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.

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.

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

The National Council of Nonprofits are hosting a national presentation to help nonprofits understand the various provisions of the federal legislation passed and what they mean for nonprofits on Tuesday, April 7 at 3:00 pm Eastern.

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

FFlexible funding resources for organizations and individuals.

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, is providing an 8-week digital security training session to support nonprofits in protecting information.
Check out the webinar here

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.

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.

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.