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COVID's Effect and Influence on Grant Management

Report: COVID's Effect and Influence on Grant Management
Publication date: 
June, 2021

As a result of COVID-19, grantmakers and foundations were faced with a mountain of challenges and changes. In this report, discover how over 100 funders overcame the difficulties of 2020, how they addressed COVID-19—and what their best practices are for emergency grants.  This report, which includes statistics about specific, detailed changes in the granting world, contains candid advice, and insights from leading grantmakers about what it was like to give in 2020. Survey respondents addressed several key issues:

  • How the pandemic affected funder's missions and impact
  • The biggest challenges faced by giving organizations in 2020
  • How grantmakers altered their processes to keep awarding funds
  • How grantmakers created and distributed emergency grants fast
  • What changes in grantmaking may be permanent after COVID-19
  • Post-pandemic grantmaking best practices
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