Regional COVID Response Dashboard – Grant Award Analytics

These data visualizations reflect data submitted from 13 COVID-19 response funds that participated in this regional dashboard for grants made from March 18 to June 29, 2020. The funds whose data is visualized here have awarded grants in 10 counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey (Philadelphia, Atlantic, Bucks, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Montgomery).

More Maps & Analytics

This project includes an interactive tool for place-based needs-assessment, hosted by partner Urban Spatial. Visit the Grantmaking & Need Atlas to see more detail on how grant awards compare to community needs.

How much money was awarded by participating funds?

Note: Data includes grants made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

Note: Data includes grants made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

Grants were made several types of organizations and individuals (e.g., sole proprietors of child care centers or visual/performing artists), as visualized below.

Note: Data includes grants made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

What community needs are grants meant to address?

What community needs were funded by these grant awards? We were able to identify community needs for all but 26 of the grants. Up to four community needs could be assigned to each grant. Visit Methodology to read how we identified these needs and corresponding sub-categories below.

Note: Data includes grants made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

We visualized the top five community needs supported by the funds. Some funds granted among a wide range of needs, while others, like Arts Aid Philadelphia, Philadelphia Small Business Relief Fund, and Philadelphia Early Education Fund, concentrated on narrower cause areas. Visit Methodology to read how we identified these needs and corresponding sub-categories.

We visualized community needs that received less than $4 million in grants from participating funds.

Note: Data includes grants made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

Sub-categories for the largest community needs

We visualized the four biggest community needs, Economic Activity, Education, Health, and Human Services, since some grantees indicated they serve a sub-category of need within those causes.

Note: Data includes grants made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

Who are the grants meant to help?

We asked grantees to provide information about special populations they serve, when applicable. Funds and grants where no special population was given are visualized as “Undesignated population.”

Note: Data includes grants made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

How diverse is the leadership of the organizations?

To understand how well the leadership of organizations that received grants represented the communities most affected, we asked grantees to indicate whether or not their organization is led by a person who is Black, Indigenous, and/or other Person of Color. This information was provided by Arts Aid Philadelphia; Philadelphia Early Education Fund; Philadelphia Small Business Relief Fund; United Way of Bucks County; United Way of Chester County; and Women’s Way. Funds and grants where no special population was given are visualized as “Not provided.” For more insight into demographics by location, visit the Grantmaking & Need Atlas.

Note: Data includes grants made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

Where did the money go?

Grants awarded by county-level service area

For all 13 funds, we visualized grants awarded by the county-level service area. In addition to the 10-county area featured here, participating funds awarded grants in Luzerne and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania, Cecil County in Maryland, and Gloucester, Middlesex, Ocean, and Salem counties in New Jersey.

Grants awarded by Census-tract service area

7 funds provided grantee service area information, based on reported center point and service area radius. We also included service area data for the the PHL-COVID-19 Small Business Fund, using the business address as the service area center point. We then mapped those reported service areas by Census tract. We also zoom in on the Philadelphia county map so more detail is visible. Visit County Reports on the Grantmaking Maps tab to view more data and overlays, plus detailed maps for all 10 counties in the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey Region.

number of grants by service area, mapped by census tract, 10 counties
number of grants by service area, mapped by census tract, Philaelphia

Note: Data includes grants made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

Grants awarded by recipient address

Because only 7 funds provided grant awards by service area — i.e., the geographic area the grantee serves (vs. office address) for their grantees — we geocoded and mapped each organization using the organization’s address for all 13 funds. We also geocoded the address for individual grant recipients, when relevant. This does not necessarily reflect the grantee’s service area, but it gives a fuller picture of where grants were awarded.

Visit  County Reports on the Grantmaking & Need Atlas (partner site) tab to view more data and overlays, plus detailed maps for all 10 counties in the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey Region.

10 county map of organizations awarded grants and dollars awarded to them

10 county map of individuals award grants and dollars awarded to them

Note: Data includes grants made between March 18 and June 29, 2020.

How well were grants aligned with need?

This map shows grant awards by service area — i.e., the geographic area the grantee serves (vs. office address) — overlaid with data from the Social Vulnerability index, a composite of need that includes 16 census variable measures of vulnerability, broadly grouped into socioeconomic, demographic, and housing/transportation categories. Darker shades of blue show Census tracts with more relative need compared to grant awards. They represent areas where future funding may be especially needed.

We also zoom in on the Philadelphia county map so more detail is visible. Visit County Reports on the Grantmaking & Need Atlas (partner site) view more data and overlays, plus detailed maps for all 10 counties in the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey Region.

Where grantmaking and social vulnerability align, 10-county area
Where grantmaking and social vulnerabilty align, Philadelphia

Quick Guides for:

This project includes an interactive, place-based planning tool hosted by partner Urban Spatial. Visit the Grantmaking & Need Atlas (partner site). The tool allows you to see the level of need (e.g., health, education, etc.) by county and census tract. It also allows you to map that need to grants awarded. The following quick guides list specific options for customizing the maps you see.

Special Populations

Children, youth, and families

If you fund services for children and youth, the following county-level maps on the Grantmaking & Need Atlas will be helpful:

4.6 Individuals aged under 18

4.7 Children under age 6

4.8 Access to childcare

6.2 Where do households with children receive food assistance?

The following Grant Award Analytics will also be helpful:

What needs did the money address?

Who were the people served?

Seniors

If you fund services for seniors, the following county-level maps on the Grantmaking & Need Atlas will be helpful:

3. Housing section

4.5 Individuals aged 65+

6. Food Insecurity section

7. Health section

The following Grant Award Analytics will also be helpful:

What needs did the money address?

Who were the people served?

Cause Areas

Arts & culture

If you fund arts and cultural organizations, the following county-level maps on the Grantmaking & Need Atlas will be helpful:

1.4 Where are individuals who are receiving grants located?

3. Employment

5.3 Where do workers live by sector (2018)?

The following Grant Award Analytics will also be helpful:

What needs did the money address?

Who were the people served?

Education

If you fund education, the following county-level maps on the Grantmaking & Need Atlas will be helpful:

4. Demographics section

4.6 Individuals aged under 18

4.7 Children under age 6

4.8 Access to childcare

5.1 Education attainment: High school degree and higher

6.2 Where do households with children receive food assistance?

The following Grant Award Analytics will also be helpful:

What needs did the money address?

Who were the people served?

Diversity and racial equity

If you are funding to increase racial equity, the following county-level maps on the Grantmaking & Need Atlas will be helpful:

2.1 Social vulnerability & grantmaking maps

2.3 Housing instability & grantmaking maps

4. Demographics section, including percentage of non-white households

The following Grant Award Analytics will also be helpful:

What needs did the money address?

Who were the people served?

Health

If you fund health, the following county-level maps on the Grantmaking & Need Atlas will be helpful:

3. Demographics

6. Food Insecurity

7. Health

The following Response Analytics will also be helpful:

What needs did the money address?

Who were the people served?

Economic Livelihoods

If you fund economic development and poverty reduction, the following county-level maps on the Grantmaking & Need Atlas will be helpful:

2.1 Social vulnerability & grantmaking maps

2.3 Housing instability & grantmaking maps

3. Housing section

4.2 Median Household Income

4.3 Poverty-rate across the region

5. Employment section

6. Food Insecurity section

The following Grant Award Analytics will also be helpful:

What needs did the money address?

Who were the people served?