The pandemic laid bare the inequities in Prince George’s County on all levels, and Prince George’s has had the largest numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths compared to any jurisdiction in Maryland and National Capital Region. Similar inequities are mirrored in the nonprofit sector, where Black and Latino-led nonprofits face serious gaps in philanthropy and government funding compared to state averages. Maryland Nonprofits, in partnership with Nonprofit Prince George’s, has gathered data on the relationship between racial equity and COVID-19, and found that nonprofits in Prince George’s County are not being funded equitably, and the gaps have worsened during the pandemic. This session will provide an overview of the data and insights from the field, and open up for dialogue on how the philanthropic community can address these barriers to help foster a strong and vibrant nonprofit community.
Heather Iliff, President & CEO, Maryland Nonprofits
Tiffany Turner-Allen, Executive Director, Nonprofit Prince George’s County