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Frequently Asked Questions

Why does COVID-19 disproportionately impact BIPOC communities?

The disparity is explained in depth in report “THE COLOR OF CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19 DEATHS BY RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE U.S.” by American Public Media Research Lab.
Read the Color of Coronavirus report

How will the funds raised through this effort be used?

The dollars raised through the Frontline Families Fund will provide relief grants to families and scholarships to the children of healthcare workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19. We do this through grantmaking organizations such as the Brave of Heart Fund and Scholarship America.

When will the funds be distributed?

The funds will be distributed as quickly as possible, but at least within three months of receiving any donation.

Who can apply for funds?

Any family in the United States who has lost a healthcare worker due to COVID-19 can apply. Each grantmaking organization will have its own specific eligibility requirements. Please review the specific organization website for those criteria.

How is Brave of Heart involved?

The Brave of Heart Fund was founded by the Foundations of New York Life and Cigna with charitable partner E4E Relief. The Brave of Heart Fund has already processed over 350 applications across 26 states. The Brave of Heart team will receive donations from the Frontline Families Fund and distribute them through their existing grantmaking process.

How is Scholarship America involved?

Scholarship America will administer scholarships through the Frontline Families Scholarship Fund.

Are donations tax-deductible?

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The EIN Tax ID for the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation is 41-6031510.

Will support be provided to only those who identify as BIPOC?

It is essential to recognize the disproportionate impact this pandemic has had on healthcare workers who identify as BIPOC. Families who are not BIPOC and who have suffered a loss of a healthcare worker loved one to COVID-19 are also eligible to apply.

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