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Grants for Individuals –

  • Health insurance & medical expenses

  • Home Internet access

  • Unemployment benefits

  • Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • Mortgage, rent, and utility payment assistance

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps

  • Food Assistance

  • Relief for & "gig economy", workers and contractors

  • Mental health and crisis

Emergency Grants For Individuals

Government Stimulus - Economic Impact Payments - This IRS web page lets
non-filers enter their payment information and others to check on the status
of their stimulus payment.

Government Stimulus - What you need to know from the IRS - An FAQ page
created by the IRS to answer your questions about the stimulus payments.


National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) Growth Grants

Minority Veterans of America (MVA)

Disable American Veterans (DAV)

American Nurses Foundation

Fit Pro-Relief Fund
 - A relief fund from Inspire 360 for fitness professionals that have been most impacted by COVID-19.

Western Native Voice COVID-19 Relief Fund - Members of native communities are asked to fill out a "needs assessment form" to help Western Native Voice allocate services to where they are most needed.

Patient Advocate Foundation + Team Rubicon COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program - Program will provide urgently needed assistance for patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, or rheumatoid arthritis who experience difficulty accessing or affording food or other nutritional needs due to COVID-19.

RedRover Urgent Care Relief - Provides financial assistance to pet guardians struggling with economic hardship when pets are in life-threatening situations.

RedRover Emergency Boarding Grants - Provides financial assistance for pet boarding while pet owners are ill and unable to care for their pets due to the COVID-19 virus.

Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation Family Assistance Program - Help for qualified families of kids with cancer impacted by COVID-19.

Real Change Vendor Relief Fund - Cash cards and gift cards to supplement reduced income for Real Change vendors.

It Takes a Village Emergency Funds (Parenting Journey) - Stipend to ease financial burdens for Parenting Journey families.

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

DoorDash COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program
 - Financial assistance for eligible Dashers that are diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been active on the DoorDash platform for at least 60 days and have completed at least 30 deliveries in the last 30 days.

Freelancers Relief Fund - Assistance of up to $1,000 per household for any independent worker in the U.S. who has primarily earned income through freelance work for at least one year and has experienced a recent, sudden, and unforeseen hardship or loss of income as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Better Balance - A free helpline (call or email) that offers answers to questions about the law for workers facing issues at work related to sick, family, or medical leave.

One Fair Wage - Emergency Coronavirus Tipped & Service Worker Support Fund - Cash assistance to restaurant workers, care service drivers, deliver workers, personal service workers.

The Workers Fund - Help for the gig and low-earning contract workers.

Student Relief Fund - Resources for college students in need of support due to a COVID-19 campus shutdown (note: the organization does not offer financial assistance)

National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund - $400 in emergency assistance for home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners who have participated in activities of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), NDWA chapters, affiliate organizations, circles, and current Alia users.

Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund - Emergency funding for those employed by or own restaurants or bars that are facing unforeseen expenses not covered by insurance.

HealthWell Foundation COVID-19 Ancillary Costs - Assistance for households that have a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 and have costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportation.

Free Speech Coalition Emergency Fund - Provides grants for eligible talent and crew of working in the adult film industry.

Apron Inc. Emergency Fund for Restaurant Workers - Grants of up to $500 each for restaurant workers for all currently employed persons (at least 6 months) who work in locally owned independent foodservice businesses.

American Kidney Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund - Small grants for kidney patients affected by coronavirus (NOTE: funds have been depleted & there is a waiting list).

Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance - $500 relief grants for workers in the hospitality industry (dishwashers, bartenders, servers, bussers, chefs/cooks, sommelier, managers, hosts, concierge, cleaning staff, or barbacks may apply).

Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation for Undocumented Families - Funds to support undocumented families and individuals impacted by coronavirus.

Freelancers Relief Fund - Financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs.

Samuel Adams & the Greg Hill Foundation Restaurant Strong Fund - Grants for full-time (30 hours/week minimum) restaurant, bar, cafe, or nightclub workers located in AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, ME, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund - Emergency financial relief for SAG-AFTRA members.

National Restaurant Association Restaurant Employee Relief Fund - $500 grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 financially.

HALO (Help A Library Worker Out) Fund - The EveryLibrary Institute is providing grants of up to $250 for library workers who are out of work or affected by the crisis.

Seed Commons: Worker Response Fund - Fund will provide direct support to worker-owners at cooperative businesses most affected by closures and downturn associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, such as foodservice businesses, custom manufacturing, and childcare cooperatives.

The NDN Collective COVID-19 Response Project - Provides immediate relief to Tribal Nations, front line Indigenous-led organizations, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities in North America during the current global health pandemic within the next 15-45 days to provide gap resources during this health crisis.

Unite Here Hospitality Workers Relief Fund - Funds for Unite Here members to pay for food, rent, and utilities during the COVID-19 crisis.

Believe in Students & Rise Education Student Relief Fund - Help for college students in need of basic needs support because of a COVID-19 campus shutdown.

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United ROC Relief - Financial assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

Brave of Heart Fund - A fund created by New York Life and Cigna to provide charitable relief grants to support the families of healthcare workers who lose their lives to COVID-19.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program - One-time $250 stipends to help eligible blood cancer patients with non-medical expenses, such as food, housing, utilities, transportation, and other needs.

First Responders Children's Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund - Help for paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, and employees directly supporting police and fire departments such as 911 dispatchers in need due to COVID-19.

National and local COVID-19 resources for undocumented communities - A continuously updated crowd-sourced google doc available in English and Spanish. Recursos Nacionales y locales para comunidades indocumentadas disponible en inglés y español.


HealthWell Foundation COVID-19 Insurance Premium Payment Assistance - Assistance of up to $6,000 to pay for health insurance premiums for people in active treatment for cancer/oncology diagnosis or a serious, chronic illness.

Mortgage Relief

Local / State

ALABAMA - Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Associations AL Hospitality Workers Relief Fund - (Due to overwhelming response, the application has been closed. If and when additional assistance becomes available, the application process will reopen)

CALIFORNIA - Mayor's Fund Los Angeles Angeleno Campaign - Provides direct and immediate financial assistance for individuals and families experiencing extreme financial hardship caused by a job loss, severe reduction of work hours, or furloughs.

CALIFORNIA - *One Family, Los Angeles - A fund in development that will distribute grants directly to families in need in Los Angeles, CA; refer to the FAQ page for information about how to access these funds.

CALIFORNIA - *Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) Emergency Community Stabilization Fund - Will distribute mutual aid directly to Asian immigrants and refugees in areas where APEN works (Oakland & Richmond, CA).


CALIFORNIA - Napa Valley Emergency Financial Assistance Program - Financial help for workers who live in Napa County, CA.

CALIFORNIA - Humboldt Health Foundation Angel Fund - Small grants to meet immediate medical or health-related needs of individuals who are residents of Humboldt County, California.

CALIFORNIA - Young Nonprofit Professionals Network San Francisco Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Fund - Stipends for young nonprofit professionals in the Bay Area impacted by COVID-19.

CALIFORNIA - *One Family LA - Direct financial support for Los Angeles, CA, families most economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CALIFORNIA - San Diego County Refugee Families Emergency Fund - Small, one-time grants to help refugee workers in the San Diego, CA, area.

CALIFORNIA - Sacred Heart Community Service Financial Assistance for Low-Income Residents of Santa Clara County (CA) - Fund is no longer accepting applications but you can add your name to an "interest list" if you meet the eligibility requirements.

CALIFORNIA - California Immigrant Resilience Fund 

CALIFORNIA - UndocuFund for Disaster Relief in Sonoma County, CA - Help for undocumented individuals & families residing in Sonoma County, CA, who have lost homes, wages, or employment.

CALIFORNIA - 805 UndocuFund - Fund to assist immigrant families in Ventura & Santa Barbara County, California.

CALIFORNIA - Oakland (CA) Undocumented Relief Fund - A relief fund set up for undocumented workers who live or work in Oakland, California, and have lost their jobs or had their hours cut as a result of the Coronavirus and the shelter in place orders.

CALIFORNIA - San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium Immigrant Relief Fund - Grants of up to $500 to immigrants in San Diego County, California, who have lost all or part of their income due to the coronavirus pandemic, along with other emergencies that may arise in the future.

CALIFORNIA - UndocuFund San Francisco - Help for those in the undocumented community who live or work in San Francisco, or lost employment in San Francisco due to the pandemic.

CALIFORNIA - San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium Immigrant Relief Fund - Grants of up to $500 to immigrant families in San Diego, CA, who have lost all or part of their income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

COLORADO – Complete List of Resources


COLORADO – Food Assistance

COLORADO – Low Income Energy Assistance (LEAP)

COLORADO – Senior Assistance

CONNECTICUT - United Way of Western Connecticut ALICE Emergency Fund - Provides fresh produce for individuals & families living in the 15 cities/towns this United Way serves in Western Connecticut.

DELAWARE - Riverside Relief Fund - Relief funds for households in the Riverside housing community in Wilmington, DE.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - DC Sex Worker COVID-19 Relief Fund - Funds are limited to DMV based sex workers with priority given to those who are Washington, DC, based.

FIRST PEOPLES FUND - Resilience of Artists & Culture Bearers Fund - Emergency relief to grassroots artists and culture bearers within the First Peoples Fund network so that they can cover urgent personal needs: food, housing, caretaking, and/or healthcare expenses.

FLORIDA  - Florida Immigrant Coalition Essential but Excluded Fund - Funds for immigrants living in Florida who are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 and who are not eligible to file for unemployment or receive relief through the federal stimulus package.

FLORIDA - WeCount Immigrant Worker COVID-19 Fund - Provides direct financial assistance to day laborers, farmworkers, plant nursery workers, and other immigrant workers and families.

FLORIDA - * Season of Sharing Fund (Sarasota County, FL - Community Foundation of Sarasota County) - Funds go directly to nonprofits; to receive funds from Season of Sharing, individuals must be working with a caseworker at a social service agency. United Way 2-1-1 assists potential clients in finding the appropriate agency.

FLORIDA - Central Florida Foundation ALICE Recovery Fund - Residents of Central Florida should call 2-1-1 for more information about this fund set up to support Central Florida residents whose financial stability is impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19.

FLORIDA - One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together for Families and Individuals - Provides direct payments for eligible families and individuals to cover up to $1,000 to pay all or part of their rent or mortgage for one month, and up to $250 to pay for essential utility costs for one month. (NOTE: the campaign already has more applications for funding than it can accommodate at this time)

ILLINOIS - Illinois CARES: Covid-19 Support Program - A program for the University of Illinois students facing financial hardship due to the impact of COVID-19.

INDIANA - Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs: Military Family Relief Fund - COVID-19 emergency assistance program for military families experiencing financial hardship.

KENTUCKY - One Louisville (KY) COVID-19 Response Fund - Household assistance for Jefferson County (KY) residents experiencing a loss of income due to COVID-19.

LOUISIANA - New Orleans Business Alliance COVID-19 Relief Grants - Grants for "gig workers" residing in Orleans Parish.

LOUISIANA - Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund (Louisiana) - Grants for Louisiana-based restaurant, bar, or hotel workers residing in United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s seven-parish service area, including Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Plaquemines, Tangipahoa, or Washington parishes.

MASSACHUSETTS - The Greater Attleboro Stronger Together Fund Emergency Resources -  Provides referrals to emergency assistance programs (including cash assistance) available to families and individuals in the cities and towns surrounding Attleboro, Massachusetts, who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MASSACHUSETTS - COVID-19 Emergency Fund (Cambridge, MA - Cambridge Community Foundation) - Must be a resident of Cambridge, MA.

MASSACHUSETTS - Cambridge Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund - Funds for those that live or work in Cambridge, MA, and have been impacted by COVID-19.

MASSACHUSETTS - Massachusetts Workers Emergency Relief Funds - A list of relief funds for workers in Massachusetts.

MASSACHUSETTS - MassUndocuFund - The Fund seeks to support undocumented children, families, and communities in Massachusetts affected by the pandemic to recover and rebuild.

MASSACHUSETTS - Boston Rental Relief Fund - This fund seeks to help tenants achieve housing stability by assisting with rental payments. The Fund is currently closed to applications, but you can fill out the form to get notified when it reopens.

MISSISSIPPI - Woodward Hines Mississippi Community College Fund - Emergency relief to Mississippi community college students impacted by COVID-19; if interested, contact your community college for more information.

NEW JERSEY - Princeton Children's Fund Coronavirus Emergency Expense Fund (CEEF) - Assists Princeton residents affected by the coronavirus outbreak and in need of financial assistance.

NEW JERSEY - Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey - Provides help to residents of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties.

NEW JERSEY - United Way of Greater Union County (NJ) COVID-19 Emergency Fund - Assistance for individuals financially impacted due to COVID-19 in Union County, South Plainfield, and North Plainfield New Jersey.

NEW JERSEY - Interfaith Neighbors COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance Fund (New Jersey) - Financial assistance to individuals and families in Monmouth County, New Jersey, that have experienced financial distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEW MEXICO - New Mexico Caregiver Emergency Child Care Grants - Immediate grants to New Mexico’s caregivers and home care workers who have a young child/children (aged 0-12) in child care settings.

NEW MEXICO - Together Las Cruces (New Mexico) - Grants to qualifying residents of Dona Ana County, New Mexico, that have been laid off or furloughed, or have experienced a significant loss of income as a result of the state's executive order.

NEW YORK - Help Now NYC - Lists assistance for individuals in NYC.

NEW YORK - Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants (Berkshire Taconic area, NY) - Small grants (generally around $500) to help those with overdue utilities, medical bills, short-term housing costs, and transportation problems.

NEW YORK - Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning & the Finger Lakes (NY) COVID-19 Micro Grants for Individuals - Up to $250 per individual for creative community service projects in Elmira-Corning & the Finger Lakes region of New York state.

NEW YORK - Hebrew Free Loan Society Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan (for NYC five boroughs) - Loans to support individuals with financial challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

NORTH CAROLINA - Charlotte (NC) Community Foundation Hand Up Grant (HUG) Response Fund - Eligibility screenings will be done through Charlotte County 2-1-1.  Funding will range from rental/mortgage, transportation, utilities, childcare, food needs, etc. Call 2-1-1 or 941-205-2161.

OREGON - Hillsboro Emergency Rent Assistance - Emergency rent assistance funds for people facing eviction. Requests can be made by calling Community Action at 503-615-0770 each business day starting at 9 am.

OREGON - Oregon Lifeline - Oregon Lifeline is a government program that reduces the monthly cost of phone or broadband service for qualifying low-income Oregon households.

SOUTH DAKOTA - *One Sioux Falls Fund (Sioux Falls, SD) - to help residents in the Sioux Falls MSA (Minnehaha, Lincoln, McCook, and Turner counties) avoid evictions and financial hardships if they are unable to work due to COVID-19 and if they are unable to qualify for federal or state assistance. Nonprofits, the County, and the City will coordinate to distribute the funds to make sure assistance gets into the right hands.

TRIBAL NATIONS - The NDN Collective COVID-19 Response Project - Provides immediate relief to Tribal Nations, front line Indigenous-led organizations, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities in North America during the current global health pandemic within the next 15-45 days to provide gap resources during this health crisis.

TENNESSEE - Memphis (TN) Food Industry Worker Assistance - For service industry workers in Memphis, TN, impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

TENNESSEE - Nashville Emergency Cash Assistance - Up to two months of emergency aid for qualifying families in the Nashville area that lost a job as a result of the pandemic state of emergency.

TEXAS - Get Shift Done El Paso (TX) - An effort to provide paid employment at $10 an hour for laid-off restaurant employees in El Paso, Texas, and help fill essential jobs at nonprofits serving our region's most vulnerable.

VIRGINIA - Northern Virginia Family Services COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program - Funds for eligible residents of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Fairfax/Falls Church, Loudoun County, Manassas, Manassas Park, or Prince William County, Virginia, that are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.

VIRGINIA - Robins Foundation & City of Richmond, VA, Family Crisis Fund - Emergency help for families with children in Richmond, Virginia.

VIRGINIA - The Holli Fund - Offers grants of up to $750 each for individuals in the foodservice industry in the Richmond area who are experiencing an economic crisis.

WASHINGTON - United Way of King County Rent Help - Rent assistance for eligible residents of King County.

WASHINGTON - Pike Place Market (Seattle) Foundation Community Safety Net - A fund available to people working, living, or accessing community services in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, who are facing a sudden financial crisis and need support to regain stability.

WASHINGTON - The Plate Fund (King County, WA) - Financial assistance for restaurant workers in King County, Washington.

WASHINGTON - SWOP Seattle COVID-19 Relief Mini-Grants - $200 mini-grants to Seattle-area sex workers impacted by the COVID 19 virus and the stay home, stay safe order.

WYOMING - ONE22 COVID-19 Financial Relief Awards (Teton, WY) - Need-based awards for anyone who lives or works in Teton County, WY, and has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Help Resources For All Artists

Americans for the Arts Coronavirus Resource & Response Center - Includes a list of funding/grants resources.

COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resources - an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

Creative Capital Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak - an aggregated list of financial resources for artists working in all disciplines.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Emergency Grants - for artists in multiple disciplines and geographic regions.

United States Artists Artist Relief Fund - Provides immediate relief to artists who demonstrate the most severe health and/or financial circumstances as defined by four categories: food, housing, medical, and/or dependent care.  The application is open to any artist, of any discipline, living and working in the United States and its territories, to reach those who have been historically marginalized, under-served, and under-resourced.

Artist Relief - grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19 in the US (has additional resource page)

Artist Relief Project - grants for any artist in any discipline whose income has been impacted by COVID-19-related cancellations and closures.

Artist Relief Tree - A crowdfunding campaign that allows artists to request funds (NOTE: the campaign already has more applications for funding than it can accommodate at this time)

CALIFORNIA - San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund - Grants of up to $2,000 for eligible artists in San Francisco, CA.

COLORADO - Boulder COVID-19 Work Projects - Artist residents of Boulder who have lost work can apply for grants of $599 to complete a project. The application deadline has passed but you may submit an application to be placed on the waitlist.

ILLINOIS - 3Arts + Arts for Illinois Relief Fund - Unrestricted, one-time grants of $1,500 for eligible practicing artists in Illinois.

MASSACHUSETTS - Artist Relief Fund (Cambridge Community Foundation) - One-time relief funds to arts organizations & artists who live, work, create, and/or perform in Cambridge, MA.

MASSACHUSETTS - Boston Artist Relief Fund - Grants of $500 & $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices & incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19

NEW JERSEY - City of Newark, NJ, Creative Catalyst Fund - Fellowships for artists residing in or that have a demonstrable creative practice in Newark, NJ.

NEW YORK - Hamptons Arts Network Artist Relief Fund - Grants to support artists living/working on the East End of Long Island, NY, who have experienced dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 crisis.

OHIO - The Arts Commission (Toledo, Ohio) Emergency Grants for Artists - Grants for individual artists and artist collectives with a residence or a creative studio within 25 miles of downtown Toledo, Ohio.

OHIO - Creative Compass Emergency Loan Fund - Artists, musicians, and other people working in the arts in Northeast Ohio are eligible to borrow up to $2,500 with no interest and no payments for twelve months to replace lost income.

PENNSYLVANIA - Greater Pittsburgh Emergency Fund for Artists - Up to $500 in assistance for artists who live in the nine-county region of the greater Pittsburgh, PA, area whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by coronavirus or other emergencies.

TEXAS - Luminaria & City of San Antonio Dept of Arts & Culture Corona Arts Relief Program - Provides technical and professional development support for individual artists during the national COVID-19 pandemic.

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund - Rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19. Open to individual artists of all disciplines residing in Washington State.

WASHINGTON - *Langston Seattle Artists Relief Fund -  A fund aimed at helping those in the greater Seattle arts community who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19.

Entertainment & Theatre

The Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance - Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months.

Casting Agencies Directory - Allows entertainment industry professionals (actors, models, production crew, etc.) to post details about their situation and ask for donations.

Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund - Temporary financial assistance for members of the entertainment industry that have needs created or complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CALIFORNIA - Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grants - financial support to individual theatre artists and small, professionally-oriented companies with operating budgets under $100,000.

CALIFORNIA - Theatre Bay Area Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund - Relief for performing arts workers who reside in the San Francisco Bay area and have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19.

WASHINGTON - Taking Care COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund (Theatre Washington) - Grants to Washington-area theater professionals who face financial hardship from immediate closings, postponed productions, and other lost wages.


American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund - Provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need.

CV19 Emergency Relief Aid Grant (Musicians Foundation) - Modest, one-time grants up to $200 will be available to eligible professional performers, educators, and composers.

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund for Musicians -  Relief for musicians who have lost income due to a canceled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak.

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund - Relief for lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or performances due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.

New Music Solidarity Fund - Emergency funds to support freelance artists in the new/creative/improvised music community.

Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund - Limited number of funds for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus.

MASSACHUSETTS - Boston Singers Resource COVID-19 Emergency Relief - Grants for New England-based classical singers who are dealing with canceled performances.

MASSACHUSETTS - Passim Emergency Artist Relief (PEAR) Fund - Grants for artists that have performed a show for Passim or taught at the School of Music in the last 10 years.

MASSACHUSETTS - *The Record Co. Boston Music Maker Relief Fund - Small grants of up to $200 to provide financial relief to Boston area music makers experiencing lost income as the result of performance cancellations related to COVID-19.

NEW YORK - Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians - Help for jazz musicians in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area facing economic need.

Visual Arts

CERF+ COVID-19 Response Fund - A fund to support artists working in the craft disciplines.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund Application - A temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants Program - A new emergency grant program that will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical emergencies.

CALIFORNIA - Relief Fund for L.A. County Visual Artists - California Community Foundation together with the J. Paul Getty Trust, The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, the Sam Francis Foundation, and the Shepard and Amanda Fairey Foundation have launched the Relief Fund for L.A. County Visual Artists to support visual artists’ financial needs during the economic crisis that has resulted from the coronavirus pandemic.

OREGON - Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) Precipice Fund - Emergency relief grants for Portland, Oregon, area artists.


PEN America Writers Emergency Fund - Grants for fiction and non-fiction authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, translators, and journalists.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Grants - DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness. DGF will be processing Emergency Grants based on the severity of need, especially as it relates to Coronavirus.



Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans

SBA Paycheck Protection Program - An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis.


US Chamber of Commerce

Aurora Patents Relief for Innovative Startup Endurance (RISE) - A free provisional U.S. patent application or $5,000 towards a non-provisional U.S. patent application for a selected applicant; applicants must be an SMB or inventor that has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis and have an impactful innovation that they want to share with the world.

Grameen America Economic Relief and Recovery Fund - Microfinancing (loans) and essential capital to support Grameen's members who are low-income women entrepreneurs.

GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund - Started by GoFundMe to help small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and empower their communities to rally behind them. GoFundMe has partnered with Yelp, Intuit QuickBooks, GoDaddy, and to provide small business owners with the financial support and resources needed to continue running their businesses during and after the coronavirus crisis.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program - Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where it operates.

Financial Assistance for Small Business - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has compiled a list of programs providing financial assistance to small businesses. Includes Multi-State Programs and State-by-State Programs.

James Beard Foundation Relief Fund - (Applications suspended due to overwhelming response; Foundation will notify its audience if the application will be reopened.) Provides critical financial assistance to small, independent restaurants that, due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) national disaster, have an immediate need for funds to pay set operating expenses and keep from going out of business.

Opportunity Fund Small Business Relief Fund - Support for eligible small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis — especially those run by women, people of color, and immigrants.

Local / State

ALABAMA - *Birmingham Strong Fund - will rapidly deploy resources to small businesses in Birmingham that are substantially affected by the Coronavirus.

CALIFORNIA - Arcata, CA COVID-19 Business Resiliency Emergency Loan Program - Technical and financial support to local businesses in response to the impact of COVID-19.

CALIFORNIA - Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program - Loans ($5,000-$20,000) for eligible businesses in the Los Angeles area.

CALIFORNIA - San Diego Small Business Relief Grant - Provides grants to eligible small businesses located within the City of San Diego. (Application deadline has passed but additional funds may become available; check the site for any updates).

CALIFORNIA - San Francisco COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund - Access of up to $10,000 for employee salaries & rent for eligible businesses in the San Francisco area.

CALIFORNIA - San Francisco Small Business Mini-Grants - Neighborhood and women-owned businesses are eligible for mini-grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

COLORADO - Denver Small Business Emergency Relief - Cash grants of up to $7,500 to small businesses in Denver that have lost the ability to operate because of coronavirus.

COLORADO - Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC)

DELAWARE - Delaware Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP) - No-interest loans of up to $10,000 per business/per month available to eligible businesses in the hospitality industry.

FLORIDA - Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan COVID-19 - Loans of up to $50,000 available to small businesses in Florida experiencing economic damage as a result of COVID-19.

FLORIDA - Tampa Bay Wave’s COVID19 Emergency Fund (FL) - Tampa Bay Wave will offer short-term zero-interest microloans for quick cash infusions to Florida startups while they apply for and await state and federal funding.

ILLINOIS - Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund - Loans to provide Chicago-area small businesses with emergency cash flow during the coronavirus pandemic.

KENTUCKY - Small Business Continuity Loan Program -  The loan program will provide zero-interest loans up to $25,000, with no payments for 12 months, for businesses with 10 full-time employees or fewer. *Applications open April 6*

MARYLAND - Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund - Grants up to $10,000 for Maryland small businesses and nonprofits.

MICHIGAN - Dream Maker Small Business Emergency Relief Fund - Funds to provide short-term gaps of small businesses in Jackson, Michigan.

MICHIGAN - Michigan Small Business Relief Program - Grants & loans to small businesses affected by the coronavirus.

MICHIGAN - PMBC COVID-19 Emergency Access & Retooling Grants - Grants for eligible Michigan businesses looking to retool and manufacture critical supplies.

MINNESOTA - *Entrepreneur Fund (MN) Small Business Relief Fund - Direct grants to small business owners in the northeast & central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

MINNESOTA - Grand Rapids (MN) Emergency Working Capital Loan Fund - Quick turnaround loads to Grand Rapids-based businesses impacted by COVID-19.

MINNESOTA - Itasca (MN) Small Business Relief Fund - County-wide relief to small businesses in Itasca County, MN, impacted by COVID-19.

MINNESOTA - Minnesota Emergency Child Care Grant Program - A fund to provide immediate financial support to licensed child care providers in Greater Minnesota.

NEW JERSEY - Sustain Summit Fund - Grants to support small businesses that operate in the City of Summit, New Jersey, and are experiencing economic hardship as a result of recent closings and restrictions from COVID-19.

NEW YORK - NYC Employee Retention Grant Program - Grants of up to $27,000 to cover 40% of payroll costs over 2 months; for small businesses or nonprofits with 1-4 employees that have lost 25% of revenue due to coronavirus.

NEW YORK - NYC Small Business Continuity Fund - Up to $75,000 in interest-free loans to NYC businesses that have experienced at least a 25% reduction in revenue due to coronavirus.

OHIO - Small Business Stabilization Fund (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) - Funds to assist small, neighborhood-based businesses throughout Cuyahoga County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

OREGON - Beaverton Emergency Business Assistance Programs - Businesses in Beaverton, Oregon, that were ordered to close as a result of government coronavirus guidelines can apply for $2,500 per month in rent or mortgage reimbursement while the city is in a declared state of emergency.

OREGON - Hillsboro Small Business Emergency Relief Program - Grants of $5,000 for businesses in Hillsboro, Oregon, to offset losses associated with the coronavirus.

RHODE ISLAND - Providence Business Loan Fund - Emergency Loans of $10,000 to $100,000, payable over 5-7 years with zero interest and no payments for the remainder of 2020 to assist Providence Businesses affected by COVID-19.  To be eligible, you must have been in business for three years and must have employees.

TRIBAL NATIONS - The NDN Collective COVID-19 Response Project - Provides immediate relief to Tribal Nations, front line Indigenous-led organizations, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities in North America during the current global health pandemic within the next 15-45 days to provide gap resources during this health crisis.

WASHINGTON - Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund - Funding from the City of Seattle to support small businesses financially impacted by COVID-19.

WASHINGTON - Amazon Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund - Grants for businesses in Bellevue, WA, and the South Lake Union and Regrade neighborhoods of Seattle.

WASHINGTON, DC - Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans (Washington, DC)

Small Businesses Grants

Federal Grants
FedEx Small Business Grant

Street Shares Foundation – The Veteran Small Business Award

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

COVID Help Resources For Non-Profit

Funding for coronavirus (COVID-19) - Candid's pop-up webpage shares information about philanthropy's response to the pandemic.

Raising Funds in the COVID-19 Era - Candid's free, online webinar to help your nonprofit navigate fundraising during the pandemic

Storytelling in the Age of COVID-19: Networking & Fundraising - Candid's free online webinar in partnership with Westlake-Porter Public Library will explore creative approaches to help nonprofit organizations make connections and raise funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find Your State Association of Nonprofits map - Click on your state to find your nonprofit state association's website on the National Council of Nonprofits' map. Your state association is a great place to find local resources and the latest COVID-19 news affecting nonprofits in your area.

CARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds - A guide created by Independent Sector.

Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act - Chart from National Council of Nonprofits providing details on loan options, eligibility criteria, terms, and application information.

State Public Policy Resources on COVID-19 - National Council of Nonprofits' page for nonprofit-specific materials from state officials and useful resources on what states are doing in response to COVID-19.

Esri (GIS) Disaster Response Program - Esri is providing the ArcGIS Hub Coronavirus Response template at no cost through a complimentary six-month subscription of ArcGIS Online with ArcGIS Hub Basic. The template includes examples, materials, and configurations to rapidly deploy an ArcGIS Hub environment. ArcGIS Hub is a framework to build your website to visualize and analyze the COVID-19 crisis in the context of your organization's or community's population and assets.

Nationwide list of community foundation relief efforts - An aggregated list by The Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. - No-cost consulting services for all New York State nonprofits, assistance with navigating the federal emergency loan landscape.

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants & Refugees COVID-19 Resources - An aggregated list of resources for nonprofits working with immigrants & refugees.

The NDN Collective COVID-19 Response Project - Provides immediate relief to Tribal Nations, front line Indigenous-led organizations, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities in North America during the current global health pandemic within the next 15-45 days to provide gap resources during this health crisis.

GENYOUth For School's Sake - Providing grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery.

LinkedIn for Nonprofits Recruiting for Good - Free advertising grants to organizations looking to recruit 50+ volunteers to help aid in Coronavirus relief efforts (direct disaster relief, or downstream impacts from the COVID-19 crisis).

Wild Apricot COVID-19 Relief  - Free three-month sponsored plan for any organization that is 100% dedicated to COVID-19 relief efforts.


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