Updated July 9, 2020
As daily life and philanthropy around the world continue to evolve as a result of COVID-19, Global Impact remains committed to the health and safety of our staff, partners and their loved ones. We are especially attuned to this unprecedented situation affecting our local communities, as well as the individuals at the heart of our mission – the world’s most vulnerable.
As our team works to support our partners across the nonprofit and private sectors, we have compiled information into one central location for easy access to the resources most relevant to your needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns – we are here to help you meet your objectives now and into the future.
As nations implemented measures to stop the spread of the virus, a tandem philanthropic response ascended to address rising needs worldwide. In this critical situation, the time-consuming process of understanding regulatory requirements per country and territory hinders a rapid response. The “COVID-19 Regulatory and Response Matrix” serves as a resource with consolidated information regarding international funding, helping to guide organizations in their philanthropic decisions.
The matrix addresses the following areas for each country and territory:
- How to make grants and the taxability of those grants.
- Whether COVID-19 is classified as a state of emergency and if support for COVID-19 is considered charitable.
- How countries are responding to COVID-19, including stimulus plans, dedicated charitable funds and contributions to global efforts.
Take a deeper look at this matrix through our COVID-19 international giving guide blog series:
- Part one: Regulatory requirements by country
- Part two: Emergency status and charitable designations
- Part three: Relief financing
Global Impact’s Charity Alliance partners are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
Response efforts include mitigating and treating the disease among vulnerable communities; delivering medical supplies such as face masks, hand sanitizer and gloves to health care workers; providing infectious disease training; assisting businesses with containment and continuity strategies; and more.
As we're confronted with new challenges like hurricane season, it's more important than ever to ensure that everyone around the world has the resources they need to fight COVID-19. Give to the Coronavirus Outbreak Fund today and support relief and recovery for the vulnerable impacted by this pandemic.
- Read how your company can respond to COVID-19.
- Boost employee engagement with our Campaign Toolkit.
- Learn about Employee Assistance Programs.
- Adopt the Coronavirus Outbreak Fund for your employees to support charities responding domestically and around the world.
- Learn how to engage with your employees virtually.
- Listen to a webinar on launching an Employee Assistance Program.
- Listen to KPMG's Anita Whitehead's Ideagen interview with Global Impact President & CEO Scott Jackson about COVID-19 response.
- Learn how Hilton is responding to COVID-19 and find out ways to strengthen your own response.
- Learn about the strategy behind Action Against Hunger's rapid response to COVID-19.
- Find out how to achieve fundraising success during and after the pandemic.
- Learn three tips to help your nonprofit navigate the new legislation and tax guidance from KPMG's Ruth Madrigal.
- Listen to a webinar on Navigating your organization through COVID-19 and beyond
- Learn how Global Impact can support nonprofits to adopt a COVID-19 lens and ensure funding sustainability in this challenging time.
- Listen to Global Impact President & CEO Scott Jackson discuss leading a nonprofit during a pandemic in episode 38 of Charity Charge's podcast.
- Learn ways to approach this pandemic from Nathaniel Heller of Geneva Global, a subsidiary of Global Impact: The Strategic Philanthropist’s Approach to COVID-19.
- Find out what responding co-creatively to COVID-19 looks like in a blog post by Geneva Global's Doug Balfour: Finding Hope in the Coronavirus Crisis.
Global Impact's Operational Response
For the health of our employees and as part of our efforts to minimize community spread, Global Impact has limited business travel and our offices closed beginning March 13. All staff will telework until further notice. Fortunately, we are well positioned to continue our services virtually and do not expect any major disruptions to our work. Other implications are as follows:
- While we enjoy hosting our partners and opening our office space for use, we will temporarily refrain from this practice.
- Staff will communicate with their respective partner contacts to transfer in-person meetings to a virtual forum and we encourage our partners to do the same.
- Contingencies are in place to send and receive business mail and packages.
Due to the fluctuating nature of this situation, we will continue to monitor and adjust operational procedures as needed.