Philanthropic response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
We’ve created this pop-up webpage to get you the information you need to do good during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We invite nonprofits seeking support because of the crisis, funders who wish to learn what their peers are doing, the media, and all who wish to know more about philanthropy’s response to the pandemic to take advantage of this resource. Learn more about this project.
Which funders are supporting the response to coronavirus and where is that funding going?
COVID-19 funding commitments and grants paid are identified from publicly available sources, including press releases, websites, membership reports and surveys, and local reporting. Information on grants paid is also provided by a growing number of funders sharing data directly with Candid through eReporting. All cash grants and commitments and in-kind gifts with a dollar value are included. Grants for COVID-19 including top funders and recipients, grants by subject, and an interactive map, are all freely accessible. The Council on Foundations and Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative have been key partners in sourcing fund information and grants data. All data should be attributed to Candid with access date identified.
Grants and programs spotlight
Funds and RFPs
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.
Candid is committed to keeping our COVID-19-specific learning opportunities free of charge.
Observations about philanthropy's response
- How many nonprofits will shut their doors?—Candid Blog
- The social sector can’t let the COVID crisis go to waste—Candid Blog
- Action & Accountability: Why Demographic Data Matters Now—Transparency Talk
- COVID-19 Response: Which Changes in Grantmaking Practice Should Be Here to Stay?—Transparency Talk
Additional resources from other organizations
With an increase in hardships due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organizations have created resources for nonprofits and foundations on how to address the impact of the virus. In an effort to avoid duplication of existing lists and resources, we are compiling this list with a focus on umbrella philanthropy and nonprofit-serving organizations.
Organizations around the globe have surveyed foundations, civil society organizations, and individuals to learn more about how the pandemic has impacted them. Candid has aggregated these surveys in one list.
Knowing where the money is going and how, and having the latest information from organizations, facilitates thoughtful collaboration and decision-making in times of crisis.
Candid gets you the information you need to do good. That’s why we created this pop-up webpage to share the philanthropic response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Knowing where money is going and how, and having the latest information from organizations, facilitates thoughtful collaboration and decision-making in times of crisis.
The page updates automatically as data and news are added to our database. The data is derived from news articles and other sources, and funders who directly share their funding data with us. We code the data according to our taxonomy. The news section pulls from 300,000 source articles that we regularly scan for relevant information. Check back regularly for updates.
Visit this free disaster funding map to track giving to disasters, including coronavirus. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy also has several resources that can help funders be effective in their response to this crisis.
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