In this time of uncertainty, it is important to listen to experts and stay centered in the facts. Our key resources for broad public health information at this time are the CDC and the WHO. Please also look to your individual state's leadership for additional guidance on current regulations for your region.
CDC Fact Page about COVID-19
WHO Resource Page on COVID-19
Self-Care and Community Care
Self-care and care for our immediate communities helps to sustain us through the work of helping others. During these uncertain times, we hope these resources can be a comfort to you.
Pandemic Panic? These 5 Tips Can Help You Regain Your Calm (NPR Morning Edition)
Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens (Irresistible/Healing Justice Podcast)
Community Care During COVID-19: A Message To and From AAPIs (AAPI FORCE-EF)
Love In The Time of Corona (Kevin John Fong, cultural translator and racial healing practitioner)
5 Ways To Care For Your Mental Health During Coronavirus (Happify)
Philanthropy and COVID-19
These unprecedented times have led many in the social sector to call for a radical shift in the way that philanthropy operates in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Some of the most common themes include:
- Proactively communicating with grantees and asking what their communities need, then working with them to help them provide it.
- Providing additional resources to help both current and future grantees serve their communities, whether through a new response fund or by increasing current funding letters beyond the customary 5% spend.
- Advocating for broader changes to our social safety net, including paid family and sick leave for all workers.
- Standing strong against those practicing and promoting racism in response to COVID-19.
Many funders have also taken action during this time, by dedicating funding to COVID-19 and creating response funds specifically for this crisis. Others have pushed for the sector to continue to bring an equity lens to its work, as societal inequities will affect the impact of this pandemic on different communities.
Calls to Action for Philanthropy
Letter from PSOs Encouraging Increased Giving in this Time of Crisis
COVID-19 - Seven Things Philanthropy Can Do (FSG)
How To Help The Most Vulnerable Through A Pandemic (FSG)
An Open Letter to Funders from Washington Nonprofits
Coronavirus: How Philanthropy Can Respond (Center for Disaster Philanthropy)
Demands from Grassroots Organizers Concerning COVID-19 (Transformative Spaces)
Supporting Our Unsung Heroes In A Moment of Crisis (Center for Effective Philanthropy)
Philanthropy's Response to COVID-19
A Call To Action: Philanthropy's Commitment During COVID-19 (Pledge signed by over 560 organizations)
The Philanthropic Response By The Numbers (Candid)
Overview of Philanthropy's Response to COVID-19 (Philanthropy CA)
COVID-19 Resource Hub (Council on Foundations)
Great Funder Responses to COVID-19 (NCRP)
Hispanics in Philanthropy Announces Two COVID-19 Emergency Response Funds (HIP)
Thousand Currents launches Above & Beyond Solidarity Fund to Support Grassroots Action Against COVID-19 (Thousand Currents)
Response Funds Created by Community Foundations (Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative)
Interactive Map of Local Funds (National Center for Family Philanthropy)
Equity During COVID-19
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) on Racism and COVID-19
COVID-19: Using a Racial Justice Lens Now to Transform Our Future (Lori Villarosa, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity via Nonprofit Quarterly)
Talking About COVID-19: A Call for Racial, Economic, and Health Equity (The Opportunity Agenda)
As coronavirus spreads, the bill for our public health failures is due (Richard E. Besser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Do you have resources you'd like us to add to this page? Please reach out to email@example.com - we're looking to continue to add to this list.