The global coronavirus pandemic has imposed limitations and forced painful choices in nearly every aspect of our personal, professional, and public lives. Case in point: education. Pandemic-induced closures in the spring forced immediate adaptations as schools shifted to distance learning models, and now, nine months later, the impacts on schools, teachers, students, and families continue to intensify.
As foundations and donors grapple with everything going on in our world right now—a global pandemic, human rights protests in response to systemic racism, police brutality of Black citizens, climate change, fires and other natural disasters, as well as unequal access to education, housing, and living-wage employment—there is a rising call for foundations and donor advised funds (DAFs) to increase payout (either temporarily or permanently) to meet growing needs.
The global pandemic has arguably disrupted every sector and expectation in 2020. Here in California, elected officials have had to adapt in major ways
Wildfires sparked during the dry lightning storm on August 15 have hit the San Francisco Bay Area community hard and unseasonably early this year.