Boston Strong has taken on added meaning, thanks to a fund created to marshal critical resources for front-line workers, health care providers, and Boston families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Boston Resiliency Fund, launched in March, is led by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and is directing funds as needed through a steering committee co-chaired by Partners HealthCare CEO Anne Klibanski, MD.

Funds are awarded to organizations in the Boston community based on three areas of priority need amid this health emergency: ensuring Boston’s children, families and seniors have access to food; supporting first responders, front-line workers and health care workers; and providing technology for remote learning to Boston’s students. To date, the fund has supported 37 organizations with $8.4 million in grants. Partners is one of several Boston-area organizations to commit more $1 million or more to the effort.

"We know that we are entering the most challenging phase of this pandemic. Since we started planning for this in March, the Boston Resiliency Fund has awarded and continues to support the immediate needs of our community with access to healthy food, support for our health care workers and mechanisms for meeting other needs created by this pandemic.”

- Anne Klibanski, MD, Partners HealthCare President and CEO

Read more about the fund and the organizations it supports.

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