Research Report Balancing Speed, Equity, and Impact during a Crisis
Benjamin Soskis, Laura Tomasko, Shena Ashley, Fay Walker
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This report chronicles the genesis and evolution of the Greater Washington Community Foundation’s efforts to raise and coordinate funding from a wide range of individual and institutional donors to address the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a particular focus on The Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, the largest of its kind in the region, this account highlights the balance of various grantmaking imperatives that characterized the Greater Washington’s philanthropic response to the pandemic more generally.

Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy Greater DC
Tags Foundations and philanthropy Washington, DC, research initiative Race and equity in grantmaking
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Research Methods Performance measurement and management
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV