The Packard Foundation is committed to responding to the urgent, unprecedented needs of our local communities and partners around the world. Our primary focus is to accommodate the unique demands shouldered by our grantees in the face of the Coronavirus.
A Message During COVID-19
Families, communities, and entire countries are facing complex challenges every day as a result of COVID-19. At the Packard Foundation, our founding values demand we act, and that we move quickly. This is why we are changing how we do business—adjusting our grantmaking processes to be as flexible as possible—and making new investments. Learn more below.
Supporting Our Grantees
We believe in the leadership of our grantees to make the best use of the Foundation’s funding during this crisis. In addition to providing flexibility in our grantmaking process and the ongoing support of our grantee partners, our Board of Trustees approved $21.3 million to specifically address COVID-19.
How We’re Addressing the Coronavirus
Community-Centered Solutions to COVID-19 Offer Hope in Monterey CountyView Perspective
A Year Unlike Any Other: Reviewing The Packard Foundation’s Response to COVID-19View Perspective
Groundbreaking Coronavirus Testing Strategy Shows Great Promise for Community-Level Virus TrackingView Perspective
Supporting Those Who Put Food On Our Tables: Project Ayuda Brings COVID Relief to Essential Workers in California’s Central ValleyView News
Elevating the Voice of Science amid COVID-19 – A Conversation with Science Editor-in-Chief and 1991 Packard Fellow, Holden ThorpView Perspective
Leveraging Mission Investments to Help Small Businesses Procure COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program FundingView News
COVID-19 Puts a Spotlight on What We Already Knew: National Paid Family Leave is Essential for All WorkersView News