The coronavirus pandemic is having a wide-reaching impact on many areas of society. A recent article from The Non Profit Times examines how foundations and endowments are reacting to the virus.
A recent survey conducted by the National Education Policy Center’s (NEPC) Endowments and Foundations Practice Group examined 105 endowments regarding issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Of the endowment and foundation managers surveyed:
Luckily, it is not all doom and gloom. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a group of companies, foundations, and individuals have united to raise funds in support of community foundation-led relief. So far, more than half a billion dollars has been raised among a wide variety of foundations. The money is already being put to work in local communities. Some of the uses include:
While the pandemic and the accompanying market downturn are having a big negative impact, the rallying together of communities, donors, and foundations is encouraging. The article quotes, Hans Dekker, the president of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, who explains that, “In times like these, community foundations have a unique multiplier effect that yields greater support for people and communities in need.”
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