We are compiling resources that may be helpful to our nonprofit partners during this difficult time. Below are links to a selection of COVID-19 resources and curated sites. We will update this list as new information becomes available.
Funding Opportunities for Nonprofits
Candid is compiling a comprehensive list of funds specifically established in the wake of COVID-19. View the full list of funds here. In addition to this list, Candid is also compiling RFP announcements here.
Candid also operates a website called GrantSpace, which lists grant/funding opportunities for the following groups:
Open Road Alliance has an open RFP process for grants and loans here.
** Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has a searchable database of capital opportunities for nonprofits here.
** Global Resources are available from the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) here.
CalNonprofits is maintaining a database of funding opportunities for nonprofits and individuals in California here. These include:
US Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance: low-interest, long-repayment loans of up to $2 million to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact (nonprofits of all sizes are eligible). You can find a helpful guide to applying for the loans here.
BoardSource: A Q&A and collection of resources from a nonprofit board governance organization about the role and responsibilities of nonprofit boards in crisis situations, emphasizing the importance of steadfast leadership, adaptability, and contingency planning.
Asian American Pacific Islander Emergency Response Network: Born out of a collaboration between the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and other nonprofit groups in response to COVID-19, the Emergency Response Network offers a compilation of resources on health, hate incidents, small business, and more to support the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
The article “Nonprofit guide to COVID planning” outlines what major considerations nonprofits should be ready to address, such as employee care and financial planning, and offers suggestions for how to respond to them.
Harvard Business Review: That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief
For guidance on caring for your mental health and those of your employees, this article in Forbes by Kelly Greenwood, and this one by Kristie Brewer in BBC News, offer some helpful insights and suggestions.
A series published in SSIR investigates the connection between inner well-being and social change, suggesting that “supporting the inner well-being of change makers can boost capacity for innovation and collaboration, and ultimately lead to more effective solutions to social and environmental challenges.”
Communications Network Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit: Membership group for nonprofit communicators offers detailed crisis comms tips, links to sample messaging from a broad variety of nonprofit groups in its membership, COVID-19 webinars, and more.
CDC Crisis Communications Resources: A crisis and emergency risk manual for communicators based on psychological and communication sciences, studies in issues management, and practical lessons learned from emergency responses.
Frameworks Institute: Communications research org offers a new email series on framing COVID-19: sign up for email alerts and updates.
The Race Class Narrative’s COVID-19 Messaging Guide: Rooted in the research of Anat Shenker Osorio, this messaging guide emphasizes values of interdependence, mutual solidarity, shared purpose and collective action.
Catchafire is offering special assistance to any nonprofit whose work has been impacted by COVID-19, and their community of volunteers is ready to respond quickly to your needs by collaborating with you virtually and 100% pro bono.
BoardSource is answering and sharing questions that they are hearing from nonprofit board and staff leaders.
Candid.org hosts a comprehensive, US-focused resource hub for funders and nonprofits with everything from relief funds to resources for nonprofits to a summary of key articles.
Independent Sector offers “Information on COVID-19,” a curated list of resources and articles to help members of the charitable sector serve their communities.
First Nations Development Institute hosts a comprehensive resource hub focused on native communities across the US.
Council on Foundations offers a US, funder-focused resource hub.
**IDR offers a crowdsourced list of guidelines and practices for organizations, funders, and foundations in India grappling with the effects of COVID-19.