AFT Education Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

AFT Education Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

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During this difficult time when our students, families, educators and communities are struggling with the effects of COVID-19, we must come together to provide support. AFT members are on the frontlines, working around the clock to help educators, healthcare workers, students, families and communities, providing them with what they need to continue their day-to-day lives and to stay safe.

With their knowledge and deep connections to those who are most affected, the AFT, through the AFT Educational Foundation (AFTEF), has the ability to receive and distribute resources effectively to communities.

Every day, as we hear stories from our members, we learn of more needs. All funds donated to AFTEF will be pushed back out to the field to support evolving needs such as:

  • Soap and hand sanitizer;
  • Personal protective equipment (for healthcare workers);
  • Printers for teachers who are now having to work from home;
  • Hotspots and other technology needs;
  • Books, from First Book, for students to read at home;
  • School supplies for students and families;
  • Meals for students in the absence of school breakfasts and lunches; and
  • Financial relief for college students.

Because this situation is so fluid, we will update this list as we get more information.

All donations will go into the general response fund and be distributed based on need, nationally. If a funder/donor would like to target their donation to a particular locale or state, please send an email to

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For donations larger than $10,000, please email

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On behalf of the American Federation of Teachers, I would like to convey our sincere appreciation for your donation to the AFT Education Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund. If you have any questions, please contact

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Thank you again for your donation,

Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers

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