In response to the Covid-19 emergency, which generated an outpouring of concern and offers of financial support from MIT alumni and friends around the world, the Institute has created several options for people to help: a Solve challenge on health security and two new funds focused on MIT’s efforts to address this public health crisis, in addition to the existing Student Life, Wellness and Support Fund. Visit MIT News to read the latest stories about MIT’s research, emergency outreach, and student support efforts.
Gifts to support MIT’s response to help with the Covid-19 crisis, including providing equipment, space, expertise and other resources to local area hospitals and other health care providers. Contributions to this fund will supplement Institute resources that are already being applied to these immediate medical needs including through the Medical Outreach and Crisis Management Team led by Professor Elazer Edelman, such as donations of personal protective equipment. Gifts will also support the work of Project Manus under Professor Martin Culpepper for projects including the design and mass manufacture of disposable face shields.
Gifts to support MIT faculty and researchers addressing various aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccine development, portable ventilators, AI solutions, and improved protective equipment.
Gifts to this preexisting fund will help address student financial needs that have been exacerbated by the crisis, in addition to ongoing efforts focused on student wellness, mental health, and support services.