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Philanthropy's Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Monday, March 2, 2020
  

As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives and communities, philanthropy is adapting its practices and partnering to support a coordinated response among funders as well as with key public and government agencies. We have assembled some resources below for funders and partners interested in learning more about ongoing philanthropic response efforts. We will continue to monitor developments and share relevant news and resources on emerging opportunities for philanthropy to take action. If you have any information you think would be useful to share, please contact Amy Seasholtz.

View the announcement about the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Fund, a community-led effort launched in April 2021 to invest in neighborhood-based solutions related to COVID-19 and equity imbalances exacerbated by the pandemic.

For additional information about the regional philanthropic response to COVID-19 since March 2020, visit our COVID-19 Philanthropic Response Funds for Greater Philadelphia and Regional COVID-19 Response Dashboard pages. Click here to jump to the 2020 Archive.


VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUNDERS

Visit our Network Calendar of Events and Community Calendar for additional learning opportunities.

Philanthropy Network COVID-19 Funder Briefings
Beginning at the onset of the pandemic, Philanthropy Network hosted weekly (and then bi-weekly) briefings to provide an opportunity for funders to update each other on new and existing COVID-19 funding efforts in the five-county region, share what they were hearing from grantees and community partners and steps they were taking to respond, and explore opportunities for collaboration. We concluded our initial series of briefings on September 2, 2020. Links to recordings of individual sessions are below.  To everyone who joined the briefings, espeically those who served as presenters, our sincere thanks for your interest and engagement, and for all you are doing to keep our region strong and resilient as we find our way through and beyond this crisis. 

Our second series of briefings took place between January and April 2021.

2021 On Demand Recordings

PHILANTHROPY NETWORK 2021 COVID-19 FUNDER BRIEFING VIDEO CALLS
The links below to past briefings include the video call recording, agenda, speaker list and related materials.

Briefing #23-04.11.21| Recording available here
Briefing #22-03.31.21| Recording available here
Briefing #21-03.10.21| Recording available here
Briefing #20-02.17.21| Recording available here
Briefing #19-01.27.21| Recording available here

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Presented by the Council on Foundations (05.11.21)
Equitable Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution: Build It But Will They Come?
Speakers: Sachi Yoshii, East Bay Community Foundation; Dr. Faith Polkey, Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc; Irfan Hasan, The New York Community Trust; Joe Smyser, PhD, MSPH, The Public Good Projects; and Dr. Robert Blaine, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, National League of Cities

Presented by the National Council of Nonprofits (April 2021)
What nonprofits need to know as staff and volunteers return from remote work to in-person operations
Speakers: Jennifer Bennett, Sr Manager, Education & Training, VolunteerMatch; Robin S. Burroughs, Esq., Associate, Venable LLP; and  Crystal Son, MPH, Civis Analytics

Presented by the Council on Foundations (03.31.21)
One Year Later: How Has COVID-19 Reshaped Philanthropy?
Speakers: Carolyn Wang Kong, Chief Program Director, Blue Shield of California Foundation; Neel Hajra, CEO, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation; and Mieka Wick, Executive Director, The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

Funding

Recent COVID-19 News

Vaccine Education & Outreach

Other Resources

American Rescue Plan

American Jobs Plan


2020 Archive

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Philanthropic Response Funds | Contributions | Funder Resources | Government Grant Funding | CARES ActNews & Blog Posts | Public Policy | Tips & Tools for Nonprofits | General Guidance

 

VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUNDERS

2020 COVID-19 FUNDER BRIEFING VIDEO CALLS
Briefing #18-09.02.20 | Video conference recording available here
Breifing #17-08.19.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #16-08.05.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #15-07.22.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #14-07.08.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #13-06.24.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #12-06.10.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #11-05.27.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #10 -05.20.20| Video conference recording available here
Briefing #9 - 05.13.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #8 - 05.06.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #7 - 04.29.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #6 - 04.22.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #5 - 04.15.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #4 - 04.08.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #3 - 04.01.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #2 - 03.25.20 | Video conference recording available here
Briefing #1 - 03.18.20 | Video conference recording available here

Philanthropy Network COVID-19: Funder CEO Call
03.17.20  | Video conference recording available here

SELECT NATIONAL PEER ORGANIZATION CALLS:

Collaborative Philanthropy in the Time of COVID-19
05.27.20 | Presented by the National Center for Family Philanthropy | Recording available here

Place-Based Grantmakers and Investing in Local Communities
05.12.20 | Presented by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy  | Webinar recording, presentation and responses to unanswered questions

Listening and Learning from Nonprofit Partners During Disasters
04.23.20 | Co-hosted by the Council on Foundations and the Center for Effective Philanthropy | Recording available here

Leadership in Crisis: Insights for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Leaders
04.10.20 | Presented by the Center for Effective Philanthropy | Recording available here

PHILANTHROPIC RESPONSE FUNDS

Regional

Regional COVID-19 Response Dashboard| Developed by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) at the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with Philanthropy Network, the dashboard analyzes $40 million in grants from 13 COVID-19 philanthropic response funds in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

COVID-19 Philanthropic Response Funds for Greater Philadelphia | Funds established to provide relief for communities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey

National/International


GOVERNMENT GRANT FUNDING


CARES ACT / PAYROLL PROTECTION PROGRAM


CONTRIBUTIONS


FUNDER RESOURCES

City of Philadelphia Nonprofit Survey and Community Needs Reports

Survey: The survey entitled Rapid Response: PHL Nonprofits and COVID-19 Survey  was implemented by the Mayor's Policy Office in March/April 2020. The purpose was to help government officials and funders better understand how COVID-19 is impacting nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region and tailor response efforts to ensure those in greatest need can access critical resources.

Reports: Resource requests and community needs report for the nonprofit sector working on the frontlines of pandemic.

Surveys, Data and Interactive Resources

Grantmaking Guidance

Funder Statements

General Guidance & Opinion


NEWS & BLOG POSTS

Regional

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National


PUBLIC POLICY


TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR NONPROFITS


GENERAL GUIDANCE

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