COFRA FoundationMatching Grant Programme
Welcome to the Matching Grant Programme of COFRA Foundation
COFRA Foundation has chosen so support Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in their emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic by opening up a matching grant scheme. The scheme is in addition to COFRA Foundation’s current COVID-19 related grant-giving scheme linked to the Global Challenge programme.
COFRA Foundation already has a long-standing relationship with MSF, and MSF is well known to COFRA and its employees. Last January, MSF representatives spoke at a lunchtime meeting at the Amsterdam office. And every year, COFRA colleagues support MSF by sponsoring runners in the Amsterdam Dam tot Damloop and with the proceeds of the annual charity auction.
The core function of MSF is to provide essential, lifesaving medical care to the people and places around the world where existing health systems cannot (or will not) reach. Therefore, MSF is especially concerned about the impact COVID-19 will have on vulnerable people living in precarious conditions or with limited access to healthcare. People who are already vulnerable and who struggle to access the care they need, are at even greater risk from this pandemic.
In order to address the evolving needs of the pandemic, MSF seeks to raise 100 million euros globally for the COVID-19 Crisis Fund. With this matching grant scheme, COFRA Foundation wants to contribute to this fund.
How can you help?
Quite simply, by giving generously. COFRA Foundation will match employee donations on a 2:1 basis up to EUR 250 per donation. All you have to do is make a donation before 15 May 2020 on this website.
The scheme is open to all COFRA, Anthos, AFAM and Laudes Foundation employees.
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You can create your own personalized poster to draw attention to this fundraising page. After printing the poster you can hang it in a shop, a café window or a community bulletin board. Ask your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to help and also put up a poster in their home, school or work place. Most people are willing to help but be sure to ask permission first.