What is #GiveTogetherNow?

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting our lives. People are losing jobs in record numbers. Millions of families are struggling to make ends meet and care for loved ones. And nearly 40% of households do not have even $400 saved in the event of an emergency. But in the face of this crisis, communities are coming together in beautiful and effective ways to empower each other in these unprecedented times.

#GiveTogetherNow is a rapid-response effort to get cash assistance into the hands of families most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Families can use this money for whatever is most pressing in their unique situation—to cover childcare, to pay the electric bill, to get food or medicine. We believe that families know best what they need most.

#GiveTogetherNow was launched by the nonprofit organizations Stand Together and the Family Independence Initiative, which have decades of experience connecting families with essential resources to empower them to transform their own lives. All donations to #GiveTogetherNow go directly to families who have experienced financial hardships due to COVID-19.

How does it all work?

Individuals and organizations across the country donate money to support families most affected by the coronavirus.

#GiveTogetherNow works with more than 100 local nonprofits to identify, nominate, and help verify eligible households for cash assistance.

Once verified, eligible households will receive a one-time cash payment of $500 right into their bank account.

How You Can Help.

What would you do if you lost your job due to reasons beyond your control? What if you had to choose between paying the electric bill or buying groceries? Would you have someone to help? Millions of Americans don’t. With your donation, a family may never have to make that difficult choice.

Social distancing can make it difficult to feel the warmth of the community that surrounds all of us, but it’s necessary for our own safety. In times like these, simple acts of kindness can remind people that they’re not alone.

More Than $120 Million Raised

Other Ways to Give

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Within the first few weeks, #GiveTogetherNow raised more than $50 million — enough to provide $500 in cash assistance to more than 100,000 families. The project recently surpassed $120 million in donations, helping nearly 240,000 families. You can still donate to those most affected by the pandemic through Family Independence Initiative by clicking here.

That means we’ve raised enough to help over


families already...

100% of donations go directly to families that have been most affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Give Kindness

A phone call to someone who lives alone. Groceries sent to someone that you know needs them. A card for someone whose birthday party was canceled. There are endless ways to reach out to the people around us. Have you done something to help someone in need? Tell us your story, because it could mean a direct cash payment for a family in need.

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"Something beautiful is happening, as neighbors are supporting neighbors and communities are coming together to support one another."

Jesús Gerena on COVID-19

Partnership + Purpose

two networks, one cause.
In the midst of a global pandemic, Stand Together and the Family Independence Initiative are partnering to build a unique platform for crisis response.