Read about our work on COVID-19 here.
Panorama is based in Seattle, the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. While the organization has worked on outbreak preparedness and response for years, it is still a shock to be living in the middle of a fast-moving global pandemic.
During this unusual time, it is a small comfort that Panorama can play a role in the COVID-19 response. Drawing on our CEO Gabrielle Fitzgerald’s extensive experience in outbreak preparedness, Panorama has been working on various aspects of the COVID-19 response since January.
Panorama’s work has included driving initiatives on a tech platform for the COVID-19 response, creating a Pandemic Action Network and starting a global behavior change communications campaign. Panorama has worked closely with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with other philanthropic and private sector partners, on the response.
Here at home, our team has been working remotely since early March, and compiled these tips on how to work from home and stay happy and healthy during this time. We are also committed to helping those who are dealing directly with the effects of the pandemic, and are pleased to support Angeline’s Day Center for Women, where our team regularly serves lunch. Given our belief in collaborative philanthropy, we have also made gifts to three COVID-19-related funds that are supporting the response on the local, national and global levels: Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, the CDC Relief Fund, and the COVID Solidarity Response Fund.
As the pandemic evolves, we are continuing to create and share resources with others.
Advice for Philanthropists
Philanthropy and support from the private sector helped strengthen response systems during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak. Can they do it again with Coronavirus? Learn what it’s going to take: How Philanthropists Can End the Cycle of Panic and Neglect for Disease Outbreaks
Philanthropy's response to COVID-19 is evolving, but can philanthropists curb the spread of Coronavirus on their own? Learn more about what else is needed: Coronavirus is Spreading. What is Philanthropy Doing About That? What Should it Do?
Guidance for Non-Profits
The Chronicle of Philanthropy hosted a virtual forum to help leaders steer their organizations during these turbulent times. Learn from the panel’s experts, including Panorama CEO Gabrielle Fitzgerald, about leadership, managing finances, and philanthropy during this global pandemic. Watch the forum: COVID-19, the Economy, and the Nonprofit World
Experts are urging nonprofits to prepare their finances for a potential long-term setback as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Learn what advice they have to offer: As Coronavirus Threat Continues, Experts Tell Nonprofits to Shore up Reserves
Policy Implications of COVID-19
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18th. Read more about why it’s not enough: Paid Leave is Critical for Americans During and After the COVID-19 Response
Until a vaccine is developed and deployed, behavior change is crucial in flattening the curve. Learn why it’s so important: Social Distancing: Life in the time of Coronavirus
Our CEO traveled to three continents in February and experienced the very different approaches countries were taking to combat the spread of Coronavirus. Read about her experiences: How Five Airports on Three Continents Approached Coronavirus