SECF Webinar: Disaster Philanthropy in the Time of COVID-19

12 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. CT

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid released a report that examines philanthropic awards for the coronavirus pandemic from foundations, corporations, grantmaking public charities and high-net-worth individuals from around the globe. With billions of dollars invested in COVID-19 response, the report sheds light on what we can learn about philanthropy’s response to COVID-19 based on data from the first half of 2020.

CDP has also issued grants totaling over $14.5 million across four of its grantmaking programs. These grants highlight the vulnerable issues facing communities around the world, across the U.S. and particularly here in the South, including disproportionate deaths amongst BIPOC communities, special needs of vulnerable populations especially people who are immigrants, refugees, homeless, undocumented, fleeing violence or working on the frontlines.

The Southeastern Council of Foundations hosted a webinar Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 at 12 p.m. ET to share a first look at the new report. Panelists explored the data and discussed how they are supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic while also managing other disasters.

Speakers included:

  • Amber Brown, program officer, Coastal Community Foundation
  • Tanya Gulliver-Garcia, assistant director of major initiatives, CDP
  • Sally Ray, director of strategic initiatives, CDP

Click here to watch the webinar recording.

Photo: Bradley Free Clinic conducts a drive-thru for medication access during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics)