Grants & Grantees

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

The Emergency Relief Fund was activated at the end of March 2020 in response to additional challenges brought about by COVID-19 within the existing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. In order to achieve an immediate response, the process was run with nonprofits that already were registered with the Foundation as vendors. To date, the Emergency Relief Fund has granted more than $125,000, specifically aiming to lessen the impact of COVID-19 in the Venezuelan population.

Grantees

Cuatro Por Venezuela

Purchasing and distributing PPE (personal protective equipment), including medical-grade masks, gowns, and gloves, throughout Venezuela's main hospitals and outpatient facilities to protect more than 1,800 health workers on the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak from exposure and infection.

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Latin Ladies Foundation of Houston

Delivering sanitation supplies, personal hygiene products, medical equipment, medicines, and supplements to protect at-risk communities in Zulia state from the pandemic.

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Saludos Connection

Providing a community health center in Portuguesa state with funding to support a communication connectivity system, including access to an internet connection, an automated bulk text messaging program, and the activation of a call center that will offer preventive, diagnostic, and follow up telemedicine services to maintain a constant flow of communication with patients. The project also includes motorcycles to transport volunteer doctors, allowing them to serve more patients in remote populations. This grant is expected to impact 5,000 families in need.

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