COVID-19 Response

Young man courier delivers online shopping basket with fresh fruit vegetables to woman customer's home during Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic quarantine wearing protective face mask - Concept delivery

The COVID-19 pandemic was devasting for thousands of individuals and families in West Michigan, and many experienced significant financial hardship. Michigan workers lost their jobs and relied on every paycheck to afford necessities like shelter, food, transportation, and health care. To help, the DeVos family quickly partnered with local donors, churches, and community-based nonprofit partners to provide immediate financial assistance to struggling neighbors and families.


$9 million in rapid response efforts
9,506 households received $500 in emergency cash relief
39,800 families served through local nonprofits

Through a set of complementary rapid-response efforts, over $9 million was philanthropically deployed directly to those most impacted by the crisis and to more than 20 local and national nonprofits that continued to serve individuals and families throughout the pandemic. A total of 9,506 households received $500 in emergency cash relief at the height of the crisis, and 39,800 families were served through local nonprofits. In addition, these partnerships provided remote learning support to local urban school districts in the greater Grand Rapids community.

Young female volunteer in mask gives an elderly man boxes with food near his house. Quarantined, isolated. Coronavirus covid-19. Donation
Mother and daughter meeting with family online during COVID19 outbreak
Female teacher wearing protective mask during coronavirus pandemic writing mathematic task on board for group of elementary school kids. Education, math and covid19 concept
tay at home in quarantine, funny kid with toy on couch during COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Little girl in medical mask for protection to corona virus indoors. Safe live and coronavirus concept.
Hand with gloves giving eco paper bag, take away food, home delivery, donation concept