The national organization Grantmakers in Aging recently held a webinar to cover how philanthropy can respond to COVID-19 in rural places, especially to meet the needs of older adults. Some of the standard funder responses include relaxing reporting requirements, paying forward existing obligations, converting program grants to general operating support, and contributing to funder pools. However, presenters also highlighted some more innovative responses such as disseminating accurate information locally, supporting broadband efforts, checking in on isolated older adults, leveraging community connections, and helping source PPE for rural health providers. #covid-19 #rural
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