COVID-19 Response

Our goal during this time of ever-changing uncertainty is to provide the philanthropic community with the same level of availability, advice, and attention you have associated with Foundant. The philanthropic community plays a critical role in helping people adjust, cope, and recover from crisis. To that end, we will be updating this page frequently with new resources as they come available.

  • Recommendations to Grantmakers (and Grantseekers) on COVID-19 Response

    Recommendations to Grantmakers (and Grantseekers) on COVID-19 Response

    As grantmakers and grantseekers navigate the upcoming challenges together, there are things that both sides of the funding equation can do to foster stronger funding partnerships.

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  • Grant Catalog Setup For COVID-1913:56

    Grant Catalog Setup For COVID-19

    This video will show you how to set up a Grant Catalog in CommunitySuite specifically to be used for COVID-19 related response work.

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  • Navigating Uncertain Times: How Funders Can Support their Grantees

    Navigating Uncertain Times: How Funders Can Support their Grantees

    If you're a funder wondering how to can best support grantees and communities, start by asking grantees three questions. We see emergency grants as a way to start a conversation with grantees.

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  • COVID-19: Partner Resources

    COVID-19: Partner Resources

    Our partners work hard every day to offer the resources philanthropy needs - that's doubly true in times of crisis. Find out what our partners in philanthropy are sharing here.

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  • Emergency Grants from Donor-Advised Funds: What Nonprofits Should Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

    Emergency Grants from Donor-Advised Funds: What Nonprofits Should Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

    To protect and secure grant revenues during the COVID-19 crisis, the most important first step that nonprofits should take is communicating with existing grant funders and not overlooking DAFS.

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  • COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management: Session 1 (April 1st, 2020)

    COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management: Session 1 (April 1st, 2020)

    Learn first-hand how your peers are dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic and put some of their experience to work for you.

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  • Foundant: COVID-19 Funding Data

    Foundant: COVID-19 Funding Data

    Foundant has released a new System Question to track funding related to COVID-19. The field in GLM, SLM, & CommunitySuite will allow us to identify and normalize the data in the future.

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  • Maintaining Human Connection in a Virtual World1:23:16

    Maintaining Human Connection in a Virtual World

    Foundant has implemented strategies to enable remote work environments that also maintain relationships. Hear from several key members of our team on how they've made the virtual workforce a reality.

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  • Working from home: Tips from Foundant’s remote workforce

    Working from home: Tips from Foundant’s remote workforce

    Working remote can be a challenge if you’re not used to it. Consider some of these tips from our own remote workforce as you make this change.

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  • COVID-19: Grantseeker and Nonprofit Resources

    COVID-19: Grantseeker and Nonprofit Resources

    Together, we can make a difference. Find resources from Foundant's partners and client community. Check back often, we'll keep this list updated!

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  • COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking: Real Talk from Funders (March 18, 2020)

    COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking: Real Talk from Funders (March 18, 2020)

    Learn first-hand how your peers are dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic and put some of their experience to work for you.

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  • COVID-19: Resources from the Field

    COVID-19: Resources from the Field

    As our daily lives and the world at large adjusts to a “new normal,” the philanthropic community has (as always) rallied around one another to offer support.

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  • COVID-19 Concerns in day-to-day Accounting Functions: Real Talk from Funders (March 26, 2020)

    COVID-19 Concerns in day-to-day Accounting Functions: Real Talk from Funders (March 26, 2020)

    Funders from our philanthropic community joined the Coffee Talk: Covid-19 Concerns in day-to-day accounting functions to share resources, experiences, and creative solutions.

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  • Emergency Grantseeking: Three Ways to Engage the Help of Grantmakers in the COVID-19 Crisis

    Emergency Grantseeking: Three Ways to Engage the Help of Grantmakers in the COVID-19 Crisis

    The nonprofit sector is struggling through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis. These certainly do feel like dark times. But like a beacon in the night, foundations are stepping forward to help.

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  • COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management: Real Talk from Funders (March 25, 2020)

    COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management: Real Talk from Funders (March 25, 2020)

    Scholarship Providers from our philanthropic community joined the Coffee Talk: Covid-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management to share resources, experiences, and creative solutions.

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  • Leadership in Difficult Times: Guidance for Donors and Giving Families

    Leadership in Difficult Times: Guidance for Donors and Giving Families

    Read National Center for Philanthropy's paper around responding to the Emerging COVID-19 and Economic Crises

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  • Foundant's Response to COVID-19

    Foundant's Response to COVID-19

    Foundant is taking the steps necessary to help each of you help your communities. We are reaching out to connect and share our commitment to you as you navigate a new reality.

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  • COVID-19 Coronavirus

    COVID-19 Coronavirus

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  • Coding Grants for COVID-19 in your Foundant Solution44:56

    Coding Grants for COVID-19 in your Foundant Solution

    Learn everything you need to know about the Foundant COVID-19 coding field including turning the field on, using the field to code new funding, and reallocating dollars that have already been awarded.

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  • Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking (Post-pandemic Strategy)58:38

    Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking (Post-pandemic Strategy)

    Upcoming conversations with trustees and grantees could indicate that new funding strategies and partnerships will be necessary in light of lessons learned during the pandemic.

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