Barclays today announces the latest charity partners in the Americas that the firm will be supporting through its $125 million (£100 million) COVID-19 Community Aid Package .
Across the Americas, these partners are providing food, shelter and emergency support to frontline healthcare workers and first responders, vulnerable groups and low income families most at risk of hardship, and the small businesses safeguarding the jobs and essential services that are at the heart of our communities.
“Supporting these charity partners is an important part of our response as an organization to help in the fight against COVID-19,” said Richard Haworth, Americas CEO. “We are working with our customers, clients, colleagues and community partners to do what we can to support those impacted by this crisis. We hope that our donations will help these organizations to provide much-needed services to those who have been hardest hit in towns and cities throughout the Americas.”
Travis Barnes, Barclays’ Global Head of Debt Capital Markets and Risk Solutions Group, and Chair of the Americas Citizenship Council, said, “At Barclays we are proud to stand behind these inspiring organizations that are supporting the individuals and families that have been hardest hit by the crisis. I’m grateful for the incredible commitment of our colleagues who are playing a key role in our response efforts and dedicating their time, energy and resources to help those most in need. We are committed to making a difference - and recognize that as a community we’re stronger together.”
Barclays’ latest Americas COVID-19 charity partners are:
Acumen America invests in entrepreneurs tackling poverty across the United States. Barclays is supporting their COVID-19 Emergency Fund, helping to support the organization to sustain and extend the reach of the Acumen America portfolio of high-impact social entrepreneurs who are serving 25 million Americans living in poverty with high-impact interventions across the healthcare, workforce and financial systems.
Delaware Community Foundation helps communities and philanthropists focus charitable resources for the greatest community benefit state-wide. Barclays is supporting the organization’s Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund, which will help to address the short and longer term impacts of the crisis including the needs of vulnerable populations across Delaware, as well as other COVID-19 related projects.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization that aims to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. Barclays’ funding will help to provide protective equipment and critical care medication to the health workers and medical facilities that need it the most across New York City, New Jersey and Delaware.
FDNY Foundation is the official not-for-profit of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). Barclays’ funding will contribute to the FDNY Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, supporting the firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics who are on the frontline of the pandemic response in New York City.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks across 50 states and Puerto Rico. Barclays is supporting Feeding America’s work to secure approximately 20 million meals per week on behalf of its network of local food banks. We are supporting Feeding America members across Boston, Chicago, Hamilton, Henderson, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New Jersey.
Good Shepherd Services offers educational, residential, and child welfare programming to 30,500 participants annually through more than 90 programs, all of which work to expand opportunity for children, youth, and families in historically disinvested communities in New York City. Barclays’ funding will support Good Shepherd Services’ COVID-19 relief efforts, which includes responding to emergency needs within the communities we partner with and ensuring the health and safety of agency staff as they continue to provide critical services, including operating residences and quarantine sites, distributing needed supplies, and conducting home visits for high-risk families in our prevention, family foster care, and Medicaid/Health Homes programs.
Hot Bread Kitchen helps women, immigrants, and people of color to succeed as workers and entrepreneurs in the food industry. Barclays’ funding will go towards supporting businesses from the Hot Bread Kitchen Incubator that are feeding frontline healthcare workers and will provide support for displaced New York City food workers.
Jersey Battered Women’s Service offer specialized services to those suffering from domestic abuse. Barclays’ funding will support the organization in providing 24/7 crisis support to vulnerable adults, adolescents and children impacted by domestic abuse throughout the pandemic.
New York City Police Foundation is an independent not-for-profit established to promote excellence in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and improve public safety in New York City. Barclays’ funding will support the organization to provide personal protective equipment and supplies, as well as meals and housing to NYPD staff and the 36,000 officers protecting New York City through the crisis.
Per Scholas is a Barclays Connect with Work partner that supports people from often-overlooked communities to access careers in technology. Barclays’ support will help the organization to alleviate economic hardship for students and their families disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 crisis, helping them to continue through technology training programs and break the cycle of poverty.
The Robin Hood Foundation is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. Barclays is supporting Robin Hood’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for New York City to assist the most vulnerable people in the community who are faced with housing and food insecurity during the crisis.
United Way improves lives by mobilizing communities to drive lasting social change. Barclays’ funding will support COVID-19 response efforts that provide immediate basic needs and assistance to vulnerable individuals. Our support will be distributed through the organization’s US branches in Delaware, Northern New Jersey and Southern Nevada, the Canada branches in Greater Toronto and Calgary, and through Fondo Unido in Mexico.
World Central Kitchen uses the power of food to heal and strengthen communities in times of crisis and beyond; the global organization mobilizes urgently to serve fresh meals to those impacted by disasters and also implements long-term food resilience programs that advance human and environmental health, offer access to professional culinary training, create jobs and improve food security. Barclays’ funding will help the organization to put small, independent restaurants back to work to feed food-insecure families, the isolated elderly and frontline healthcare workers.
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com . Barclays offers investment banking products and services in the US through Barclays Capital Inc.
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