Organizations across the country are adjusting to the new normal of social distancing and remote working, all while coping with the public health and economic challenges brought about by the novel coronavirus.

In a spirit of learning and collaboration, and to highlight the commitment from PACE members to support response and recovery efforts, PACE organized calls with our partners to share learnings, and we are also working to highlighted both creative and strategic response efforts from our members and others across the civic philanthropy sector.

Here is a running list of our various pieces to-date; we will venture to keep this updated as we learn and publish more on the topic.

5 Learnings from Funders as They Respond to COVID-19

Reflections from a March 2020 call co-hosted with the Democracy Funders Network and the Entrepreneurship Funders Network on how the pandemic might shape philanthropy and grantmaking. Published March 23, 2020.

Impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Election, Census & Civil Service

Reflections from a March 2020 call co-hosted with the Democracy Funders Network on the potential effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on democracy and democratic practice. Published April 2, 2020.

Creative philanthropy as a means for offering stability, blessing, and hope

Features creative and rapid responses from our members the Houston EndowmentRobert R. McCormick FoundationFetzer InstituteDelaware Community FoundationChicago Community Trust, and Democracy Fund. Published April 7, 2020.

PACE Members Infuse Resources into COVID-19 Response

Highlights announcements on coronavirus response and recovery efforts from PACE members, including the Ford Foundation, Annie. E Casey Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Kresge Foundation, New Economy Initiative, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Woods Fund of Chicago. Published April 21, 2020.

PACE Members Continue Response Efforts

Highlights the latest announcements on COVID-19 response and recovery efforts from PACE members, including California Humanities, Oregon Humanities, the McKnight Foundation, the Flinn Foundation, the latest from the Kresge Foundation, and a collaborative effort led by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Published May 18, 2020.