Emergency Funds

How you can help

During this time of great uncertainty around the world, alumni and friends are reaching out to the University and offering their help.

Many are interested in finding ways to support students who need immediate assistance and have difficult personal circumstances. Among the greatest needs of students at this point are emergency assistance for housing, travel home, temporary storage, or online learning assistance.

The University has two special emergency funds for students on the River Campus and at the Eastman School of Music. These funds are actively being used today to help students but need to be replenished in real-time in order to keep up this critical help. The University Food Pantry is also making food available to students.

To help UR Medicine meet the unprecedented challenges facing the Rochester community, the URMC COVID-19 Emergency Fund has been created. This fund will directly support care providers and patients, from providing essential medical supplies to constructing emergency care structures.

We are incredibly grateful for your support during this difficult time. You can make an immediate difference, today, for our students, our providers, our patients, and our world with a gift of any amount. Thank you for all you are doing to help.

For more information, contact the Annual Giving Programs team at annualfunds@rochester.edu.