Covid-19 Relief Fund (CRF)

The Kahane Foundation's activities around Covid-19

Beyond our regular funding activities, the KF has committed CHF 4 Million to combat the impact of COVID-19 pandemic within our geographic regions of focus. The CRF was set up with the purpose of :
-- strengthening our partners in combating the repercussions of the virus and support them in their Covid-19 response work, and
-- strengthening civil society organisations that are doing an excellent job in addressing the needs of their communities.
We remain determined to help those left behind in the face of the crisis, and continue to support the most vulnerable. The CRF is working closely with partners to identify needs, projects and organisations. The CRF is not accepting any unsolicited grant applications. Organisations which have been supported under the framework of the CRF are listed below.

CRF Projects

Save the Children SwitzerlandAlbaniaSupport for children with disabilities and their families which have been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Albania in the form of food items, internet access and educational supplies
Behindertenhilfe Bezirk KorneuburgAustriaSupport to increase and adapt their services provided to people with disabilities
Echo100PlusAustriaSupport for the organisation as it faced a deficit due to the COVID-19 crisis and the provision of PPE and hygiene kits
Verein HiketidesAustriaSupport for the organisation to increase capacity due the increasing need for psycho-therapeutic treatment of their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic
Caritas AustriaAustriaProvision of emergency sleeping places and quarantine facilities, support for the “food bank” for homeless people, increased social counselling services for poverty affected people, support for mother-child housing, increased distribution of food packages for households affected by poverty
Don Bosco
AustriaProvision of quarantine spaces
ESRA Psychosoziales ZentrumAustriaSupport for vulnerable members of the Jewish community with the provision of basic necessities
Haus der BarmherzigkeitAustriaPurchasing of two aid-tools to assist patients’ mobility, whilst keeping socially distant to care-givers
neunerhaus – Hilfe für obdachlose MenschenAustriaProvision of medical care, counselling, information on hygiene practices interpreted into different languages, as well as the provision of general information about the virus for homeless and uninsured people
Austrian Red CrossAustriaProvision of additional medical equipment and services
Verein the ConnectionAustriaSupport for the organisation as it faced a deficit due to the COVID-19 crisis
TralalobeAustriaProvision of virtual infrastructure for the underaged residents of their houses
Cafe HopeAustriaProviding support, a meeting place and hot meals for vulnerable people from various backgrounds
Edukacija Za Sve / Education For All (EDUS)Bosnia and HerzegovinaDevelopment and provision of tailor-made learning kits for children with autism
IAMANEHBosnia and Herzegovina and AlbaniaSupport for IAMANEH's work in responding to increased gender based violence during the COVID-19 crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Albania
IAMANEHBosnia and Herzegovina and AlbaniaSupport the continuity of Zemlja Djece core project "Advocacy and Counselling Centre for the Rights of the Child and Youth" during the COVID-19 pandemic
IDEA AssociationBulgariaSupport for Social Teahouse operations to retain their employees (individuals of vulnerable groups
Karin DomBulgariaSupporting children with autism and their families with the development and provision of tailor-made educational kits to use at home
Natsionalna Mrezha Za Detsata (National Network for Children)BulgariaSupport for the National Network of Children and member organisations in providing vulnerable families with clothing, food supplies and medicine and provision of PPE for field workers
We Remember Mogilino FoundationBulgariaSupport for group homes in cooperation with the We Remember Mogilino Foundation including the improvement of playground and sports facilities for children and adolescents with disabilities living in small group homes in Varna to allow safe play outdoors
Plan International SwitzerlandEgyptProvision of cash grants to 135 Syrian refugee and vulnerable Egyptian host community entrepreneurs severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis in order to help them recover their businesses
AbribusFranceSupport and distribution of hot meals for homeless people and vulnerable populations in Strasbourg
Strasbourg Action SolidariteFranceIncreased provision of food items, medical care and shelter for homeless people
Caritas AlsaceFranceSupport for disadvantaged families and individuals in the Alsatian territory
Association «les Seignors de CADISEHO»FranceProvision of adapted care at the senior's residence including creating a virtual platform to combat isolation of residents
Katholisches Sozialzentrum ViernheimGermanyIncreased provision of food supplies and food deliveries to vulnerable people
Trägerverein JUZ Die KisteGermanySupporting vulnerable children with online tutoring, counselling sessions, and activities
Speyerer Tafel Deutsches Rotes KreuzGermanyIncreased provision of food items to vulnerable people
Johanniter-SeniorenhäuserGermanyCreating a virtual platform for the Johanniter Nursing home in Ladenburg to combat isolation of senior citizens
Hands UpGreeceCreation of an app enabling accessibility to news, information and entertainment for people with disabilities
Help RefugeesGreeceProvision of emergency medical support for the Greek Islands
Me Alla MatiaGreeceDevelopment and implementation of a digital campaign to create awareness around increased exclusion of people with visual impairments during the COVID-19 crisis
METAdrasi – Action for Migration and DevelopmentGreeceProviding additional support to unaccompanied children during the COVID-19 Crisis
AitimaGreeceFree legal support for asylum seekers facing increasingly difficult legal processes due to COVID-19
European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM)GreeceSupporting EPIM grantees with pooled funding to keep their covid-19 response efforts running
Mushkila KabiraGreeceSupport for Mushkila Kabira's project "Mobile Info Team" which supports refugees and asylum seekers in Greece with vital information and assistance for the full duration of their asylum procedure
Doctors without Borders Greece
GreeceIncreased medical support for vulnerable communities and refugees in Athens, on Samos and Lesbos
Refugee Trauma InitativeGreeceSupport for community organisations to mitigate against the impact of COVID-19 on refugee mental health by hiring and training community carers
SKEPGreeceSupport for the creation of multiple online Disability and Diversity Awareness Programs for Primary and Secondary Education schools, Educators, Parents, Institutional bodies, companies, and the general public
Afghan community AthensGreeceOffering online legal advice to Afghan asylum seekers so as to overcome the problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic
In Da HouseHungaryThe provision of extra support for Roma children unable to go to Kindergarten due to COVID-19 as they prepare for grade 1
In Da HouseHungaryConversion of a house into a community/family centre for disadvantaged children and families from the Roma communities
Next Step Hungary AssociationHungaryProvision of hygiene items, immune boosting supplements, and food items for refugees, migrants and people with disabilities
Next Step Hungary AssociationHungarySupport for the launching of a mental health assistance program to support beneficiaries, as the prolonged to the COVID-19 crisis has created a marked increase in depression
MEDUItalyMonitoring and containing the spread of Covid-19 in informal settlements and among vulnerable populations. Health care support for marginalized populations in Rome, Calabria and Florence
Asinitas OnlusItalyConverting Italian language classes for refugees and asylum seekers to online formats
DianovaItalySupport for installing Multimedia Labs in all Dianova's therapeutic communities
INTERSOSItalySupporting the INTERSOS24 initiative Support for the INTERSOS24 initiative as they provide health care outreach to homeless and migrant populations in Rome and the province of Foggia during the Covid-19 crisis
Caritas AustriaJordanProvision of cash grants to vulnerable families in Jordan
Hilfswerk/Blue MissionLebanonProvision of food baskets and hygiene kits for 1.800 beneficiaries in South Lebanon, Saida area
Hilfswerk InternationalLebanonEmergency aid at eye level – innovative cash support for vulnerable families in Beirut and Tripoli
Women NOW for DevelopmentLebanonSupport for the organisation's work in mitigating increased in domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis through the provision of safe spaces and psychosocial support for displaced women and girls in the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon
Border-FreeSerbiaIncreased provision of food and hygiene items to the vulnerable inhabitants of Loznica, and the Roma community
MPI Udruzenje (PIN - Psychosocial Innovation Network)SerbiaOnline support and counselling for refugees and the local population in Serbia affected by COVID-19 to ensure at least a minimum of support to these vulnerable groups during the pandemic
Stiftung Frauenhaus beider BaselSwitzerlandIncreased provision of emergency housing for women and children seeking shelter
Caritas SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSupport for people facing poverty and other hardships due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Switzerland
Crescenda SwitzerlandSupport for the organisation as it faced a deficit due to the COVID-19 crisis
Kinderspitex NordwestschweizSwitzerlandSupporting the hospital's services for highly at-risk children, as well as highly at-risk children infected with the covid-19 virus evacuated from the hospital, receiving treatment at home
Sulukule Volunteers AssociationTurkeySupport for children and their families from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, which have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in Fatih, İstanbul
Tarlabaşı Community Support AssociationTurkeySupport for the organisation as it works to reduce the negative effects of the the COVID-19 crisis on children and adults living in Tarlabasi
Refugees and Asylum Seekers Assistance and Solidarity Association (RASAS)TurkeyProviding humanitarian aid, cash support, food packages and increasing awareness of COVID 19 among refugees and sharing reliable information through the refugees network
KODA (Köy Okulları Değişim Ağı)TurkeySupport in the establishment of an Information Sharing Network on Distance Learning and Public Health for Rural Areas of Turkey in order to strengthen COVID-19 adaptation and mitigation measures
West London ZoneUnited KingdomAdditional support for 38 children in West London ensuring they have everything they need to flourish and achieve their goals during COVID -19
Doctors without Borders AustriaYemenAdditional medical support for MSF in Yemen
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