What We Know So Far About COVID Philanthropy

COVID-19 spurred more than $11.9 billion in global philanthropy in the first six months of 2020. That’s just one of the findings in the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and information service Candid’s new report, Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the first half of 2020.

In this report, Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy explore the trends in philanthropic giving as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • How many grants were made, and how much money was committed?
  • Which grantmakers gave the most?
  • Which sectors and organizations are receiving the most grants?
  • What are grantmakers doing differently?
  • How are communities of color and other vulnerable populations represented in the philanthropic giving?

Overall, the data’s message is clear: More funding and support is needed not only in response to the health challenges presented by COVID-19 but beyond, as recovery will take more than a vaccine. COVID-19 is a social, economic and health-related disaster – a complex humanitarian emergency that is affecting the entire world.

Read the full report here