The global pandemic known as the coronavirus (COVID-19) has inspired a global response. This page will be continuously updated with virtual events, funding opportunities, and collaborative civic tech projects that will try to help the world respond and recover.
We’re also working to help connect people working on immediate coronavirus responses with resources to assist and help make them more effective. You can help others or ask your own query of the community here.
How are people engaging the public and private sectors to help contribute to a collective response to the pandemic? How are people helping to contribute informal, mutual aid, to address common needs like social connection and remote work? How is the trend towards digital civic engagement accelerating because of social distancing requirements? We’ll track global responses to these needs here.
A resource hub for responding to coronavirus, compiled from a massive organizers' call
- Civic tech forums, listservs, and Slacks, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Organizing Projects, Listservs, Meet the others, Socialize online, The People
Our goal is to bring our diverse networks into more effective coordination, for the duration of this crisis and beyond.
Facebook giving the WHO as many free ads as they need for their coronavirus response along with other in-kind support.
We have created and collected guidance to support accurate and responsible reporting on coronavirus, which will be regularly updated with new information.
- Coronavirus, Digital fabrication, Emerging Tech Projects, Hardware, High-tech civic tech, High-tech Coronavirus Interventions
This group is being formed to evaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditions.
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard Launch Initiative to Speed Development and Access to Therapies for COVID-19
- Mobilizing a private sector response to COVID-19
- $1 million+ in Emergent Ventures Prizes for coronavirus work
- Best investigative journalism on coronavirus — 50k
- Best blog or social media tracking/analysis of the virus — 100k
- Best (justified) coronavirus policy writing — 50k
- Best effort to find a good treatment rapidly — 500k, second prize 200k
- Best innovation in social distancing — 100k
- Most important innovation or improvement for India — 100k
- Sam Altman: Funding for COVID-19 Projects
- Gates Foundation: Announcing the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator
- UK Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research and also
- Forcit Non-Profit Venturing Program: call for the program is extended for an unlimited time and fully open for non-profits and initiatives that need guidance, experts to build impactful solutions that can help in this crisis.
- The EU: Applications welcome from startups and SMEs with innovative solutions to tackle Coronavirus outbreak
- An existing funding source, the $1M Roddenberry Prize, would like to “strongly encourage applications that address the range of societal, health, and economic repercussions of the pandemic.”
Most civic tech conferences are moving online and are free of charge. Why not join in?
Bringing Everyone to the Table: Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Culture in Civic Tech
September 30, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Global Community Bio Summit 4.0 @biosummit
October 11, 2020 - October 13, 2020
European Local Democracy Week
October 12, 2020 4:30 am - October 16, 2020 5:30 am
Code for America Brigade Congress
October 16, 2020 - October 18, 2020
Civic Technologies: Research, Practice, and Open Challenges
October 17, 2020