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What is the Courageous Opportunity for Companies in this Crisis?

ACCP, CECP, Council on Foundations, Points of Light
ACCP, CECP, Council on Foundations, and Points of Light wrote a joint letter that offered four action steps for companies to take to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Protect the 2020 Vote from the Coronavirus

The Brennan Center
This document benefited from the input of multiple election officials and voting rights experts and may be updated to account for new developments and comments. Given the scope of the challenge, large-scale preparation, backed by the concerted support of the government and the public, is needed immediately to ensure that the 2020 election is free, fair, accessible, and secure.

Nonprofit Scenario Planning Tool Download

The Bridgespan Group
This toolkit offers a four-step scenario planning process anchored in preserving your organization’s ability to pursue its mission during times of crisis.

Disaster Funding Map

Candid & Center for Disaster Philanthropy
This map is a data visualization application developed by Candid in partnership with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy showing giving for disasters, including coronavirus.

Funding Summary for COVID-19 

Candid has released a new page on its website which is tracking the latest funding to respond to the outbreak, as well as related news and RFPs. The page updates automatically as data and news are added to the database. The data is derived from news articles and other sources, and funders who directly share their funding data with Candid. If you are a part of a foundation that is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak then share your grants data.

Resource Recap for CEOs

CECP has two resource pages to help CEO and companies respond in an efficient way to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Approaches for Funders

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy
CDP has created a COVID-19 disaster profile which is updated several times a week with links to key resources with accurate and relevant information about the virus. CDP is also checking in with our nongovernmental organization (NGO) partners and foundations to see who is going to be responding as the disease continues to spread.

Funder Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Effective Philanthropy
This report sheds light on which organizations face the toughest challenges, what is most needed from funders, and what differences in experience are emerging based on characteristics such as organization type and gender of nonprofit leaders.

Rapid Grantee Feedback in a Challenging Time

The Center for Effective Philanthropy
CEP’s rapid-response grantee feedback tool is designed to help you gather a comprehensive picture of what your grantees are experiencing during the ever-changing context of the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent economic challenges. This five-minute tool is designed to help you identify specific grantees in need of immediate support as well as general themes to help you focus your efforts now.

Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit

The Communications Network
The Communications Network started a Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit — to share and crowdsource best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis comms from foundations and nonprofits covering many of the tasks you’re likely attending to.

COVID-19 Resource Hub

Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations has created a resource hub to share information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Did We Miss While Managing the COVID-19 Crisis?

Council of Michigan Foundations
After months of deep crisis-focused activity, as organizations create capacity to turn their attention to other efforts, many are realizing some essential activities have been missed and critical deadlines are now rapidly approaching. This resource serves as a starting point for staff to assess which tasks need to rise to the top of the to-do list.

COVID-19 Resources for the EPIP Community

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
EPIP has compiled resources to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 Resources

The Giving Institute 
The COVID-19 pandemic has already made a large impact on fundraising and nonprofits. In response,The Giving Institute member firms and their clients have made unexpected adjustments to their messaging and strategy.

Information on COVID-19

Independent Sector
In an effort to help you manage your information intake so that you can spend more time focusing on your community (and your own health), Independent sector curated a list of resources and articles that we hope you’ll find helpful.

The 2020 Nonprofit Employment Report: The 3rd Largest Employer Faces the COVID-19 Crisis

Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies
A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies finds that U.S. nonprofits maintained their position as the third largest employer in the U.S. economy, overtaking manufacturing by nearly 100,000 workers nation-wide in 2017, and exceeding that industry in 28 states and territories across the U.S. Indeed, the only industries employing more workers than the nonprofit sector in 2017 were retail trade and restaurants and hotels.

Greater Good in the Time of COVID-19

Message Agency
The Message Agency compiled a list of sites, articles, tips and hints, and advice on remaining sustainable and connected during the crisis. 

COVID-19: Crowdsourced Idea Mapping

Mission Investors Exchange
This document is filled with COVID-19 resources and information that was collected during a twitter chat with more than three dozen collaborators.

Leadership in Difficult Times: Guidance for Donors and Giving Families

National Center for Family Philanthropy
This document is a compilation of lessons and inspirations to help you act in the near-term. It shares ideas and resources from giving families, family funders, philanthropy organizations, philanthropic advisors, and NCFP team, many drawn from responses to previous crises.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources

National Center for Family Philanthropy
National Center for Family Philanthropy released a resource page with a list of national response funds as well as an interactive map of local funds that need support. 

COVID-19 Micro-site Resource Page 

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy 
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has compiled resources on advocacy, what funders are saying, what members are saying, and much more in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidance for Philanthropic Communications in a Pandemic

Northern California Grantmakers
Philanthropy can serve as a trusted resource for actionable communications that lead with empathy and support grantees to prevent the spread of disease, preserve well-being, maintain social cohesion, and respond to economic hardship. NCG has compiled a list of resources to help provide guidance for communications during a pandemic.

COVID-19 Grantmaking Survey: How are Practices Evolving – and What Will Stick?

PEAK Grantmaking
PEAK Grantmaking conducted a flash survey of its members to understand how grants management practices are evolving during this time of crisis. They acquired 165 responses from grantmakers across the spectrum and provide breakdown of the changes they are making now, and those they anticipate continuing.

COVID-19 Support for the Grants Management Community

PEAK Grantmaking
As the calls for more responsive and streamlined philanthropy grow around the COVID-19 crisis, our members – grants management professionals – will be leading organizational efforts to adapt grantmaking processes, procedures, technology, and communications.

We Count LA

We Count L.A
This toolkit is your one-stop-shop for all things We Count LA. As the campaign progresses, we'll continue to update this toolkit with everything from capacity-building resources and campaign collateral, to tips and tricks for mobilizing your supporters.

Resources in response to COVID-19 

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmakers Support
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been truly encompassing and global. On this page you can find links to information and resources on how our members and partners are responding to the crisis. 

Impact on Regions

COVID-19 Response

Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Arizona Grantmakers Forum is monitoring developments related to new coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure it is taking the necessary measures to preserve the health and well-being of Arizona Grantmakers members and to share information relevant to the philanthropic community.

Funder Resources and Responses: Coronavirus

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
This page is updated frequently and contains resources for philanthropic responsiveness to the anticipated effects of the Coronavirus on under-resourced and vulnerable communities.

COVID-19 Resource Central

Council of Michigan Foundations
Our community of philanthropy is wrestling with difficult issues now and will experience new challenges in the weeks and months ahead as Michiganders deal with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has spread across the globe. Please check back regularly, as we continue to work in collaboration with our partners throughout the U.S. to bring the best of CMF’s work to our members and the broader field of funders nationally.

Rapid Response Survey: The COVID-19 Crisis and New Jersey’s Non-Profit Community

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers & Center for Non-Profits
CNJG and Center for Non-Profits have partnered together to compile survey results for the months of March and April regarding the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits.

Coronavirus Response

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
CNJG has compiled resources to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Filantropía Puerto Rico
Filantropía Puerto Rico has created a resource page in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Effects of Covid-19 on Florida Nonprofits

Florida Philanthropic Network
The data was collected through a joint effort with Florida Nonprofit Alliance and Florida Philanthropic Network and supplemented by various similar surveys conducted in regions of Florida. More than 1,400 nonprofit organizations in Florida participated. 

COVID-19 Sector Resources & Updates

Gateway Center for Giving
Gateway Center for Giving has created a resource page to share the latest information on COVID-19.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania
GWP has created a resource page to share the latest information on COVID-19.


Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington has created a resource page with the latest information and offers ways in which your foundation can support collective responses.

The State of Nonprofits in Southeast Louisiana: The Impact of COVID-19

Greater New Orleans Foundation
This report was developed from an online and phone survey of nonprofits in the region, and includes baseline nonprofit data, insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the organizations, as well as how nonprofits across the 13-parish region are responding and resourced amidst COVID-19. The study found that 43% of nonprofits surveyed are providing services due to COVID-19, but over 70% have experienced financial losses due to COVID-19’s impact on its ability to fundraise.  

COVID-19 Resources

Iowa Council of Foundations 
Iowa Council of Foundations has created a resource page with the latest information and ways to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Resources

Minnesota Council on Foundations
MCF is tracking best practices about how Minnesota’s philanthropic community can respond to the coronavirus. 

COVID-19 Resources

North Carolina Network of Grantmakers
The novel coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 disease is a rapidly unfolding situation in North Carolina and across the globe. The effects of the outbreak are likely to be widespread, and will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable among us. With this in mind, NCNG is compiling information and resources related to the outbreak, as well as philanthropy’s response.

COVID-19 Resources

New Mexico Association of Grantmakers 
The New Mexico Association of Grantmakers has created a resource page for funders to respond to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response

Philanthropy California
Philanthropy California is housing recommendations for philanthropic responsiveness to the anticipated effects of the Coronavirus on under-resourced and vulnerable communities: how you can help now, access to webinars, guidance for philanthropic communications, and resources for your organization.

Resources on COVID-19

Philanthropy Colorado
Philanthropy Colorado compiled resources on the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak on the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.

Disaster and Emergency Relief Resources

Philanthropy Massachusetts
This page serves as an ongoing resource page for funders with ways to respond to natural disasters and other calls for emergency relief.

Philanthropy's Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia has assembled some resources for funders interested in learning more about philanthropic response efforts currently underway.


Philanthropy New York
Philanthropy New York has compiled a list of national and local resources that provide information and address action steps for COVID-19, along with lessons learned from philanthropic responses to past disasters that can be applied today.

COVID-19 Resource Hub

Philanthropy Northwest
Philanthropy Northwest has created a resource hub for finding out what’s happening within the philanthropic sector,  north western region and nationally to address the coronavirus pandemic impacting all of us and our communities.

Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey Report

Philanthropy Ohio
Philanthropy Ohio has released a new report on the early impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits operations in Ohio. Results are aggregated from the responses of 7,723 nonprofit leaders from every region of the state and diverse in terms of size and programmatic area of service focus, including human services, arts & culture, education and health.

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Philanthropy Southwest
In an effort to keep one another connected and informed during this uncertain time, PSW is aggregating and sharing COVID-19 response resources and updates from foundations across the Southwest and nation.

COVID-19 and Public Health

Philanthropy West Virginia
Philanthropy West Virginia has compiled a list of resources providing recommendations, links and other resources. 

COVID-19 Coronavirus: What Foundations Need to Know

Southeastern Council of Foundations
Southeastern Council of Foundations has compiled a list of resources to help foundations take action to protect their employees and visitors – foundations, like any other workplace, should follow these guidelines and make their employees aware of actions they can take to limit the spread of the virus.


Washington Regional Associaton of Grantmakers
WRAG has compiled a list of resources to help address COVID-19.

Impact on Populations

Open Letter to Philanthropy: The Cure to Viral Racism Is Within Our Hands

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
AAPIP released an open letter addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and how philanthropy can play a critical role in advocating to end the racism and xenophobia against Asian American.communities in the U.S. 

AAPIP Statement on COVID-19

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
AAPIP released a statement addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Influencing Young America to Act

Cause & Social Influence
This report highlights the top actions taken by young Americans for others during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19 Resources for EC Funders

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative
Early Childhood Funders Collaborative has created a resource page that provides opportunities and examples of philanthropic responses related to early childhood in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Response

Funders Concerned About Aids
FCCA has compiled a collection of resources from organizations that are tracking and compiling information on the philanthropic response to COVID-19.

Who is Funding Economic Opportunity for LGBTQ Communities?

Funders for LGBTQ Issues
This resource page highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and shares data on the funding for LGBTQ economic issues over the last few years.

Our Commitment to the Trans Community during COVID-19

Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Funders for LGBTQ Issues and its Grantmakers United for Trans Communities Initiative has signed onto a joint statement reaffirming its commitment trans communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and any potential economic downturn resulting from efforts to contain it.

LGBTQ Funding Resources in the COVID-19 Response

Funders for LGBTQ Issues
This resource page will be frequently updating to share timely information and guidance with funders and movement leaders alike.

COVID-19 Resources for Funders

Funders Together to End Homelessness 
In light of concerns surround COVID-19 and how it's affecting our neighbors and communities, we know it's been top of mind for many funders and partners. Below are general resources for funders as well as resources focused on COVID-19's impact on housing and homelessness.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Grantmakers Concerned about Immigrants and Refugees 
Donors need to act now to ensure nonprofits can not only help us through the crisis but also be in a position to rebuild our communities in the future.

Statement on Coronavirus Outbreak

Hispanics in Philanthropy
Hispanics in Philanthropy released a statement addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Joint Statement on Collective Care in Response to COVID-19

International Funders for Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans in Philanthropy & The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans in Philanthropy & The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada issued a joint statement in solidarity and recognition of the organizations' deep practices of community care. 

Resource Center

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Native Americans in Philanthropy has relaunched its resource center, which is a collection of resources aimed at Native organizations and individuals to aid in protecting and healing native communities during the COVID-19 crisis.  

Open Letter to Orange County: A Call for Unity & Collective Response

Orange County Grantmakers
Orange County Grantmakers (OCG) and its members join with the National Asian American Community Foundation (NAAC) and Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) in a call for unity and solidarity in response to the increased xenophobia and discrimination faced by the Asian American community in Orange County during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Impact on Issues

The Economic Impact of Coronavirus on the Arts and Culture Sector Survey Results

Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts has created a dashboard reporting on the latest results from its survey to capture coronavirus-related economic impact reports from artists, arts organizations, and arts agencies of all types, genres, sizes, and tax statuses.

COVID-19 Coronavirus: How Philanthropy Can Respond

Center for Disaster Philanthropy
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), with generous support from the UPS Foundation, hosted a webinar Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET to explore how philanthropy can respond and what the most likely needs will be at each stage of the pandemic. 

Response to the COVID-19 Concerns

The Disability Rights Fund
The Disability Rights Fund compiled a list of resources responding to COVID-19 to support persons with disabilities.

EOF Network COVID-19 Emergency Response and Planning Survey Results

Economic Opportunity Funders
EOF invited members to complete a brief survey to help target the information we share, make connections between EOF members, and inform programming. The survey asked members to share how they are responding or thinking about responding to COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis and the issues and populations they are most concerned about.

COVID-19 Resources

Economic Opportunity Funders
EOF has compiled resources as concern about the spread of the COVID-19 and how philanthropy is determining how best to mobilize to support a coordinated response among funders.

COVID-19 Resource Library

Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities has compiled resources to help in navigating the many implications the pandemic will have on the people and places we care about, while keeping the values of equity, inclusion and justice front and center.

COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Recommendations for Philanthropy to Support Immediate Needs and Long-Term Solutions to End Homelessness

Funders Together to End Homelessness 
Funders Together to End Homelessness has pulled together recommendations for philanthropy to support immediate needs and long-term solutions to end homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future.

GIA's Podcast Series Coronavirus Response

Grantmakers in the Arts 
In the first episode of the podcast series “Coronavirus Response: Setting the frame,” Deana Haggag, President & CEO of United States Artists; Lauren Hainley, program manager, Disaster Services, Houston Arts Alliance; Tempestt Hazel, Art Program Officer, Field Foundation; and Vu Le, Nonprofit AF, join GIA to discuss how they are designing their rapid response efforts, what kind of equity lens can be utilized for greatest impact, and how to shift from short-term response to long-term recovery.

In the second episode of the podcast series "Coronavirus Response: Into the weeds," Ruby Lopez Harper of Americans for the Arts, Brian McGuigan of Artist Trust, and Trella Walker of Nonprofit Finance Fund discuss funding practices that center equity & reframe recovery toward new relationships.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Arts Funding: Update and action items

Grantmakers in the Arts 
Grantmakers in the Arts is sharing resources and guidance on COVID-19 virus and encouraging grantmakers to support their grantees in treating their funding flexibly in these difficult and rapidly shifting circumstances.

COVID-19 Education Philanthropy Resources

Grantmakers for Education 
Grantmakers for Education compiled a list of resources to respond to recent COVID-19 circumstances.

COVID-19 Resources

Grantmakers In Health
Grantmakers In Health compiled a list of resources, tools, and updates for funders on the spread and impact of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources For Funders And Grantees

Health Environmental Funders Network
Health Environmental Funders Network compiled a list that includes links to resources from philanthropic, nonprofit organizations to provide helpful information for funders and grantees in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

A Common-Sense, Street-Smart Recovery

Policy Link
This page has resources to build an inclusive economy and equitable nation that works for all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Call for Nonprofit Tech Support During COVID-19

Technology Association Grantmakers
Technology Association of Grantmakers partnered with NTEN, and NetHope to release a call for philanthropy to support digital infrastructure during COVID-19 and beyond. 

COVID-19 Relief and Recovery: Guiding Principles to Secure Our Water Future

US Water Alliance
This document provides a list of principles to secure our water future and an opportunity to sign on and endorse the principles listed.