How Covid-19 Will Impact Health System Philanthropy
Converting crisis-motivated giving to long-term support
June 11, 2020
10 Minute Read
In just the first few weeks following the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States, billions of charitable dollars were poured into solving the problem. From grassroots efforts on crowdfunding platforms to multimillion-dollar commitments from large foundations, the rapid philanthropic mobilization around Covid-19 has been impressive and perhaps unprecedented.
The data shows that hospitals and health systems are benefitting now from this surge in support, but it’s not certain to last. Here’s our assessment of what comes next, and why the hard work ahead is ultimately worth it.