COVID-19 Response Fund for the WHO

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COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization

The world has never faced a crisis like COVID-19. The unprecedented pandemic is impacting communities and economies worldwide and we know people and organizations everywhere want to help.

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO) is the only way for individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations around the world to directly support the work of WHO and partners to help countries prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially where needs are greatest. Money raised through the Fund can be disbursed at speed and flexibly, so it gets where it is most needed as quickly as possible.

Your donation will go into a fund to support:

  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus;
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need, and frontline workers get essential supplies and information;
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments for all who need them.

The work in 2021 builds on the progress achieved in 2020, continues to support the response in countries towards suppressing transmission, reducing exposure, countering misinformation and disinformation, protecting the vulnerable, reducing mortality and morbidity rates and increasing equitable access of diagnostics and vaccines for all.

To expand the global network of donors, WHO has partnered with WHO Foundation to receive donated funds, which will then be used by the World Health Organization to support countries according to the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan.  The Solidarity Response Fund (SRF) is powered by the WHO Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Foundation and a global network of fiduciary partners. For additional information about the Fund , please visit the SRF website.

KBF CANADA is partnering with the WHO and WHO Foundation in order to enable Canadians to make donations, all donations are eligible for a tax receipt in Canada.

Impact report

The World Health Organization regularly publishes impact reports to publicly inform about the use of the fund’s resources and the efforts made by WHO and its partners to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan. Below is the latest report:

  • Impact Report [October 1 – December 31, 2020]Read here
  • Impact Report [July 1 – September 30, 2020]: Read here


KBF CANADA was established at the initiative of the Brussels-based King Baudouin Foundation, a major international foundation created in 1976. We are registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a charitable organization and oversee charitable projects everywhere in the world, in a number of different charitable fields: poverty alleviation, advancement of education, health, the arts, protection of the environment, etc.

KBF CANADA has access to a strong international network and extensive practical expertise and knowledge as a result of 44 years of relationships built through the KBF family, including strong ties with the KBF US New York office.

Our shared values are: independence, integrity and transparency, diversity and international solidarity.

How to support this initative?

By credit card: At the top right of this page, indicate the amount you wish to donate, and make the donation online by credit card. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes by e-mail just a few minutes after making the donation. Simple and fast!

By cheque: Mail the cheque to the KBF Foundation CANADA, mention ‘D601– COVID-19 in the ‘For’ section and send it to: KBF Foundation CANADA, 1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1670, MONTREAL, QC, H3B 2B6  – CANADA.

By Direct Deposit: Send an email to the KBF Foundation CANADA [email protected] or call +1 514.481.2000.

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