Research Round Robin: September 2020

Each month Independent Sector collects research with broad sector relevance to share with you. August’s research contains important insights into the impacts of COVID-19 on philanthropy and increased demand for healthcare services.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Candid: Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the First Half of 2020

In this report, Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy explore the trends in philanthropic giving as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data’s message is clear: More funding and support are needed, not only in response to the health challenges presented by COVID-19, but beyond, as recovery will take more than a vaccine. COVID-19 is a social, economic, and health-related disaster – a complex humanitarian emergency that is affecting the entire world.

The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics: New Data Shows Surge in Demand for Healthcare Services Amid COVID-19

With nearly 50 million Americans currently unemployed, many are consequently left without health insurance. As a result, new survey findings from The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) show a surge in new patients seeking no/low-cost medical care. NAFC, a privately funded 501c3 nonprofit organization, supports the 1,400 free and charitable clinics and pharmacies nationwide that provide a safety net for the uninsured. The group’s recent survey results demonstrate the evolving needs of at-risk populations during the pandemic.

More on the study: New Data Shows Surge in Demand for Healthcare Services Amid COVID-19


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The research summaries above are by no means an exhaustive list of the newest information out there to help us better understand the nonprofit landscape. Did we miss a report you think we should know about and share? Let us know by leaving a comment!


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