Is COVID-19 a catalyst for change in foundations practice?
Different large foundations will answer the following questions to showcase how they leveraged the crisis as a catalyst for innovations in processes and practices.
Statement #1: Covid has changed the dynamics of the relationship foundations have with their stakeholders
But is this true? Did something change in the way foundations deal with grantees / investees but also with the public sector?
Statement #2: Foundations are going back to normal
But is this true? Will the changes foundations adopted to face the Covid pandemic remain in future Foundation practice?
Statement #3: The crisis has impacted differently the capacity of delivering impact Investing instruments compared to grant-making
But is this true? Has the crisis shown particular advantages /disadvantages of impact investing instruments over grant-making?
Session co-organised in partnership with the European Foundation Centre, as part of the EVPA-EFC co-branded Initiative “Foundations Along the Spectrum of Capital”.