The Impact of Your Giving on the Fight Against COVID-19

The Impact of Your Generosity

This has been an exceptionally difficult year, and the challenges keep coming. But thanks to you, we are making progress in the fight against COVID-19. You’ve helped ease the burden on our healthcare workers with donations that supported wellness and mental health programs, rapid testing, housing and financial assistance for frontline workers. And your generous gifts have fueled breakthroughs in prevention, testing, treatment and vaccine development. We could not be making the lightening speed progress in ending COVID-19 without your generosity. Thank you! Read on for more of impact you have made possible.

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Over two months at the beginning of the pandemic, Harborview Hall provided shelter, 2,000 meals and around-the-clock mental health and primary care to 131 people experiencing homelessness.

The Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation (IHME) provides decision makers in all 50 states and more than 50 countries with daily updates on essential data and projections to help fight this pandemic and make life-or-death decisions about purchasing supplies, distributing ventilators and reopening economies safely.

The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) designed a vaccine candidate that is performing extremely well in animal testing, developed thousands of synthetic proteins that can potentially be used to augment COVID-19 treatments, and created new tools to improve and simplify diagnostic procedures.

UW Medicine Virology Lab was one of the first laboratories in the nation to offer a highly specific serological, or antibody, test to the general public.

4,947

Donors to COVID-19 Emergency fund

2 million+

PPE items donated to the UW Medicine health system

26,911

People tested via mobile vans, increasing testing access for vulnerable populations

1 million+

Tests run at UW Medicine Virology Lab. This accounts for 40% of the testing in WA state.

Thank you so much this will help my family my newborn daughter and all of us, it has been such a hard time and this has been such a blessing. Sending a heartfelt thank you for this gift. COVID-19 has caused us to lose jobs and a loved one passed away.

- Recipient of UW COVID-19 Employee Emergency Funds

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Thank you so much to ALL involved in helping us employees out. It is GREATLY appreciated. I thank you again and consider this a blessing. In return I know when possible, I will help the next person in need when I can. Thank you so much.

- Recipient of UW COVID-19 Employee Emergency Funds