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Philanthropy and COVID-19 in 2020: Measuring One Year of Giving

by Grace Sato; Guy Mika; Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore; Regine A. Webster; Supriya Kumar; Tanya Gulliver-Garcia

Mar 3, 2021

It has been a year since the global outbreak of COVID-19, and the world is still recovering and operating in what we have come to accept as the "new normal." In 2020, we saw funders react swiftly, not only directing emergency funds to organizations on the ground but also committing to changes in their grantmaking practices and priorities to better help nonprofits face the myriad challenges brought on by the pandemic. In this report, Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy look at the global philanthropic response to COVID-19 in 2020.