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COVID-19 Response and Resources

We are all experiencing the impact of COVID-19.

From the way we work to the way we socialize, 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 is committed to its mission—to increase philanthropy in society.

NPT has taken steps to protect our employees and their families while continuing to work on behalf of our donors. We are utilizing technology to keep our team connected and to work at full operational capacity while we are implementing recommended measures for social distancing.

We are responding promptly to our donors’ requests to initiate new contributions, recommend investment allocations and suggest new grants.  We remain ready to help our donors support the causes that mean the most to them and expect to maintain our normal high service standards.

Since 1996, NPT has helped donors like you make more than 311,000 grants totaling more than $7.7 billion to charities all over the world. Our donors, along with the greater community of charitably-minded individuals, are hoping to support our respective communities in the challenges we are all facing.

If you wish to recommend a grant to charity now, please log in to your donor-advised fund account on the donor portal and click the RECOMMEND A GRANT button. And if you wish to open a new donor-advised fund to manage your philanthropic response to these unprecedented times, visit Open a Donor-Advised Fund Account to get started.


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 will be felt around the world, and people are reaching across borders with assistance and aid. If there is a charity overseas you would like to support, your NPT DAF can facilitate international grants. You may also wish to explore whether impact investing with one of our themed portfolios could help you have a positive impact on vulnerable populations even before you make a grant.
  • 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 marketable securities to your NPT DAF, and you can even contribute with a credit card. But if you are looking for more ways to give, now may be the time to explore complex or illiquid gifts. NPT can help you convert gifts of real estate, art, collectibles or other assets into charitable capital.
  • Give without restriction. The majority of grants made from NPT 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 favorite charity.


NPT Webinar: How to Support Your Clients’ Giving in the Time of COVID-19


To learn more about how to support disease outbreak prevention and recovery through your philanthropy, please explore the following resources:

Philanthropic Guidance

General COVID-19 Information

Charities to Support

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We’re here to help our donors help others during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A $5,000 unrestricted gift supplies meals to students in the Denver area while school is suspended.

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A $1,000 grant provides mobile meals for elderly community members in Knoxville.

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San Francisco

A $500,000 grant supports vulnerable community members and businesses in San Francisco.

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Kansas City

A $1,030 grant provides emergency relief to those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in the Kansas City area.

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Chicago Zoo

A $250 gift to a Chicago-area zoo provides care for animals during the zoo’s closure.

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California Community Hospital

A $1,000,000 grant helps to defray the urgent costs of additional staffing and supplies for two community hospitals in California.

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Virology Lab

A $100,000 grant to a virology lab supports research on a vaccine to cross-protect against SARS CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19.

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National Blood Bank

An $8,500 grant funds the work of a national blood bank facing supply shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.