With the rapid escalation of COVID-19 and its many impacts, EOF is working to support a coordinated response among funders that keeps equity at the forefront with an emphasis on strengthening the public sector and building an economy that works for all.

See below a curated list of rapidly developing resources and updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak emergency response, recovery, and intersection with the racial justice uprising, with a focus on equity, budget and tax policy and the future of work.  A list of emergency relief funds, related resources from PSO partners and funder guidance is also provided.

EOF Member Survey

EOF invited members to complete a brief survey to help target the information we share, make connections between EOF members, and inform programming. The survey asked members to share how they are responding or thinking about responding to COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis and the issues and populations they are most concerned about. A total of 34 funders completed the survey.  See survey results here.

Newly Added Resources
  • President-elect Biden Announces American Rescue Plan, January 2021.
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report on the Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond. The report uses data conducted by the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey to convey the well-being of adults with children during COVID-19. It also includes recommendations for supporting children and families during and following the pandemic.
  • UnidosUS, in partnership with the Population Reference Bureau, released an interactive dashboard with data on the effects of COVID-19 on Latino communities. The data is nation-wide and state-wide for Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Colorado. The six indicators that are available are from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey and compares data for Hispanic/Latino respondents and Non-Hispanic White respondents.

Resource Archive

Click on the tabs below to see a running list of related resources.

KEEPING EQUITY AT THE FOREFRONT: Philanthropy must continue doing all that we can to ensure that our communities and our country address the coronavirus outbreak in ways that include deep considerations of equity. EOF, along with more than 60 United Philanthropy Forum members, have signed a joint statement on keeping equity in the forefront of our coronavirus response.  

Additional joint statements include:

  • Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy’s open letter to philanthropy, signed by more than 350 individuals and groups, calls for foundations to include support for groups confronting racism in their coronavirus relief efforts.
  • Twelve DC area foundations have signed a joint statement and coordinated approximately $2 million in sustained funding and $500,000 in rapid response funding to date to organizations led by people of color in the Washington, DC region.
  • The United Philanthropy Forum joins nonprofit sector colleagues in a racial justice statement to Congress.

See below additional resources on the inequities being exposed by the Coronavirus outbreak and suggested actions to address them.

Foundations and Philanthropic Partners

Field Partners

INTERSECTION WITH RACIAL JUSTICE UPRISING: As a philanthropic network whose mission is to advance economic equity and opportunity, we stand in solidarity with those calling for justice for George Floyd and for the systemic reforms necessary to end structural racism. As a society, we cannot achieve equity and opportunity without racial equity and justice.

See below how philanthropy is responding and click here to view a full list of related resources.

A joint statement on COVID and Police Shootings from the Association for Black Foundation Executives and more than 60 Black philanthropic CEOs urges our entire sector take seriously the demands of the present moment and devote their attention and resources to fighting against anti-Black racism in all its forms. The statement includes 10 imperative actions for philanthropy.

Philanthropic Initiatives

Funding Opportunities

Philanthropic Reflections

PARTNER RESOURCES:

Asset Funders Network is working to connect funders and rapidly deploy the ideas, experiences, new strategies, and resources of its membership network for recovering and protecting the assets of low income and working families. This web page will be updated regularly.

The Communications Network started a Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit to share and crowdsource best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis comms from foundations and nonprofits covering many of the tasks you’re likely attending to.

The Council on Foundations resource hub shares updates from the field, insights from the sector and learning opportunities.

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative is providing a curated list of rapidly developing resources and updates for early childhood funders related to COVID-19, including guiding principles, emerging areas of need, key resources for EC funders and EC funder responses.

Funders Census Initiative held a joint call with the Census Counts campaign on how the coronavirus is impacting census operations and outreach. The recording is now available, as is a follow-up memo that covers: Messaging Guidance, Updates to Census Bureau Operations, Field Guidance and Resources to Plan Remote and Digital Outreach, and an overview of Funder Engagement. The Census Bureau also released a statement Sunday, March 15 on operational modifications.  See Census Count Covid-19 page here.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues new resource page on who is funding economic opportunity for LGBTQ communties.

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, with a focus on how it is impacting immigrants and how philanthropy is addressing that impact. This page includes useful funding recommendations, useful resources, response funds and upcoming webinars.

Grantmakers In Health is compiling and sharing information for health funders. You can also follow @GIHealth on Twitter for the latest news on COVID-19.

Media Impact Funders COVID-19 Funding Resources: Media Impact Funders is tracking funding resources specific to COVID-19. This resource references funding opportunities initiated by funders for inspiration to other funders, as well as potential collaboration opportunities between funders.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has put together a microsite of important resources for foundations and donors looking to help their grantees weather the challenges created by the coronavirus.

Native Americans in Philanthropy Coronavirus resource center, including a collection of resources aimed at Native organizations and individuals to aid in protecting and healing native communities during the COVID-19 crisis.

Neighborhood Funders Group has put together a list of resources and responses from its programs, including their Amplify Fund, Democratizing Development Program, Funders for a Just Economy, Funders for Justice and Integrated Rural Strategies Group.

United Philanthropy Forum is collecting information on how philanthropy serving organizations are responding with internal policies, communicating about the virus to program registrants and recommended resources and events (login required).

FUNDER GUIDANCE: As the impact of COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis grows, philanthropy is determining how best to respond. See below some guidance and examples for funders.
Statements
Funders Together to End Homelessness framework: COVID-19 Recommendations for Philanthropy
NetHope, NTEN and TAG Joint Statement: Call for Nonprofit Tech Support During COVID-19
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) letter to Congress on pressure points on the food and agriculture sector
United Philanthropy Forum Joint PSO Statement: Keep Equity at the Forefront in Philanthropy’s Response to the Coronavirus
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Foundations Joint Letter of Commitment: COVID-19 Crisis is a Racial Justice Issue & our Response must Prioritize the Power of Black, Indigenous, Latinx & Other People of Color

Webinars

Center for Disaster Philanthropy webinar recording on effective rapid response funding. This is part of a series of seven webinars to bring expert panelists together to address some of the most pressing issues, including getting money out the door quickly, supporting vulnerable populations and managing other disasters in the midst of the pandemic.

Neighborhood Funders Group’s webinar on removing barriers to transformational philanthropy in response to COVID-19 & beyond. JustFund and Amalgamated Foundation have built a powerful combined service designed to rapidly respond to urgent needs in the wake of COVID-19. Learn about this unique, frictionless process that has already moved $25M to social justice groups since it launched in 2018.

Workforce Matters webinar recording on grantmaking strategy under COVID-19. Hear from three foundations (Ford Foundation, World Education Services, James Irvine Foundation) on how they are responding to the immediate needs of working families while sustaining their long-term work to reduce disparities and injustices and advance family economic security.

Tools and Examples

Several foundations are increasing their payouts:

Additional Resources

Fund Tracking Tools
Candid Funding Summary for COVID-19: Candid is tracking the latest funding to respond to the outbreak, as well as related news and RFPs.
Council on Foundations COVID-19 Response Funds
: COF is tracking funding opportunities in the US and globally.
Food & Agriculture System COVID-19 Philanthropic Response and Recovery Funds: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders is tracking COVID-19 philanthropic response and recovery funds that focus on the food and agriculture system.
National/International Funds
AAIP Giving Circle COVID-19 Respond Fund. This Fund supports Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy focused Giving Circle efforts to address immediate economic and health concerns including anti-Asian hate (proactive and reactive responses) while also advancing civic engagement to build community power for the longer term.
Borealis Philanthropy Disability Inclusion Fund COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund: The Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) at Borealis Philanthropy has launched a $200,000 rapid response fund to support the needs of people with disabilities related to the impact of COVID-19. This will include support for mutual aid, organizing, policy, and systems-change advocacy. Applicants can request a maximum of $15,000 to support their COVID-19 efforts.
California Immigrant Resilience Fund: Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and 12 philanthropic partners launched the California Immigrant Resilience Fund, an effort to provide cash assistance to undocumented Californians and their families who are ineligible for COVID-19 federal relief and state safety-net programs. The Resilience Fund’s initial goal is to raise $50 million.
CDC Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund
The CDC Foundation has set up a response fund to support localities impacted by the occurrence and spread of coronavirus/COVID-19.
CDP COVID-19 Response Fund
In response to the outbreak, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders.
data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge: Launched in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation, the Challenge is an opportunity to tap into the expertise of a broad pool of thinkers and doers, aiming to catalyze innovative and scalable solutions to help individuals and communities thrive, all the while building resilience to withstand future challenges.The Challenge will award up to ten winners with data science talent, software, training, funding, and other support valued from $10K up to $10 million. The deadline to apply is July 17, 2020.
Decolonizing Wealth Project announces $1 million direct cash program for Native Americans during COVID-19. This funding is the first national program to specifically serve Indigenous communities at this scale. The Decolonizing Wealth Project is a project of Edgar Villanueva, an author, philanthropy activist and member of the Lumbee tribe.
Families and Workers Fund
: The Ford Foundation, Schmidt Futures, Open Society Foundations, The JPB Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Amalgamated Foundation, and others are partnering to create a rapid response fund dedicated to helping the workers, families, and communities most devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. With initial commitments over $7 million, the fund ultimately aims to raise $20 million to provide flexible funding to organizations working to prevent workers and families from sinking deeper into poverty during the initial months of the pandemic, and to support policy and advocacy efforts that center workers and families in long-term economic recovery.
Hispanics in Philanthropy Rapid Response Migration Fund and Civic Participation Fund
: HIP announced two emergency funds to help Latino organizations offset unexpected costs incurred by the rapidly-changing situation concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects worldwide specifically in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.
JPMorgan Chase Announces $50M to Address COVID-19 Pandemic: These funds will address immediate public health and long-term economic challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Momentum Fund:The Momentum Fund has awarded $8.5 million in grants to 129 501(c)(3) organizations around the country managing COVID-19 relief funds that provide grants and other forms of direct support to community-run organizations working with communities of color, historically marginalized populations, and other groups being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic that continues to ravage these communities.
National Center for Family Philanthropy COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Funds
: NCFP has developed a resource page that includes a list of national and international response funds as well as an interactive map of local funds that need support.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund is working to slow the spread of the virus by providing emergency assistance for domestic workers that enables them to stay home and healthy.
Native Voices Rising Deploys $500,000 in Grant Awards to 51 Native-led groups empowering American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities across the United States to advance Native-led, community-defined solutions both on and off the reservation.
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund provides cash assistance to low-wage tipped service workers, including restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more.

Rapid Response: Racism is a Virus Too: The Nellie Mae Education Foundation created this rapid response fund to respond to the hate crimes and bias against Asian American communities resulting from COVID-19. The Foundation has allocated resources for the Racism is a Virus Too rapid response grant fund to support Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that provide services for AAPI communities.
The Rockefeller Foundation Commits $20 million in COVID-19 Assistance:
 The Rockefeller Foundation is committing $20 million to create a better tracking and management system for COVID-19 and address the needs of America’s workers, families, and vulnerable communities around the world.

The Rockefeller Foundation will invest an additional $50 million in COVID-19 Assistance: The Rockefeller Foundation is committing another $50 million toward realizing the emergency requirements outlined in their updated COVID-19 national testing and tracing action plan.

The Rockefeller Foundation pledged $1 billion to catalyze a green recovery from the pandemic. The Rockefeller Foundation pledged $1 billion to help address the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath, with a focus on expanding access to coronavirus tests and vaccines in the U.S. and globally, as well as encouraging billions of dollars worth of investments in green energy sources to help the more than 800 million people worldwide who don’t have access to electricity.

Stand Together FundThe Washington Area Women’s Foundation has launched a regional emergency response to this global health crisis. The Fund will support two issue areas where there are critical gaps in funding and yet the need is extraordinary-the safety of women experiencing violence, and the stability of frontline care workers.

Local and Regional Funds
Funder Guidance

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Federal Stimulus Packages and Implementation
Federal legislation enacted so far takes some important steps towards protecting people and shoring up the economy, but the Administration and state and local governments will need to implement the new laws effectively and swiftly and more will be needed to ensure the people most in need get help and that we do not widen inequality and recreate the status quo.

The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act passed with near unanimous support in both the House and Senate, and was signed into law by the President on March 6, 2020. The bill provided $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 20, 2020, providing funding to address the domestic outbreak, including paid sick leave, insurance coverage of coronavirus testing, nutrition assistance, and unemployment benefits.

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27 to provide urgently needed relief to families, workers and businesses and includes a sizable expansion of unemployment benefits, significant direct payments to low- and middle-income families, a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund to help address the large budget holes emerging in states and localities, and important new investments in programs to serve people experiencing homelessness (among many others) and to prevent people from losing their housing.

President-elect Biden Announces American Rescue Plan, January 2021.

RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY: Recession Readiness and Revenue and Spending Fights
States with adequate reserves and an effective safety net will fare better than states that haven’t adequately prepared for an economic downturn. However, all states will face significant revenue shortfalls and budget gaps as a result of COVID-19 and the ensuing recession, jeopardizing their ability to provide basic services at a time when people need it most and leading to austerity policies that will only deepen the crisis and slow down the recovery. People with low-incomes and communities of color will suffer the most unless we use this moment to transform our economy and not replicate the limitations and inequalities of the past.

FUTURE OF WORK: The coronavirus outbreak may speed up the future of work and ultimately reshape public and private systems, policies and infrastructure. How we think about workers will be different. Places of work will be different. Supports for work will be different.

See below resources and information on the opportunities and challenges of this moment and how to ensure inequities are disrupted and not reinforced so that we create a more vibrant and just economy.

Workers

Workplace

Supports for Work

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMIC NARRATIVES: COVID-19 will have a profound effect on how Americans view the role of government. This public health and economic crisis illustrate more clearly than ever before, just how important government is along with an inclusive and expansive public support system for workers and families.

Equity

KEEPING EQUITY AT THE FOREFRONT: Philanthropy must continue doing all that we can to ensure that our communities and our country address the coronavirus outbreak in ways that include deep considerations of equity. EOF, along with more than 60 United Philanthropy Forum members, have signed a joint statement on keeping equity in the forefront of our coronavirus response.  

Additional joint statements include:

  • Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy’s open letter to philanthropy, signed by more than 350 individuals and groups, calls for foundations to include support for groups confronting racism in their coronavirus relief efforts.
  • Twelve DC area foundations have signed a joint statement and coordinated approximately $2 million in sustained funding and $500,000 in rapid response funding to date to organizations led by people of color in the Washington, DC region.
  • The United Philanthropy Forum joins nonprofit sector colleagues in a racial justice statement to Congress.

See below additional resources on the inequities being exposed by the Coronavirus outbreak and suggested actions to address them.

Foundations and Philanthropic Partners

Field Partners

Racial Justice Uprising

INTERSECTION WITH RACIAL JUSTICE UPRISING: As a philanthropic network whose mission is to advance economic equity and opportunity, we stand in solidarity with those calling for justice for George Floyd and for the systemic reforms necessary to end structural racism. As a society, we cannot achieve equity and opportunity without racial equity and justice.

See below how philanthropy is responding and click here to view a full list of related resources.

A joint statement on COVID and Police Shootings from the Association for Black Foundation Executives and more than 60 Black philanthropic CEOs urges our entire sector take seriously the demands of the present moment and devote their attention and resources to fighting against anti-Black racism in all its forms. The statement includes 10 imperative actions for philanthropy.

Philanthropic Initiatives

Funding Opportunities

Philanthropic Reflections

Partner Resources

PARTNER RESOURCES:

Asset Funders Network is working to connect funders and rapidly deploy the ideas, experiences, new strategies, and resources of its membership network for recovering and protecting the assets of low income and working families. This web page will be updated regularly.

The Communications Network started a Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit to share and crowdsource best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis comms from foundations and nonprofits covering many of the tasks you’re likely attending to.

The Council on Foundations resource hub shares updates from the field, insights from the sector and learning opportunities.

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative is providing a curated list of rapidly developing resources and updates for early childhood funders related to COVID-19, including guiding principles, emerging areas of need, key resources for EC funders and EC funder responses.

Funders Census Initiative held a joint call with the Census Counts campaign on how the coronavirus is impacting census operations and outreach. The recording is now available, as is a follow-up memo that covers: Messaging Guidance, Updates to Census Bureau Operations, Field Guidance and Resources to Plan Remote and Digital Outreach, and an overview of Funder Engagement. The Census Bureau also released a statement Sunday, March 15 on operational modifications.  See Census Count Covid-19 page here.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues new resource page on who is funding economic opportunity for LGBTQ communties.

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, with a focus on how it is impacting immigrants and how philanthropy is addressing that impact. This page includes useful funding recommendations, useful resources, response funds and upcoming webinars.

Grantmakers In Health is compiling and sharing information for health funders. You can also follow @GIHealth on Twitter for the latest news on COVID-19.

Media Impact Funders COVID-19 Funding Resources: Media Impact Funders is tracking funding resources specific to COVID-19. This resource references funding opportunities initiated by funders for inspiration to other funders, as well as potential collaboration opportunities between funders.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has put together a microsite of important resources for foundations and donors looking to help their grantees weather the challenges created by the coronavirus.

Native Americans in Philanthropy Coronavirus resource center, including a collection of resources aimed at Native organizations and individuals to aid in protecting and healing native communities during the COVID-19 crisis.

Neighborhood Funders Group has put together a list of resources and responses from its programs, including their Amplify Fund, Democratizing Development Program, Funders for a Just Economy, Funders for Justice and Integrated Rural Strategies Group.

United Philanthropy Forum is collecting information on how philanthropy serving organizations are responding with internal policies, communicating about the virus to program registrants and recommended resources and events (login required).

Funder Guidance
FUNDER GUIDANCE: As the impact of COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis grows, philanthropy is determining how best to respond. See below some guidance and examples for funders.
Statements
Funders Together to End Homelessness framework: COVID-19 Recommendations for Philanthropy
NetHope, NTEN and TAG Joint Statement: Call for Nonprofit Tech Support During COVID-19
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) letter to Congress on pressure points on the food and agriculture sector
United Philanthropy Forum Joint PSO Statement: Keep Equity at the Forefront in Philanthropy’s Response to the Coronavirus
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Foundations Joint Letter of Commitment: COVID-19 Crisis is a Racial Justice Issue & our Response must Prioritize the Power of Black, Indigenous, Latinx & Other People of Color

Webinars

Center for Disaster Philanthropy webinar recording on effective rapid response funding. This is part of a series of seven webinars to bring expert panelists together to address some of the most pressing issues, including getting money out the door quickly, supporting vulnerable populations and managing other disasters in the midst of the pandemic.

Neighborhood Funders Group’s webinar on removing barriers to transformational philanthropy in response to COVID-19 & beyond. JustFund and Amalgamated Foundation have built a powerful combined service designed to rapidly respond to urgent needs in the wake of COVID-19. Learn about this unique, frictionless process that has already moved $25M to social justice groups since it launched in 2018.

Workforce Matters webinar recording on grantmaking strategy under COVID-19. Hear from three foundations (Ford Foundation, World Education Services, James Irvine Foundation) on how they are responding to the immediate needs of working families while sustaining their long-term work to reduce disparities and injustices and advance family economic security.

Tools and Examples

Several foundations are increasing their payouts:

Additional Resources

Relief & Recovery Funds
Fund Tracking Tools
Candid Funding Summary for COVID-19: Candid is tracking the latest funding to respond to the outbreak, as well as related news and RFPs.
Council on Foundations COVID-19 Response Funds
: COF is tracking funding opportunities in the US and globally.
Food & Agriculture System COVID-19 Philanthropic Response and Recovery Funds: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders is tracking COVID-19 philanthropic response and recovery funds that focus on the food and agriculture system.
National/International Funds
AAIP Giving Circle COVID-19 Respond Fund. This Fund supports Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy focused Giving Circle efforts to address immediate economic and health concerns including anti-Asian hate (proactive and reactive responses) while also advancing civic engagement to build community power for the longer term.
Borealis Philanthropy Disability Inclusion Fund COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund: The Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) at Borealis Philanthropy has launched a $200,000 rapid response fund to support the needs of people with disabilities related to the impact of COVID-19. This will include support for mutual aid, organizing, policy, and systems-change advocacy. Applicants can request a maximum of $15,000 to support their COVID-19 efforts.
California Immigrant Resilience Fund: Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and 12 philanthropic partners launched the California Immigrant Resilience Fund, an effort to provide cash assistance to undocumented Californians and their families who are ineligible for COVID-19 federal relief and state safety-net programs. The Resilience Fund’s initial goal is to raise $50 million.
CDC Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund
The CDC Foundation has set up a response fund to support localities impacted by the occurrence and spread of coronavirus/COVID-19.
CDP COVID-19 Response Fund
In response to the outbreak, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders.
data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge: Launched in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation, the Challenge is an opportunity to tap into the expertise of a broad pool of thinkers and doers, aiming to catalyze innovative and scalable solutions to help individuals and communities thrive, all the while building resilience to withstand future challenges.The Challenge will award up to ten winners with data science talent, software, training, funding, and other support valued from $10K up to $10 million. The deadline to apply is July 17, 2020.
Decolonizing Wealth Project announces $1 million direct cash program for Native Americans during COVID-19. This funding is the first national program to specifically serve Indigenous communities at this scale. The Decolonizing Wealth Project is a project of Edgar Villanueva, an author, philanthropy activist and member of the Lumbee tribe.
Families and Workers Fund
: The Ford Foundation, Schmidt Futures, Open Society Foundations, The JPB Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Amalgamated Foundation, and others are partnering to create a rapid response fund dedicated to helping the workers, families, and communities most devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. With initial commitments over $7 million, the fund ultimately aims to raise $20 million to provide flexible funding to organizations working to prevent workers and families from sinking deeper into poverty during the initial months of the pandemic, and to support policy and advocacy efforts that center workers and families in long-term economic recovery.
Hispanics in Philanthropy Rapid Response Migration Fund and Civic Participation Fund
: HIP announced two emergency funds to help Latino organizations offset unexpected costs incurred by the rapidly-changing situation concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects worldwide specifically in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.
JPMorgan Chase Announces $50M to Address COVID-19 Pandemic: These funds will address immediate public health and long-term economic challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Momentum Fund:The Momentum Fund has awarded $8.5 million in grants to 129 501(c)(3) organizations around the country managing COVID-19 relief funds that provide grants and other forms of direct support to community-run organizations working with communities of color, historically marginalized populations, and other groups being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic that continues to ravage these communities.
National Center for Family Philanthropy COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Funds
: NCFP has developed a resource page that includes a list of national and international response funds as well as an interactive map of local funds that need support.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund is working to slow the spread of the virus by providing emergency assistance for domestic workers that enables them to stay home and healthy.
Native Voices Rising Deploys $500,000 in Grant Awards to 51 Native-led groups empowering American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities across the United States to advance Native-led, community-defined solutions both on and off the reservation.
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund provides cash assistance to low-wage tipped service workers, including restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more.

Rapid Response: Racism is a Virus Too: The Nellie Mae Education Foundation created this rapid response fund to respond to the hate crimes and bias against Asian American communities resulting from COVID-19. The Foundation has allocated resources for the Racism is a Virus Too rapid response grant fund to support Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that provide services for AAPI communities.
The Rockefeller Foundation Commits $20 million in COVID-19 Assistance:
 The Rockefeller Foundation is committing $20 million to create a better tracking and management system for COVID-19 and address the needs of America’s workers, families, and vulnerable communities around the world.

The Rockefeller Foundation will invest an additional $50 million in COVID-19 Assistance: The Rockefeller Foundation is committing another $50 million toward realizing the emergency requirements outlined in their updated COVID-19 national testing and tracing action plan.

The Rockefeller Foundation pledged $1 billion to catalyze a green recovery from the pandemic. The Rockefeller Foundation pledged $1 billion to help address the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath, with a focus on expanding access to coronavirus tests and vaccines in the U.S. and globally, as well as encouraging billions of dollars worth of investments in green energy sources to help the more than 800 million people worldwide who don’t have access to electricity.

Stand Together FundThe Washington Area Women’s Foundation has launched a regional emergency response to this global health crisis. The Fund will support two issue areas where there are critical gaps in funding and yet the need is extraordinary-the safety of women experiencing violence, and the stability of frontline care workers.

Local and Regional Funds
Funder Guidance

Federal Stimulus

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Federal Stimulus Packages and Implementation
Federal legislation enacted so far takes some important steps towards protecting people and shoring up the economy, but the Administration and state and local governments will need to implement the new laws effectively and swiftly and more will be needed to ensure the people most in need get help and that we do not widen inequality and recreate the status quo.

The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act passed with near unanimous support in both the House and Senate, and was signed into law by the President on March 6, 2020. The bill provided $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 20, 2020, providing funding to address the domestic outbreak, including paid sick leave, insurance coverage of coronavirus testing, nutrition assistance, and unemployment benefits.

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27 to provide urgently needed relief to families, workers and businesses and includes a sizable expansion of unemployment benefits, significant direct payments to low- and middle-income families, a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund to help address the large budget holes emerging in states and localities, and important new investments in programs to serve people experiencing homelessness (among many others) and to prevent people from losing their housing.

President-elect Biden Announces American Rescue Plan, January 2021.

Recovery and Resiliency

RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY: Recession Readiness and Revenue and Spending Fights
States with adequate reserves and an effective safety net will fare better than states that haven’t adequately prepared for an economic downturn. However, all states will face significant revenue shortfalls and budget gaps as a result of COVID-19 and the ensuing recession, jeopardizing their ability to provide basic services at a time when people need it most and leading to austerity policies that will only deepen the crisis and slow down the recovery. People with low-incomes and communities of color will suffer the most unless we use this moment to transform our economy and not replicate the limitations and inequalities of the past.

Future of Work

FUTURE OF WORK: The coronavirus outbreak may speed up the future of work and ultimately reshape public and private systems, policies and infrastructure. How we think about workers will be different. Places of work will be different. Supports for work will be different.

See below resources and information on the opportunities and challenges of this moment and how to ensure inequities are disrupted and not reinforced so that we create a more vibrant and just economy.

Workers

Workplace

Supports for Work

National Narratives

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMIC NARRATIVES: COVID-19 will have a profound effect on how Americans view the role of government. This public health and economic crisis illustrate more clearly than ever before, just how important government is along with an inclusive and expansive public support system for workers and families.