One Year Later: How Has COVID-19 Reshaped Philanthropy?

 

Philanthropy has responded to COVID-19 like no other crisis in recent memory. Through increased giving, reduced restrictions, and a deeper focus on listening to communities and partners, foundations, many of whom signed the Pledge, have stepped up in this moment of crisis. Now, a year later, questions arise as to which of these practices will become the “new normal”, while many still ask what more can be done. Join the Council on Foundations to hear from a range of speakers from different philanthropic organizations on how COVID-19 has reshaped their work and what they think the future entails for philanthropy.

Panelists

Carolyn Wang Kong
Carolyn Wang Kong
Chief Program Director
Blue Shield of California Foundation

Mieka Wick
Mieka Wick
Executive Director
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

Neel Hajra
Neel Hajra
CEO
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation


Kathleen Enright
President & CEO
Council on Foundations
(Moderator)

Further Reading

Sharing Power and Curbing Racial Inequities: How Grant Makers Can Commit to Real Change a Year After Covid - Tonya Allen, Kathleen Enright, and Hilary Pennington in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Visit our Field Research page to see an overview of the different ways philanthropy has responded to COVID-19, including by giving more, changing practices, and grappling with the future impacts of COVID-19.