Aside from social distancing, the best way to help your community during the COVID-19 pandemic is by supporting community response and relief efforts with a donation. We know #TeamND is eager to help, so we have included options on this page that specifically address to assist during this crisis with monetary contributions or the donation of medical supplies to support North Dakotans.
Please make these donations in addition to any of your current charitable giving, and wherever possible consider increasing to the organizations you support. Many of these nonprofits will lean heavily on their donors during this challenging time.
Thank you for your generosity in contributing to North Dakota’s COVID-19 emergency response and economic relief efforts.
Workforce Coordination Center
Do you have a skill and the desire to help North Dakota fight COVID-19? Adults 18 and over can help make a difference during the pandemic. The Workforce Coordination Center (WCC) is managing a pool of potential workers and volunteers to help as North Dakota business and emergency workforce needs change. A variety of skills are needed. Current or lapsed license or certifications are a bonus, but not necessary.
Apply for a Paid Position Opening
Currently, the State of North Dakota has an increased need for medical professionals to help in the fight against COVID-19. Join our team and make a difference.
Click here to view these temporary position openings and to apply today!
Register to Get on the WCC List
As North Dakota workforce needs arise that match your skills, you will be contacted with information on how you can join the fight against COVID-19.
Help is needed in a variety of sectors:
- Emergency shelters, congregate living facilities, drop-in centers
- Law enforcement, public safety, and first responders
- Healthcare and public health
Currently the State of North Dakota has a high need for healthcare and data analysts to help in the fight of COVID-19. These are temporary, full time positions with health benefits and many are eligible to telecommute.
Click here to see details and apply.
Register with the WCC by clicking here to complete the online form.
As needs arise that match your skills, someone will contact you to find out how you can join the fight against COVID-19.
Click here to register.
Businesses in Need
North Dakota businesses that have new and challenging workforce gaps that are related to COVID-19 can sign up with WCC for assistance in filling critical positions.
COVID-19 Community and Nonprofit Response Fund
Immediate Relief, Community Support
Monetary donations can be made through the North Dakota COVID-19 Community and Nonprofit Response Fund.
Because the COVID-19 virus will likely impact every corner of the state, individuals and businesses that wish to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations or others are encouraged to donate directly to their own local entities - e.g. senior citizens center, soup kitchen, school system, hospital, etc. If these entities aren't able to accept donations, if the donor wishes to make a larger impact statewide, or if the donor prefers a tax receipt for his/her gift, donations may be made to North Dakota Community Foundation's (NDCF) COVID-19 Community and Nonprofit Response Fund.
NDCF established the COVID-19 Community and Nonprofit Response Fund to assist nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across the state. NDCF's Board of Directors has seeded the fund with $50,000 of their Statewide Greatest Needs Fund 2020 grantable dollars.
Medical Supply Donations
Protect healthcare workers and first responders
Thank you for your interest in donating Personal Protective Equipment to ensure healthcare workers and first responders are protected as they respond to COVID-19 within our North Dakota Communities. Donated goods will be consolidated in Bismarck and managed by volunteer organizations and distributed in coordination with the North Dakota Department of Health.
Important Donation guidelines
All donated items should be unused, in their original packaging, and commercially produced. We are not accepting any homemade medical supplies at this time or any other types of items aside from what is listed here. To donate items, call 701.328.0707.
- N95 masks (3M,1860 and 1860S - Non-expired masks are preferred; however, expired masks in good condition may also be donated - CDC Guidelines)
- Surgical masks
- Level 3 or 4 isolation gowns
- Tyvek suits
- Face shields (medical grade)
- Goggles (medical grade)
- Examination gloves
- Sanitizing wipes
- 1-inch alcohol wipes (individually packaged)
- Hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
- Infrared thermometers
- Thermometer covers