The Neilom Foundation’s response during the COVID-19 pandemic:
During this difficult time, the Neilom Foundation has supported a number of organizations, listed below, and is supporting two student interns to work with the Tools and Technologies for Pandemics group at the University of Maryland.
In conjunction with our Neilom Fellows we chose to support organizations who are doing effective work to support communities across the United States, with focus in the DC area. The following is a list of organizations active during this COVID-19 period that we have supported, and we encourage you to do the same if you are looking to help others during this period.
UMD Student Crisis Fund
The UMD Student Crisis Fund provides immediate assistance to any student who faces an unanticipated emergency financial need at the University of Maryland.
Life Pieces to Masterpieces
Programs serving 70 boys from age three to young adulthood and their families living in some of D.C.’s poorest and most volatile neighborhoods in Ward 7 and Ward 8.
Providing services to asylum-seekers (and local families in great need) throughout the COVID-19 crisis. They provide food, medical care, clothing and other needed items to families on the border in Mexicali, Mexico.
Manna Food Center
Continuing to serve those who are food insecure in Montgomery County, Maryland during the crisis.
Charles County Children’s Aid Society
Providing food, clothing and necessities for young people and their families in need in Charles County, Maryland.
Students Helping Honduras
Continuing to work to alleviate extreme poverty and violence in Honduras through education and youth empowerment, even during COVID-19.
World Central Kitchen
Chef Jose Andreas and his group are serving millions of meals throughout the country to food insecure families.
Crisis Textline is providing much-needed online support to those struggling with mental health issues, particularly young people, during the COVID-19 crisis.
LifeStyles of Maryland Inc.
Providing food, clothing and housing to families in Southern Maryland.
The Arnold House
Continuing to fight homelessness and hunger for families in Waldorf, MD.