A collection of articles and commentary about existing, philanthropically supported causes and projects placed within new context of coronavirus crisis

Apr 6, 2020

Fully realizing that this list is partial and anticipating that it will be expandable moving forward, we may update it periodically.


Mary Bassett, Eric Gonzalez, and Darren Walker, “Andrew Cuomo, Stop a Coronavirus Disaster: Release People From Prison,” The New York Times, March 30, 2020

David Biemesderfer, “Grantmakers Must Put Equity at the Forefront of the Coronavirus Response,” The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March  19, 2020 (letter to the editor)

John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz, “COVID-19 Is Exposing the Gaps in Our Education System. Let’s Start Fixing Them,” Education Week, March 27, 2020

Carrie Collins-Fadell, “Early Release Initiatives Should Be a Priority as Curve Continues its Climb,” Nonprofit Quarterly, April 2, 2020

Marian Conway, “Climate Activists Take Their Campaigns Online during Pandemic Crisis,” Nonprofit Quarterly, March 30, 2020

Celine Coggins, “What Philanthropy Can Do Now to Promote Education Equity After the Pandemic,” The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 3, 2020

Mike Davis, “The Coronavirus Crisis Is a Monster Fueled by Capitalism,” In These Times, March 20, 2020

Maria Di Mento and Jim Rendon, “Survival of Arts Groups Threatened by the Impact of Coronavirus,” The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 19, 2020

Aaron Dorfman and Bethany Maki, “Coronavirus, Boom and Bust Election Funding, and an Impending Recession,” National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, March 11, 2020

Matt Hartman, “We Should Use the Coronavirus Pandemic to Fight Mass Incarceration,” Jacobin, April 3, 2020

Byron R. Johnson and Thomas S. Kidd, “Responding to COVID-19 would be a lot harder without churches and Christian groups,” The Dallas Morning News, March 25, 2020

Kristina Karisch, “The GOP Governors Using Coronavirus to Quash Abortion Rights,” Washington Monthly, April 3, 2020

David Klare, “Rethinking Our Relationship to the Natural World After Covid-19,” The Nation, April 3, 2020

Carole Levine, “States Use Covid-19 to Shut Down Abortions—Let the Lawsuits Begin!,” Nonprofit Quarterly, March 30, 2020

Christine MacDonald, “This Crisis Can Be a Gateway to Climate Action. These Activists Are Showing How,” In These Times, April 3, 2020

Adam J. MacLeod, “What We’ll Learn about Civil Society, Family, and Technology from Coronavirus,” Public Discourse, March 16, 2020

Harold Meyerson, “Medicare for All’s Teachable Moment,” The American Prospect, April 2, 2020

Megan Tobias Neely, “What Will U.S. Labor Protections Look Like After Coronavirus?,” Harvard Business Review, April 2, 2020

Jim Rendon, “Pandemic Shines a Spotlight on Some Causes,” The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 24, 2020

Philip Rojc, “Virus-Proofing the Vote: Democracy Funders Respond to COVID-19,” Inside Philanthropy, April 1, 2020

Mike Scutari, “The Arts Sector Is Being Decimated by COVID-19. What Are Funders Doing in Response?,” Inside Philanthropy, March 23, 2020

Cady Stanton, “Coronavirus Shows the Need for D.C. and Puerto Rico Statehood,” Washington Monthly, April 1, 2020

Julia Travers, “The Hardest Hit: Who is Supporting Communities of Color During COVID-19?,” Inside Philanthropy, April 2, 2020

Julia Travers, “LGBTQ Funders Scramble to Protect Vulnerable Communities,” Inside Philanthropy, March  31, 2020

Lori Villarosa, “COVID-19: Using a Racial Justice Lens Now to Transform Our Future,” Nonprofit Quarterly, March 30, 2020

Brandon J. Weichert, “Trump Should Use the Pandemic to His, and America’s, Advantage,” American Greatness, April 4, 2020