The Yoga Alliance Foundation Emergency Fund
The economic devastation in the wake of COVID-19 has made significant, negative global impacts. While we recognize that the pandemic is a major stressor for everyone and is disrupting communities everywhere, we know that these economic impacts have disproportionately affected small businesses and individuals whose income depends on in-person engagement. Further, we also understand that these and all of the negative impacts are magnified amongst the most vulnerable.
To address our community’s pressing needs, the Yoga Alliance Foundation established an Emergency Fund to support those within the yoga community hardest hit by this pandemic. On June 30, 2020, this Fund closed to new applications and is now planning for a second phase of assistance, focusing on the intersection of economic recovery and yoga service. We will continue to accept donations, which will be used to support as many Eligible Relief Fund applicants as possible, and then to expand the impact of our next phase of assistance.
In order to expedite the disbursement of funds and reach as many yoga professionals worldwide as possible, we are partnering with organizations that specialize in swiftly taking in and assessing grant applications and awarding and disbursing those grants responsibly.
Our work is also guided by a Relief Fund Advisory Committee that helped to inform the criteria for selection of beneficiaries and ensures a community-centered and equitable approach to the distribution of funding.
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For more information about our Emergency Relief Fund, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.