Information for Funders

The novel coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 disease is a rapidly unfolding situation in North Carolina and across the globe. The effects of the outbreak are likely to be widespread, and will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable among us. With this in mind, NCNG is compiling information and resources related to the outbreak, as well as philanthropy’s response. If there are resources you suggest we add to this page, please let us know.


Information for Funders


The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits has shared a guide on reopening for nonprofits, Going Forward: Best Practices and Consideration for Nonprofit Re-Engagement, to help organizations design procedures and plans to return to work and re-engage with the public. Download your free guide, share it with nonprofit leaders in your community, and visit our nonprofit pandemic resources for additional information and updates

NCNG has signed on to a statement published by the United Philanthropy Forum encouraging funders to center issues of equity as they adjust and respond to the crisis. Read the statement here.

The National Center for Family Philanthropy has created an interactive map of COVID-19 response and recovery funds. View the map here.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is providing the following resources:

  • A webinar hosted on March 5, “COVID-19 Coronavirus: How Philanthropy Can Respond.” A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.

  • A site with updates on the outbreak, including an overview, the impact, critical needs and how to help.
  • COVID-19 Approaches for Funders

The Council on Foundations has the following resources available to members and non-members:

  • A conference call on March 12 from 2:00-3:30 p.m., “Funder to Funder Call: Sharing Approaches to COVID-19.” Register here.

  • A page devoted to “Philanthropy’s Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak.”
  • In concert with a group of philanthropic leaders, the Council published a “Call to Action for Philanthropy’s Commitment During COVID-19,” which encourages philanthropy to provide grantees with the flexibility to respond to the crisis. Read it here. Foundations are invited to sign a “pledge” to follow as set of flexible practices.

The Communications Network has shared the following resources for members and non-members:

Candid has created a dashboard with information about funding for COVID-19. View the dashboard here.

EdNC and Public Impact have created a database cataloging how the state's 115 school districts are handling the closures and shift to online learning necessitated by COVID-19. Details and link to the database here.

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative has compiled resources, areas of need, and best practices related to COVID-19 - View here.

The N.C. Center for Nonprofits surveyed its members is late March about the impacts of the outbreak on the nonprofit sector in the state. A summary and detailed findings are here. The Center has also developed a robust resources page for nonprofit organizations that is available to members and non-members - view here.