Our Mission

With the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, The District of Columbia has undergone a seismic shift in daily life. Residents are resilient, but many across the District and from all walks of life are feeling the impacts of the novel coronavirus physically, emotionally, financially, and otherwise.


In order to help meet the critical and dynamic needs of frontline and essential worker on a timely basis,  DC Appleseed and its partners created this dedicated clearinghouse website that details up-to-date resources available to frontline workers and also allows individuals, corporations, philanthropic organizations and others to make cash donations to help meet those needs.


We are grateful to Amazon Web Services for helping design this website, and we thank the District government, the Community Foundation, the DC Hospital Association and others who have devoted time and resources to creating this.

Click here to view the entire D.C. Frontline and Essential Workers’ Needs During COVID-19 report that informed the creation of this website.

About the Initiative

The Frontline D.C. initiative allows residents, businesses and philanthropic organizations to provide cash support to help meet the urgent needs of hospital, healthcare and frontline workers fighting the pandemic.


The Greater Washington Community Foundation funded the research behind this effort. DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice conducted the research and found community partners willing and able to distribute cash assistance. Those critical community partners are Mary's Center, Martha's Table, DC Dream Center, and Leadership Council for Healthy Communities.

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This website also serves as a central clearinghouse for resources available to essential workers. A single highly-visible, up-to-date and comprehensive website accessible at all times of day will reduce the burden placed on workers – whose schedules have become less predictable during this crisis – to find and pursue available relief.




If you or your organization would like to donate services or resources please let us know by clicking here

© 2020 Created for the frontline workers of Washington, DC