Meet our winners! These teams have proven that their dedication to improving the world’s response to COVID-19 is something within our reach.

Nonprofit category: $100,000 each

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Advance Peace

California and Texas

On the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Advance Peace Health and Safety Initiative supports formerly incarcerated community leaders who are going beyond their mission of preventing shootings by filling gaps in the social safety net for more than 25,000 of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Becky's Fund

Washington D.C.

Through safe and silent technology, the ENDOVI mobile app will offer those affected by domestic violence immediate access to critical resources by location and a pathway to escaping abuse. ENDOVI will help save lives, turning victims into survivors.

MasksOn

Boston, Massachusetts

MasksOn is a nonprofit initiative to produce durable, reusable, and sanitizable medical PPE for healthcare workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the grant funding, this project will produce and distribute emergency PPE mask kits to frontline health workers.

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Minority Psychology Network

Santa Clarita, California

The Minority Psychology Network’s Mobile Mental Health Unit and app will bring culturally competent mental health care directly to essential workers in the neighborhoods they live in, connecting them to services, helping them navigate a complex system, and helping build resilience amid COVID-19.

Stanford University, School of Medicine

San Francisco, California

SPARK at Stanford, a translational medicine program at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, develops egg yolk-derived anti-SARS CoV-2 antibodies (IgY) as nose drops to inhibit viral infection. Unlike vaccines, IgYs are cheap and fast to produce for the world’s population, including for immunocompromised and older patients. When added to masks and handwashing, IgY will help slow down and potentially even stop the pandemic.

University of Chicago, Energy & Environment Lab

Chicago, Illinois

The RECOVER study uses experimentally assigned financial incentives and novel statistical methods to accurately estimate antibody prevalence in the general population. This will inform government decisions, improve epidemiological models, and provide a scalable blueprint for improved disease surveillance.

Nonprofit category: $40,000 each

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Coleman A. Young II Educational Foundation

Detroit, Michigan

The Coding Lab Accelerator: COVID-19 Challenge will challenge youth to use a series of innovative design solutions to use technology to address a crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the incubator model, high school students will form start-ups that utilize technology to solve a real-world problem.

Met Cares Foundation

Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Art of Us is an innovative, community-centered project blending art and social and emotional learning (SEL) to allow middle school students throughout North Tulsa the opportunity to be agents of change within their community.

Nonprofit category: $25,000 each

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Abaton

Washington D.C.

Abaton is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting frontline workers in low-resource settings by building and donating PPE disinfection devices. Shortages of personal protective equipment are endangering frontline staff across the globe. Abaton’s mission is to fill this critical supply gap and protect vulnerable populations.

Educational Alliance, Inc.

New York, New York

Educational Alliance is launching Community P.A.C.T. (Public Advisors Contact Tracing), an initiative to train and place at least 50 out-of-work New York City residents as public health advisors to support COVID-19 contact tracing efforts in New York City and state.

Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)

Carson City, Nevada

The Caretaker Project fills in the gaps in services to the most vulnerable in the Filipino community. It is a virtual help desk service that will: connect Filipinos to vital services (legal, wellness), debunk misinformation and warn against fraud and scams, and improve collection of community data.

For Profit Category: $10,000 each

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CNA Simulations VR

Baltimore, MD

CNA Simulations VR is building the first suite of clinical simulations dedicated exclusively to the certified nursing assistants (CNA) who help our nation's older adults to age with grace. We are democratizing access to cutting-edge, virtual reality clinical simulations to grow the graduate pipeline for this essential workforce whose clinical training has been interrupted by the pandemic.

Copia

San Francisco, California

Copia is Solving the World's Dumbest Problem by dramatically reducing food waste to end hunger. Copia’s technology platform helps businesses measure and prevent food waste; donate edible excess food to those in need; and reap significant financial benefits from reducing waste and feeding the community.

Olifant Medical, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas

Olifant Medical responded to the call to protect vulnerable frontline healthcare workers at risk of infection when treating COVID-19 patients. Their STAT EnclosureTM aims to provide an additional protective barrier between clinicians and infectious droplets produced during high-risk airway procedures.

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OmniVis

Indianapolis, Indiana

There is a need to diagnose SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 pathogen) rapidly and accurately at the point of care. OmniVis is developing a low-cost, portable SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic on a smartphone-based platform. By rapidly detecting SARS-CoV-2 in patient saliva samples, frontline workers will benefit from a reduction in testing burden.

SciK9

Bear, Delaware

Canines are a rapid and mobile platform for detecting emerging threats and a variety of diseases. SciK9’s device allows safe training of canines without exposure to potentially harmful samples, aiming to demonstrate dogs’ ability to detect unique odors from humans infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Strike Labs LLC

Fairfield, Connecticut

The PPE Exchange, a Strike Labs LLC project, is a national clearinghouse of vetted buyers and sellers of personal protective equipment. It is a radically transparent financial platform for institutional entities that decreases PPE transaction friction and increases the fair market value of these PPE goods.

 

Individual Start-up Category: $10,000 each

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Masks & Robots

Boston, Massachusetts

Masks & Robots teaches digital fabrication skills to ten tailors/seamstresses in the Boston area through the design and production of face masks, addressing a local supply need while equipping small entrepreneurs with 21st century technical skills that can elevate their business and communities.

Ryde

Atlanta, Georgia

Ryde is a contactless method of calling an elevator. The platform will help the general public and at-risk population safely adjust to the new normal while optimizing elevator efficiency. Ryde is specifically designed to be accessible and useful for the elderly, frontline workers, and other at-risk populations.

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Shield the Bay

Oakland, California

Shield the Bay provides face shields for Bay Area healthcare workers passed over by large-scale sourcing. Our human-centered designs improved the face shield product, but to build lasting community resilience we are aiming to meet growing demand by helping health systems procure high-quality alternative personal protective equipment in a way that supports local business.

Urinall

Clemson, South Carolina

The Urinall COVID Wastewater Detection System is a sensor platform that targets Sars-CoV-2 in wastewater streams closer to the source. A portable platform that provides rapid results, it is frontline protection for our most vulnerable populations in places such as hospitals and nursing homes.

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