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Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the First Half of 2020

by Betty Saronson; Grace Sato; Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore; Regine A. Webster; Ruja Entcheva; Supriya Kumar; Suzanne Coffman; Tanya Gulliver-Garcia

Aug 26, 2020

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has created a global health and economic crisis that is testing regions around the world. In response, foundations, corporations, and individuals have been disbursing funds to nonprofits to help communities cope with these unprecedented challenges. Candid has been closely tracking the global private philanthropic response to COVID-19 through news stories and other publicly available resources as well as from funders who have reported disbursements directly to Candid. In this report, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Candid look at the philanthropic dollars that were distributed for COVID-19 in the first half of 2020.