Member of the Association of Liechtenstein Charitable Foundations e.V.
In light of the pressing needs brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Dan David Foundation has decided to step outside its usual funding remit and provide targeted emergency aid to medical and other institutions, with a focus on countries where the Foundation is particularly active. The Foundation has allocated USD 3 million to help fund hospitals and other organizations dealing with this unprecedented crisis. The first round of recipients included the Italian Red Cross as well as a number of hospitals in Israel, namely the Shamir Medical Center, Emek Medical Center, Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital and Ziv Medical Center. The funds were used to purchase respirators, personal protective equipment and address other urgent medical needs which will assist these organizations in testing and treating Coronavirus patients.
In a second phase, the Dan David Foundation focused donations on the educational sector. Due to the pandemic, many organizations in this field have had their funding depleted or frozen. Organizations including the Israel Center for Educational Innovation, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Tamar Center Negev, Merchavim – The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel and the Jerusalem African Community Center were financially supported by the Dan David Foundation to fill funding gaps, assisting them in continuing their valuable work.