Benefitting Organization Relief Efforts


April 29, 2021

Beneficiaries and Resources

Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all through advocacy, education, research and services.  Understanding the importance of prioritizing our mental health is a key part of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. And equity plays an essential role in addressing the needs of people living with mental illness and promoting mental health. Trauma associated with racism has lifelong impacts and it is critical for mental health services and support to meet the needs of communities of color and people from different cultural backgrounds. MHA’s affiliates provide on-the-ground services that are responsive to the different needs of their communities. 

To learn more about MHA's work and to find help for you or a loved one, click HERE.

CDC Foundation’s

The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s and the public health community’s critical health protection work.  COVID-19 has exposed and intensified health inequities facing Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, older and rural Americans and other communities that have been marginalized and under-resourced.  The Foundation also provides opportunities to accelerate innovations to address inequalities in health and drive transformation for the greater health of communities.  With partners, the CDC Foundation is building systems that foster vibrant, healthy, resilient and prosperous communities where everyone can live their healthiest lives.  

To learn more about how the CDC Foundation is helping communities recover from the pandemic, click HERE.

Feeding America

The Feeding America network, consisting of 200 food banks and 60,000 meal programs and agencies, is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization working to connect people with food and end hunger. For more than 40 years, Feeding America has responded to the needs of individuals struggling with food insecurity in this country. The COVID-19 pandemic reversed the last decade's progress towards ending hunger in the United States. In 2021, 42 million people, including 13 million children, may be at risk of hunger. Unfortunately, many people continue to face unemployment and families still struggle to pay bills like housing, utilities, and medical care. The Feeding America network will continue to support our neighbors devastated by the pandemic, especially communities that are disproportionately impacted by hunger.

To get help or help your neighbors in need, click HERE  to find your local food bank.

The Education Trust (Ed Trust) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families. Its work is centered on racial justice in education, which is as important as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through research and advocacy, Ed Trust supports efforts that expand excellence and equity in education from preschool through college. The organization cultivates relationships with a network of national partners and diverse partner organizations representing civil rights, disability rights, business, education reform, parents, students, and educators to help close the digital divide at both the state and federal levels, ensuring students can participate in school during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. 

To learn more about Ed Trust's work and how you can help bridge the digital divide, click HERE.