As Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS embarks on its 2024 grant-making, the philanthropic heart of Broadway announced $400,000 in emergency grants to organizations providing immediate, on-the-ground support to people in desperate need amid the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and across the Middle East.
These Broadway Cares grants, shared January 8, 2024, consist of two $200,000 awards to Doctors of the World, a human rights organization providing emergency and long-term medical care to the world’s most vulnerable people; and the International Rescue Committee, an organization committed to responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helping communities survive, recover and rebuild.
“As those in Gaza continue to face seemingly endless devastation and loss, their rippling heartbreak resonates across the world and in our corner in the Theater District,” Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola said. “Broadway Cares is responding with action and compassion, providing food, water, fuel, quality health care, essential medicines and supplies to all caught in the tragedy of this conflict and so many families facing catastrophe.”
These emergency grants continue Broadway Cares’ history of action in the wake of natural disasters, including hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and wildfires; national crises, like the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade and the Pulse nightclub shooting; international conflict, such as the war in Ukraine; and other humanitarian catastrophes.