Closing of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund was created at the request of the World Health Organization (WHO). Active from March 13, 2020 and December 31, 2021, it enabled individuals, corporations and foundations to support the work of WHO and its partners to help countries prevent, detect and respond to the pandemic. In total, 676,626 donors have given more than $256 million.

The fund was co-hosted by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation from March 13, 2020 to March 13, 2021. As of March 13, 2021, the newly created WHO Support Foundation officially became the primary fundraising agent. On December 31, 2021, the fund was closed by WHO, which continues its fight against COVID-19. In total, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation received CHF 32.3 million from 3’850 donors. Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is honored to have been able to participate in this global initiative.

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