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Discussion on Funder Collaboration for COVID-19

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:00pm PDT
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The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve. Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting their non-profit partners during this challenging time in which there will be an increase in demand for their services.

Beginning on Monday, March 16th, NCG has been hosting funders coordination meetings (via Zoom) every Monday from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. During these calls, participants will hear from other local funders on what they see their role is and share about specific needs they are hearing about in the community. This will be followed by a discussion for all participants about how they can coordinate their strategies and funding in response to the pandemic, whether it be through supporting the social safety net, building nonprofit resiliency, coordinating cross-sector collaboration, and grantmaking strategies.

This call will focus on healthcare. Participants will hear broadly of the emerging challenges experienced by public health departments and the health care system, and will discuss how philanthropy can respond in the short term, while also advancing long term goals of increasing health equity and resiliency in the system.

This program will be co-hosted by the Bay Area Health Funders Group.


  • Bonnie Midura, The California Endowment
  • Carolyn Wang Kong, Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • Catherine Collen, Metta Fund
  • Melissa Jones, Bay Area Health Inequities Initiative


Wendy Todd, Co-Chair, Bay Area Health Funders Group

Target Audience

This program is open to NCG members and non-member funders. 


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