COVID-19: How Philanthropy Can Stand Up for Vulnerable Populations


2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT

With COVID-19 there seem to be more questions than answers, particularly for funders who want to respond effectively and efficiently. This series of webinars brings expert panelists together to address some of the most pressing issues, including getting money out the door quickly, supporting vulnerable populations and investing in local communities.

Our fourth COVID-19 Series webinar on Tuesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. ET explored the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and its impact on nonprofits and vulnerable communities. The webinar addressed the limitations of governmental responses and how philanthropists can act directly, and act as advocates, for better protections for at-risk populations, including approaches for developing a public policy agenda for philanthropy, based in equity. The webinar was presented in partnership with The Humana Foundation.

CDP Director of Strategic Initiatives Sally Ray moderated the discussion and panelists included:

Other webinars in the COVID-19 Series: Strategic Approaches for Funders:

  • June 9: Grantmaking to Support Children and Older Adults
  • June 23: Managing a Global Response
  • July 14: How Funders Can Support Bereavement and Grief

This webinar series is co-sponsored by Council on Foundations, Grantmakers in Health, National Center for Family PhilanthropyGrantmakers in Aging, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, National VOAD, InterAction and United Philanthropy Forum.

Please see the slide deck, review responses to unanswered questions and watch the webinar recording to learn more:

Photo: Aerial view of a food distribution site at the Alamodome that provided food to more than 2,000 households in San Antonio, Texas. (Source: USDA Photo, Lance Cheung)

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