Philanthropic Support for Direct Cash Assistance during the COVID-19 Crisis: What Have We Learned?
Philanthropists are increasingly willing to support direct cash assistance. Foundations and individual donors have supported a range of emergency cash relief for various crises throughout the years, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the greater Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia region has been no exception. Private philanthropy is also working with the current wave of government-sponsored cash assistance pilots. This virtual convening will highlight Urban’s findings on philanthropic support and will gather speakers to reflect on the implications and future of philanthropic efforts aimed at transferring cash directly to individuals.
Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute
Benjamin Soskis, Senior Research Associate, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute
Sonia Torres Rodríguez, Research Assistant, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
Fay Walker, Research Analyst, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
Mary Bogle, Principal Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
Kevin Callaghan, Newark Philanthropic Liaison, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and Office of Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka
Nisha G. Patel, Creative Catalyst, Powered by Shakti
Paula Sammons, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Tonia Wellons, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Washington Community Foundation
Shena Ashley, Vice President, Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute (moderator)
Support for this event is provided by the Greater Washington Community Foundation. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to urban.org/fundingprinciples.
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