COVID-19 Charity Pulse Survey

Good2Give and our Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)’s Global Alliance partners, have surveyed charities globally to understand how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting them.

It is hoped the results from this ongoing survey will:

  1. Encourage companies and their employees as well as the general public to donate to charities
  2. Inform Government of the results to potentially influence policy
  3. Contribute to the global conversation regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on charities around the world.

In this post we firstly examine the results from the Good2Give local survey, followed by the global results; and links to other resources. We will add information to this post as further results become available.

The Australian and New Zealand results

What are the three things your organisation needs the most right now from the Government to help see you through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?

Most Australian charities (64%) would like to see the government encourage greater levels of giving through tax incentives that support individuals and companies to give more. Matching giving is key, and Workplace Giving is a very easy way to deliver matched giving and support employees. They would also like to see support from the government to enable them to better help themselves, by giving them the best chances for successful fundraising.

Assuming no extra help becomes available, either from the Government or elsewhere, how long do you think your charity can operate in its current form, given the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

Without further support from the government or elsewhere, around one third of charities state they can continue to operate for up to 6 months; over half say they have funding for up to 12 months.

1 in 7 are uncertain about how long they can continue in their current form.

CAF Global Results & Resources

CAF has been conducting research into giving behaviours across the world for decades. In these unprecedented times that we find ourselves in due to the coronavirus crisis, CAF has been monitoring public reactions to charitable giving as well as talking to charities about their concerns.

CAF America has polled 880 charitable organisations worldwide to learn how the coronavirus global pandemic continues to impact their work. Their key findings include:

  • Nearly all, 38% of the responding organisations, reported being negatively impacted by the coronavirus global pandemic
  • Almost 15% of the organisations surveyed were forced to suspend their operations, as their activities cannot be carried out remotely. More than 60% have reported that they had to eliminate or suspend some of their regular programs and services
  • Over 70% of the respondents have seen a significant reduction in the contributions received.

To review these findings in more details, and/or download their reports, please visit:

CAF’s Head of Research in the UK, Susan Pinkney, is providing regular insight to help charities and donors understand how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the charity sector and giving. These updates discuss CAF’s own independent research, include horizon scanning, and other studies being carried out in the UK and across the world.

To review this research and some of the key findings, please visit: