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Rise Up America!
A National Grassroots Call to Action

On March 18, 2020,  TIS Foundation hosted a community-focused, interfaith “National Call to Action to launch TCI-IVC at the National Press Club aimed at ensuring the health and economic concerns of vulnerable, underserved and high poverty communities are addressed in the U.S. response to coronavirus (COVID-19). As our nation grapples with the enormity of this public health crisis, TIS Foundation is leading a coalition of faith-based institutions, businesses, subject matter experts and community organizations to address the Coronavirus health crisis and its devastating economic impact on the most vulnerable communities. This new is initiative is called TIS Foundation Collaborative Interfaith Initiative: Addressing the National Health and Economic Concerns of Local Vulnerable Communities (TCI-IVC).

TIS Foundation understands that solutions to our collective challenges in communities across the country and globally are best solved through private sector powered Public Private Philanthropic Partnerships (P4 Partnerships). TIS Foundation in collaboration with the interfaith community, businesses and other community-based organizations is asking for all of us to Rise Up America! and support our most at-risk residents, particularly senior citizens, low-income and minority communities, during this national and global crisis.

TIS Foundation has made the following commitments to the members of the interfaith coalition.

  • Provide information to faith organizations to support the safe reopening of their facilities in accordance with state guidelines.
  • Harness the collective voice, capacity and resources of the faith-based community to advocate for COVID-19 recovery funding for distribution to faith organizations in COVID-19 hotspots in minority communities.
  • Underwrite the cost of pursuing grant funding for churches to obtain resources to deliver COVID-19 relift services.
  • Provide strategic solutions to churches to COVID-19 wraparound relief and prevention services in their communities.


Under TCI-IVC, churches and local organizations will serve as touchpoints in the community to be beacons of hope as health, safety and economic challenges such as layoffs, temporary closures and food shortages persist. Understanding that this crisis calls for coordinated efforts between government, business, faith-based and nonprofit organizations, TCI has created a unique model for service and is calling on federal, state and local governments  along with the private sector to help bridge the gap for vulnerable communities impacted by this public health crisis.

TIS Foundation COVID-19 Information:

Email: Covid-19support@tisfoundation.org

Helpline: 202-681-9643