COVID-19 Reports

The Voice of Corporate Philanthropy in Response to COVID-19 Worldwide | VOLUME 4

In our fourth COVID-19 survey, conducted from June 25 to July 10, CAF America, in partnership with CyberGrants and The Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), captured the voices of 73 corporations ranging from Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, to small & medium-size enterprises (SMEs) that shared the impact of the pandemic on their philanthropic giving.

This report provides insight into corporate philanthropic efforts since the pandemic began. The experiences of the past few months enable donors to consider how actions taken to support the resilience of communities in need have fared, and how this knowledge can help the global community navigate the best path forward.

Key Findings Include

  • Distribution of giving domestically covers all 50 states and Puerto Rico and nearly 60% of surveyed corporations give internationally.
  • The three highest needs addressed were in disaster relief, health, and food security.
  • Corporations are doing more to support in this time of need, with 72% of the respondents increasing their contributions to charities.
  • Companies are demonstrating their flexibility to grantee needs, with 65% offering to change grant purposes to redirect funds to the most immediate needs, and 54% offering grant extensions.
  • 43% intend to revise their disaster relief strategy while 26% intend to expand their employee engagement programming.


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Key Findings Include

  • 1 in 3 responding organizations foresee that they will be forced to close down within the next 12-month period.
  • 16.27% of the surveyed organizations did not receive any funding in the last month and many are struggling to manage increased need for their services while seeing a significant decrease in the size of the grants provided by long-term donors.
  • Close to 50% of the respondents were allowed grant extensions on current projects and over 39% were able to redirect funds to other projects.

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Key Findings Include

  • Nearly all, 94.38% of the responding organizations, reported being negatively impacted by the coronavirus global pandemic.
  • Many have shared concerns about the long-term impact of the pandemic on their donors’ ability to continue their support while the need for services is expected to increase, as more lives will be impacted by the economic hardships exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic
  • Almost 15% of the organizations surveyed were forced to suspend their operations, as their activities cannot be carried out remotely.

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Key Findings Include

  • 67.93% of the respondents have seen a decrease in funding and reported difficulties in reaching donors, while 33.97% indicated an increase in operational costs.
  • Despite the serious challenges organizations are experiencing worldwide, almost all respondents (90.10%) continue to serve their communities.
  • 64.09% of the respondents engaged in researching ways to innovate and adapt their operations to the current reality shaped by the coronavirus pandemic.


Webinar | The Voice of Corporate Philanthropy in Response to COVID-19 Worldwide

Join CAF America CEO and President Ted Hart and Senior Vice President of External Affairs Jessie Krafft for industry insights and summarized research findings from Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies to shed light on their experience and learn how they adjusted their philanthropic strategies to accommodate existing grantees and support new ones.

Find out more in the full report or visit CAF America's COVID-19 response page.


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