Ongoing Support for Community Organizations
We want to assure our community partners that the COVID-19 situation will not impact our current grant programs with community organizations. We will not be suspending our grant program, particularly at a time when support is needed more than ever.
In early April, Gilead created the global CARES (COVID-19 Acute Relief and Emergency Support) Grantee Fund to provide financial support to current grantees facing an imminent closure or termination of vital services due to losses attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will provide up to $20 million in donations to these nonprofit groups.
Gilead also made two sizable donations: $1 million to the San Mateo Country Strong Fund and $1 million to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. Additionally, Gilead pledged to match employee donations to three global relief organizations, Direct Relief, the UN Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and International Medical Corps., through the company’s Giving Together corporate match program.
Gilead is actively exploring a variety of additional options to ensure our community partners remain financially sustainable for the long term. We will continue to communicate regularly with our partners and provide whatever resources we can during this time.
Our partners are essential to the communities they serve, now more than ever, and we look forward to our continued work with them to help improve access to care by eliminating barriers and advancing education.