COVID-19 impact stories

Swiss Re Foundation wraps up reporting on its activities to relieve suffering in wake of COVID-19

On 9 April 2020, the Swiss Re Group announced that it was providing the Swiss Re Foundation with an additional CHF 5 million to fund COVID-19 relief efforts. Through grants we enabled 82 partner organisations in 29 countries to heighten their impact and maintain their operations during the pandemic. Most of these funds went to our global healthcare partners such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to support frontline relief. We also made targeted grants to smaller partners – especially ones focused on access to health – whose operations were disrupted by COVID-19 and to community-focused philanthropies at Swiss Re locations.