COVID-19 Response Fund for the WHO

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An initiative of the World Health Organization to strengthen efforts against coronavirus, in partnership with the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and the United Nations Foundation

We are all affected by the growing COVID-19 outbreak. It’s an unprecedented health challenge and we know people and organizations everywhere want to help.

The World Health Organization is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the outbreak.

In the context of the current health crisis, the World Health Organisation launched the ‘COVID-19 Response Fund’, the first and only pooled fund for individuals businesses, and organizations to contribute to the global COVID-19 response.

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.

To expand the global network of donors WHO (headquarters : Geneva) partnered with two charitable foundations: the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. These two foundations will 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. KBF CANADA is partner of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation in order to collect donations in Canada for the World Health Organization.

All donations are eligible for a tax receipt in Canada.

98% of each donation will be donated to WHO.

More information

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 [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: integrity, transparency, pluralism and independence, respect for diversity and promotion of 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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