COVID-19 Response

Responding to your community’s needs during the COVID-19 pandemic is complicated. How you can combat the outbreak and its deepening impact on public health and the economy will differ from place to place. However, effective practices are emerging among community foundations that are applicable and adaptable to many different regions. Here are some tips and resources from the Council’s team and from community foundations around the country to help you respond in your community.

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.

IRS Notice 2020-23, issued on April 9, 2020, clarifies that tax-exempt organizations are fully included in COVID-19 relief. Specifically, the filing and tax payment deadlines for IRS Form 990 series (990, 990-EZ, 990-PF and 990-T) normally due between April 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020 are automatically extended to July 15, 2020.

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.