|Date Added||Purpose||Who Benefits||Link||Description||Updates||Assistance||Assistance|
|3/20/20||Musician Relief Grant||Musicians||https://www.bouldercountyarts.org/||Musician Relief Grant: Boulder County Arts Alliance is highlighting two opportunities for musicians and music lovers. Consider applying for these grants or help support musicians during this challenging time by donating to the Boulder County Musicians Relief Fund.|
|3/20/20||COVID-19 Main Street Resources||Communities||https://www.mainstreet.org/…/resourcecenter/covid19resources||To support Main Street programs during the COVID-19 crisis, we have launched a resource center webpage to help Main Streets navigate the unique challenges facing communities during this unprecedented time.|
Check out our tip sheet and shareable social graphics highlighting quick ideas your program can implement to #SupportLocalSafely, as well as funding programs, webinars, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during the crisis. We'll be updating this page in the coming days and weeks, so be sure to check back regularly.
|3/20/20||Facebook for Businesses||Businesses||https://www.facebook.com/business/grants?content_id=KKf6RWdyo87L7QO||We're launching a $100M grants program to help the small business community weather the challenges related to the COVID-19 outbreak. We'll be posting more information over the next few weeks around eligibility and the full application process. Please go to fb.me/business-grants-fb for more details to come.|
|3/20/20||Bartender Emergency Assistance Program||Bartenders||usbgfoundation.org/philanthropy-grants||Serving Those Who Serve Us.|
The purpose of the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) is to assist qualified bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers who are in need of financial assistance as a result of a catastrophic event or an emergency hardship.
The Foundation has adopted procedures in order to ensure that recipients are selected on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis
|3/20/20||Small Business Administraition Low Interet Loan||Small businesses & nonprofits||https://www.sba.gov/||Federal officials have announced plans for low-interest business loans to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus – Economic Injury Disaster Loans. This program will be managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), a federal agency. As of today (March 17), we are working with the SBA and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to unlock those loans for businesses in Colorado. We will advise as soon as that happens and you are able to apply.|
We do not have specific guidance yet from SBA detailing the application process. However, from our experience with past disasters that impacted Colorado, these were documents that were needed (and helpful) for EIDL applications in the past. So if you want to get ready in advance to apply for a loan (or any other funding that may be available), these are key financial documents to gather, so you can be as prepared as possible:
Last three years of federal tax returns for your business
Last three years of personal federal tax returns
A Personal Financial Statement
Articles of Incorporation
A business plan with financial projections might be helpful, but may not be required
In addition, it may be helpful to have 1 – 3 years of your business financial statements (balance sheet and profit & loss statements). While these may not be required for the application, they may help you make the case for your business’ economic injury.
We are here to support our local businesses and entrepreneurs across Colorado during these very challenging times. We will do our best to communicate useful business resources and provide support to mitigate the impacts of this health situation.
|3.23.20: however, no federal economic disaster recovery grants have been announced. Unfortunately, for businesses seeking immediate help, there is no way to predict which future federal tools – including grants – may be employed as COVID continues to impact the US economy. This can place businesses in the challenging position of weighing an immediate federal tool against the possibility of future programs that may or may not be offered, with requirements yet to be determined.|
|3/20/20||Colorado Creative Industries||Arts||https://coloradocreativeindustries.org/resources-to-support-the-arts-during-coronavirus/||National Resources|
On a national level the U.S. House of Representatives passed on March 14 the “Families First COVID-19 Response Act,”Emergency Coronavirus Bill: A relief package with implications for nonprofits and artist residencies. Learn more.
Americans for the Arts
CERF – the Artist’s Safety Net
National Coalition for Arts Preparedness & Emergency Response
National Endowment for the Arts
Ready – promoting preparedness through public involvement
Springboard for the Arts – Principles for Ethical Cancellation
State Resources – CO
Office of Economic Development Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center
Small Business Resources – stay tuned for SBA loans coming soon to Colorado businesses
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Colorado Arts Resource Lists – these partner lists include national and local resources for artists, along with tips to support the arts and culture sector.
Artwork Archive – Financial Relief Resources for Artists during COVID-19
Bonfils-Stanton Responds to COVID-19: Resources for Arts and Culture
CBCA – Resources to support the arts during COVID-19
Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region Resource List
Redline – Resources for artists
|3/20/20||COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County||Nonprofits||commfound.givecorps.com/projects/52741-programs-funding-areas-covid-19-response-fund-boulder-county||Grants for Boulder County non-profits that provide essential services to people who find themselves at the intersection of being most vulnerable to the virus and most impacted by inequity.|
|3/26/20||Colorado COVID Relief Fund||Communities and Organizations||https://covrn.com/covid-relief-fund/||Eligibility and Funding Priorities|
Community-based organizations that meet the following three criteria areas are eligible to apply: Organization type, populations served, and alignment with one of the Fund’s three funding priority areas of Prevention, Impact and Recovery.
Organization type: Nonprofit organizations, local government, school districts and small businesses who are:
Serving areas of the state with limited nonprofit capacity; and/or
Serving a community need resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Funding is not available for needs related exclusively to business operation interruption or employee-related issues. Small businesses who do not qualify may find funding options through the Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center. Note: Funding is not available to individuals or families.
Eligible organizations must serve one or more of the following populations in Colorado through programs and services:
Children from families living on low income* who are impacted by school or childcare closures
Communities of color
Healthcare, hospitality, service industry and gig economy workers
Immigrant and refugee communities
Minimum or low-wage employees displaced by business closures
Older adults living on low income*
People with limited English proficiency
People with disabilities
People without health insurance
Victims of domestic violence or child abuse
People living on low income*
People experiencing homelessness
Workers without access to paid sick leave
*For the purpose of this Fund, low income is defined as living at or below the poverty line or qualifying for free and reduced lunch.
Alignment with one of the Fund’s three funding priority areas of Prevention, Impact and Recovery.
Eligible organizations must demonstrate that they are meeting a community-driven need through their programs and services within one of the following three funding priority areas of Prevention, Impact and Recovery: Note that for the first funding cycle, eligible organizations may only apply in the Prevention and Impact priority areas.
Prevention (examples include: medical supplies, shelter staff coverage, residential facilities staff serving vulnerable populations, nursing home staff coverage for low income households, mobility services serving vulnerable populations, cleaning supplies for shelters or care facilities of all kinds, medical information and support such as messaging campaigns)
Impact (examples include: economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the outbreak, early childhood education availability, technology assistance, childcare, education, volunteer services, food access or services, schools)
Recovery (examples include: medical supplies, activities to support small business focused on charitable efforts, mental and behavioral health fo
|3/23/20||Kiva||Entreprenaurs||https://www.kiva.org/borrow||At Kiva, we envision a world where someone’s creditworthiness is determined by the strength of their character rather than their credit history. We’re working to re-insert human relationships into the financial system by using social underwriting to assess the creditworthiness of our borrowers.|
To demonstrate social capital, we require all borrowers to gather support from their community through the Private Fundraising Period. During this 15 day period, we ask that borrowers recruit a certain number of lenders from their network to lend to them before the loan is publicly posted on Kiva.
We view this as an important measure of the borrower’s trust network and hope these lenders keep the borrower accountable for repaying their loan.
While the Private Fundraising Period is a tool we use to assess a borrower’s creditworthiness, we’ve also found that it increases a borrower’s chance of success on Kiva, as loans fundraise much more quickly when the borrower’s immediate network is engaged during fundraising.
Depending on the size of the loan and multiple factors, borrowers must invite between 5 and 35 lenders from within their network.
|3.23.20: Small businesses are already being negatively impacted by the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the United States, including many members of the Kiva community. Whether it’s your favorite neighborhood coffee shop, your best friend who owns a storefront or a local grower you support at the farmer's market, millions of American businesses will be disrupted when employees and customers must stay home and supply chains break down.
Many of those businesses and entrepreneurs are currently looking for financial relief to survive the next trying months—and we believe the Kiva community can help.
Kiva lenders have shown their commitment to providing financial assistance to all by making 0% interest loans to entrepreneurs in the U.S. on Kiva.org for the last 10 years. In today's difficult circumstances, we'd like to make it as easy and impactful as possible for small businesses in the U.S. to have access to affordable capital on the Kiva platform—capital that may be the difference between shutting down and keeping their doors open.
We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has global impact, and we'll continue to explore ways to help as many people affected by this crisis as possible. Currently, the U.S. market is the place we have the most agility to deploy financial assistance.
Effective immediately, U.S. applicants for a Kiva loan will have access to the following:
Expanded eligibility: More businesses in the US will be eligible for a Kiva loan.
Larger loans: The maximum loan on the Kiva platform will increase from $10,000 to $15,000.
Grace period: New borrowers may access a grace period of up to 6 months for greater financial flexibility.
If you’re a small business owner who believes you can benefit from a Kiva loan, or you know one in your community, reach out. Join us at kiva.org/borrow and apply for a loan. The Kiva community is behind you.
Find FAQs for Kiva's coronavirus response here.
|3/20/20||Support CO Local||Businesses||https://www.supportcolocal.com/||Help for businesses to sell gift cards in order for them to keep revenue coming in during their closure for the COVID-19.|
|3/20/20||Colorado Assistance Fund||Nonprofits||https://www.elpomar.org/media/filer_public/29/6d/296d2605-f81e-4992-9a82-f155501bf526/el_pomar_announces_colorado_assistance_fund.pdf||The Colorado Assistance Fund (CAF) is a $1 million fund offering immediate aid to nonprofit|
organizations supporting Colorado communities, organizations and individuals affected by the recent
outbreak of COVID-19.
|3/23/20||Work-Share Program||Employees||https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/layoffassistance||The Work-Share Program provides an alternative to laying off employees by allowing them to keep working, but with fewer hours. While an employee is working fewer hours, he or she may be eligible to collect part of his or her regular unemployment benefits.|
Requirements and qualifications for employers:
You must have reduced the normal weekly work hours by at least 10 percent, but by no more than 40 percent.
The reduction must affect at least two out of all employees in the business, or a minimum of two employees in a certain unit.
You must have paid as much in premiums as we paid your former employees in unemployment insurance benefits. See the rate notice we mailed you in November.
|3/23/20||Resources for Workers||Employees||https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resources-coronavirus||Workers in certain industries are eligible for up to four days of paid sick leave when experiencing flu-like symptoms AND awaiting test results for COVID-19. The covered industries are: leisure and hospitality; food services; child care; education, including transportation, food service, and related work at educational establishments; home health, if working with elderly, disabled, ill, or otherwise high-risk individuals and; nursing homes and community living facilities.|
If you work for a ski resort or other employer that closed or reduced your hours to help stop the spread of COVID-19, you can file or reopen an unemployment claim.
If you did not get paid for any hours worked you can file a wage claim to recover wages.
|3/20/20||Angel Relief Fund||Restaurant Industry Employees||https://corestaurant.org/foundation/angel-relief-fund||Grants for restaurant and hospitality workers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, who are self-quarantined under doctor's care, or who are unable to receive government assistance and have been out of work for more than a month.|
|3/23/20||CERF+ Emergency Assitance||Artists||https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/||Grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment.|
|3/20/20||HR 6201 Families First Coronavirus Act||Employers||https://pikespeaksbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/03/HR-6201-leave-chart.pdf||Overview of Employer Paid Leave Requirements and Tax Credit Provisions|
|3/23/20||COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resources||Freelance Artists||https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/||An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.|
This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.
|3/23/20||Creative Capital||Artists||https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/||List of Arts Resources during the COVID-19 Outbreak|
|3/23/20||Grantmakers in the Arts||Artists||https://www.giarts.org/blog/admin/covid-19-coronavirus-and-arts-funding-update-and-action-items||List of resources regarding artist support and Covid-19.|
|3/23/20||Resource Guide for Musicians||Musicians||https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/9337908/coronavirus-resource-guide-music-professionals-help||A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis|
|3/24/20||One Fair Wage - Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund||Tipped and Service Workers||https://ofwemergencyfund.org/||Cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive.|
|3/24/20||Restaurant Workers Community Fund COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund||Restaurants and Restaurant Workers||https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/||DIRECT RELIEF TO INDIVIDUAL RESTAURANT WORKERS|
FUNDS FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SERVING RESTAURANT WORKERS IN CRISIS
ZERO-INTEREST LOANS FOR RESTAURANTS TO GET BACK UP AND RUNNING
|3/20/23||JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropic Commitment||Small businesses||https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/news/pr/jpmc-makes-50mm-philanthropic-investment-to-address-impacts-of-covid-19.htm||Support will include working with local Community Development Financial Institutions that will provide low or zero interest loans and interest rate buydowns to help offset the costs of business slow-downs and unexpected challenges, as well as technical assistance support for issues like remote working capabilities;|
|3/23/20||Truist Cares Initiative||Small businesses||https://www.truist.com/coronavirus-information||Truist Cares for Small Businesses – This may include partnering with organizations that provide financial support and/or technical assistance to small businesses that are disrupted.|
|3/23/20||C.O.R.E: Children of Restaruant Employees||Restaruant Employee's Children||https://coregives.org/||Giving Back to Our Own: For Employees who have tested positive with COVID. |
Illness. Injury. Family Death. If You’re A Food And Beverage Service Employee With Children, CORE Can Help. CORE Grants Support To Children Of Food And Beverage Service Employees Navigating Life-Altering Circumstances. In Times Of Extreme Strain Brought On By Family Death, Injury Or Diagnosed Medical Condition, Loss Of Home, Or Other Sudden Or Extreme Circumstances, Food And Beverage Families Can Become Overwhelmed Financially And Emotionally. CORE Is The Nationally Recognized Community Of Support For All Food And Beverage Service Families In Need By Ensuring They Feel Cared For And Value
|3/23/20||Kabbage Payments - Gift Certificates||Small businesses||https://www.kabbage.com/helpsmallbusiness||Through Kabbage Payments any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses.|
|3/20/20||SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan||Disaster Loan Assistance|
Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters
|https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/||Include the disaster in your application - specifically name "COVID-19" or "Coronavirus"|
Apply online versus by mail
Write your password down; neither the system nor any personnel are able to retrieve it
Save your work at every prompt. The website may go down periodically due to high volume. If this happens, try to login again at a later time.
Do not rush through the application. Check and recheck the filing requirements to ensure that all the needed information is completed prior to submission. The biggest reason for delays in processing is due to missing information.
Be sure to use the same contact information (business name and the name of all owners) that you use on your federal tax returns. Double check that they match.
If your tax returns reference other businesses that you own, you must also submit those tax returns in order to avoid processing delay.
If more funds are needed, applicants can submit supporting documents and a request for an increase. If less funds are needed, applicants can request a reduction in the loan amount.
If the loan request is denied, the applicant will be given up to six months in which to provide new information and submit a written request for reconsideration.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Review
Applicants must meet the SBA requirements of a small business (500 employees or fewer)
Businesses directly affected by COVID-19
Agricultural Enterprises: If the primary activity of the business (including its affiliates) is as defined in Section 18(b)(1) of the Small Business Act, neither the business nor its affiliates are eligible
Gambling Concerns (Ex: Concerns that derive more that 1/3 of their annual gross revenue from legal gambling activities)
Casinos & Racetracks (Ex: Businesses whose purpose for being is gambling (e.g., casinos, racetracks, poker parlors, etc.) are not eligible regardless of 1/3 criteria above.
LOAN APPROVAL CRITERIA:
Credit History: Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to SBA
Repayment: SBA must determine that the applicant business has the ability to repay the SBA loan
HOW MUCH YOU CAN BORROW:
Eligible entities may qualify for loans up to $2 million.
The interest rates for this disaster are 3.75 percent for small businesses and 2.75 percent for nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years
Eligibility for these working capital loans are based on the size (must be a small business) and type of business and its financial resources
HOW THE FUNDS CAN BE USED:
These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.
The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits or for expansion.
Funds cannot be used to pay down long-term debt.
WHAT IS NEEDED TO APPLY:
Completed SBA loan application (SBA Form 5)
Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506T) for the applicant, principals and affiliates
Complete copies of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return
Schedule of Liabilities (SBA Form 2202)
Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413)
Income, balance sheet, and cash flow documents
Other Information may also be requested
OTHER INFORMATION THAT MAY BE REQUESTED:
Complete copy, including all schedules, of the most recent Federal income tax return for principals, general partners or managing member, and affiliates (see filing requirements for more information)
If the most recent Federal income tax return has not been filed, a year-end profit-and-loss statement and balance sheet for that tax year
A current year-to-date profit-and-loss statement
Additional Filing Requirements (SBA Form 1368) providing monthly sales figures
HOW SOON WILL BUSINESSES RECEIVE MONEY?
Eligible businesses that submit complete loan packages could receive money within three (3) weeks
Incomplete information and verification of collateral will delay approval process
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
Paper loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to email@example.com
|3/24/20||Colorado Small Business Development Center||Resources from guidelines to funding, to area resources.||https://bouldersbdc.com/||Offering excellent conference calls to help guide business owners through COVID. Worth listening too.|
|3/25/20||Small Business Association Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program Guide||Small Business||https://www.sba.gov/document/support--express-bridge-loan-pilot-program-guide||This pilot program allows SBA Express Lenders authority to deliver expedited SBA-guaranteed financing on an emergency basis for disaster-related purposes to eligible small businesses, while the small businesses apply for and await long-term financing.|
|3.30.20||U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ACT||Small Business and Employees||uschamber.com/co||The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)|
Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep
workers employed amid the pandemic and economic
downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program,
the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans
to small businesses.
Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers
maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their
The administration soon will release more details including
the list of lenders offering loans under the program. In the
meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued
this guide to help small businesses and self-employed
individuals prepare to file for a loan.
|Small Business Guide to Cares Act|| Dana Edwards offered to assist business owners with the paperwork associated with this funding source. Dana has been an investment advisor representative and financial planner since 2016. She began her career with Trilogy Financial where she prepared financial plans for clients, assisting them with setting financial goals and made investment recommendations for client portfolios. In 2019, she earned her Enrolled Agent tax professional designation with the IRS. In 2014, she earned her MBA degree from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Prior to receiving her MBA, Dana managed a private piano studio for over 10 years. She is currently pursuing CFP® certification and is enrolled in Kaplan University’s CFP® Board Registered Program. She lives with her husband in the mountains west of Boulder and is excited to be a part of the Cornerstone team.|
Dana can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and via phone at 303-545-5400."
I'll most likely structure this as either first-come-first-serve basis, and if there is a large influx, will mostly set up some kind of virtual office hours. I'll keep y'all in the loop as it comes together. In the meantime, please post to your internal groups.
|Kresge Foundation: Offers a guide to approaching and understanding the CARES ACT. Good information on what information to gathrer|
|4.13.20||Economic Injury Disaster Assistance||Small Businesses, Indepentent Contractors||https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance||In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available following a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.|
|4/16/20||All||All||ANB Bank Loan Deferral Program||A 3-month deferral of payments for all consumer and commercial term loans that require a monthly principal and interest payment. This includes installment loans, mortgages, home equity loans, commercial real estate loans, equipment loans, and any other loan that requires a monthly principal and interest payment.|
|4/16/20||Deferral||All||Bank of America Payment Deferral||For those who need help making credit card, auto and/or home loan payments, you can submit an online request for a payment deferral.|
|4/16/20||Deferral||All||Chase Personal & Business Credit Card Payment Deferral||You can delay up to three payments on your personal or business credit card if you’ve been affected by COVID-19. We recommend that you enroll online because we’re experiencing extremely high call volumes and very long hold times. We appreciate your patience.|
|4/16/20||Deferral||All||Citi Credit Card Payment Deferral||Waiver of the minimum payment due requirement and late fees for 2 statement cycles. We will report your account as current to the credit bureaus during the waiver period, unless your account was delinquent before the waiver period began.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Minority / Veteran||Amber Grants for Women||The Amber Grants began in 1998. It was launched by WomensNet to honor the memory of a young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at the age of 19 – unable to fulfill her entrepreneurial dreams. In 2020, the Amber Grant has been doubled to $4,000. Earn any Amber Grant through November, 2020, and you’ll be eligible for an additional $25,000 grant at the end of this year.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Tourism & Hospitality||Another Round, Another Rally Hospitality Relief Grants||We’re offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re also collecting donations from community members willing to help their hospitality-industry friends and neighbors stay afloat in this time of uncertainty.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund||This emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Tourism & Hospitality||Bartender Emergency Assistance Program||If you are a bartender, bar back, or cocktail server who needs financial support, you can apply to the USBG National Charitable Foundation’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. USBG membership is not required to receive funds.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Tech & Advanced Industries||Differential Ventures Covid-19 Grant Program||Differential Ventures is announcing a grant program to support early-stage start-ups in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning who are able to use their technology to aid in the global search for a resolution to COVID-19. Companies will be awarded grants in the amount of $10,000-$25,000 to support activities that apply or adapt their existing product to help manage the social impacts of the crisis and/or to help bring this crisis to an end.|
|4/16/20||Grant||All||Facebook Small Business Grants Program||Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||Format: The Photographer Fund||The world is currently unpredictable and full of uncertainty—something the photography community is used to. Thanks to the level of ambiguity they deal with, that same community is resilient and creative in the face of a challenge. Format created the Photographer Fund to honour that hustle and help independent photographers who are facing unprecedented financial hardships in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak stay on their feet. We will be offering assistance of up to $500 per person, and we’ll use our discretion to determine who gets the funds. Knowing this isn’t a huge amount, we’re aiming to support as many people as we can—our hope is that this helps independent photographers stay on their feet.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||Foundation of Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund||In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating 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. For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.|
|4/16/20||Grant||All||HelloAlice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant||Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by coronavirus, as part of our broader mission to ensure Business for All. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||Kinkade Family Foundation Emergency Grant for Curators||The Kinkade Family Foundation is proud to administer a new Emergency Grant for curators who are developing projects that promote artwork of contemporary and experimental nature. The Emergency Grant provides funding for a curatorial project that sheds light on the world during this time of darkness. Priority will be given to curators who have a venue secured for their project and are greatly impacted by the challenges we are facing due to COVID-19. The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|4/16/20||Grant||All||Lafayette COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program||At the April 7 City Council meeting, Council authorized up to $500,000 to be allocated towards the Lafayette COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program. This program, in collaboration with the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA), is intended to provide short-term bridge funding for Lafayette small businesses who are seeking relief options as part of a larger strategy for business recovery and sustainability. Submit the online application. Email required supporting documents to: EmergencyBusinessGrants@cityoflafayette.com Questions? Call the emergency grant support line at 303-775-9018 or contact the online grant support.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists Grant Guidelines||Grants from this fund will be considered from artists who live or work in Boulder County and meet any one or more of these priority groups: Artists with unforeseen needs due to special circumstances, Artists of Color, Artists with disabilities, Indigenous artists, New generation artists (18-30 years old), Grant awards will not exceed $3000. Art forms can include but are not limited to: Music, Theater, Dance, Film/Video, Literature, and Visual Art.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund||Music industry professionals may apply for basic living assistance (rent or mortgage). Initial grant requests can be made up to $1000 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost. Should we receive additional funding, we will evaluate the grant amounts available. *Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed and requests will be processed in the order in which received. It could take up to three weeks to process a completed application.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||Patreon COVID-19 Grants for Artists||We’re starting this grant program to benefit select artists who are being impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant recipients will be chosen by a board of fellow creators. Patreon is kicking off the grant by donating $10K, and are accepting contributions from anyone who can help.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||Pen America Writers' Emergency Fund||PEN America is expanding its long-standing Writers’ Emergency Fund as part of our efforts to support the literary community at a time when the health and livelihoods of so many are at risk. We recognize that there are writers who no longer have access to any of the ways in which they have supported themselves, and that this has happened very suddenly and will last for a period none of us can predict. In response, PEN America will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund||We understand there are many in need and hopefully we will receive enough to help everyone, but this means we most likely be unable to provide the full amount you request. The amount we can provide is based off how much we receive. We will do the best we can to help everyone. At this time, we are able to give the minimum of $100 and a maximum of $500.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||Rauschenberg Emergency Grants||New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Emergency Grants. This marks the first phase of a program that will be in the tradition of Change, Inc., a non-profit foundation established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists of all disciplines in need of emergency medical aid. The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.|
|4/16/20||Grant||All||RMMFI Business Builder Loan Program||Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute understands that successful entrepreneurs need capital to launch and grow their business. Our Business Builder Loan Program exists to provide microloans to RMMFI entrepreneurs in need of financing. We offer 4 types of loans, which build off each other as entrepreneurs move through our programs and grow their businesses. Higher amounts are available upon successful repayment of the initial loan and with a demonstrated need for the increased amount. Seed Loan (for feasibility testing): $500, Launch Loan: $2,500, Thrive Loan: $5,000, Growth Loan: $75,000. Business Builder Loans carry an interest rate between 8% and 12% and have repayment terms of 6-24 months.|
|4/16/20||Grant||All||Schedulicity Grant||Starting April 1, Schedulicity is giving away a $500 grant every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to any service-based business.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant||Provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Arts & Culture||The Colorado Artist Relief Fund||The Colorado Artist Relief Fund is a collaboration between multiple arts organizations and funders working at state, regional, and local levels. The fund will pool private and public funding to be administered through RedLine Contemporary Art Center. Current partners in this developing initiative include Denver Arts & Venues through the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Colorado Creative Industries and RedLine. These funds will provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual Colorado artists whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work.|
|4/16/20||Grant||All||U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Save Small Business Fund||The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as we can. We hope these supplemental funds will help you get through the next days and weeks.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Agriculture & Food System||USDA Conservation Innovation Grants||USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Services provides funding opportunities for agriculturalists and others through various programs. Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. Under CIG, Environmental Quality Incentives Program funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or nongovernmental organizations, Tribes, or individuals. CIG enables NRCS to work with other public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and adoption of promising technologies and approaches to address some of the Nation's most pressing natural resource concerns. CIG will benefit agricultural producers by providing more options for environmental enhancement and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. NRCS administers CIG.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Agriculture & Food System||USDA Conservation Stewardship Program||The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation. Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals. We can help you schedule timely planting of cover crops, develop a grazing plan that will improve your forage base, implement no-till to reduce erosion or manage forested areas in a way that benefits wildlife habitat. If you are already taking steps to improve the condition of the land, chances are CSP can help you find new ways to meet your goals.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Agriculture & Food System||USDA NRCS Colorado River Salinity Control Program||The Bureau of Reclamation's Basin States Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provide cost-share assistance to landowners who install salinity control measures. Through strong partnerships between National Resources Conservation Services, private landowners, Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado’s State Conservation Board, and numerous local Conservation Districts, financial and technical assistance funds have been used to install irrigation improvements like installation of pipelines, more efficient irrigation systems and lining of ditches and small laterals.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Agriculture & Food System||USDA NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)||EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improved or created wildlife habitat, and mitigation against increasing weather volatility. Together, USDA's National Resources Conservation Service and producers invest in solutions that conserve natural resources for the future while also improving agricultural operations. Through EQIP, NRCS provides agricultural producers with financial resources and one-on-one help to plan and implement improvements, or what NRCS calls conservation practices. Specific initiative examples: high tunnel systems, organic producers, air quality & atmospheric change, landscape conservation, on-farm energy.|
|4/16/20||Grant||All||Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund||Thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Verizon, we are offering grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available. LISC will use the Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.|
|4/16/20||Grant||All||Wheat Ridge Small Business Stablization Program||The City of Wheat Ridge City Council approved a new Small Business Stabilization Program providing a total of $250,000 in grants to small businesses in Wheat Ridge who have been significantly impacted due to the COVID-19 emergency.|
|4/16/20||Grant, Other||Arts & Culture||CERF+ Craft Emergency Relief Fund||CERF+ emergency assistance includes grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment. Artists interested in CERF+ emergency assistance must first complete an inquiry form. If it is determined that you may be eligible for assistance, you will be invited to apply for assistance.|
|4/16/20||Grant||Minority / Veteran||The Red Backpack Fund||Since its inception, Spanx and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation have been dedicated to elevating and supporting women through entrepreneurship. Knowing the ripple effect that empowering women can have to strengthen neighborhoods, cities and countries, The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.|