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.
Key themes from the survey include:
- Most respondents are extending deadlines or deliverables, postponing site visits, and relaxing grant requirements.
- Fewer respondents are increasing current grants, donating to an emergency fund or creating/participating in rapid response fund (more are thinking about these rather than currently doing them).
- Economic security topics respondents are most interested in being connected to include paid leave, recession planning, immigrant workers and rebuilding critical industries for low-wage workers.
- The topics respondents are most interested in addressing in a funder strategy room varied, but fell into three broad buckets: 1) stimulus implementation and gaps; 2) recession readiness and planning; and 3) opportunities for building a better system for public income supports and supports for work.
In response to COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis, what are you doing or thinking about doing related to economic security?
What economic security topics or issues are you most interested in learning more about/can we connect you to?
See a detailed summary of the survey results here.