COVID-19 News Digest: Week of April 13, 2020

COVID-19 News Digest: Week of April 13, 2020

Here is this week’s selection of thought-provoking readings and resources that we’ve found useful for navigating the philanthropic response to the coronavirus pandemic:

  • Violence’ against people of color increases COVID-19’s deadly toll | A Powerful op-ed in the Sacramento Bee by Dr. Tony Iton, Senior Vice President at the California Endowment. “COVID-19 is reminding us that in the United States, when it comes to your health, your zip code is more important than your genetic code.”
  • COVID-19 and the Crisis of Racial Capitalism | A short blog post by Sabeel Rahman, President of Demos, outlining 5 core problems deepening inequities for black and brown communities and how we can begin to address them together. “This is not just a pandemic crisis; it is a crisis rooted in our very system of racial capitalism and in the oligarchic inequities of American politics.”
  • Now Is A Great Time To Give: New Charitable Rules Incentivize Generosity During COVID-19 | A short and helpful article by Morgan Simon in Forbes, outlining how the CARES Act has incentivized individual giving. “There is now no limit to the deductions you can take for charitable contributions if you itemize (list out) your contributions.”