WEF COVID-19 Innovation Fund:

Pledging Update

WEF is now seeking direct donations to the WEF COVID-19 Innovation Fund in support of the Safer Teachers, Safer Students: Back to School Testing Program.
All contributions are fully tax-deductible.

Those who wish to convert their pledge to a donation should click the "Convert my Pledge" button and make a direct donation to the COVID-19 Innovation Fund. Further information regarding WEF's expectations for pledges is provided below.

The most recent message from our Presidents is available for viewing here.


WEF is now accepting direct donations to our COVID-19 Innovation Fund for those who wish to contribute based on the current funding priorities for the Safer Teachers, Safer Students Testing Program. Per guidance from WPS, donations will initially support surveillance testing for staff, and contributions thereafter will be in support of student surveillance. These funding priorities are based on the advice of the testing task force's Scientific Advisory Committee, which are further outlined here and on page 15 of the advisory committee's webinar presentation.

Donations to the WEF COVID-19 Innovation Fund should be viewed as an investment in safety that provides a community benefit to all.

Our Commitment to Transparency for Our Donors

We recognize that some of those who pledged in support of the testing program had done so under an assumption that all components of the program would be delivered. We want to assure our donors that while we hope you will continue to share in our enthusiasm for the testing program, it is not WEF’s intention to ask or require anyone to convert a pledge to a donation if this pledge was made under a set of assumptions that have changed. As the priorities of the program continue to evolve, we wholly understand the need for donors to be informed of these changes, and to ensure that our donors are contributing with full and transparent information as to what their donation is supporting. To that end, it will be the donor’s choice to decide whether or not they wish to convert their pledge to a donation. Furthermore, in deciding to convert a pledge, it will be the donor’s option to convert all or a portion of their pledged amount. Those who made pledges should have already received a communication with additional information and instructions.