September 09th, 2020
In May, Philanthropy Australia released the results of a survey of Australia's leading philanthropic trusts and foundations funding response to COVID-19.
To develop a broader, ongoing understanding of philanthropy's response to the pandemic, we conducted a follow-up survey last month, the results of which show that philanthropy has continued its rapid, generous and flexible response.
Notably, 81% of respondents changed or adapted their funding, 47% shifted to unrestricted grants, 63% established new COVID-19 programs and 46% are considering longer-term changes to their grantmaking practices.
Funders: Give Where You Live Foundation and Geelong Community Foundation
For-purpose: Kids Thrive
Award partners: Australian Communities Foundation, Australian Community Philanthropy, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal & Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation.
Funder: The Balnaves Foundation
Funding recipient: Guardian Australia
Award partner: Ninti One