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Marillac Mission Fund's Response to COVID-19
In this time of concern and uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the board and staff at the Marillac Mission Fund (MMF) are keeping our grantees and the communities they serve on the forefront of our minds and efforts.
Grantee Spotlight: Eye ThrivePivoting an inherently in-person service amidst a global pandemic is no easy feat, but Eye Thrive has shown that with some innovation, guidance, and support from funders like Marillac Mission Fund, anything is possible.
Older Adults and the PandemicAs America begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded of the profound impact that the virus and the social isolation that it necessitated had on older adults. The Catholic Health Association recently held a webinar series titled “Old Age- Our Future” to explore this topic and envision new ways of serving older adults.
Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits
Based on a national survey of nonprofit leaders conducted in February 2021, Persevering through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits report from The Center for Effective Philanthropy sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nonprofits, how funders have stepped up, and how foundations have been more flexible, responsive, and communicative with grantees—but less so with grantee organizations led by women or serving certain communities of color.
American Rescue Plan: How it may impact nonprofits and their clients
The House gave final approval to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill on March 10, 2021. This article highlights some of the major provisions in the bill and the effects they may have on reducing poverty rates in 2021.