Dispatches: Philanthropy responds to the COVID-19 pandemic

Alliance magazine

It has been an extraordinary and terrifying start to the new decade as countries around the world face up to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following are edited excerpts of a conversation between a global group of members from our editorial advisory board in March 2020 about what philanthropy needs to do to support the frontlines of the crisis.


Tao Ze

TAO Ze writes: Yishan is the China Philanthropy Data Center. We are building a data platform to track the donation flows for coronavirus. So far, we have registered over 34,000 grantmakers and 4,500 public charities who are fighting the virus in China. Over $4 billion has been donated in the past two months. Now we are working on the data analysis of the donors’ strategy and how the charities spend the money.

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