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Philanthropy's Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Monday, March 2, 2020
  

As the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, philanthropy is  mobilizing 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 philanthropic response efforts currently underway. 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.

Blog post from president Sidney R. Hargro:
A Call for Unprecedented Unity in Unprecedented Times 
 

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VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUNDERS

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

Philanthropy Network COVID-19 Funder Briefings
These Wednesday morning calls convene funders to hear and share updates on the rapidly developing effects of COVID-19 in the five-county area, and discuss actions regional philanthropy can take to respond. Participants are asked to register in advance. Please note you must be logged in to the website in order to register. NOTE: These  briefings are open to funders who are not members of Philanthropy Network. In order to register, please request a new website account. Accounts will be activated in the order that requests are received. Thank you for your patience.

UPCOMING
All video calls take place on Wednesdays from 10:15 - 11:15 AM EDT. Briefings will be held biweekly starting in June.

REGISTER for Briefing #12 | June 10
REGISTER for Briefing #13 | June 24
REGISTER for Briefing #14 | July 8
REGISTER for Briefing #15| July 22

PAST VIDEO CALLS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
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

NATIONAL PEER ORGANIZATION CALLS available on demand:

Collaborative Philanthropy in the Time of COVID-19
05.27.20 | Presented by the National Center for Family Philanthropy | Recording available here
Grantmakers discuss how they are navigating this crisis and effectively aligning resources to better serve those hardest hit by the pandemic.

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
Presenters: Carmen James Randolph, Greater New Orleans Foundation and Maureen Lawless, Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

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
Speakers Kevin Bolduc, Poncho Guevara, Dennis Quirin, Valerie Thelfall, and Fay Twersky shared their thoughts on how foundations can create continual feedback loops that are meaningful to nonprofits and robust enough to survive disasters.

Leadership in Crisis: Insights for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Leaders
04.10.20 | Presented by the Center for Effective Philanthropy | Recording available here
Nancy F. Koehn, Harvard Business School and Phil Buchanan, Center for Effective Philanthropy talk about what good leadership in crisis looks like and, in this time of unprecedented challenge related to COVID-19, what we can learn from the great leaders of the past.

Family Philanthropy's Response to COVID-19
03.27.20 | Presented by the National Center for Family Philanthropy | Recording available here
Sector leaders discuss the long-term philanthropic response to the crisis, how to support grantees with an equity lens, and ways that funders can bolster the long-term financial and organizational health of the sector.

Funder to Funder Call: Sharing Approaches to COVID-19 Community Response
03.12.20 | Presented by the Council on Foundations | Recording available here
This conversation will feature foundation leaders who are directly engaged in establishing community funds, grantmaking and actively responding to the coronavirus crisis in their local communities as well as globally.


PHILANTHROPIC RESPONSE FUNDS

Regional

COVID-19 Philanthropic Response Funds for Greater Philadelphia | Funds for providing relief for communities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylania 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.

Survey, Data and Interactive Resources

Grantmaking Guidance

Funder Statements

General Guidance & Opinion


NEWS & BLOG POSTS

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National


PUBLIC POLICY


TOOLS & TIPS FOR NONPROFITS


    GENERAL GUIDANCE

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