Coronavirus Projects

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.


Coronavirus Engagement Projects

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?

Inspired by the help that people give each other during hard times, we created an application that will allow anyone in need to find help in their daily duties.

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The Coronavirus Hackathon (April 18-19)

We will use the hackathon concept to come up with new products, business models, policy and campaigns by encouraging cross-pollination of ideas.

Tech Kontra Wirus

Code for Poland's platform for prioritizing amongst many Coronavirus response ideas

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Coronavirus Govtech Projects

Resources for governments to better engage the public, and vice versa. We will better understand our reliance on effective governance more than we have in recent years.

Covid-19 Ministerio de Salud Argentina

Coronavirus Covid-19 es la app oficial del Ministerio de Salud de la Nación y tiene como objetivo que los argentinos y las argentinas puedan realizarse una rápida autoevaluación para saber si sus síntomas son compatibles con el COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Data Projects

Open datasets, civic data, government data, data visualizations, and other key sources for coronavirus response work.

COVID-19 map

Members of built a page that matches government information on the recent movements of confirmed coronavirus patients with users' location history based on Google Maps Timeline to check whether or not they may have had contact with the patients, and if so — where and when.

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Coronavirus: Information sources

First Draft is maintaining a database of expert sources on coronavirus for journalists to contact for up-to-date information on the outbreak.

Coronavirus Advocacy Projects

How do we engage in politics in a new era of social distancing? What role does watchdogging and transparency serve? Which campaigns will we support to build the world we need?

F4c-response listserv

This group is a place for those who facilitate online (or need to) can learn, share and make offers to the world as the Covid19 virus plays out.

People’s Coronavirus Response

This group is intended to serve as a venue for discussing three major issues: the magnitude of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, the medical steps indicated to deal with it, and practical responses to the new social challenges it poses in everyday life and in the political work of left activists.

Database of Localized Resources During Corona Outbreak

Covers local mutual aid, self care, mental health, kids, funders, messaging, and relief funds

Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK

A directory of over 900 COVID mutual aid local groups all across the UK, mostly via Facebook groups, and a backgrounder on what they are and how to start one.

Coronavirus Reponse: Ways to Help, Volunteer, and What to Do

Here's a list of actions, ideas, ways to help, volunteer and donation opportunities to help those impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus Media Projects

State and non-state actors are taking advantage of the panic and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic to destabilize democracies. How do we counter this misinformation? Resources for journalists and informed citizens alike.

Facebook ads for World Health Organization Coronavirus Information

Facebook giving the WHO as many free ads as they need for their coronavirus response along with other in-kind support.

First Draft News Coronavirus Resources for reporters

We have created and collected guidance to support accurate and responsible reporting on coronavirus, which will be regularly updated with new information.

Coronavirus: Information sources

First Draft is maintaining a database of expert sources on coronavirus for journalists to contact for up-to-date information on the outbreak.

Coronavirus: Responsible reporting and ethics

a selection of guidelines and discussions produced by First Draft on reporting disinformation around coronavirus and other topics ethically and responsibly, as well as a curated list of other resources to help you navigate potential issues covering what the WHO has called an ‘infodemic’.

Emerging Tech and Hardware

How can emerging technologies like AI support us in these times? Can they? Medical supplies are in very short supply – are there safe, effective public responses to help fill the need?

Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies

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.

Open Source Ventilators Subreddit

A community dedicated to researching locally-sourced, easy-to-manufacture designs for PEEP valves, BVMs, automated BVM pumps, and full ventilators.

The OpenCovid19 Initiative

Developing and sharing open source methodologies to safely test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using multiple approaches.

What are we missing?

Funding opportunities



Virtual coronavirus-response events. Please share yours with us here.

18 April

The Coronavirus Hackathon

We will use the hackathon concept to come up with new products, busine...

Most civic tech conferences are moving online and are free of charge. Why not join in?

  • Online: Organizing 2.0 Conference
    April 17, 2020 - April 18, 2020
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  • Online: TransportationCamp
    April 18, 2020
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
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  • Online: The CoronaVirus Hackathon
    April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020  

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  • CANCELED: Internet Freedom Festival
    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020  
    Valencia, Spain
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  • POSTPONED: Web of Change
    April 20, 2020 - April 23, 2020  
    The Retreat at Balcones Springs, 104 Balcones Springs Dr, Marble Falls, TX 78654, USA
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  • CANCELLED: Code for All Summit
    April 22, 2020
    Gdańsk, Poland
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  • CANCELED: Festival of Civic Tech for Democracy
    April 25, 2020

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  • ONLINE: Nonprofit Digital Strategy Virtual Summit
    April 28, 2020

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  • Online: 2020 Collective Impact Convening
    May 6, 2020 - May 8, 2020  
    Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
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