The Bulgarian Donors Forum, America for Bulgaria Foundation, the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria and AmCham Bulgaria have united efforts to establish the “United against COVID-19” response fund to support local communities across Bulgaria.
In its two rounds, the Fund supported a total of 106 organizations all over Bulgaria – hospitals and other medical entities, NGOs, municipalities, community centers, as well as social initiatives of micro and small enterprises. The funding of BGN 961,493 will be used to purchase medical and personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals tending to coronavirus patients, as well as food, medicines and protective equipment for the elderly, the sick, children, unemployed, disadvantaged and other vulnerable groups.
PHASE 1: 74 projects in more than 65 locations in Bulgaria following the 1st round of applications (ended on April 16th). The beneficiaries include hospitals, civic organizations, community centers, and social enterprises. A total of BGN 673,984 will be allocated among the projects. The maximum amount allocated is BGN 10,000.
PHASE 2: 32 projects were approved and will receive a total of BGN 287,509 in the 2nd round. The maximum amount allocated per organization, as is BGN 10,000. The beneficiaries include hospitals, civic organizations, community centers, and social enterprises
The United founders are grateful for the generous support of: The Coca-Cola Foundation, America for Bulgaria Foundation, ContourGlobal Maritza East 3, NEPI Rockcastle, Lachezar Tsotsorkov Foundation, ING Bank NV, Progress Software, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson Bulgaria, UniCredit Bulbank, Glavbolgarstroy, TELUS International Europe, Tsetska and Grozdan Karadjovi, Svetozar Georgiev, Trust for Social Achievement, AES 3C Maritza Iztok 1, Paraflow Communications, Mylan, EXL Servise Bulgaria, Blagotvoritel Foundation, AIG Europe SA (Bulgaria branch), Fadata, Green Step Club, Rossen Ivanov, Krassimir Nenov, Titan Machinery Bulgaria, and 6 individuals.
Those who wish to contribute to the Fund can do so at the following bank account:
United Bulgarian Bank
IBAN BG 06 UBBS 8002 1026 072 940
Bulgarian Donors Forum