps homeless and at-risk children and their families manage crisis situations and build a strong foundation for their long-term success.
MacPhail Center for Music
The MacPhail Center for Music is one of the nation's oldest and largest community-based music education centers. During this time, over 94% of its customers decided that the institution of music was more important than a semester’s refund. Each person is helping institutions like MacPhail stay open during this time – so that in the long run, we still have this valuable resource.
Bethel Free Health Clinic, Inc.*
Bethel Free Health Clinic provides care for individuals that are uninsured or underinsured without access to health care.
Mid-South Love Home*
Mid-South Love Home is A family-style maternity home meeting the needs of women in crisis situations by providing shelter, food, clothing, transportation to prenatal and other appointments and a 24/7 support system.
St. Louis Area Foodbank
St. Louis Area Foodbank supplies food to those who need it in Missouri and Illinois.
Lutherans in Medical Missions*
Lutherans in Medical Missions assists the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in its healing ministry by linking qualified health professionals to global medical mission needs.
Missoula Food Bank & Community Center*
Missoula Food Bank provides food to those who need it as well as community resources and advocacy for healthy food for all.
Sapphire Lutheran Homes*
Sapphire Lutheran Homes is a nonprofit independent living center that assists a community of senior citizens.
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue Inc.*
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue connects perishable food from local food purveyors to local nonprofits who feed the hungry.
Florence Home for the Aged*
Florence Home serves seniors in need of short-term rehabilitation following hospitalization, long term care, memory care, assisted living and adult day services.
Food for Thought*
Food for Thought is a children’s food bank serving school-aged children weekend meals.
Nevada Senior Services Inc.*
Nevada Senior Services provides care and services to adults facing challenges of chronic diseases, disabilities and aging.
A.V. Home Care Services provides bath care, homemaking, respite and companion support for those who are frail, sick, aged or debilitated. “Dorothy’s Gift” assures that anyone who needs support gets it, regardless of their ability to pay.
New Hampshire Food Bank
New Hampshire Food Bank provides nutritious food and resources to New Hampshire residents who are food insecure.
Mary’s Meals provides school feeding programs and committees, emergency relief and more.
Springpoint Foundation Inc.
The Springpoint Foundation works to provide high-quality service to seniors through their resident and community partnership programs, residential financial assistance, spiritual programs and more.
Comedor De San Pascual*
Comedor de San Pascual is a soup kitchen and pantry serving the community of Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Jardin de los Ninos'*
Jardin de los Ninos' mission is to create new possibilities for homeless and near homeless children and their families through loving child care, education, and the use of community resources.
NYU Langone Hospital*
NYU Langone Hospital (formerly NYU Lutheran Medical Center) is a Level 1 Trauma Center located in Brooklyn, New York.
Trinity’s Services & Food for the Homeless Inc.*
Trinity Services & Food for the Homeless feeds and serves the hungry in New York through their soup kitchen and food pantry.
UNC Rex Hospital
UNC Rex Hospital is a general hospital located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Clemmons Food Pantry Inc.*
Clemmons Food Pantry provides supplemental groceries to families in need.
Ashley Medical Center
Ashley Medical Center is a critical access hospital located in Ashley, North Dakota.
Great Plains Food Bank*
The Great Plains Food Bank guides donated surplus food and grocery products to a network of food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters.
Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank*
Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank provides nutritious meals to individuals in the community through partnerships with area hunger centers and programs.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation*
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation secures philanthropy funding to support the Cleveland Clinic as their medical staff provide care for the sick.
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma distributes food and other products through a network of various charitable feeding programs, including community-based partner agencies, schools and community agencies.
Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa*
Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa is a leader in confronting challenges to health, social, education and economic opportunities, and strategically advancing effective community based solutions. They do this through research, planning, networking and mobilizing resources.
Human Solutions Inc*
Human Solutions partners with people and communities impacted by poverty so they can achieve long-term housing and economic security.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Lutheran Community Services Northwest supports individuals, families and communities in areas of health, aging services, and refugee/immigrant services.
Gettysburg Hospital Foundation
Gettysburg Hospital Foundation is a community-based nonprofit that works to inspire gifts that support the health and well-being of individuals living in Adams County and surrounding communities.
Norwin Area Meals On Wheels
NAMOW prepares and delivers hot meals on a permanent or temporary basis to Norwin Area residents.
Westerly Area Rest Meals WARM Inc.
The WARM Center is a comprehensive social services agency which provides 11 programs to individuals and families in need in southern Rhode Island and southeaster Connecticut.
Amos House is an organization that provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island through food, shelter and social services programs.
Chapin We Care Center*
Chapin We Care Center works with individuals and families in the community who are facing emergencies trying to meet their basic living needs by providing food and utility assistance, gas vouchers and more.
Catholic Charities of South Carolina
Catholic Charities of South Carolina promotes self-sufficiency and strives to break the cycle of poverty in South Carolina by serving our neighbors in need.
Feeding South Dakota*
Feeding South Dakota provides individuals with access to nutritious food through their food bank and pantry, mobile food pantry and child hunger programs.
Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village*
Good Samaritan Society – Sioux Falls Village provides supportive services and health care to older persons and others in need.
Inspiritus delivers programs and services to help individuals and families progress in basic needs, stability/safety, community integration and self-sufficiency/self-determination.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Second Harvest feeds hunger people and works to solve hunger issues in their community. Additionally to COVID-19 they are responded to a recent tornado.
West Texas Food Bank
West Texas Food Bank is a hunger relief organization that distributes donated and purchased food to children, families and seniors to 19 counties in the state of Texas.
We Are Blood
We Are Blood has drawn Central Texans together since 1951 to provide and protect the community blood supply. We Are Blood is relying on donations to keep hospitals supplied and patients healthy.
Utah Food Bank
Utah Food Bank distributes food free-of-charge to partner agencies and offers several direct service programs to help the most vulnerable populations – children and seniors.
People’s Health Clinic
People’s Health Clinic is a nonprofit clinic that provides no-cost medical services to uninsured residents and Summit and Wasatch counties.
Upper Valley Haven*
The Upper Valley Haven works every day to support people experiencing poverty by providing food, shelter, education, and service coordination. During the COVID-19 crisis, this organization will continue to support these families and individuals, as well as anyone who may find themselves experiencing situational poverty.
Vermont Food Bank
Vermont Food Bank distributes meals to people struggling with hunger and provides support programs to improve food security.
Mercy Chefs Inc.*
Mercy Chefs provides meals in food-insecure at-risk communities in conjunction with local organizations.
Olivet Medical Ministry, Inc. Dba Lackey Free Clinic*
Lackey provides medical, dental, mental health and specialty services to those who are uninsured and living on the Virginia Peninsula.
The Salvation Army Northwest Division
The Salvation Army serves the Northwest and is providing basic needs to their most vulnerable neighbors: food, water, shelter and emergency assistance.
Tacoma Rescue Mission*
Tacoma Rescue Mission serves individuals experiencing homelessness in Tacoma and Pierce Counties, providing meals, shelter, clothing and living essentials and more.
Mountaineer Food Bank
MFB provides food and other household items to multiple feeding programs in 48 counties in West Virginia.
Catholic Charities West Virginia Inc*
Catholic Charities envisions a West Virginia where all people can access the services they need to be happy, healthy, and reach their full potential. The agency offers programs of assistance and empowerment, like case management, to help move families forward in their stability. Caring for the most vulnerable - children, the elderly, and the marginalized - is interwoven into all programming.
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a non-profit agency that offers a range of community-based and residential services to people in 90-plus communities throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Services include family support, housing, urban ministries and support for older adults.
Paul’s Pantry, located in Green Bay, distributes perishable and non-perishable items and personal hygiene items to those in need.
Sheridan Health Center*
The Sheridan Health Center promotes health and wellness by providing charitable primary and preventative health care to underserved adults living in Sheridan County, Wyoming.
Natrona County Meals On Wheels*
Meals on Wheels’ goal is to end hunger among senior citizens. Volunteers deliver to seniors who are homebound or unable to prepare food for themselves.
Together we exceeded our goal raising over $5 million through your donations and a $1.5 million match. Thank you!
While the match has been met, you can still make a fee-free online donation through Thrivent.com.