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New Releases Roundup: August 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Latest Releases From the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from ABFE, The Bridgespan Group, Candid, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, CHANGE Philanthropy, Commonfund, Council on Foundations, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Maine Philanthropy Center, National Center for Family Philanthropy, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Technology Association of Grantmakers. 

COVID-19 Resources

Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the First Half of 2020
Candid & Center for Disaster Philanthropy
In this report, Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy explore the trends in philanthropic giving as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic regarding how many grants were made, which grantmakers gave the most, what are grantmakers doing differently and so much more.

Member Resources

Black and African American Communities in Philanthropy
ABFE & CHANGE Philanthropy
The new infographic notes that Black and African American people in the United States account for more than 13 percent of the population but make up only 11 percent of people working in philanthropy.

FCAA Data Spotlight: HIV Philanthropy for Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Funders Concerned About AIDS
This infographic — distilled from FCAA’s most recent annual resource tracking report, Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2018 — provides a first deep-dive on HIV-related philanthropy disbursed to Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Foundation Giving in Maine – 2020
Maine Philanthropy Center
Each year, foundations provide millions of dollars of support for nonprofit organizations that strengthen the lives of Maine residents and their communities. Maine Philanthropy Center has developed this annual snapshot of giving in Maine.

Balancing Purpose, Payout, and Permanence
National Center for Family Philanthropy & Council on Foundations
This Strategy Guide invites you to reflect more deeply on how your foundation chooses to balance four factors—purpose, conditions and trends, time horizons, and assets for mission—especially in times of greater crisis or opportunity. It leaves the final decision to you, without judgment for your payout amount, lifespan, or mission.

Black Funding Denied: Community Foundation Support for Black communities
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
This brief looks at the latest available grantmaking data (2016-2018) of 25 community foundations (CFs) – from Los Angeles to New Orleans to New York City to St. Paul. These foundations represent a cross section of some of the country’s largest community foundations as well as foundations in communities where NCRP has Black-led nonprofit allies.

Roadmap for Funders: Investing in Digital Infrastructure
Technology Association of Grantmakers
This report is designed to provide concrete ways funders can invest in three core elements of digital infrastructure: digital transformation within your own foundation; skills, tools, and capacity with grantees and nonprofit partners; and sector-wide services, platforms, and data-sharing. It is co-authored with the Technology Association of Grantmakers, NetHope, NTEN, and TechSoup.

Field Resources

Guiding a Giving Response to Anti-Black Injustice
The Bridgespan Group
This memo offers funders potential paths to invest in organizations and movements within the Black-led racial justice ecosystem. It provides principles for giving and highlights priority investment areas and example organizations within those areas.

2020 Corporate Responsibility Report
This report provides a view of Commonfund as it looks to the future and shares insights into the work being done across all aspects of our business to incorporate responsible and sustainable practices.