COVID-19 information: The City's Business Activity and Stay at Home Order is in effect until further notice. For the latest information, visit Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.
In effect: 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17 until further notice

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

How you can help

Learn how you can support your community during COVID-19.

The PHL COVID-19 Fund will offer grants to Greater Philadelphia nonprofits that serve at-risk populations, including:

  • Seniors.
  • People with disabilities.
  • The economically disadvantaged.
  • Those who are experiencing homelessness.

These grants will help nonprofits continue to provide community safety nets such as food pantries and health services. They will also enable nonprofits to offer preparedness and protection services, such as hygiene supplies and access to accurate information.

Donate to the PHL COVID-19 Fund

Health care providers are experiencing serious shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Without this equipment, providers are in danger of becoming sick or transmitting the COVID-19 coronavirus to others.

The City is currently seeking donations of protective equipment and supplies, including:

  • N95 respirators and face masks.
  • Disposable or washable surgical masks, dust masks, or other protective masks that cover the mouth and nose.
  • Disposable and washable gowns.
  • Eye protection.
  • Gloves.
  • Swabs.

All items should be in the manufacturer’s original packaging and unopened. We cannot accept open products or homemade items.

Donate personal protective equipment (PPE)

Hunger among those who are unsheltered is rising. Meal sites throughout Philadelphia are facing increased demand.

If you would like to donate food to help feed hungry Philadelphians, you can schedule a pickup through the Food Connect website or input the donation into the Food Connect App for iPhones.


Join the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of more than 2,500 volunteers who serve the City during public health emergencies and large-scale events. This unit is part of the national MRC program, which is run through the Office of the Surgeon General.

Clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed. You must be at least 18 years old to join.

Apply to join the MRC

Browse local volunteer opportunities

The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service can connect you with volunteer positions in Philadelphia. Learn how to use the Mayor’s Volunteer Corps portal and find service opportunities near you.