COVID-19 Philanthropic Impact

Thank you for your generous support. We are continuing to face the challenges of this health crisis together. 

On March 9, 2020, University Hospitals treated its first COVID-19-positive patient. The Northeast Ohio community immediately jumped into action, organizing donations of meals, masks and offering messages of support to our caregivers – initiatives which continue today.

More than $10 million was raised in support of the COVID-19 Community and Caregiver Support Funds, providing vital funding to a number of important initiatives, ranging from patient care to clinical trials.

From the first moments of the crisis through vaccine development and distribution, watch the video to learn what it was like to be a UH leader and caregiver during one of the most challenging times in our history.

Your Support Provided

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Masks Made and Medical PPE Donated

Webcast with UH Leaders about COVID-19

University Hospitals has recently held live webcasts for our donors with information about COVID-19 to assist in navigating these unprecedented times.

Community Response Fund Impact

COVID-19 Research

UH is the only hospital in the U.S. conducting five COVID-related clinical trials:

  • Pfizer
  • AstraZeneca/Oxford
  • Massimo
  • Antibody Treatment
  • Remdesivir Treatment

Antibody Testing for Caregivers

UH conducted COVID-19 antibody testing for our frontline caregivers and first responders.  

HealthyRestart Playbook

UH created and published a comprehensive toolkit to help businesses, schools and community organizations open and maintain safety while protecting employees, customers and the public.  

Caregiver Response Fund Impact

COVID-19 Screeners

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s received a $200,000 gift from Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a non-profit organization supported by Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealers, in support of COVID-19 drive-thru testing.

Food Donations to Caregivers

More than 40,000 meals were delivered to UH Caregivers thanks to our generous community members.  


This caregiver resource provides compassionate support and practical resources for all UH employees, including:

  • UH4YOU Call Center
  • Resource Library
  • The Connor Resilience Center
  • The UH4YOU Self-Care Mini Toolbox

Make a Gift

Your gift, of any size, can make a significant impact in our current needs of health care, research and education.

Make a Gift

Our Supporters

We want to thank all of our volunteers, numerous large and small organizations, and countless individuals who have proven that we are united in this together.

List of Supporters

Impact Report

For more information about how our community has supported UH during this time, download a copy of our COVID-19 Impact Report.

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