COVID 19 - Statement

Statement about COVID-19

March 30, 2020

At Maryland Philanthropy Network we are striving to be forward-thinking as we and our communities face the outbreak of COVID-19. We are working to support our members as well as our nonprofit and government sector partners to meet the existing and emerging challenges. As we lend our organizing and convening capacity to collaboration among partners and a strategic response we also want to share the precautions we are taking.

Many of you have been planning to attend upcoming Maryland Philanthropy Network events over the coming months. We hare reviewed each event individually to determine whether digital convening makes sense or if an event should be canceled or postponed.  Please see individual event listings. For meetings converted from in-person to virtual, we will send call-in information prior to the event date.

We encourage our members, partners, and employees to follow widely recommended hygiene practices including hand washing, covering sneezes, social distancing, and other common-sense precautions.

We are doing the following:

  • Working remotely to support social distancing and self-isolation best practices.
  • Increasing and intensifying our cleaning routines in our office and meeting space.
  • Following our Influenza Season Planning and Response guidelines and the guidance of local and national health officials; and encouraging you to do the same.
  • Providing transparency on our decision-making process as we determine whether or not an event will proceed and a date by which that decision will be made.

What else? We are open to your thoughts about additional precautions we should consider.

Please click here for resources about COVID-19 and Disaster Grantmaking.

We understand that the context differs across the country and the situation is rapidly evolving.  We will make adjustments as appropriate to protect our members, staff and broader public health outcomes.