On the 23rd of March 2020, FATE Foundation’s Philanthropy in line with its charity giving ethos established the FATE Philanthropy Coalition for COVID-19 (FPCC) Support Fund. The N250 Million COVID-19 Fund was set up to support ongoing national and local efforts to strengthen public health infrastructure in anticipation of further strains and pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our focus was keyed into governmental efforts to properly equip and support public health facilities and front-line personnel.
Through the magnanimous contributions of individual and corporate donors, the Fund raised cash and in-kind donation valued at N455,029,987 (Four Hundred and Fifty-Five Million, Twenty Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty-Seven naira) in the FPCC Support Fund has made investments towards the following:
- Lagos State: FPCC Support Fund renovated an existing ward to a 20-Bed at the COVID-19 Isolation Ward at the National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi (NOHI), Lagos, and donated beds, monitors and critical personal protective equipment. FATE Philanthropy had initially donated 6 GE Siaretron 4000 Ventilators to NOHI in 2019. FPCC Support fund also funded the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) to support NIMR’s inhouse development of Isothermal PCR Covid-19 Testing. Also, FPCC supported Lagos State Office of SDGs & Investments with the donation of 50 contactless handwashing machines for placement in Lagos State LGAs that have been most significantly affected by the virus. The FPCC Support Fund also supported Life Bank and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to enable Mass/Walk-In Testing within LUTH and donated five (5) Phillips Respironics Ventilator machines each to LUTH and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
- Ogun State Government: FPCC Support Fund converted the Institute of Venture Design, Abeokuta, Ogun State to a 30-Bed Residential Facility for Health workers and donated beds and critical personal protective equipment to the Ogun State Ministry of Health. FPCC supported Flying Doctor Nigeria with testing efforts to enable testing of 687 suspected COVID-19 patients at the Ota Drive-in Testing Centers in Ogun State
- Federal Capital Territory Abuja (FCTA): FPCC Support Fund made provision of 50-bed support to the Railway Training Centre, Idu COVID-19 Isolation Ward and donation of beds, monitors and personal protective equipment to the FCTA.
- Techno Policy Paper on Covid-19: FPCC Support Fund supported the research towards the development of a 3-part techno policy paper focused on Combating the Impact of Covid-19 on the Lives and Livelihood of Nigerians, Women, and Other Protected Grouping.
Details of each investment alongside the donors who made this possible are included in the respective tabs on this webpage.
The FPCC Support Fund was officially closed out on the 31st of March, 2021.
Please click the button below to download the detailed report of the Fund outlining all donations received, fund beneficiaries and lessons learnt from the process.