- Byers Minton & Associates Daily DeWine Briefing- March 19, 2020
- 2020 Coronavirus Fact Sheet, Cleveland Public Health
- The Ohio Department of Health, COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Districts and Providers
What Philanthropy Ohio members are doing to help
- Bank of America have approved $50,000 response fund for Trustees to direct up to $5,000 to organizations working on the front lines of the crisis.
- Barberton Community Foundation emergency Response Fund
- bi3 - Bethesda Inc.’s grant making initiative to transform health - and Bethesda Foundation are teaming up to award a priority grant of $30,000 to the TriHealth Team Member Emergency Fund to help provide childcare and related costs for clinical team members in need of support.
- The Columbus Foundation has developed a response plan to assist those in our community affected.
- The Dayton Foundation and the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, along with a coalition of philanthropic, government and other individual partners, have joined together to establish the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton. Individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations may make charitable contributions to the fund
- Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation have committed $1 million to aid COVID-19 efforts across our service territory, including a $250,000 grant to the American Red Cross.
- Kaulig Charitable Giving Programs
- Marietta Community Foundation is using grant funding to help the community with the Community Impact Fund.
- Pickaway County Community Foundation Feed Our Kids Fund
- United Way of Greater Cincinnati contributing to Covid-19 relief.
Housing Stability during COVID-19
- Watch the March 5 webinar, organized by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and co-sponsored by TFN, to learn more about how you and your organization can help. Speakers discussed the role philanthropy can play during pandemics including advocacy, sharing accurate messaging, and funding preparedness, response and mitigation.
- Supporting Students During COVID-19
- Antony Bugg-Levine of Nonprofit Finance Fund has written a great article on how philanthropy can support nonprofits during this time.
- Amplifier Giving partnered with Repair the World to produce this excellent one-pager on caring for each other in times of crisis.
- 6 Steps for Grant Makers to Take Now to Ensure Nonprofits Recover (Opinion) - The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: What We Have Learned From Crises and Can Use in Coronavirus Age
- FSG: COVID-19 – Seven Things Philanthropy Can Do
- Coronavirus and Racial + Social Equity: Centering Justice During Times of Uncertainty and Four Things You Can Do Right Now
What Can Funders Do?
As funders with close ties to the people and places you support and serve, we encourage you to be mindful of the important role philanthropy plays in ensuring responses to the coronavirus epidemic align with our values, especially in light of racist and xenophobic attacks against Asians and Asian-Americans.
While the full economic impact of the virus is far from being known, we recognize that workers who rely on hourly wages, freelance work or gig-economy jobs do not have the safety-net resources of paid sick days and other employer benefits — meaning they will likely suffer a heavier economic burden should they or someone they care for fall ill.
Follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Review these public health recommendations and take sensible precautions, especially while traveling.
Coronavirus: Prevention Tips
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to the CDC, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
(CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.)