COVID-19 Community Relief Funds raised more than $1 billion across U.S., research led by Professor Laurie Paarlberg finds
COVID-19 relief funds at local United Ways and community foundations across the United States raised more than $1.05 billion and distributed at least $589 million to financially vulnerable individuals and nonprofits leading the pandemic response in their communities as of June 30, research led by Laurie Paarlberg, Ph.D., of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds. Paarlberg's team identified 1,119 such organizations supporting COVID-19 funds, 244 of which are jointly supported in partnership with at least one other neighboring United Way or community foundation. They are seeking the public's help to identify additional such funds. The project includes interactive maps.