Grantee Resources: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

During this unprecedented time, we are ever more thankful for all your work with and on behalf of families. We know it can be hard to take time to focus on your own infrastructure when you’re on the frontlines of supporting families, so we want to help direct you to some external resources. Many of the resource collections below include information across multiple topics but we’ve organized them by the area they’ve provided the most information about.

We will update this page every Friday with new information and resources.

Government Relief

Information to help understand the federal/state/local responses to Covid-19.

Apply for nonprofit relief funds: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program.

A resource guide by Independent Sector can help nonprofit organizations and individuals understand how the CARES Act applies to them and how to proceed with filing for assistance.

  • Starting April 3, small businesses and nonprofits can apply.
  • Starting April 10, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply.

blogpost from Alabama Arise discussing changes to SNAP assistance during this pandemic.

A comprehensive list of resources related to Covid-19 for Alabama employers and workers updated by the Alabama Department of Commerce.

Information about how Arizona workers impacted by Covid-19 can access unemployment benefits.

An update on how legislation at the federal and state levels are impacting people in Arkansas.

Santa Clara County resources available to those who need help right now.

An update from Senator Nancy Skinner, representing California District 9, detailing financial relief actions for those in California.

Updates by the state of Florida that includes information about assistance for employers and workers.

Information about Georgia’s most-accessed services in the state due to Covid-19.

Resources for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness intended to supplement additional support guides.

Covid-19 resources for individuals and families in Illinois organized by issue area.

An update from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy to see how the CARES Act will impact Kentucky.

State resources for individuals and businesses in Louisiana.

This article provides information about how the CARES Act will provide resources to individuals and organization in New Mexico.

Information about the response to Coronavirus in Texas including resources for employers and job seekers.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness applications are now available for those who have applied and/or received a PPP loan. Loan forgiveness applications are filed with the lender, but the application is available through the Treasury Department.

Check out this national database to find out if your apartment might qualify for federal eviction protection.

A set of frequently asked questions about the Paycheck Protection Program loans updated as of May 6, 2020.

Information from the Social Security Administration about what action SSI recipients who don’t file tax returns should take to receive their stimulus payment.

An update from Council on Foundations on the paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

webinar and additional resources from Native Americans in Philanthropy about the latest federal programs providing financial relief for the Covid-19 crisis.

Policy scorecards for each state, distilling the contents of newly-released emergency orders, declarations and legislation into a set of critical measures included in, and left out of, pandemic responses related to eviction and housing.

An update from Fiscal Strength for Nonprofits about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with specific suggestions if nonprofits have not yet applied, have an application in progress or if their application has been approved or funded.

Updates and resources for tribes and urban Indian organizations and communities from the Urban Indian Health Institute.

Searchable database of multifamily rental properties covered by CARES Act protections against eviction.

Georgia STAND-UP has collected resources available for Georgia residents during the Covid-19 pandemic including food services, financial assistance, donations, campaigns and information services.

website for individuals to check the status of their Federal stimulus payment or register for information to get their payment.

flowchart describing the protections individuals worried about being evicted are entitled to under federal and state law.

step-by-step guide to getting a forgivable loan for your nonprofit under the CARES Act and additional state-specific loans.

tool to help student loan borrowers impacted by Covid-19 learn how to reduce or eliminate payments.

video featuring Rebecca Dixon, Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project, speaking about unemployment insurance – how it works, who it helps and how it might meet the needs of individuals during this crisis.

webinar recording from Jewish Federations of North America providing information about the Paycheck Protection Program SBA 7(a) loans for nonprofits.

webinar recording from National Partnership for New Americans and others discussing what the stimulus package means for small businesses and nonprofits.

compilation of resources from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions on how the government is supporting opportunity youth during this crisis.

piece detailing the key provisions of the CARES Act for employers to be aware of.

breakdown of the CARES Bill by Southern California Grantmakers including information specific to children and families, veterans and housing.

A set of questions and answers about how the new Federal stimulus package affects student loans and how to defer payment on loans.

chart by the Council of Nonprofits detailing the programs that charitable nonprofits will be eligible to apply for as a result of the CARES Act.

A time sensitive breakdown of the loans available to nonprofits through the federal government’s Small Business Association.

A PowerPoint presentation detailing the difference between two programs in the federal government’s Small Business Association: the SBA 7 (a) Payroll Protection Program and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Commonly asked questions and answers about the Coronavirus Stimulus Package from the New York Times.

guide from the New York Times for individuals whose income has fallen or been cut off completely, walking through government benefits, free services and financial strategies.

Independent Sector has provided a summary of provisions impacting nonprofit organizations from the CARES Act.

A summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) describing key provisions in the Senate bill in the following areas: individuals, employers, businesses, hospitals and health care, financial institutions, food and drug, housing and real estate, education, transportation, tax and disaster relief.

Responsive Funding

Flexible funding resources for organizations and individuals.

25 Coronavirus relief funds that give cash to workers in need and where you can apply.

#YouAreEssential is providing microgrants to organizations and mutual aid networks who are combating food insecurity, housing instability and barriers to access encountered by the elderly, disabled and deeply marginalized.

Mailchimp is giving away free .coms for 5 years to help small businesses get online quickly.

set of direct payment funds designed to reach the most marginalized groups through the pandemic – some funds include the applications for individuals to apply.

Rapid-response grant opportunities for organizations, projects and programs during the pandemic.

The NDN Collective is providing immediate relief to underserved communities – specifically frontline organizations, Tribes and individuals providing essential services to Indigenous communities to cover the gap in resources during this health crisis.

Fashion Nova Cares, a Covid-19 relief effort, is providing direct funds to individuals impacted by the pandemic.

Workers Defense Project is providing financial assistance directly to workers in the immigrant community through its Texas Undocu Worker Emergency Fund..

list of 43 mutual-aid efforts created by grassroots activists to support farmworkers, people of color and many other vulnerable groups during this time.

collection of philanthropic resources for Covid-19 response from The Philanthropic Initiative.

Instrument is aggregating a list of COVID-19 related grants, searchable by state.

One Fair Wage is providing free cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers who are seeing their income decline or aren’t able to work during this pandemic.

A map of community foundations that have committed to providing additional resources to organizations supporting families during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Some pages are just donation sites at this point, but many community foundations have pages to collect information about the needs of nonprofits as well as applications for emergency funding.

Council on Foundations is keeping a list of global response funds and funding opportunities related to COVID-19 relief.

A list updated by Candid that includes emergency financial resources for individuals, nonprofits, artists and small businesses.

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) is collecting national and city/state resources available to restaurant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philanthropy California is providing updates on events, response funds, resources and public policy for the state.

Organizational Infrastructure & Tools

Tools & techniques to help you adapt to the changing reality of work.

Marguerite Casey Foundation, in partnership with Supreme Technology and RSAT Security Consulting, is providing an 8-week digital security training session to support nonprofits in protecting information.
Check out the webinar here

Week 1: Introduction to Information Technology
Week 2: Responsible Organizations Use of Information
Week 3: Data Leakage
Week 4: Responsible Use of the Internet
Week 5: Social Media
Week 6: Email and Website Best Practice
Week 7: Mobile Devices
Week 8: Clean Desk Principle/ Recap


Online Facilitation 101 webinar recording with Training for Change that provides different methods to make online meetings more engaging.

webinar and slide deck from Fiscal Management Associates, in partnership with Wallace Foundation, for nonprofits that includes information about grounding financial decision making in data and values, understanding the current financial position and current available resources and adapting and using these resources for immediate response.

A short proactive scenario planning guide for nonprofit budgeting and risk management.

list of 8 things that nonprofit leaders can do if their work is on hold both for themselves and their organizations.

set of free scheduled online trainings with Generation Data

A set of resources from Third Plateau that include information about organizational rapid response, remote work best practices and leadership in the face of uncertainty

An update from Fiscal Strength for Nonprofits about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with specific suggestions if nonprofits have not yet applied, have an application in progress or if their application has been approved or funded.

Updates and resources for tribes and urban Indian organizations and communities from the Urban Indian Health Institute.

A set of tips for holding virtual meetings to increase engagement.

list of Covid-19 foundation and nonprofit communications examples and resources, from event cancellations to external messages and more.

Information from Caring Across Generations on how to create caring workplaces in the era of Covid-19.

Advice and best practices about participating in #GivingTuesdayNow.

Covid-19 tools and resources for nonprofits from the Nonprofit Finance Fund including cash flow tool and a scenario template.

checklist from the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management to help organizations manage during Covid-19 by assessing strengths and weaknesses and taking steps in key areas.

A low-cost or free web-based tools for nonprofits in the areas of work/collaboration and communications.

A decision framework for nonprofit leaders and boards from SeaChange summarizing the advice it is giving to organizations as they grapple with Covid-19.

A list of federal government agencies providing resources to help workers and employers navigate workplace issues related to COVID-19.

A legal field guide for charitable organizations about how to provide Covid-19 disaster relief.

Information about how to host nonprofit board and membership meetings under Covid-19 restrictions.

Resources from 501 Commons to help organizations get technology in place to support remote work, including file sharing, collaboration tools and conferencing information.

piece exploring how nonprofits can protect privacy in the age of Covid-19 and offering other digital tools for nonprofits outside of Zoom.

Internet company Sonic is providing three months of free internet access and unlimited nationwide home telephone service to households with K-12, college students or senior citizens 60 or older living in the home.

Tips about how to scan documents using either an iPhone or an Android with their built in scanning tools.

Kindred Consulting is providing considerations for nonprofit leaders adjusting to a remote work model around remote workplace equity.

A database of resources for nonprofits, continuously being updated, that includes information about organizing around specific demands, self-care and mental health resources as well as funds that are available.

A reference guide for tools, funding and other resources to support nonprofits.

This article describes tools for organizations working remotely, including tools that are free currently

The Communications Network is sharing best practices and resources for nonprofits developing crisis communications messages.

A collection of communication guidance providing inclusive, positive and community-driven narrative support for advocacy organizations.


Individual and organizational resources on caring for yourself and your community in this time.

Detox Local – A comprehensive collection of online mental health resources, specifically curated in response to COVID-19-related mental health issues.

The Summit Wellness Group – A collection of suicide prevention resources, including information specific to the LGBT community, college students, and telemental health options.

Roxane Gay, a renowned writer and social commentator, is providing a free care package through Dropbox that includes a free comic from Marvel, recipes and B-sides.

Several galleries across the world are providing art walks during the pandemic where you can explore artwork from your home.

A daily live-stream from South Africa where kids can ask questions as SafariLive guides point out lions, giraffes and elephants.

set of environmental adjustments people can take to and stretches people can do to ease aches and pains.

Different games you can play with friends and family over a Zoom call.

An Ask the Expert video featuring Dr. Sadiqa Kendi from Children’s National Hospital discussing medicine safety during the pandemic and sharing helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

If you love the musical Hamilton, then you’ll love EduHam at Home. It is an extension of the Hamilton Education Program and provides remote learning for both kids and adults connected to the Founding Era and writing your own original pieces!

fact sheet to help guide tribes with funeral and burial health and safety designed by the CDC.

A wellness piece discussing why it is so hard to ask for help when we need it and how we can make it easier.

Information about how to manage panic attacks and how to distinguish the symptoms with symptoms of Covid-19.

An NPR series where writers and artists share one thing that is helping them get through isolation during the coronavirus pandemic

list of virtual Earth Day activities, social engagements and reading material for Earth Day 2020, April 22nd – the 50th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day.

A team of medical students have created and translated Covid-19 fact sheets into more than 30 languages for your families and communities.

A set of quarantine survival tips for extroverts, perfectionists and those who live with them.

Resources for parents of college-bound students to support them in seeking their college match.

set of values from the Native Governance Center that guide its approach to nation building and corresponding tips for Indigenized communication during Covid-19.

Information from Khan Academy to support parents conducting remote learning during school closures.

Crisis Text Line tips for how to handle the pandemic in the following areas: how to deal with isolation, for students, for parents, for financial stress and for healthcare workers.

An online Smithsonian exhibit highlighting the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation’s identity since before the country began.

piece from Shaka Senghor, a leading voice in criminal justice reform, about what four years in solitary confinement taught him about surviving isolation.

piece about coping with the chronic stress that many are feeling during the pandemic.

Online resources for Black kids stuck at home during Covid-19.

Resources for immigrant families who are being affected by Covid-19.

A set of resources from Change Elemental supporting the building of an ecosystem of love, hope and care during Covid- 19.

HBO is providing a selection of shows, movies and documentaries for free with no subscription.

piece offering experiences of adapting to conditions of crisis.

set of resources related to wellness, teaching and wraparound services for educators and organizers navigating this crisis.

Fitness studios and gyms are offering live-stream workouts, many of them free, during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Native response that describes traditional practices that can support our spirits in this time.

The CDC is providing resources and suggestions for managing anxiety and stress during this time.

Google has collected a set of short videos (meditations, stretching, coping skills) to help individuals deal with stress.

Shine, a meditation and motivation app, is providing a collection of mental health resources including a place to ask mental health professionals questions.

This op-ed makes a good case for joining a mutual aid society if you’re interested in and able to support your community in this way.


Opportunities to take action and support your organization, communities, and families you serve.

petition demanding Congress provides safeguards for Black immigrants in the next Covid-19 stimulus bill.

news digest and analysis about the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on people of color and strategies for a just, fair and inclusive recovery from PolicyLink.

A set of best practices and recommendations outlined for the California Department of Education  to retool the state’s education system.

letter calling on Governor Newsom and the California state legislature to ensure a long-term safety net for undocumented Californians who are laid off and left out of unemployment coverage as a result of Covid-19.

piece from Giving Compass describing five ways for donors can strengthen communities and reimagine systems for a more just world.

list of demands from ColorofChange for federal, state and local officials to protect incarcerated individuals from further spread of Covid-19.

A column from Center for American Progress with recommendations for how police agencies can safely modify their practices to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.

Crisis Text Line tips for how to handle the pandemic in the following areas: how to deal with isolation, for students, for parents, for financial stress and for healthcare workers.

letter from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and other organizations urging Congress to provide a low-income broadband benefit in the next Phase 4 Covid-19 package.

set of letters to Governors in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Missouri requesting water service restoration to previously disconnected customers and statewide moratoriums on water shutoffs.

An op-ed from the editors of the Nonprofit Quarterly about leveraging policy openings created by Covid-19.

list of mutual aid projects and groups from across the country.

Five ways to fight for the lives of those incarcerated during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Black communities are disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 and the NAACP Is providing resources and policy information about that impact, including equity implications.

Several sets of instructions for making DIY cloth face masks.

toolkit created by Right to the City Alliance to help folks conduct a rent strike in an organized and powerful way.

set of resources focusing on racial equity and social justice to support communities and activists as they respond to the crisis. It includes information in the following categories: analysis, resources and tools, community care, organizing, resource building and virtual work.

running list of recent and ongoing strikes of workers demanding improvements from more masks and hand sanitizer to better protections for seasonal employees.

An open letter to elected officials by Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.

piece discussing what comes next for cities after Covid-19, especially in the areas of transportation, large-scale infrastructure and local economies.

An example of an ordinance adopted by the LA City Council related to rent and evictions during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

An example of an ordinance adopted by the LA City Council for paid sick leave for those uncovered by the federal policy.

Frequently Asked Questions for workers during the pandemic about worker’s legal rights.

policy platform from Workers Defense Project demanding that the government protect all communities, regardless of immigration status, criminal background, work history or employment status.

set of policies that would help people with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic from the Center for American Progress.

letter to ICE Field Office in San Antonio urging ICE to use its discretion to order the immediate release of all immigrants detained in the Rio Grande Valley to their families and communities.

letter from more than 400 former prosecutors, lawyers and judges urging President Trump to release vulnerable people from custody in light of Covid-19.

letter to the Federal Communications Commission requesting it provide emergency support for the Lifeline program, which helps low-income consumers afford essential communications services.

letter to Secretary of Labor Scalia with implementation questions/concerns regarding Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Medical Leave Expansion Act in the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

A summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) describing key provisions in the Senate bill in the following areas: individuals, employers, businesses, hospitals and health care, financial institutions, food and drug, housing and real estate, education, transportation, tax and disaster relief

The Opportunity Agenda wrote a memo laying out a foundation for communicating about the importance of paid and family medical leave policies for all families.

The Council of Nonprofits is requesting resources through the Federal Economic Stimulus Package to support the nonprofit sector.

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law has collected several law/policy changes and budget allocations at the federal, state and local levels that will support vulnerable individuals and families and moves toward systemic change.