COVID-19 Resources for Grantees and Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations, as well as staff and their families, are under enormous pressure as the COVID-19 pandemic creates new urgent needs, upends fundraising, and leaves many working remotely, part-time, or not at all.

Several organizations are gathering resources to assist nonprofits during this time. The CARES Act, passed  March 27 by the federal government, also includes some relief for nonprofit organizations, as well as small businesses and individuals. Below is a collection of information and resources tailored specifically to nonprofits navigating the crisis.

This list is not comprehensive, and should not be considered legal advice. We will aim to update it regularly, so please check back. We urge RBF grantees to reach out to your program director with questions.

(Last updated April 16, 2020, 4:45pm)


Federal Aid / CARES Act

How nonprofits can apply for loans and other emergency benefits (Candid, reprinted from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 8)

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application (U.S. Small Business Administration) and CARES Act Title I Loan Calculator (Karen Kowgios at Withum)

Paycheck Protection Program to help keep your workforce employed during COVD-19 (U.S. Small Business Administration) and Paycheck Protection Program Toolbox (Fiscal Management Associates, April 6)

Comprehensive Coronavirus Legislation Guide for the Charitable Sector (Council on Foundations)

Provisions in Federal COVID 19 Legislation Benefiting Nonprofit Organizations (Squire Patton Boggs, April 1)

How to Obtain CARES Tax Act Relief, Loans, and Employment Asisstance [VIDEO] (PKF O'Connor Davies, April 1)

The CARES Act—Relief for Nonprofit Organizations (PKF O'Connor Davies, April 1)

Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits? [VIDEO] (National Council of Nonprofits, March 31)

CARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds (Independent Sector, March 30)

Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act (National Council of Nonprofits, March 30)

Cutting Through the Jargon: How the CARES Act Works for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Quarterly, March 30)

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act (Cozen O'Connor, March 28)

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act): What's in the Bill for Nonprofits (National Council of Nonprofits, March 27)

How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19 (Nonprofit Quarterly, March 26)


Other Funding

Global Response Funds and Funding Opportunities Related to COVID-19 Relief (Council on Foundations)

Coronavirus and COVID-19 Funds (Giving Compass)

Funding for Coronavirus, Response Funds by Geographic Areas Served (Candid)

Resources in Response to COVID-19 (Worldwide Iniatives for Grantmaker Support)

Where Can I find Emergency Financial Resources to Help with COVID-19 Hardships? (Candid)

State-by-state Community Foundation Coronavirus Relief Efforts (Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative)

NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund (New York Community Trust)

NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Program for interest-free loans up to $75K (City of New York)

COVID-19 Resources for Non-Profits and Small Businesses in NJ, NY & CT (Gibson Dunn)

COVID-19 Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations (Dancy/NYC)



How to Adapt Your Nonprofit’s Sick-Leave Policy During Covid-19 (Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 31)

Virtual Forum: COVID-19, the Economy, and the Nonprofit World [VIDEO] (Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 26)

Self-Insured Nonprofits and Unemployment Insurance (National Council of Nonprofits, March 23)

Town Hall on Leading During a Pandemic [VIDEO] (Independent Sector, March 20)

What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Means to Nonprofits (National Council of Nonprofits, March 19)

What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation (BoardSource, March 16)

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan Template (Nonprofit New York)

Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19 (National Council of Nonprofits)

Nonprofit Resources List: #NPCOVID19 (Crowdsourced)