We helped people in the
to access the vaccine.
in communities who were hesitant to get the vaccine.
We invested at the grassroots level to
in the messages communities receive.
We responded to a key need and
to vaccine sites.
Earlier in the pandemic over 40% of New Yorkers expressed hesitance to get the vaccine. To meet these and other access needs, we invested in 90 community-based organizations so people could get information from sources they trust – and make decisions that work best for them.
We continue to help grassroots nonprofits in some of the hardest-hit communities where there are still serious concerns about getting a shot. We’re helping to offer accurate vaccine information from trusted community members, translators to overcome language barriers, and hosting vaccine sites in local neighborhoods.
"With funding from UJA, we were able to provide more information to our community, which is mostly Black, Latinx, and Chinese, to improve their confidence in the vaccine as well as their accessibility to it."
— Thanh Bui, Managing Director of Youth and Community at Grand St. Settlement