Best Practices for Equitable Philanthropy: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Candid have conducted two research reports on COVID-19 philanthropy, tracking over $20.2 billion in disaster giving for the pandemic within 2020. Our data from the reports have shown an increase in BIPOC giving over the course of the year, as well as increased flexibility in grantmaking. This is also a direction CDP has been engaged in as it expands its DEI and localization work in the context of disasters, generally, and COVID-19 specifically. Our session will share data about disaster grantmaking and COVID-19 philanthropy. More importantly, it will also stimulate conversation about how we have to move forward as grantmakers in looking at racial justice, disaster recovery, and more, in ways that build trust and share power with grantees.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 2:20pm to 3:10pm
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