We are all affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s an unprecedented health challenge and The world has never faced a crisis like COVID-19. The pandemic is impacting communities everywhere. It’s never been more urgent to support the global response, led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Donations support WHO’s work, including with partners, to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.

COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO


Some donations also support Fund partners UNICEF, for its work on COVID-19 among vulnerable communities including children, and the vaccine development alliance CEPI.

See below for more information including for donors from Japan, Canada, the UK, or Europe, corporate and foundation giving options, and tax-deductibility.


Online donations made via this website are tax deductible in the U.S. to the extent allowable by law. The UN Foundation accepts checks or wire transfers from anywhere in the world, and may be able to provide tax benefits to U.S.-based donors. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Through partnerships with the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and the Japanese Center for International Exchange, individuals and corporations in Europe, the UK, Canada and Japan may be able to make tax-deductible donations through our partners in these areas. To learn more about which mechanism may be right for you, visit the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund webpage. See our FAQs for more information on potential tax-exemption.

You may also support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by donating to the Facebook Fundraiser, or through Google.

You can also donate by text via U.S. mobile carriers. To give $25, text WHO25 to 501501. To give $50, text WHO50 to 501501.

Donations to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization are powered by the United Nations Foundation.

For corporate and foundation giving, please contact [email protected]


We are grateful to supporters of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, whose contributions, in many forms, are greatly helping the World Health Organization’s lifesaving work to fight COVID-19. View supporters.


Allocations from the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund are decided by WHO in line with its Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, and will include UNICEF, vaccine development alliance CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations), and other partners.

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Please note: there have been some cases reported of people fraudulently posing as WHO or the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. WHO, the UN Foundation, nor the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation will ever contact you for your credit card or banking details. Please see our FAQ to learn more about the ways you can actually give to the fund.

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