The unfurling of a global public health crisis, economic instability, a racial justice reckoning, and a national election has required every one of us – individuals and organizations – to persevere and adapt. We are inspired by the heroic effort and resilience shown by each of our grantee partners. We trust their leadership, creativity, and deep knowledge of the communities they serve.
In support of our grantee partners, we adapted our work by increasing our grantmaking budget beyond the IRS mandated 5% payout and accelerated our grants program to ensure critical funds were available early in the crisis. In most cases, general operating funds were awarded, enabling grantees the flexibility to pivot as needed or to “keep the lights on.” In addition, we joined civic and foundation leaders in locations where do grantmaking to support front-line organizations impacted by COVID-19.
Our work continues to evolve as our communities transition from crisis mode to near-term adaptations and planning for long-term recovery. As part of that evolution, we are exploring changes to our own work that will best support our grantee partners and our communities. Currently, we are reviewing our grantmaking process and committing to an organization-wide learning journey to understand systemic racism more fully and to determine how we can work in partnership to address structural barriers and social injustice.
Staff continue to work remotely, although they are reachable via email and phone using the same contact information. Please feel free to reach out to us. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions on how we can support our collective resilience.
While there is much uncertainty in the months ahead, we remain heartened by the extraordinary leadership of front-line workers, social justice advocates, and public officials in their resolve to build a better tomorrow.
PCT Trustees and Team
2020 COVID-19 Giving
Between March & September of 2020, Prince Charitable Trusts awarded $368,000 in grants to current nonprofit partners efforts to respond to the challenges their organizations and constituencies face as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, $315,000 in contributions were made to the following COVID-19 response funds.
In addition, contributions were made to the following COVID-19 response funds.
- ALL CHICAGO COVID-19 HOMELESS SYSTEM AGENCY EMERGENCY FUND | $20,000
- ARTS WORK FUND EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND | $20,000
- CHICAGO COMMUNITY COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND | $55,000
- GREATER WASHINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
COVID EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND | $50,000
- MID-ATLANTIC FOOD RESILIENCE AND ACCESS COALITION | $150,000
- RHODE ISLAND COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND | $20,000