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COVID-19 Funders Briefings

COVID-19 Funders Briefings


CNJG hosts regular briefings where funders hear from government officials, disaster recovery and health experts, nonprofit leaders, funders, and other stakeholders dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The briefings provide an opportunity to share how colleagues are changing grantmaking practices for rapid response, learn about new policies and government actions, and connect with local leaders who work with people whose financial, physical, and mental health suffers due to COVID-19. Series I topics included food insecurity, mapping response funding, racial health disparities, federal and state policy, and updates from New Jersey response funds and Rapid Response Surveys, completed in partnership with the Center for Non-Profits in March, April, and July 2020.


COVID-19 Funders Briefing Series II: What We’re Learning from COVID-19: Funding Strategies for Pandemics - September 14, 2020

Learn how to meet ongoing critical needs, support resiliency, and prepare for COVID-19 recovery during the first webinar in Series II of CNJG’s COVID-19 Funders Briefings.

COVID-19 Funders Briefing Series: The Policy Response to COVID-19 - May 18, 2020

Brandon McKoy, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective, gave an overview of federal and state policies responding to the COVID-19 crisis, with a special focus on how these policies affect nonprofits, vulnerable communities, and the state budget.

COVID-19 Funders Briefing Series: Combating Food Insecurity amid the Coronavirus Outbreak - May 11, 2020

Information on how COVID-19 is exacerbating food insecurity in New Jersey and how philanthropy can support solutions to reduce hunger in the wake of this crisis.

COVID-19 Funders Briefing Series: Addressing the COVID-19 Racial Health Disparity - May 4, 2020

Exploration of how philanthropy can help reduce the disproportionate harm that black communities in New Jersey experience from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Funders Briefing Series: Keeping Up with the Latest NJ Response Funds - April 27, 2020

An overview of the purpose and progress of four different COVID-19 funds and assistance programs.

COVID-19 Funders Briefing Series: Mapping COVID-19 Funding with Candid & Rapid Response Survey Update - April 20, 2020

Details on how funders can  share COVID-19 grants data with Candid to help coordinate and inform all NJ Grantmakers' efforts for coronavirus response and relief.

COVID-19 Funders Briefing Series: New Jersey’s Response to COVID-19 - April 13, 2020

Deborah Cornavaca, Deputy Chief of Staff for Outreach to Governor Murphy, explained how the administration is addressing a range of  complex issues related to mitigation, protecting our state’s most vulnerable, and working with partners on the ground.

COVID-19 Funders Briefing Series: Fighting Coronavirus Together with the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund - April 6, 2020

A discussion of the goals and activities of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.

How Philanthropy Can Support COVID-19 Response and Relief in New Jersey - March 20, 2020

Results of the rapid-response survey scanning the needs of the nonprofit sector, and funders sharing strategies during.