As the current health crisis continues to evolve, we want to share some of the steps we have taken to support the social sector and ensure the health and safety of our grantees, partners and employees. In a recent letter to grantees, investees and partners, the Foundation’s President and CEO Stephen Huddart announced that we will be increasing our grant budget for the year ahead, providing more flexibility on how our granting dollars are used, and advancing scheduled payments where necessary to ensure continuity of operations and security of employment.
Having reorganized to work remotely, we’re moving ahead with new ways to support grantees, partners and civil society. A few early examples include mentoring support for community organization leaders through Innoweave’s new Crisis Leadership coaching stream and a curated set of resources for nonprofit emergency response and leadership. Read on below for more information.
Finally, we invite you to participate in peer learning about responding to the crisis on our COVID-19 Slack workspace.