In collaboration with funders across the region, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia has launched a new COVID-19 Prevention & Response Fund, which will invest in neighborhood-based solutions related to COVID-19, and address equity imbalances exacerbated by the pandemic.
A group of 15 grassroots representatives living and working in communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 are serving as Community Investment Advisors for the Fund.
In this funding model, these advisors helped set priorities, established fund eligibility and criteria, and shaped a streamlined process to be used to award grants up to $25,000.
Each Community Investment Advisor received a stipend for his/her/their time and made key decisions on how dollars are allocated.
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