Past Events on COVID-19 Response

Over the past weeks, COVID-19 has changed how grantmakers are responding locally, nationally, and globally. Disaster and crisis management plans are changing by the hour. Foundations around the country are launching local response funds, shifting to immediate operational and unrestricted grants, and seeking best practices to meet the current and emerging needs of their grantees and communities.

Access recordings from past events covering the many different aspects of responding to the global pandemic.

As the world responds to the impacts of COVID-19, leaders of endowed independent and family foundations are working with their Boards of Trustees and staff to determine how best to respond. Many organizations are considering how they can increase their funding to nonprofits and communities during these difficult times
Developed out of a trending conversation on the Philanthropy Exchange the Council invites you to join a peer-led discussion of how community foundations are adapting programmatic strategy to deliver their core mission amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council on Foundations and re-constituted affinity group, CEONet, invite CEOs and Executive Directors of community foundations to join a virtual roundtable in support of the continued efforts by the field to respond and adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.
Council Office Hours for Community Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
As organizations continue COVID-19 response efforts, HR leaders in philanthropy are thoughtfully introducing innovative practices about returning to work, while coping with new and complex challenges. Join the Council and CHANGE Philanthropy for a facilitated, small-group dialogue to explore the implications of a returning workforce to the office.
The Council was a co-sponsor with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy on this webinar, which explored place-based grantmaking and the importance of strengthening local communities and organizations to create a new philanthropic and nonprofit landscape, focused on recovery, that prioritizes equity, partnership and collaboration.
COVID-19 has revealed the inadequacies of many foundation and nonprofit virtual strategies. Having an up-to-date cybersecurity strategy is key to ensuring your foundation’s ability to respond to this ongoing crisis while enabling and empowering your nonprofit partners' to accomplish their missions.
In partnership, the National Center for Family Philanthropy and the Council on Foundations are offering legal office hours for family foundations. We know some family funders are entering new giving spaces in light of COVID-19 and are navigating the legalities of doing so.
Council Office Hours for Community Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
As organizations continue COVID-19 response efforts, HR leaders in philanthropy are thoughtfully introducing innovative practices to care for the health and well-being of their employees, while coping with new and complex challenges. Join us for a facilitated, small-group dialogue to explore the implications this pandemic is having on your organization's recruitment, on-boarding, and letting go of staff.
Council on Foundations and re-constituted affinity group, CEONet, invite CEOs and Executive Directors of community foundations to join a virtual roundtable in support of the continued efforts by the field to respond and adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.
Join the Council on Foundations and the Center for Effective Philanthropy to hear from experts in the field on learning from nonprofit partners and developing a culture of listening at your foundation, while building mechanisms that can withstand emergencies and improve your disaster response and grantmaking.
This call will offer a status update on the 2020 Census, which began in earnest mid-March, just as COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic.
Council Office Hours for Community Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
This peer-to-peer conversation will be a forum to explore the HR, culture and talent implications of COVID-19, in a facilitated dialogue with a small group of 25-30 HR leaders in philanthropy.
Philanthropy is undertaking massive efforts in this country to more effectively collaborate and coordinate quickly among various funders, stakeholders and community partners in response to COVID-19—and all without the power of convening in person. In this time of crisis, what do we need to do differently to more effectively align our resources and better serve community?
Council Office Hours for Community Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
Council Office Hours for Community, Private and Family Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
The Council on Foundations (COF), Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and Points of Light (POL) are joining forces to convene our members and advocate for the field throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During this corporate-only peer discussion, corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders will discuss creative ways companies are reshaping their philanthropic approach and leveraging business assets to support their employees, communities and business operations.
The Council on Foundations (COF), Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and Points of Light (POL) are joining forces to convene our members and advocate for the field throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During this corporate-only peer discussion, corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders will discuss creative ways companies are reshaping their philanthropic approach and leveraging business assets to support their employees, communities and business operations.
What is in the $2 trillion COVID-19 economic stimulus bill that passed Congress on Friday, March 27? How will the bill impact the philanthropic sector? Join this policy briefing to hear top experts explain what you need to know in order to support your operations and the work of your grantees.
Thank you for joining the Council on Foundations to hear from experts on providing effective support to grantees and learn how foundations can build a sector that can weather this storm and future uncertainty.
Council on Foundations and re-constituted affinity group, CEONet, invite CEOs and Executive Directors of community foundations to join a virtual roundtable in response to the growing challenges of COVID-19.
This conversation featured foundation leaders who are directly engaged in establishing community funds, grantmaking and actively responding to the coronavirus crisis. We also provided an assessment of the landscape developing for public-private partnerships and shared examples of local collaborations that are naturally forming.