COVID-19 Resources for Funders

Publication date: 
April, 2020

Find COVID-19 Resources for Funders including webinars and recordings, best practice articles, and more. Click on the sidebar links for additional COVID-19 resources.

Due to the long weekend, we are not holding this week’s previously planned CCP Member COVID-19 Check-in Call on Friday, May 22, 2020.


      


WEBINARS

RECORDINGS and REPLAY

STIMULUS and the ECONOMY

PHILANTHROPY BEST PRACTICE

AGING

ARTS

BOARDS

CENSUS & VOTING

DATA

  • Candid | Data: Funding for Coronavirus >>
    Candid is compiling a list of funds specifically established in the wake of coronavirus. The list focuses on funds hosted at US-based foundations that serve nonprofits, though others outside of this criteria may appear as well. To add to the list, please email coronavirus@candid.org.

EARLY CHILDHOOD

EQUITY and JUSTICE

GRANTS to INDIVIDUALS

GRANTS MANAGEMENT

HOUSING and HOMELESSNESS

IMMIGRANTS

LEGAL

HOW FUNDERS CAN HELP

Nationally, many funders are taking action to address the coronavirus outbreak in ways that have included deep considerations of equity. Here are some actions that you can consider:

  • Set up or contribute to a fund in the area(s) where your employees are located, to compensate workers who will be most impacted by a reduction in income due to changed workplace practices. As Dr. Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, advised in his op-ed, these funds can be used to compensate hourly workers without paid leave for their loss of income when sick, provide legal aid for those who are fired for not coming to work when ill, fund outreach to non-English speakers, supplement funding for community health centers that care for a large proportion of those without insurance, and ensure free meals are available for children when schools are closed. For example, a coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners have created a COVID-19 Response Fund, hosted by Seattle Foundation, that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front-lines of the region’s coronavirus outbreak.
     
  • Amid a stream of misinformation about the virus that is being shared in the public realm, step up to use your voice as a trusted source of reasoned, fact-based information for your communities. Following the advice of AAPIP, proactively remind ourselves and those around us to not project fears of the virus onto marginalized groups or spread unfounded associations. People of Chinese heritage or those who look East Asian are not genetically predisposed to carry or spread the disease.
     
  • Reach out to your grantees to see how they’re doing and ask if they need any immediate assistance. The Heising-Simons Foundation has established a rapid response fund to offset unexpected costs incurred by its grantees for disruptions to operations as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
     
  • Engage your grantees in any longer-term changes in policy or practice that you may make in response to the coronavirus that would impact their work. If a nonprofit conference is cancelled, reach out to the conference organizer to see if they need financial assistance to recover from the losses of a cancelled conference. Nonprofit conference organizers often rely on sponsorships and registration fees as a key part of their revenue stream to maintain their financial health and sustainability.