We are all experiencing the impact of COVID-19.
From the way we work to the way we socialise, we have made significant changes in our daily lives. One thing that remains constant is the help we offer to others. As your partner in giving, NPT UK is committed to its mission—to increase philanthropy in society.
If you are wondering how best to reconfigure your grantmaking during this difficult time, consider the following tips:
- Think globally. The impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world, and people are reaching across borders with assistance and aid. If there is a charity abroad you would like to support, your NPT UK DAF can facilitate grants globally.
- Act locally. Some of the most urgent needs are here at home. Consider giving to your local food bank, homeless shelter or wellness clinic, whose needs will be enhanced during this time. You can also search for your local community foundation, which will have the expertise to direct your gift where and how it is most needed.
- Explore uncommon gifts. You can contribute cash and shares to your NPT UK DAF. But if you are looking for more ways to give, now may be the time to explore complex or illiquid gifts. NPT UK can help you convert gifts of property, art, collectibles or other assets into charitable capital.
- Give without restriction. The majority of grants made from NPT UK DAFs are unrestricted—given for use at the charity’s discretion. In a time when many charities are shifting their priorities to meet urgent needs, they need flexible support now more than ever. Review your recurring grants in the donor portal and consider making an unrestricted grant to your favourite charity.
To learn more about how to support disease outbreak prevention and recovery through your philanthropy, please explore the following resources:
- From NPT UK:
- Other Guidance:
Charities to Support