COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund ceased active fundraising on 31 December 2021. 

We remain deeply grateful to all who donated to the Solidarity Response Fund in support of WHO’s global pandemic response. Donations to the Fund supported WHO’s work, along with its partners, to suppress transmission, reduce exposure, counter misinformation, protect the vulnerable, reduce mortality and morbidity, and accelerate equitable access to new COVID-19 tools.

An independent evaluation  found that the Fund was “highly successful in meeting the moment early and positioning itself effectively to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.” The evaluation is viewable here.

For those interested in reading more, this site chronicles the results of the Fund’s first year. You can read the full account of this journey here.

Finally, a comprehensive Playbook explains how the Fund operated, and serves as a resource for future endeavors. Those interested can access it here.

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for World Health Organization (WHO) was powered by the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation in its first year (March 2020 – March 2021) and the WHO Foundation in its second year (March 2021 – December 2021). The Fund benefitted from active collaboration with a global network of fiduciary partners.

As of Dec 31, 2021 SRF partners had raised and received pledges for

USD $ 256,195,799.31

from 675 700 donors

Learn more about our impact.


We are grateful to supporters of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, whose contributions, in many forms, have greatly helped the World Health Organization’s lifesaving work to fight COVID-19. View supporters.


Allocations from the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund were decided by WHO in line with its Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, and included the African Union/African CDC, the Big 6 Youth Organizations, the vaccine development alliance CEPI, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRWA, WFP, and other partners.

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