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US LEGISLATION, signed 3/27 and updated 4/24, added or modified the requirements for all USA - applications opened 4/3.  WE HAVE LATEST THROUGH INSIDER TRAININGS and NETWORKING - APPLY QUICKLY - FUNDS ARE LIMITED.

Through SBA Lender:

  • Paycheck Protection Loans - 100% federally-guaranteed - employers maintaining full payroll - forgivable
  • SBA Express Bridge Loans - up to $25K with less paperwork - payable with EIDL loan


Direct through the SBA:


  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) - up to $2M at 4% up to 30 years
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Advance/Grant - up to $10K withing 3 days - when applying for an EIDL - forgiven if rejected
  • Small Business Debt Relief Program - non-disaster SBA loans - cover all loan payments SBA loans for 6 months
  • Other Payroll Tax programs

Guides, Details and Application Forms are available - Contact Us


Jump on the process of applying where possible, and see/apply to other programs below.


State of ColoradoALL states below

(includes the new SBA-Relief programs, especially the Paycheck Protection Program - PPP - more in Federal Resources)

Statewide Resources

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) - Emergency Leave with Pay
Find details on the latest leave with pay rules and industry specifics.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)
Visit this website for the latest information for employers and workers.  Website links include information on: - Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 - Workplace Preparedness - Information from the Division of Federal Employees Compensation (DFEC)

Colorado Housing Financial Assistance Programs
Extensive list of resources that are generally available to many areas of Colorado for tenants who may be struggling to pay some of their rent amid Coronavirus.  The organizations are broken down by state, state nonprofit, county and city resources.  The organizations in the list below are not affiliated with the Colorado Apartment Association or any of its subsidiaries.

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The resources at ChooseColorado.com, provide state and federal COVID-19 announcements, programs, and information relevant to Colorado businesses, including funding.

Colorado SBDC COVID-19 Disaster Response Webinars
The Colorado SBDC Networking is regularly hosting webinars to guide you through the COVID-19 emergency response and preparedness.

Contracting: If a situation occurs that will prevent small businesses with federal government contracts from successfully performing, they should reach out to their contracting officer and seek extensions before they receive cure notices or threats of termination.  Please read this legal firm blog entry (PDF) for how government contractors can protect their companies against virus impact.

Critical Business Certification Form
Executive Order D 2020 017 “Ordering Coloradans To Stay at Home Due to the Presence of COVID-19 in the State,” and the corresponding Public Health Order 20-24 Amended Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay at Home Requirements exempt critical businesses.  Please see PHO 20- 24 for the complete and current list of authorized businesses that are exempt.

Small Business Emergency Response Roundtable Webinar
The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and the Pikes Peak Workforce Center have collaborated to provide our small business community the latest information in small business emergency response.  Sponsored by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.  We understand that as a small business, you may have already experienced economic injury.  This panel will provide you with the latest resources and updates on small business support.

USDA COVID-19 Response Resources
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, including funding.  Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.

Other Colorado Information Sources

Business Interruption Insurance - Advocate for Yourself
Business Interruption insurance normally covers the replacement of lost income when operations are halted during a natural disaster such as a fire.  It covers operating expenses, a move to a temporary location, payroll, taxes and loan payments.  The Coronavirus pandemic is uncharted territory and until we know more about what insurances companies should cover, here are some steps to advocate for yourself:
1.  Ask your agent to file a claim with the carrier even if they tell you that your business is not covered.
2.  When you receive the declination document, write a letter to the carrier and tell them why you are disputing the declination (be specific)
3.  If declined again, connect with an independent insurance specialist and see if the next step should be to file a request for help at the Colorado Division of Insurance

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is a great resource to keep up on the latest throughout the state of Colorado.

Colorado Public Health & Executive Orders Explained
There have been a number of executive orders and public health orders released by the governor this month and the legal language used can be hard to understand.  We have provided this information, written for the rest of us, about what they mean and who is affected.

Colorado Small Business Navigator & COVID-19 Small Business Hotline
The Small Business Navigator is the first point of contact for new and existing business owners with questions about federal, state and local licensing requirements.  The navigator also provides referrals to a variety of state and federal assistance programs and local small business training.  In addition, the navigator maintains a comprehensive database of federal, state and local regulatory and permitting requirements.  SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 DISASTER RESPONSE HOTLINE: 303-860-5881 (OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-5PM)

Support CO Local
Support CO Local is helping local businesses in Colorado sell gift cards in order for them to keep revenue coming in during their closure for the COVID-19.


Federal Resources

Small Business Administration - Process for Accesses Relief Lending (including the Payroll Protection Program - PPP)
The US SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital.  Read about the process here.  Applications opened 4/3/20.

Treasury Department
CARES Act and SBA financial assistance.  WARNING:  If you receive calls, emails, or other communications claiming to be from the Treasury Department and offering COVID-19 related grants or stimulus payments in exchange for personal financial information, or an advance fee, tax, or charge of any kind, including the purchase of gift cards, do not respond.

Other Fed Information Sources

CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in community settings.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Response Toolkit
The US Chamber has compiled CDC’s coronavirus recommendations for businesses and workers across the country.  We continue to encourage American businesses to follow data-based guidance from the CDC and state and local officials.

Customs and Border Protections Trade Updates
US CBP has created this webpage for updates, information and impacts on trade due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Export Import Bank of the United States Resources
EXIM is committed to fully supporting the US exporting community during this crisis.  This page will be updated with any information about EXIM's response activities.

IRS Extends Filing Period to July 15
The IRS is extending the federal income tax filing deadline to July 15 as part of a growing effort to stem the financial pain from the coronavirus pandemic - announced Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin today.- The news has been verified via multiple news agencies.  The IRS site has not been updated.  Secretary Mnuchin urged those getting a return to file now to receive their return as soon as possible.

Loans & Grants

Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants
The Colorado COVID Relief Fund’s purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado.  This Fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time.

COVID-19 CO Creatives Relief Grant
The COVID-19 CO Creatives Relief Grant is a one-time payment to non-profit arts organizations in Colorado with an annual operating budget of less than $1 million.  These grants are dependent on available funds.  All grants are for general operating support.  Priority will be given to small and mid-size organizations, particularly those working in underserved communities.  Grant funds need to be expended by December 31, 2020.  The award amounts will be based on the organization’s cash operating revenue for the most recently completed fiscal year.

El Pomar Assistance Fund
El Pomar Foundation announced the establishment of the Colorado Assistance Fund (CAF).  CAF is a $1 million fund offering immediate aid to nonprofit organizations supporting Colorado communities, organizations and individuals affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Facebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses as governments throughout the country urge gyms and restaurants to close their doors to slow the coronavirus pandemic.

JP Morgan Chase Assistance to Small Businesses
JPMorgan Chase announced a $50 million global philanthropic commitment to address the immediate public health and long-term economic challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic.  $8 million to assist small businesses vulnerable to significant economic hardships in the U.S., China and Europe.

Kiva Loans
The nonprofit organization Kiva provides 0% interest loans to small businesses worldwide.  They are expanding eligibility and the amount of loans provided during this crisis.

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Verizon, LISC is offering grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available.



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Updated 4/10/2020 - Please note that Phillips Edison & Company does not certify as to the availability of any of these resources to you or as to whether the information presented is accurate or current.  Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, tax or other advice.


















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Deadline-Specific Opportunities

LISC: Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Geographic Scope: United States
Application Deadline: April 4, 2020
LISC will use Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.

American Heart Association: AHA Rapid Response Grant
Geographic Scope: United States
Application Deadline: April 6, 2020
The AHA invites cardiovascular-focused applications that will contribute to understanding the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, clinical manifestations, clinical management (including critical care management) and social behaviors which can lead to dissemination, containment, and complications of COVID-19.

LifeArc: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Therapeutics
Geographic Scope: Global
Application Deadline: April 6, 2020
LifeArc has made available an initial £10M for the identification of therapeutics that can be rapidly deployed to treat COVID-19.  The aim is to run trials in patients during the current epidemic.  It is anticipated that applications will be for funding to repurpose one or more drugs that are generic, already licensed, or are in late stage development for another indication.

Tegan and Sara Foundation: Community Grants
Geographic Scope: Canada and the United States
Application Deadline: April 6, 2020
Committed to uplifting the LGBTQ+ community, especially as current times have left queer people uniquely disadvantaged.  Grants are provided to/for projects and initiatives meeting the needs of the LGBTQ+ community caused by COVID-19; youth creators, activists, and organizations; small nonprofits; projects that need starter funding to get off the ground, and initiatives that specifically benefit intersectionally marginalized groups, including LGBTQ+ people of color, trans communities, and rurally-based LGBTQ+ populations.

Life From Our Living Rooms
Geographic Scope: New York, NY
Application Deadline: April 8, 2020
Emergency relief to New York City musicians whose freelance careers have been impacted.  Eligible applicants include current residents of New York City whose primary source of income is music performance, with demonstrated loss of income as a result of cancellations.

Austin Community Foundation: All Together ATX
Geographic Scope: Austin, TX
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020
Area nonprofits should submit proposals for the work they are doing to provide assistance to those most negatively impacted by the suppression efforts for and the spread of COVID-19.

Dance/NYC: Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: New York, NY
Application Deadlines: Organizations – April 10, 2020, Freelance Dancers – May 8, 2020
Provides support to New York City area freelance dance workers and dance making organizations.  The Fund will prioritize supporting communities most impacted by COVID-19 including African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA), disabled, immigrant, and women-identifying artists, as well as those at high risk including elderly and immunosuppressed artists.

Partnership of Women
Geographic Scope: Henderson, KY
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020
Supporting Henderson County community organizations whose fundraising efforts have been hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resistance Labs: COVID SMS Program Incubation Grants
Geographic Scope: United States
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020
Resistance Labs is providing $15,000 worth of mass data, SMS, and program consulting services to organizations responding to the COVID crisis.  With the support of Resistance Labs, organizations can reach up to 100,000 contacts.  The aim is to identify critical programs and services and help them scale their reach via text messaging.

Rodenberry Foundation: Rodenberry Prize
Geographic Scope: Global
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020
The $1M Roddenberry Prize is a call for big, bold solutions from anyone, anywhere that address the challenges of an unpredictable and fast-changing global landscape.  Four game-changing and innovative solutions will each receive $250,000 for their work in one of the following fields: Education, Science, Environment, and Humanity.  In response to Covid-19, the Foundation strongly encourages applications that address the range of societal, health, and economic repercussions of the pandemic.

UN World Tourism Organization: Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge
Geographic Scope: Global
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020
In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from COVID-19.  The winners of the Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge will be invited to pitch their ideas to reps of more than 150 governments and will also enjoy access to the UNWTO Innovation Network.

Kinkade Family Foundation: Emergency Grant for Curators
Geographic Scope: United States
Application Deadline: April 12, 2020
Supports curators developing projects that promote artwork of contemporary and experimental nature.  The program will provide one one-time grant of up to $5,000 for unexpected emergencies related to COVID-19.

Kinkade Family Foundation: Emergency Grants for Humanitarian Nonprofit Organizations
Geographic Scope: United States and US Territories
Application Deadline: April 12, 2020
Providing Emergency Grants for humanitarian nonprofit organizations that are supporting women, children, families or art initiatives.  One-time grants of up to $2,500 are provided for unexpected emergencies related to COVID-19.

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation: Idea Awards COVID-19 Response Grant Lottery
Geographic Scope: Global
Application Deadline: April 14, 2020
Provides grants of $2,500 to playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists who have had a full professional production of which they are a writer that was cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to closures.

Luminaria and the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture: Corona Arts Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Bexar County, TX
Application Deadline: April 14, 2020
Provides technical and professional development support for individual artists during the national pandemic - up to $600.

Central Alabama Community Foundation: Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: The River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 15, 2020.
Will support nonprofit emergency response and recovery efforts in the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass.  Grants will be awarded to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations supporting basic needs or health and wellness efforts related to the COVID-19 emergency and its aftermath.

Austin Community Foundation: Stand With Austin
Geographic Scope: Austin, TX
Application Deadline: April 17, 2020
Area nonprofits should submit proposals for the work they are doing to provide assistance to individuals and small businesses most negatively impacted by the cancellation of SXSW.

City of Boston: Boston Artist Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Boston, MA
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
Will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

4Culture: Cultural Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: King County, WA
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
As closures, cancellations, and loss of work due to COVID-19 impact the King County cultural sector, our Cultural Relief Fund will distribute $1 million over the coming months.

Colorado COVID Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Colorado
Application Deadlines: April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16, and May 30, 2020
Goal is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado.  Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations in CO may receive general operating grant up to $25,000.

MIT Solve: Health Security & Pandemics Challenge
Geographic Scope: Global
Application deadline: June 18, 2020
MIT Solve is seeking tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak, for example by improving individual hygiene, developing low-cost rapid diagnostics, analyzing data that informs decision making, and providing tools that protect health workers.  Solve is also seeking solutions that focus on preventative and mitigation measures that strengthen access to affordable primary healthcare systems, enhance disease surveillance systems, and improve healthcare supply chains.

Facebook Journalism Project
Geographic Scope: US and Canada
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until $1 million in grant payments has been awarded.  The Facebook Journalism Project will offer a total of $1 million in grants to support US and Canadian local news organizations covering the coronavirus.

US National

ConvertKit: The Creator Fund
Geographic Scope: United States
Provides financial assistance to active creators who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.  The Fund covers medical, childcare, housing, or grocery needs.

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: United States
Provides direct financial assistance to musicians in the US who have lost work as a result of Corona-related event cancellations up to $500 per gig.

Freelancers Union: Freelancers Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: United States
Will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household in the US to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs, including food or food supplies, utility payments, and cash assistance to cover income loss.  (Applications will open on April 2, 2020.)

MusiCares: COVID-19 Relief Fund 
Geographic Scope: United States
Expanded services to include lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or performances due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.  Music industry professionals may apply for basic living assistance (rent or mortgage).

National Science Foundation: Rapid Response Research (RAPID)
Geographic Scope: United States
Accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.  Researchers may use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism to submit requests up to $200,000 and up to one year in duration.

Peace Development Fund: De Colores Rapid Response Fund
Geographic Scope: United States
Designed for strategic intervention in movement moments like this, offers grants of $500 to $1,000 to grassroots organizations working to make positive community interventions through strategic, organizing-focused approaches, especially in marginalized communities of color and working class communities.

Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation: COVID-19 Emergency Grant
Geographic Scope: United States
Aims to assist individuals who work in theatrical exhibition.  In order to be eligible, individuals must have worked in theatrical exhibition for a minimum of five years, derive their primary source of income from the movie theater circuit, and have been furloughed or laid off.

US Regional

Albuquerque Community Foundation: Emergency Action Fund
Geographic Scope: Greater Albuquerque area
Supports nonprofit organizations in the Greater Albuquerque area struggling with lost and non-recoverable revenue expenses due to COVID-19.  All grants are unrestricted and will range from $500 to $5,000.

Allegany Franciscan Ministries: Coronavirus Relief and Recovery Fund
Geographic Scope: Palm Beach, Martin, and St.  Lucie, FL
Provides support to nonprofit organizations providing services to Palm Beach, Martin County, and St.  Lucie county residents.  Funding priorities include: emergency food, shelter, and other basic needs; expansion of service capacity related to increased demand for direct services; access to healthcare services for uninsured and underinsured clients; and technology and other resources to allow an organization to continue to provide services.

Amarillo Area Foundation and The Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation: Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: The Texas Panhandle
Emergency grants will be funded through the AAF Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund for requests that will meet critical needs.  Funding priorities at this time are programs providing food for high-risk populations, direct healthcare services, programs providing childcare for essential workers, and programs designed to diminish the risk of exposure to the virus.

Amazon: Small Business Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Seattle (South Lake Union and Regrade neighborhoods), WA
Ams to help neighborhood small businesses maintain their livelihood, and continue to foster a vibrant community.  To be eligible for a grant, recipients must have fewer than 50 employees or less than $7 million in annual revenue.

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation: Short-Term Cash Flow Program
Geographic Scope: Ann Arbor area, Michigan
Makes short-term (up to 180 days) cash flow loans of $5,000 - $50,000.  This program has been initiated as part of AAACF’s philanthropic response to the COVID-19 health pandemic and economic crisis and complements AAACF’s grantmaking to support COVID-19 response, relief, and recovery efforts.

Arizona Community Foundation: COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Arizona
Provides immediate relief to nonprofit organizations in Arizona facing an increased demand for services from clients and communities as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Once the state of emergency has expired, any remaining funds will support nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19 financially as a result of program disruptions or cancellations resulting in revenue loss.

Arkansas Community Foundation: COVID-19 Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Arkansas
Provides $1,000 mini-grants to organizations that are supporting immediate COVID-19 response.  Nonprofits, schools, churches, hospitals, & government agencies are eligible.

Artist Trust: COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Washington
Provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists in Washington State whose livelihoods are impacted by COVID-19.

Arts Council of Greater New Haven: New Haven Creative Sector Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: New Haven, CT
Will distribute immediate financial assistance to individual creatives and arts institutions most impacted by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).  Applicants can apply on a rolling basis to receive up to $1,000 based on their financial situation, with a priority for low-income individuals and small-budget arts organizations.

Berrien Community Foundation: Emergency Response and Recovery Grant
Geographic Scope: Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties, MI
Support for organizations that are serving those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  Grants will focus on those programs doing emergency relief, such as food pantries, child and baby needs, needs for shelters, and help for homebound seniors.

Boston Singer’s Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: New England region of the United States
Supports New England-based singers whose classical performances were cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19.

Brandywine Health Foundation: Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Greater Coatsville area, PA
Will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Coatesville area serving the Coatesville Area School District geographic area including: City of Coatesville, Boroughs of Modena and South Coatesville, and the Townships of Caln, East Fallowfield, Sadsbury, Valley, West Brandywine, and West Caln.  The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health, human service, and community economic development initiatives and the continuation or augmentation of services negatively impacted by all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

Brooklyn Community Foundation: Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Brooklyn, NY
Will provide grants of up to $10,000 in the following priority areas: anti-stigma efforts to address anti-Asian harassment and discrimination, prevention measures (education, sanitary supplies) for vulnerable populations, practical needs in case of disruption in services to vulnerable populations, food access and practical supports, and support for workers to address lack of access to healthcare and paid sick leave, lack of proper safety equipment, and the economic impact of lost wages.

Cambridge Community Foundation
Geographic Scope: Cambridge, MA
Launched two emergency funds to help families and individuals deal with the impact of COVID-19.  The Cambridge COVID-19 Emergency Fund is available to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits working directly with low-income populations.  The Cambridge Artist Relief Fund supports artists and arts and cultural organizations facing a financial crisis.

City and County of Denver: Small Business Emergency Relief Program
Geographic Scope: Denver, CO
Working on connecting the Denver business community to the most appropriate resources in the region.  The first step is to describe the impact by filling out a questionnaire.

City and County of San Francisco: COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund
Geographic Scope: City and County of San Francisco, CA
Allows impacted business owners to access up to $10,000 for employee salaries & rent.

City of Chicago: Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund
Geographic Scope: Chicago, IL
The City of Chicago is establishing a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund, which will help to provide small businesses with emergency cash flow during this immediate health crisis.  Funds will be provided to eligible businesses as low-interest loans.

City of Los Angeles: Small Business Emergency Microloan Program
Geographic Scope: City of Los Angeles, CA
The Small Business Emergency Microloan Program provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need that have been affected by COVID-19.

City of New York: New York City Employee Retention Grant Program
Geographic Scope: New York City, NY
The Employee Retention Grant Program aims to help small businesses retain employees as they face decreased revenue as a result of COVID-19.  This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19.  Eligible businesses will receive a grant covering up to 40% of their payroll for two months, for up to $27,000.

City of San Diego: Small Business Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: The City of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista, CA
To help businesses be resilient amid the economic challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the City of San Diego has established a Small Business Relief Fund to provide grants, loans, and other resources to businesses located in the City of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista.  This fund is designed to provide economic relief + support job retention.

Cleveland Foundation: Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Cleveland, Ohio
The Cleveland Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund deploys resources to nonprofit organizations serving on the frontlines of the pandemic in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.  Funding is provided to address the urgent health, basic human services and economic needs of disproportionately impacted communities and individuals.

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina: COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund
Geographic Scope: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, and Horry counties, South Carolina
The COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations in our region working with priority groups, including senior citizens, children, health-compromised, and workers in the hospitality and tourism industry in our service area of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton and Horry counties.

Community Foundation of Greater Flint and United Way of Genesee County: Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Genesee County, MI
The Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund will award grants on a regular basis to nonprofits addressing gaps that are surfacing in key services for vulnerable community members.

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis: Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund
Geographic Scope: West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi
The Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund provides flexible funding to organizations serving community members who have been impacted by novel coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic in West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.  In order to move resources quickly and not further burden organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic, the Foundation is not hosting a formal application process at this time.  Nonprofit organizations can fill out a survey to give the Foundation an understanding of what they are seeing in the community.

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin: COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Geographic Scope: North Central Wisconsin
Will provide flexible funding for organizations working in the Foundation’s community who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak.  This Fund is designed to expand local capacity to address the effects on individuals and families as a result of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado: Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Larimer County, Colorado
Will be distributed to nonprofit organizations throughout Larimer County through the course of the crisis.  The goal is to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs.

Community Foundation of Marquette County: COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Marquette County, MI
Through this Fund, we are accepting requests for short-term funding to support operations of organizations that are struggling with immediate lost revenue and non-recoverable expenses due to COVID-19.

Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan: COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Orange and Sullivan counties, NY
Aims to address immediate and longer-term needs of residents in Orange and Sullivan counties.  The Fund will issue grants to established nonprofit organizations that provide front-line services to the most vulnerable populations – food for the neediest families and essentials, such as prescription drug deliveries to homebound senior citizens and people with compromised immune systems.

Community Foundation of St.  Clair County : COVID-19 Thumbcoast Regional Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Macomb and St.  Clair Counties, MI
Designed to give added support to those organizations on the front lines of caring for and assisting vulnerable populations, and those communities where the loss of jobs and benefits, or the closure of institutions and businesses, are creating a significant new burden for community members and the social service organizations that provide a safety net for them.

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay: COVID-19 Nonprofit Needs
Geographic Scope: The Five-County Region of Tampa Bay, FL
Not a competitive grant process.  It is an innovative way to share specific needs with the Foundation, their fundholders, as well as other philanthropists in the Tampa Bay community.  After completing the simplified Nonprofit Needs Request Form, the organization’s needs will be included within a database of requests from the community.  If the nonprofit’s request is matched with a donation, the Foundation will notify the organization and transmit funds to address the request as quickly as possible.

Community Foundation of the Ozarks: COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund Grant Program
Geographic Scope: Central and Southern Missouri
Awards grants on an ongoing basis to agencies across the Foundation’s 58-county service area of central and southern Missouri.  Current grantmaking priorities are for programs that serve vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Community Foundation for Greater Richmond: Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Central Virginia
Aims to address the most immediate urgent needs, as well as the longer-term effects of the pandemic and community recovery in Central Virginia.  Funding priorities include organizations providing crisis response services, organizations who are experiencing a greater demand for current services due to the pandemic, and organizations who are experiencing hardship due to loss of revenue.

Community Foundation for Monterey County: COVID-19 Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Monterey County, CA
Will award operating grants on an ongoing basis to nonprofit organizations and public agencies in Monterey County whose operations in support of vulnerable populations and those affected by the pandemic have been stressed by the outbreak.

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Marin County: COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Palm Beach and Martin County, FL
Will strategically deploy resources to community-based organizations that are working with communities disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region: Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Greater Capital Region, NY
Will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with local communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.  One-time operating grants will help fund frontline human services organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with vulnerable populations.  Funding will be provided to organizations located and operating in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties.  The committee will also consider supporting nonprofits operating in the surrounding counties of Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.  (In order to move resources quickly, the Foundation is not hosting a formal application process for the Fund.  Interested organizations may email the Foundation.)

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes
Geographic Scope: Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates Counties, NY
Providing support to nonprofit organizations and individuals in response to COVID-19.  Mini-grants of up to $1,000 are available to assist nonprofit organizations with: costs associated with employees telecommuting (iPads, laptops); and video conferencing or virtual meeting platform subscriptions.  Grants of up to $250 per individual are available for creative community service, such as small businesses that incur additional expenses as a result of offering free food, books to start a virtual neighborhood read, and care packages for older friends and neighbors.

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque: Disaster Recovery Fund/COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Dubuque region, IA
Will make grants focused on reducing the economic and health impacts on vulnerable populations prior to and following a disaster as well as long-term needs that may emerge.  Grants will fill gaps in services and needs that are not being met by existing nonprofit, local, state and federal resources and programs.

Community Foundation of Northern Virginia: COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia
Geographic Scope: Northern Virginia
Will award block operating grants to local nonprofits with deep roots in the community and strong experience working with the most vulnerable neighbors.  (The Foundation is not implementing a formal application process at this time.  Interested organizations may email the Foundation ensure the Foundation is are aware of the organization’s needs, both external and internal.)

Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts: SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Southeastern Massachusetts
Will provide flexible resources to organizations that are working with communities at the intersection of being most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus and most impacted by inequity.

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts: COVID-19 Response Fund for the Pioneer Valley
Geographic Scope: Pioneer Valley region, MA
Will provide flexible resources to organizations that are working with communities at the intersection of being most vulnerable to the virus and most impacted by inequity.  (In order to move resources quickly, the Foundation is not hosting a formal application process at this time.  However, the Foundation does want to know how the crisis is affecting your organization and the constituencies you serve.)

Davie Community Foundation: Davie County COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Davie County, NC
Aims to help combat the immediate needs created by the coronavirus and support nonprofit organizations who find themselves on the front lines.  Grant funds may be used for organizational capacity or direct services for the children and families they serve.
New this week

Denver Arts & Venues: Colorado Artist Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Denver, CO
Will provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual Colorado artists whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, + creative work.

East Bay Community Foundation: COVID-19: A Just East Bay Response Fund
Geographic Scope: The East Bay, CA
Will rapidly deploy resources to organizations addressing the economic impact of the broader COVID-19 outbreak, including the immediate needs of communities and organizations affected by coronavirus-related closures.  There is no Request for Proposals (RFP) or application process.  Interested organizations may contact the Foundation via email if they feel they meet the grant criteria.

East Tennessee Foundation: Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: East Tennessee
Provides timely disaster grants to nonprofit organizations in the Foundation’s region in East Tennessee.  The Fund seeks to provide emergency funds to nonprofit organizations to meet some of the critical needs created by COVID-19.

Eau Claire Community Foundation: Quick Response Community Fund 
Geographic Scope: Eau Claire area, WI
Will provide flexible and rapid resources to Eau Claire area nonprofits working with those who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and its economic consequences.

Evanston Community Foundation: Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Evanston, IL
Seeks to address the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Evanston community.  In order to move resources quickly, the Foundation is not hosting a formal application process for the Fund at this time.  Instead, the Foundation asks that organizations complete the survey to share information about their current needs so that they can determine the most optimal deployment of the funds.

Foundation for the Carolinas: COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Mecklenburg County, NC
The COVID-19 Response Fund supports Mecklenburg County organizations offering programming and services for residents.

Fremont Area Community Foundation: Community Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Lake, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Osceola Counties, MI
Will rapidly deploy resources to nonprofit organizations in Newaygo County as well as the three counties of Lake, Mecosta, and Osceola.  The Fund will provide quick help to organizations supporting children, older adults, and other vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.

Georgia Healthy Family Alliance : Immediate Needs Community Grants 
Geographic Scope: Georgia
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to Georgia Academy of Family Physicians members to address immediate local needs.  Some examples of these grant solicitations could be housing, transportation and/or food and medicine for individuals that are in a fragile or dangerous situation.  (The application guidelines are available in the Calendar of Events section of the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance website.)

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation: Urgent Needs Fund
Geographic Scope: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties, MI
Will grant funds to local nonprofit, governmental, and educational organizations that are providing vital services such as access to food and basic hygiene, caring for senior citizens, supporting utility and rental assistance, and overall basic needs.
New this week

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council: Emergency Fund for Artists
Geographic Scope: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Lawrence, Indiana, Greene, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties, PA
Will provide up to $500 in assistance to artists experiencing loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak.  It is open to artists and creative workers living in selected counties in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

Greater Toledo Community Foundation: COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan
Supports area nonprofits in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan delivering critical services during this unprecedented time.  Priority areas include immediate economic needs of economically vulnerable populations, the elderly and other high-risk populations, residents who are food insecure, and residents who have no medical insurance or are underinsured.

Heart of West Michigan United Way: Kent County Coronavirus Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Kent County, Michigan
The Kent County Coronavirus Response Fund will support the nonprofits who are serving vulnerable populations during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hispanics in Philanthropy: Civic Participation Fund
Geographic Scope: The Southern United States
Addresses the critical issues at stake for a fair and accurate 2020 Census to ensure Latinos are counted.  COVID-19 has forced organizations to quickly shift from field operations to remote digital efforts.  To expedite these new efforts, Hispanics in Philanthropy is announcing a rapid response grant pool for grassroots nonprofit organizations to help ensure Latinos are counted.

Horizons Foundation: LGBTQ COVID-19 Response Emergency Fund
Geographic Scope: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Aims to help Bay Area LGBTQ nonprofit organizations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to support individuals, couples, and families impacted by the pandemic and those in vulnerable and underserved parts of the community.  The Fund also seeks to help maintain the community’s critical nonprofit and service infrastructure by providing immediate financial support to LGBTQ organizations.

Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Illinois
Will deploy financial resources to local community foundations and nonprofits to support residents in need of emergency food and basic supplies, interim housing and shelter, primary health care services, utility assistance, direct financial assistance for household expenses, supports for children and other vulnerable populations, and nonprofit safety and operations assistance.  There is currently not an open application process for the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF), however, organizations can provide their information via a linked Google Form (see FAQs) and the Response Fund Team will provide updates as soon as they become available.

Indie Theater Fund: Rapid Relief Grants Due to COVID-19
Geographic Scope: New York, NY
Provides awards of up to $500 to support the community, prioritizing the consortium of companies, venues, and individuals working in NYC independent theater (Off-Off-Broadway in theater houses of 99 seats or less), operating with budgets under $250,000.

Kalamazoo Community Foundation: Community Urgent Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Kalamazoo County, MI
The Community Urgent Relief Fund supports local nonprofits providing meals, shelter, childcare and other necessities for families and individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Kalamazoo County.

Kern County Community Foundation
Geographic Scope: Kern County and Tulare County, CA
Administering a number of funds to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Kern and Tulare counties that are impacted by the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

League of Chicago Theatres: Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Chicago, IL
Intended to help replace lost income due to theatre closures.  The Fund is available to all those who have had to stop work and are not getting paid, including those who were on contract, part-time employees, and those working on a stipend which was not paid.

MetroWest Health Foundation: COVID-19 Emergency Grants
Geographic Scope: MetroWest area of Massachusetts
Committed $500,000 in emergency grant funding to address the COVID 19 pandemic.  Grants of up to $10,000 will go to agencies in the region that are directly responding to or mitigating the impact of the coronavirus and whose mission is consistent with foundation.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation: Michigan Small Business Relief Program
Geographic Scope: Michigan
Will provide up to $20 million in support for small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.  The funding is divided between $10 million in small business grants and $10 million in small business loans to support businesses facing drastic reductions in cash flow and the continued support of their workforce.

Midland Area Community Foundation: COVID-19 Response/Disaster Relief Grant
Geographic Scope: Midland County, MI
Available to nonprofit agencies, public schools, and government entities located in Midland County and can be used for nonprofit operations, supplies, and client assistance.  Priority is given to agencies providing needed services for vulnerable populations most impacted by this pandemic.

Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus
Geographic Scope: Minnesota
Created to support community needs as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Funding is provided for both short and long-term needs that arise within communities, due to coronavirus or future disasters that occur within the state of Minnesota.

NC Artists Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: North Carolina
Povides direct support to artists and arts presenters in North Carolina.  Eligible applicants include musicians, visual artists, actors, DJ’s, dancers, teaching artists, filmmakers, comedians, and other creative individuals and arts presenters who are experiencing widespread cancellations due to this global pandemic.

New York Community Trust: NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund
Geographic Scope: New York City, NY
Created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus.  It will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs that are hitting the city.  Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture.

North Georgia Community Foundation: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: North Georgia
Established to make strategic grants to nonprofits impacted by and serving those who are affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).  At this time the Foundation is not hosting a formal application process for the fund; interested organizations can email the president and CEO directly to inform her of the impact this virus is having on their organization and how they are serving those individuals or families who are being directly impacted at this time.

Northstar Church of the Arts: Durham Artist Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Durham, NC
Supports artists and arts presenters in Durham who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19, with priority given to BIPOC artists, transgender and nonbinary artists, and disabled artists.

OC Community Resilience Fund
Geographic Scope: Orange County, CA
Collaborative response by the Orange County philanthropic community seeking to strengthen and support community-based organizations who serve vulnerable communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Funding supports community providers in the areas of community clinic operations, emergency grants to individuals, and community-based organization operations.

Otto Bremer Trust: Community Benefit Financial Company Emergency Fund
Geographic Scope: Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin
In response to COVID-19, the Otto Bremer Trust has established a $50 million emergency fund through its Community Benefit Financial Company subsidiary to provide financial support to Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana nonprofits and other community organizations impacted by and responding to the pandemic.  The fund will provide resources in the form of short-term loans, lines of credit, and emergency grants.

Pittsburgh Foundation: Emergency Action Fund
Geographic Scope: Allegheny, Westmoreland or Beaver Counties, PA
Will address the immediate and long-term impacts of COVID-19 by providing funding in four areas: operating support for small and mid-sized nonprofit organizations (annual budgets under $5 million) serving communities with predominantly low-income households; organizations that manage emergency funds that provide direct financial assistance to individuals impacted by COVID-19; support for Federally Qualified Health Centers and other community health facilities; and small arts organizations (and individual artists) that have had to cancel productions.

Quad Cities Community Foundation: Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund
Geographic Scope: Scott and Rock Island Counties, IA
Provides support to organizations in Scott and Rock Island Counties after a disaster.  Grants will be issued as part of the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support the effort to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19 infections in these counties by helping the community follow public health recommendations, and helping address the financial impact of following those recommendations.

The Record Co.: Boston Music Maker Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Boston, MA
Provides financial relief to Boston area music makers experiencing lost income as the result of performance cancellations related to COVID-19.  Small grants of up to $200 will be paid rapidly on a first come, first served basis to affected artists and groups.

Rhode Island Foundation: COVID-19 Response Fund Grants
Geographic Scope: Rhode Island
Available to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response.  Grants will be awarded to: support nonprofit organizations providing direct assistance to Rhode Islanders with financial need or demonstrable hardship resulting from COVID-19; and provide operating support to nonprofit organizations that are meeting community needs resulting from COVID-19, and are in financial distress.

Robin Hood Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: New York, NY
Will provide support to nonprofit organizations in two areas of relief response: general operating support to continue to run their organizations and provide services, and emergency cash assistance provided to individuals in need as identified by community partners.

San Diego Foundation: San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Geographic Scope: San Diego, CA
Will make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations that have deep roots and strong experience supporting impacted communities, particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences.  Grant funding will focus on these critical areas: food security, other essential living expenses, emergent needs, rent and utility payment support, and interest-free loans for nonprofit organizations.

San Francisco Foundation: COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Geographic Scope: The five-county Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo), CA
Will make a limited number of one-time grants ($3,000 – $25,000) to nonprofits addressing the following four issue areas: racial bias, worker protection, homelessness and renter protection/housing security, and food security.

Santa Barbara Foundation: COVID-19 Response Grants
Geographic Scope: Santa Barbara County, CA
Grants are awarded to individuals and families experiencing financial need as well as to nonprofit organizations to meet increased service demand and ensure operational capacity and business continuity.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation: Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund
Geographic Scope: The ten counties in the Bay Area region, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma counties
Will be used to provide flexible operating support grants to nonprofit organizations serving one or more of the 10 counties in the San Francisco Bay Area region.  Funding will support organizations that provide emergency-related services such as food, shelter, health, and mental health services to affected communities.  Grants will also be awarded to nonprofits that have experienced unexpected costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Theatre Bay Area: COVID 19: Performing Arts Workers Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Resource for performing arts workers who are facing a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  “Performing arts workers” includes all aspects of performing arts including actors, administrators, box office/event staff, carpenters, dancers, designers, directors, musicians, playwrights, production team, singers, teaching artists, technicians, etc.

United Way of Indian River County: COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Indian River County, MI
Will provide flexible resources to organizations in the Indian River County region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of this outbreak.  One-time grants will fund organizations that have deep roots in community and strong experience working with under resourced residents, such as those without health insurance or access to paid sick leave, healthcare and hospitality workers, among others.

United Way of Northeast Florida: First Coast Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Northeast Florida
Designed to provide resources to nonprofit organizations in Northeast Florida working to meet unmet critical needs of residents who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

United Way of Palm Beach County: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery Grant
Geographic Scope: Palm Beach County and Martin County, FL
Will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County and Martin County whose staff, services, and clients have been impacted by this disaster.

United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Geographic Scope: Southeastern Michigan
Will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations that are offering emergency relief to families and individuals in need.  The initial focus will be on rapid response in support of front-line agencies providing services to the most vulnerable populations.

United Way of Washtenaw County
Geographic Scope: Washtenaw County, MI
Supports local nonprofits and community groups working with populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic faced with immediate, emergent and unanticipated community needs.

William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
Geographic Scope: Connecticut
Offering immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current events related to COVID-19.  Support could include crisis response that addresses the physical, social, emotional well-being, and safety of those most affected by racism and poverty.

Working Solutions: Oakland Small Business Emergency Grant Program
Geographic Scope: Oakland, CA
Will provide working capital grants of $5,000 to small businesses in Oakland owned by very low-income individuals who have suffered financial loss due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Grants can be used to cover costs such as rent and utilities, worker payroll, outstanding debts to vendors, and other operating costs.


Breakfast Club of Canada: COVID-19 Special Grants
Geographic Scope: Canada
Issuing special grants for community organizations and schools to help ensure children and families have access to food during the crisis.

British Business Bank: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Geographic Scope: U.K.
Provides financial support to smaller businesses (SMEs) across the UK that are losing revenue, and seeing their cashflow disrupted, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS): COVID-19 Solutions Fund
Geographic Scope: Global
Provides awards of up to $50,000 each to open source technology projects which are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in some way.  Applications will be accepted for hardware (e.g., an open source ventilator), software (e.g., a platform that connects hospitals with people who have 3D printers who can print parts for that open source ventilator), as well as software that solves for secondary effects of COVID-19 (e.g., a browser plugin that combats COVID related misinformation).

National Geographic: COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists
Geographic Scope: Global
Emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities.  The Fund will distribute support ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting.  Eligible applicants include writers, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, cartographers, filmmakers, and data visualization experts.

Peace First: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
Geographic Scope: Global
Rapid response coaching and grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated.  Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25 globally.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge
Geographic Scope: Global
Seeking proposals that develop innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders.  Priority is given to proposals that focus on systemic, under-reported issues underlying the coronavirus crisis; use data-driven or interdisciplinary approaches to reporting on coronavirus; and hold the powerful accountable.  This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad.

Soze Foundation: Artist + Activist Relief Fund
Geographic Scope: Global
Will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19.  Grants of $250 will be awarded on an ongoing basis.

Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society: Urgent Response to COVID-19 Call for Applications
Geographic Scope: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Providing funding to organizations for activities that manage the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 and implement preventative measures to support this population

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund: COVID-19 Fund
Geographic Scope: Global
Supports musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus.  Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.  Except for retired or semi-retired older (ages 55+) musicians or industry workers, the applicant must have, or recently have had, a serious medical condition.

Vancouver Foundation: Community Response Fund
Geographic Scope: Vancouver, Canada
Will provide flexible operating grants to charities in regions most immediately impacted by COVID-19 that work to address the following priority areas: immediate needs of low-income populations, the economic impact of reduced and lost work within the charitable sector, the information needs of vulnerable community members, and mobilizing citizens to assist their vulnerable neighbors with the challenges they are facing from isolation.

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