Non-Profits, Philanthropies Helping Communities Cope With COVID-19
On May 4, WYPR held a program on the role of non-profits and philanthropies in confronting the community challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as seen through the experience of two local leaders. How are charities and grant makers responding? And how are non-profits themselves staying afloat to continue their important work in their communities, at a time when the challenges of providing assistance to those in need are stretching resources thin?
In the first half of the program, Tom talks with John Hoey, the President and CEO of The Y In Central Maryland. Among its expanded array of community-support activities during the pandemic, the Y is now providing day care at more than a dozen emergency child care sites.
In the second half of the show, Tom is joined by Shanaysha Sauls. She is the President and CEO of the Baltimore Community Foundation, a 45 year-old coalition of more than 800 charitable organizations that collectively support food assistance and other services for residents in all corners of Baltimore City.