COVID-19 Philanthropy: Measuring One Year of Giving

The COVID-19 global pandemic defined 2020, and it will continue to impact much of the world in the foreseeable future. How did grantmakers and donors respond as communities worldwide struggled – especially Black, Indigenous and people of color as well as other populations that have been systemically marginalized and underserved – amid the pandemic’s impact on livelihoods, health, education and more?

In August 2020, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid released Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the First Half of 2020. On March 3, 2021, they will be releasing an updated report examining a year of disaster giving to the worst pandemic in over 100 years.

CDP is hosting a webinar Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET to share the results of this research that explores how much have funders given? Who did they give to? What issues did funders support?

Two philanthropic experts will reflect on the report and share what they have learned through their own work. The panel will also address what funders should be doing as we move into year two of giving in this crisis.


  • Sally Ray, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (Moderator)
  • Grace Sato, Director of Research, Candid
  • Clare Woodcraft, Executive Director, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • David Maurrasse, Ph.D. Founder & President, Marga Incorporated

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, United Philanthropy Forum, The Funders Network, National VOAD, InterAction and National Center for Family Philanthropy.