COVID-19 Response and Resources

We are all experiencing the impact of COVID-19.

From the way we work to the way we socialise, we have made significant changes in our daily lives. One thing that remains constant is the help we offer to others. As your partner in giving, NPT UK is committed to its mission—to increase philanthropy in society.

If you are wondering how best to reconfigure your grantmaking during this difficult time, consider the following tips:

  • Think globally. The impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world, and people are reaching across borders with assistance and aid. If there is a charity abroad you would like to support, your NPT UK DAF can facilitate grants globally.
  • Act locally. Some of the most urgent needs are here at home. Consider giving to your local food bank, homeless shelter or wellness clinic, whose needs will be enhanced during this time. You can also search for your local community foundation, which will have the expertise to direct your gift where and how it is most needed.
  • Explore uncommon gifts. You can contribute cash and shares to your NPT UK DAF. But if you are looking for more ways to give, now may be the time to explore complex or illiquid gifts. NPT UK can help you convert gifts of property, art, collectibles or other assets into charitable capital.
  • Give without restriction. The majority of grants made from NPT UK DAFs are unrestricted—given for use at the charity’s discretion. In a time when many charities are shifting their priorities to meet urgent needs, they need flexible support now more than ever. Review your recurring grants in the donor portal and consider making an unrestricted grant to your favourite charity.

To learn more about how to support disease outbreak prevention and recovery through your philanthropy, please explore the following resources:


Philanthropic Guidance


Charities to Support


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We’re here to help our donors help others during the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 Research

A €250,000 GRANT to Institut Pasteur in France for COVID-19 research tools, diagnostic tools, and vaccine candidates.

02 / 08
Food Bank Support

£20,000 grant supports a Liverpool food bank that has lost donations due to cancelled food drives.

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COVID-19 Treatment Research

$1,700 grant to a university’s biosciences institute supports collaborative research on existing drugs to identify effective treatments against the novel coronavirus.

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Personal Protective Equipment

A $3,096,800 GRANT to a charity in London for the purchase of PPE (personal protective equipment) to support NHS staff, volunteers and care workers fighting Covid-19.

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Nonprofit Crisis Guidance

£50,000 grant funds research on the philanthropic sector to provide guidance for charities and funders through the current crisis in the UK.

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COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator

A $12,000,000 GRANT  to the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator founded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 epidemic by identifying, accessing, developing, and scaling-up treatment.

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Free Online Classes

$50,000 grant connects students, parents and teachers by offering free, live online classes to those affected by public school closures in the US.

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Coronavirus Supplies Sourcing

$54,000 grant supports the sourcing and transportation of supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic.