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When COVID-19 reached the pandemic stage, questions started coming into Candid at a pace we had never seen before. At their peak, inquiries to our online librarians increased 390 percent. “Where can my organization find funding to help us meet skyrocketing demand?” “I was just laid off because of COVID shutdowns. Is there someplace I can get help paying my bills?” 

Then, in late May, the focus of the questions changed: “What is being done about racial justice?” “Why isn’t more being done?” “What is working?” 

And questions about U.S. democracy are evergreen. 

So we turned to our data for answers—about COVID, racial equity, democracy, and more—always focusing on what we can do to help you move forward. To paraphrase our mission, we sought answers that would help you do good. 

We’ve created a place where you can see some of these questions and answers. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find—click through to find the answers:

We know you have many more questions. We want to hear them.

What do you want to know? How can our data and experience help you do good? Drop your questions in the comments section below or through social media using the hashtag #WeHaveSomeQuestions. We’ll be adding new blog posts monthly to answer your questions.

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  • suzanne says:

    November 30, 2020 11:33 am

    Hi, June,

    You may find this information from the U.S. Department of Labor helpful: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance

    Best wishes,

    Suzanne Coffman
    Editorial Director, Candid

  • June says:

    November 24, 2020 10:52 am

    I left my job to take care of a family member who got Covid. Am i eligible for unemployment benefits?

  • suzanne says:

    November 10, 2020 2:18 pm

    Hi, Linda,

    You may find this information from the U.S. Department of Labor helpful: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance

    Best wishes,

    Suzanne Coffman
    Editorial Director, Candid

  • Linda Hogan says:

    November 10, 2020 11:45 am

    I work at venues out of town, as a speaker. Since February, all have been cancelled.
    Is there a way to collect unemployment when a person is not employed for a company or
    group?

  • suzanne says:

    October 13, 2020 12:31 pm

    Hi, Amy,

    Please reach out to our online librarians at https://learning.candid.org/ask-us/

    Regards,

    Suzanne Coffman
    Editorial Director, Candid

  • Amy Hix-Taylor says:

    October 12, 2020 11:32 am

    Where can I get fast rental assistance?

  • suzanne says:

    September 18, 2020 1:11 pm

    Hi, Loren,

    Candid's online librarians can assist you. Visit https://learning.candid.org/ask-us/ to reach them.

    Regards,

    Suzanne Coffman
    Editorial Director, Candid

  • Loren W. Rice, Board Chair, Casa de Kids.org says:

    September 17, 2020 7:00 pm

    Questions: How can we identify/find foundations or grantors that support or may be interested in supporting a US Based 501 (c) (3) that providing educational opportunities to high school and university students in the Mexican State of Oaxaca?

    Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Loren W. Rice,