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Discussion on Funder Collaboration for COVID-19

Monday, April 13, 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. 

Through-out the next month, NCG will host a funders coordination meeting (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 meeting will focus on short and long term resources for building non-profit resilience in the Bay Area. It will start off with an overview on the CARES Bill and how the legislation will aid the nonprofit sector. Community Vision will then share about the needs they are seeing on the ground and how financial planning, technical assistance, and capacity are needed more than ever for the nonprofit sector. We will also hear from a local funder on how they are making investments in both short and long term aid.

This is a critical time in history for philanthropy to step-up and invest in solutions that will have an impact for generations to come. 


  • Seyron Foo, Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Amy Freeman, Director of Programs, May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
  • Saul Ettlin, Nonprofit Real Estate Consultant, Community Vision
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