The global reach of Covid and its staying power both as a killer disease and an economic menace attracted a philanthropic response of $20.2 billion last year, more than double the amount given to the previous top 10 disasters combined, according to preliminary estimates released Wednesday. For many nonprofit leaders, however, the true measure of philanthropy’s response to both the pandemic and the racial-justice uprisings that followed the killing of George Floyd in May will be in whether foundations and other donors continue the less restrictive approaches to grant making they adopted during the pandemic’s early weeks.
The events of 2020 inspired many words in these pages about the imperative of putting racial equity at the center of philanthropy. The opening days of 2021 have only reinforced the urgency of this message.
In the wake of the attack on the Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021,n prominent nonprofit leaders issued statements and comments. The Chronicle of Philanthropy is collecting and actively updating a list of these statements.
In light of the crises of 2020—a global health pandemic and resulting economic crisis, which have exacerbated long-standing inequities in our society, as well as a nationwide reckoning with anti-Black racism—nonprofits and funders alike have calle
Innovation Works, a Baltimore organization focused on supporting socially focused entrepreneurs through programming, mentorship and funding, has launched a new $4 million fund.
When she was in seventh grade, Ania McNair saw a presentation by an FBI Victims Specialist that stuck with her.
Sophie Felts, a member of the Ruppert landscaping family, is leading a public-private effort to raise funds for "learning hubs" in Montgomery County — Rupport Cos. and the Rupport Family Foundation contributed $150,000 to the effort.
Childhood hunger was a problem in Maryland long before the coronavirus pandemic hit, and it’s no secret that the ongoing economic crisis has made the situation much more dire for many families.