COVID-19 Philip L. Graham Fund Response

In response to the unprecedented challenges caused by and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philip L. Graham Fund is concentrating our current grantmaking on past grantee partners in the Health & Human Services and Education program areas.  The Fund has made a number of changes to our standard practices in an effort to increase our commitment to the community and to alleviate unnecessary burdens on our grantee partners during this crisis.  These changes include:

  • The Fund’s Board of Trustees voted to increase our grants budget for the year by 38% above what had been previously approved and plans to consider additional increases to this budget as the year progresses
  • Current grantees were given the opportunity to reallocate existing grant balances to general operating support and reporting requirements were relaxed
  • All new grants are being issued for general operating support to allow grantee partners the greatest flexibility in using grant funds
  • Our grant application process has been redesigned and streamlined and the timeline for grant decisions has been accelerated

We will continue to consider additional ways the Fund can assist our partners and the individuals and families they support and will post any updates to our plans here.

Please contact the Fund’s staff at with any questions.