Philanthropy in Canada is undergoing a major shift in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and many funders have adapted to this unprecedented situation and adjusted their support to grantees. Philanthropy Responds is an interactive data mapping tool designed to identify initiatives and encourage collaboration within the Canadian grantmaking community to better serve Canadians impacted by this crisis. By sharing data and providing a platform to engage funders, along with a timely snapshot of activities and critical gaps in funding, Philanthropy Responds is a useful data tool to build knowledge, encourage collaboration and help funders make decisions.
The COVID crisis has illuminated issues of social, cultural, and income inequality, to name just a few. This is not an issue that philanthropy alone can address, and certainly not in its current state of operation.
Offer completely unrestricted grants, with little to no 'hoops to jump through', and very minimal reporting requirements. Everyone is overworked [...] during this time.
There are a number of groups duplicating services in the communities. Foundations need to act as leaders and nourish environments that foster collaboration to ensure that both our dollars and the public funds stretch as far as they can.
The Jimmy Pratt Foundation
St. John's, NL
There is a critical need to help Boards and Leadership teams navigate cash flow, liquidity and government announcements.
PwC Canada Foundation
Being a family foundation with a small Board, we have always been nimble and responsive. Now more than ever we are realizing the benefit of people able to convene and make decisions quickly with minimal processes.