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Weekly Reads – March 5, 2021

A roundup of timely insight from the grantmaking community and beyond.

In Philanthropy and COVID-19 in 2020: Measuring One Year of Giving, Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy examine more than $20 billion in global philanthropic funding by institutional grantmakers and high-net-worth donors for COVID-19-related efforts during 2020. [more]

“Like many ‘systems change’ funders, we were working to address entrenched problems of mind-boggling complexity. We knew we could not act—or learn—alone if we wanted to make progress. Solutions only come into focus when social sector actors learn from and with others, especially those closest to the ground. As our sunset approached, we wondered: What would come of the knowledge we’d produced and supported?” [more]
– Ashleigh Halverstad, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, on Glasspockets by Candid

Asian hate: an old problem needing new attention: To support the social sector in its struggle against racism and hate-driven violence, we aggregate, index, and share updated information on how philanthropy is responding. […] This is what Candid has to contribute to answer AAPIP’s call and meet society’s toughest challenges. We believe every organization in the social sector can do its part, in its own unique way, to answer that call.” [more]
– Lisa Philp, Candid

“Philanthropy needs to get over its hesitancy to support religious organizations and work with health-care institutions, local congregations, and faith-based nonprofits to build trust in the vaccine and create safe spaces for the most hesitant to receive shots.” [more]
– Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core, and Robert P. Jones, Public Religion Research Institute, in Chronicle of Philanthropy