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EOF Network Emergency Response and Planning Survey Results

Apr 1, 2020

Economic Opportunity Funders (EOF) invited members to share the issues and populations they are most concerned about as a result of COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis.

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 the 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 (not going back to the status quo).