The COVID-19 pandemic has only strengthened our resolve to effectively and responsively address the heightened challenges facing the 650,000 people already living in poverty in the Twin Cities, a number that will almost certainly rise in the aftermath of this crisis. We don’t yet know the full ramifications of this global crisis, but we do know this: under-resourced and vulnerable communities are being hit the hardest. As a community, we need to act quickly. And while we need to be generous, we need to be smart.
That is why our team has consulted with nonprofit partners, our network of world-class experts, and other innovative philanthropic leaders across the country to launch a holistic effort that creates immediate-, medium-, and long-term impacts for the individuals and families facing extreme hardships as a result of this unprecedented challenge.
Our plan is to Relieve, Respond, and Redouble: