This free report identifies lessons for philanthropy from the COVID Response Dashboard and CHIP’s analysis of $40 million in rapid grantmaking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.
The unprecedented and prolonged COVID-19 crisis led to the creation of more than a dozen shared philanthropic response funds in the Greater Philadelphia region, whose giving is measured by the new Regional COVID-19 Response Dashboard. Developed by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) at the University of Pennsylvania and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia (Philanthropy Network) with support from William Penn and Lenfest Foundations, the dashboard is one of the first efforts to collect grants data from numerous pooled giving funds and share it publicly, mapped against demographic and economic data.
The regional dashboard was specifically designed for funders and nonprofits to answer questions about the flow of philanthropic support to address the effects of COVID-19 in Greater Philadelphia, including where grants were directed, who the funds were meant to help, what community needs were being addressed, which organizations received support and where there were gaps in funding.
This report provides principal findings and lessons for philanthropy from the dashboard and the collaboration that created it.