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Pinpointing Vulnerability of COVID-19: Real-Time Safety Net Needs to Support Philanthropy’s Response

Monday, April 27, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:30pm PDT
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The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for nonprofits 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.

This call will focus on two areas of data:

  • A three-county (in the Bay Area) view of near-term COVID-19 economic impacts
  • Social safety net data from 2-1-1 in Northern California

The Boston Consulting Group has recently completed economic analysis of the near-term impacts in three selected Bay Area counties (Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Clara). The analysis will provide funders the opportunities to anticipate who and which sector will continue to be most affected from economic uncertainties.  The United Way will be sharing how data collected from 2-1-1 can help inform local funders, nonprofits, and government agencies on community needs in the Bay Area and surrounding rural communities. 2-1-1 is tracking its services based on location and specific social safety net needs. Data from these sources can support funders with the real-time data to direct resources where it is needed most as we continue to support communities from the socioeconomic fallout of the pandemic.


  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Presentations by United Way of California and United Way of Northern California
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Presenation by Boston Consulting Group
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Discussion and Q& A on the economic impacts in the Bay Area based on analysis from Boston Consulting Group

Join us to:

  • Hear insights on what this means for philanthropy and nonprofits
  • Discuss how your organization can use this information


  • Nicole Bennett, Partner, Boston Consulting Group
  • Pete Manzo, Presidnet & CEO, United Ways of California
  • Larry Olmstead, President and CEO, United Way of Northern California

Target Audience

This program is open to everyone. 

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