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Philanthropy during COVID-19 in India

COVID-19 in India was an eye opener for donors of all kinds, who got a “behind the scenes” look at what organizations they support do, and under what circumstances they operate.

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

July 20, 2022

Foundation giving and payout: what changed in 2021?

Every January, Candid surveys large U.S. private and community foundations to understand recent giving trends and forecast where giving is headed. [1] This year, we asked funders about their giving in FYE (fiscal year end) 2020 and 2021, including funding…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they) and Grace Sato (she/her)

July 5, 2022

Philanthropy during COVID-19 in Brazil

Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released a new report, Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining giving in 2021, in May 2022 that details COVID-19-related philanthropic funding in 2021. To understand how the pandemic impacted the philanthropic sector and civil…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

June 23, 2022

Community colleges: A critical access point to higher education

In April, President Biden shared his American Families Plan, which aims to support low and middle-income families and children. The plan includes a proposal to allocate $109 billion for two years of free community college for all Americans, including Dreamers. Community colleges are…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

September 22, 2021

Did foundation giving and payout shift in 2020?

Every year, Candid conducts the Foundation Giving Forecast Survey, asking large U.S. foundations to share information about their philanthropic giving over the last two years as well as their plans for the year ahead. This year, we were especially interested…

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Sarina Dayal (she/they)

June 29, 2021

The community approach to problem solving

Participatory grantmaking [i] is no longer new. And it’s here to stay. To be clear, participatory grantmaking has never been new. This more just and equitable approach to philanthropy has been practiced for decades and the ethos it is based in—that those closest…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

June 9, 2021

Better Data, Better Decisions, Better World

Last month, over 1,300 grants professionals gathered virtually for PEAK2021. For eight days, this group of philanthropy professionals dedicated to advancing equitable, effective grantmaking practices came together to connect, learn, and share in critical discussions about the practice of grantmaking.…

By C. Davis Parchment (she/her) and Sarina Dayal (she/they)

June 2, 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on civil society, part two

In July 2020, Candid published a blog post examining the many surveys inquiring about social sector organizations’ needs in light of COVID-19. Conducted between March and July, these surveys revealed that during the early months of the crisis, nonprofits were…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

March 29, 2021

Native Americans in Philanthropy highlights Indigenous community response to COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been severe in Indigenous communities. In the face of these significant challenges, tribal communities have mobilized resources to mitigate hardship. Capturing the resilience of Indigenous communities, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) published a…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

February 4, 2021

Answering your questions about nonprofits, disability rights, and the current crises

We’ve been sharing answers to our questions about COVID-19, our democracy, racial equity in our society, and what we can do to help the world move forward. Recently, we emailed to ask you to send us your questions. Here are…

By Anna Koob (she/her) and Sarina Dayal (she/they)

December 10, 2020

Philanthropy and U.S. democracy since 2016

History has shown that presidential election years can equate to big giving years for some nonprofits. In particular, organizations whose agendas counter those of the winning candidate can end up receiving a drastic spike in giving. For example, the ACLU,…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

October 26, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on civil society

Over the last four months, organizations around the globe have surveyed foundations, nonprofits, civil society organizations, and individuals to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting them. The findings from these surveys provide data to help the sector best respond…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

July 30, 2020