Nearly a year after the World Health Organization officially declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic, the world is still struggling to recover and operating in what we have come to accept as the “new normal.” In 2020, we saw funders react swiftly, directing emergency funds to organizations on the ground and committing to changes in their grantmaking practices and priorities to better help nonprofits face the myriad challenges brought on by the pandemic.

In the report titled “Philanthropy and COVID-19 in 2020: Measuring One Year of Giving,” Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy examine more than $20 billion in global philanthropic funding by institutional grantmakers and high-net-worth donors for COVID-19-related efforts during 2020. We look at:

  • Who gave and who received funding?
  • What did funding look like?
  • How are Black, Indigenous and other communities of color represented in the philanthropic giving?
  • What is the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. nonprofit sector?
  • What should funders do moving forward to help ensure equitable recovery in the U.S. and worldwide?

Read the full article about COVID-19 giving at The Center for Disaster Philanthropy.