COVID-19 Grant Field

Written by Nick Miles

Last published at: March 20th, 2020


The COVID-19 grant field is designed to allow consistent tracking of funding trends across the sector in response to COVID-19. The shared aggregated data will show how much, where, and for what purpose funding is being distributed. With over 1750 grantmakers and 240 community foundations, our clients’ combined data can provide valuable insights to each other and local, state and federal government. We are using Candid’s Support Strategies taxonomy so the data can be aggregated sector wide.

The use of this field is voluntary and strictly opt-in.

If you enable this feature (in System Data), a COVID-19 drop-down menu will display when you create or edit a grant. The drop-down menu contains a list of codes that were developed (using Candid's Support Strategies taxonomy), giving you the ability to code any grants that are related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you utilize the integration with Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM), this field will sync with the integration. The field must also be enabled in your GLM site. Please note that if you sync grants to individuals from SLM to CommunitySuite, the requests will be synced as scholarships in CommunitySuite. The ability to sync those requests as grants is in development at this time.


  • System Data
  • Grants


Enable COVID-19 Field

  1. Select System Data from the Home page.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Check the box next to Enable COVID-19.
  4. Read the warning message and select Accept or Decline. If you click Decline, you will not have access to the COVID-19 field when creating or editing a grant. 
  5. If you clicked Accept, the COVID-19 field will now display when you create or edit a grant.