COVID-19 Social Safety Net Resource Hub
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|Organization Name||Emergency Relief Fund||Contact||Location|
|California General Relief Funds|
California Community Foundation COVID-19 LA County Response Fund
California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration, and will aid impacted individuals through our Pass it Along Fund. CCF is a community foundation and our community is Los Angeles County. By being responsive during times of uncertainty, we embrace our leadership role to respond to the evolving needs of our diverse residents.
No Administration Fee – CCF has waived its administration fee to manage the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund. Credit card contributions remain subject to third party fees.
|https://www.calfund.org/covid-19/||Los Angeles Metro|
|United Way L.A. Emergency Relief Fund|
As the nation responds to the coronavirus pandemic, United Way of Greater Los Angeles has announced the creation of the Pandemic Relief Fund to support L.A. County’s unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students and families at imminent risk of homelessness and hardships due to health and economic impacts of coronavirus.
Currently, an estimated 59,000 people are experiencing homelessness on any given night, without the ability to obtain consistent shelter or health care, and 1.7 million working families in L.A. struggle in poverty.
|https://www.unitedwayla.org/en/give/pandemic-relief-fund/||Los Angeles Metro|
|COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund|
The City Of San Francisco is offering emergency grants of up to 10,000 for smaller businesses impacted by COVID-19.
|Silicon Valley Community Foundation|
Funds from SVCF’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund will support lead organizations representing each of the ten Bay Area counties and their immediate efforts in addressing COVID-19 related challenges in their respective counties. The counties and their lead organizations are:
|https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/coronavirus-fund||San Francisco Bay Area|
|Center for Disaster Philanthropy|
The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund will focus on supporting nonprofit organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and those who are working with the most vulnerable populations in these areas to help build their capacity for response. These will include social service organizations focused on supporting hourly wage earners, workers in the gig economy, immigrant/New American populations, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
|San Diego Foundation|
A coalition of philanthropy, government and business partners has joined together to create the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in San Diego County.
|San Diego Metro|
|Orange County United Way Pandemic Relief Fund|
As the nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County United Way is working to raise much-needed dollars for the creation of a Pandemic Relief Fund, which will support: low-income individuals and families at imminent risk of homelessness; the current OC population experiencing homelessness; low-income students; and our partner non-profits.
|Santa Ynez Valley Foundation’s Coronavirus Relief Fund|
The Santa Ynez Valley Foundation is our community's wellspring for distributing the funds of generous donors to provide for the greater good of our community. The Santa Ynez Valley Foundation focuses its grant making on areas essential to the quality of life for people of all ages in our community. Grants are provided to non-profit organizations serving Health & Human Services, Seniors, Youth, Education, and Arts & Culture.
|https://www.syvalleyfoundation.org/||Santa Ynez Valley|
|Santa Barbara Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund|
The Santa Barbara Foundation (SBF) is pleased to partner with the United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) on a joint COVID-19 response effort. Together, we will provide financial support to address the needs of individuals and families in Santa Barbara County as well as the nonprofits who serve them. This joint partnership allows both SBF and UWSBC to coordinate funds and rapidly meet the needs of our community as they arise through collaborative decision-making. Information on how to apply for grants is forthcoming so please check back on our website regularly.
|United Way of Northern California|
United Way of Northern California is committed to serving our North State communities, especially in times of crisis. We have established the Coronavirus Relief Fund, aimed at helping North State residents affected by the crisis in the following ways:
Providing grants to agencies assisting people adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, particularly senior citizens; displaced workers; those from disadvantaged communities, and those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness because of the crisis.
Supporting expanded operations of 2-1-1 NorCal, which has been officially activated as a public information resource during the crisis.
Supporting coordination of non-profit response in the region through VOADs (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) and similar groups.
Allowing UWNC to strengthen its staffing and infrastructure to provide these services and others connected to the Coronavirus crisis.
|Oakland COVID-19 Relief Fund|
The number of people affected by the COVID-19 virus across the country continues to grow. We are proud of the steps we are taking in Oakland and across the Bay Area to flatten the curve and to support our most vulnerable communities, such as seniors, children, people experiencing homelessness, first responders, local businesses and low-wage workers, to name a few.
|COVID-19: A Just East Bay Response Fund|
Hosted by the East Bay Community Foundation, COVID-19: A Just East Bay Response Fund will rapidly deploy resources to organizations addressing the economic impact of the broader COVID-19 outbreak, including the immediate needs of communities and organizations affected by coronavirus-related closures. The Fund helps expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.
|COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund|
When an unforeseen event occurs that negatively impacts small businesses like COVID-19, the Invest In Neighborhoods Division of OEWD works with individual businesses to provide support and resources they may need to get them through this difficult time. Because of the disruptions that COVID-19 has created for our small business community, the COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund was created. It allows impacted small business owners to access up to $10,000 for employee salaries and rent. This program is administered in partnership with Northeast Community Federal Credit Union.
|The PCF COVID-19 Response Fund|
The PCF COVID-19 Response Fund provides flexible resources to Pasadena-based organizations as they respond to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus and quarantines. PCF has made an initial commitment of $100,000 to provide local relief, and donors may make charitable gifts to the fund that will benefit both urgent and long-term community needs.
|CVCF Emergency Response Fund|
Due to the rising impact of the COVID-19 virus, the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) has launched an Emergency Response Fund to help our region meet the developing challenges linked with this virus.
Based on input from our nonprofit partners, we are identifying the highest priority community needs and have distinguished three key focus areas for the Fund:
– Food distribution, particularly for vulnerable population
– Urgent support for healthcare workers
– Coordinated communication of reliable public information
|EICF Emergency Response Fund|
In response to the alarming spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and what this could mean for our two-county region, Inland Empire Community Foundation is accepting donations to assist local nonprofit organizations working to respond to this public health crisis.
IECF believes the role of philanthropy today is making sure the safety net we have in our communities stays strong – that the most vulnerable and isolated among us can receive assistance. As hard as illness and disasters can be, imagine it without the money, housing, health care, and food many of us take for granted.
|COVID-19 Fund of MCF|
Because of these far-reaching effects, the Marin Community Foundation has established the COVID-19 Fund of MCF. This quick-response Fund will be dedicated to directing financial support to nonprofit organizations serving those individuals and families most in need. . Due to the ever-changing nature of this emergency, we feel that this is an effective and flexible method of response.
|The Angel Fund|
The Angel Fund was created to provide assistance for families, children and elderly individuals who have short-term needs that cannot be met by other private or public programs. The goal is to contribute to the well-being of individuals and help them to move forward in their lives. The Angel Fund philosophy is that even small amounts of money, carefully used, can have an important and positive effect on someone’s life. Assistance is limited to medical, health & safety needs, school/educational needs, senior services, therapeutic equipment/activities, and/or work related requirements.
|MC COVID-19 Relief Fund|
Monterey County is a caring and generous community. The Community Foundation for Monterey County and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation have created the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help those affected by the impact of the Coronavirus in Monterey County. The COVID-19 Relief Fund will address the immediate and longer-term needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents.
|Napa Valley Community Foundation Emergency Fund|
In response to a declared emergency in Napa County, we’ve launched a COVID-19 Fund that will support efforts to help slow the spread of the virus within Napa County. As we closely monitor how the Novel Coronavirus impacts our community, we will deploy additional financial resources to best meet evolving needs. The Foundation will pay special attention to populations in Napa County that may be particularly susceptible to becoming seriously ill, like the elderly, the medically frail and those living in close quarters. We are concerned about community health, and we are also concerned about the potential for working families to face economic hardship and food insecurity in the months ahead.
|Placer COVID-19 Response Fund|
The COVID-19 Response Fund will offer flexible resources to organizations in our area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
The fund will help support the increased demand that Placer County nonprofit service providers are facing related to the impact of COVID-19. PCF is communicating and coordinately closely with local government and social services organizations to understand where charitable dollars are needed most and have the greatest potential for impact. This includes Placer County Health & Human Resources, family resource centers, senior services organizations, food banks and others. Because of the flexible structure of this fund, the grant-making process will be fluid, timely, and nimble to act on opportunities and need.
The Community Foundation expects to move an initial round of grants within the next few weeks. Please check back here to view the latest updates as PCF’s response evolves.
|Sacramento Region Disaster Fund|
As the capital region’s community foundation, we are uniquely positioned to respond to local emergencies. We have activated our Sacramento Region Disaster Fund, which we have seeded with an initial investment which has grown with the support of fundholders, individual donors, and other regional partners. We are preparing to rapidly deploy this funding to help address the challenges area nonprofits are encountering due to the virus. To inform our grantmaking, we hosted a webinar for over 400 capital region nonprofits and have surveyed hundreds more to assess the immediate- and long-term impacts the coronavirus will have on their operations and client populations.
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Emergency Response Fund
During these unprecedented times, the Community Foundation of San Joaquin stands prepared and ready to work alongside our county, civic, and community leaders to help lessen the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the health of our community. In partnership with United Way of San Joaquin, our organizations have established a San Joaquin Emergency Response Fund, which we have seeded with an initial $75,000 investment. The Fund is intended to be responsive to the changing, long-term needs of our community, with an immediate focus on supporting nonprofit organizations serving the most vulnerable populations and to provide financial assistance to individuals and families most directly impacted by COVID-19. The San Joaquin Emergency Response Fund will provide a flexible vehicle for philanthropic funding to help our community during these difficult times.
|https://cfosj.org/covid-19-response/||San Joaquin Valley|
|SLO Disaster Support Fund|
In response to the Conronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Foundation has opened its Disaster Support Fund and will waive all administrative fees to provide urgent assistance to organizations working in the impacted communities. Foundation grants will provide flexible resources to organizations in our region working with communities who are impacted by the Coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
|https://www.cfsloco.org/||San Luis Obisbo|
|The Community Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund|
The Community Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in Santa Cruz County. Learn more at www.cfscc.org/funds/covid-19-local-response-fund
|Shasta Regional COVID-19 Relief Fund|
This fund will address the needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents who will be impacted by the Coronavirus.
The fund will provide a trusted repository for philanthropic assets to be directed specifically for this purpose. Government officials and businesses have instituted sweeping measures to halt the spread of the virus. School closures, travel and event cancellation, remote work and social distancing have the potential to disrupt our lives physically, socially and economically.
|TTCF's Emergency Response Fund|
Amid the global crisis of COVID-19, Tahoe-Truckee needs your help. Our community members and the nonprofits who serve them are facing economic and health challenges. TTCF's Emergency Response Fund is set up to support our community in these difficult times.
Local philanthropy- donations big and small- will help us address this community crisis. Donate to TTCF's Emergency Response Fund to help Tahoe-Truckee with immediate and long-term relief of the coronavirus crisis.
|Ventura County Rapid Response Fund|
The Ventura County Community Foundation, in coordination with the County of Ventura, Amgen Foundation, Southeast Ventura County YMCA, Give An Hour, and the Economic Development Collaborative, has launched the Ventura County Rapid Response Fund to support nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of individuals and families with food and housing support, childcare, wage replacement, mental health care, and more. The fund will also go to supporting small businesses through this crisis.
The purpose of the Ventura County Rapid Response Fund is to support those organizations providing basic human needs to individuals, families, and small business in Ventura County.
SBA's Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply.
Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster.
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
|Marin County COVID-19 Hotline|
Marin County launched a phone number this week to help with any questions or concerns you may have related to COVID-19 . Volunteers are available at 415-473-7191 .
|Marine County, San Francisco|
|Sacred Hearts COVID-19 Relief Fund|
Eligible households will receive direct financial assistance, based on documented loss of income as a result of COVID-19 impacts, up to a maximum of $4,000 of lost income per month.
Assistance may be requested once per month for the duration of the public health emergency, as long as the household continues to experience an economic impact and funds are available. Basic information and referral to area services will also be available for households.
|https://sacredheartcs.org/covid19/||San Francisco Bay Area|
|East Bay Disability Ally|
DISABILITY JUSTICE CULTURE CLUB
The Disability Justice Culture Club is a collective based in Oakland, California, run by disabled and/or self-described “neurodivergent” queer people who support members of their community and others in need. They regularly help set up care networks of able-bodied volunteers to assist folks with unique needs by delivering food, running errands, or picking up medication, and have now started a Covid-19 fund to provide extra assistance to the people they serve on a regular basis. The group also organized volunteers to create and distribute “care kits” for those experiencing homelessness, with each kit containing homemade hand sanitizer, disinfectant, a vitamin mix, an N95 mask, and gloves. Financial contributions will go toward supporting queer BIPOC folks in the East Bay who may be out of work, immunocompromised, and unable to risk exposure to acquire food and other essentials, as well as supporting those who have difficulty seeking or cannot seek medical attention.
|East Bay, San Francisco|
|LOVE NOT FEAR FUND (COVID Response)|
We come from generations of people who are generous, community-driven, and resilient. At a time when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, we rise up to protect our elders and the most vulnerable in our community. At the Latino Community Foundation, we want to support our leaders, organizations, and the families who are at the heart of everything we do.
Latino families will turn to trusted community organizations for support and resources. In turn, we want to generously support Latino nonprofits on the ground.
The Latino Community Foundation established the Love Not Fear Fund to support Latino-led organizations that provide wrap around services to the most vulnerable, especially undocumented seniors living in the Inland Empire and Central Valley and families that have already lost wages.
|https://latinocf.org/covid/||Inland Empire/Central Valley|
Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Application for Migrant Youth Community
- Migrant youth (15-30 years old) or adult migrant guardian of youth (aged 0-20)
- Affected by the shelter-in-place order in the Bay Area (Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Marin, San Mateo counties)
- You must also be able to provide receipts (up to $500) for essential items, including rent, utilities, groceries, and insurance. These receipts do not have to be in your name, but MUST reflect essential items purchased on behalf of you/your family.
|UndocuFund For Disaster Relief in Sonoma County|
The UndocuFund for Disaster Relief in Sonoma County, was founded in October 2017, in response to the Tubbs wildfire. It was launched by a coalition of immigrant service providers and advocates to provide direct assistance to undocumented victims of the Northern California fires. The fund ceased operations December 31, 2018; it was re-activated in October 26, 2019 in response to the Kincade Fire. We are now activating the fund again in March of 2020; the fund seeks to support undocumented children, families, and communities in Sonoma County affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
|Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund|
Centro Legal de la Raza, along with community partners, created the Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund to provide critical support to immigrant Oakland workers who have lost their jobs and income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the agressive public health measures necessary to combat the spread of this disease.
While many Oaklanders can turn to existing safety net programs, including unemployment insurance, public benefits, and new federal and local relief efforts – undocumented workers are largely excluded from those programs. OUR Fund will address this critical gap in our social safety net, and will help support the most vulnerable members of our community who are impacted by this crisis.
|"Where do we go?" Berkeley - COVID-19 Crisis|
Prior to COVID-19 our GoFundMe page raised a little over $12,000 to pay for 150 tents, tent heaters, mylar blankets, tarps, medicine, etc. for the 4 largest homeless encampments in Berkeley.
Since COVID-19 hit we have reached our $15,000 goal for winter but not for helping the most vulnerable through a pandemic. We continue to provide tents, tarps and food. We immediately installed 4 more porta potties in our camps for a total of 6. The maintenance fee alone is $852 a month. We will purchase tents for isolation in case any of our residents experience COVID-19 symptoms. We are setting up grocery delivery because the recycling center closed in Berkeley so the extra money that the unhoused earned is no longer available.
As we raise money we will help those unhoused in need along Second street and downtown. Thank you so much for your donation.
|Out-of-State General Relief Funds|
|FEMA Public Assistance Program|
In accordance with section 502 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”), eligible emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency at the direction or guidance of public health officials may be reimbursed under Category B of FEMA’s Public Assistance program. FEMA will not duplicate assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or other federal agencies.
State, territorial, tribal, and local government entities and certain private non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for Public Assistance. FEMA assistance will be provided at a 75 percent federal cost share. This assistance will require execution of a FEMA-State/Tribal/Territory Agreement, as appropriate, and execution of an applicable emergency plan. Local governments and other eligible PA applicants will apply through their respective state, tribal or territorial jurisdictions.
|U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Fund|
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
District of Columbia
|Seattle Community Foundation|
A coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners has joined together to create a COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in the Puget Sound region.
|Baltimore Community Foundation|
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent announcement that Maryland has identified its first cases of community transmission of the virus, BCF is establishing the COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund to enable rapid response to mitigate the effects of the public health emergency our region is currently facing. One hundred percent of all donated funds will go directly to address the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our region’s communities, workforce, and vulnerable populations.
|Racism is a Virus Too Rapid Response Grant Fund|
Asian American Community: Nellie Mae Education Foundation has launched a rapid response fund, the Racism is a Virus Too Rapid Response Grant Fund, to respond to the hate crimes and bias against Asian American communities resulting from COVID-19.
|Women’s Foundation of Boston Response Fund|
Offers rapid relief grants to Greater Boston women and girls serving nonprofits to help offset costs incurred to maintain operations or mitigate the health and financial impacts caused by COVID-19.
|COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks|
This fundraiser on GoFundMe has a goal of $250,000, and organizers Amita Swadhin, Treva Ellison, Natalie Havlin, Carrie Hawks, Ren-yo Hwang and Alisa Zipursky are distributing the funds through $100 microgrants to black, indigenous and people of color in the LGBTQ+ community. The fund was created especially to help cover the living expenses of self-employed people and service workers, and isn't limited by geographic location. Although applications for aid are closed, allies can still donate to provide additional support for grantees who have already been accepted.
|Military Heroes Fund|
The COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program was created to provide financial assistance to all Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard who are experiencing a financial setback due to the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is prioritizing assistance to those who have lost their primary/only income or have an increased financial burden as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant amount will support 1 month of payment up to $1500
|Disabled American Veterans Emergency Fund|
The PenFed Foundation works with Veterans Plus to help us provide financial counseling for our veterans. Once the application is submitted by a DAV-National Service Officer, PenFed will refer the veteran to Veterans Plus. Upon completion of financial counseling, and the final approval process, a check will be sent out directly to the creditor or the landlord.
|Liberated Capital: A Decolonizing Wealth Fund|
Native American Community Response Fund (COVID-19)!
In these difficult moments, we lean on each other.
We come from generations of resilient people who practice reciprocity. At a time of crisis with a global pandemic, we rise up to protect our elders and the most vulnerable in our Native communities.
In these times, Native American families turn to trusted community organizations for support and resources. In turn, we want to generously support Native American nonprofits on the ground who are caring for our most vulnerable - relatives facing food insecurity, access to housing, and our low-income elderly.
Decolonizing Wealth Project, in partnership with Native Americans in Philanthropy and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition, has launched a rapid response fund to provide emergency support for the most vulnerable Native American families and communities impacted by COVID-19.
ONE FAIR WAGE — Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund
The organization One Fair Wage has created an emergency fund specifically to help service workers—including restaurant workers, delivery workers, car share drivers, and more—whose wages and employment have been decimated by the pandemic.
Make the Road New York's COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Make the Road New York understands that immigrant and low-income communities—to which it offers adult literacy programs, legal advocacy, civic and youth programming, health care access, and other services—were already struggling before the pandemic. Undocumented people may also fear—with good reason—that they will be detained if they try to seek medical care. The organization’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund will provide direct financial support to low-income and immigrant families, as well as ongoing advocacy efforts.
|The COVID-19 Humanitarian Migrant Fund|
The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic is touching all of us – from our workplaces to our households to our communities. The COVID-19 Humanitarian Migrant Fund will provide emergency funds to migrant families impacted by MPP Migrant Protection Protocols or “Remain in Mexico”, asylum seekers, deportees, and migrants who are currently stuck in refugee camps and shelters in extremely precarious conditions without access to medical care and basic necessities in order to survive COVID-19. The fund will support Al Otro Lado and key frontline serving organizations to cover unexpected costs due to unforeseen humanitarian impacts of the ongoing pandemic. The disproportionate effects of COVID-19 to our immigrant community are irrefutable, namely the lack of adequate shelter for social distancing or quarantine and lack of medical care, lack of access to proper nutrition and food, as well as testing and financial support.
|Social Justice Fund Northwest|
The representatives behind emergency funds know that many folks were struggling long before the crisis, and will be struggling long after—unless we can make permanent structural change. Stay-at-home mandates have forced organizers to find creative ways to engage the communities they usually serve face to face, and workshops, gatherings, and other outreach events are gradually becoming virtual. The Social Justice Fund, based in Seattle, set up a Covid-19 Crisis Fund to serve grassroots community organizing in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington state, helping them to provide income assistance, help cover medical costs, offer emergency food and shelter, and fund ongoing anti-racist and antidiscrimination campaigns during the pandemic.
|https://socialjusticefund.org/covid-19-crisis-fund/||Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington state|
|Nola Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group|
We are raising funds to provide emergency relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are an autonomous collective of local organizers with ties to multiple working groups in the city, operating out of the Cat’s Claw collective space in New Orleans’ 8th Ward.. A combination of factors makes the working class, particularly those affected by white supremacy, incarceration, queerphobia and ableism, especially vulnerable in this city. As the city and country shuts down over the coming days and weeks, it is crucial that we build robust mutual aid networks that can support the elderly, the immunocompromised and the vast group of hospitality workers who have no safety net.
In the coming days we will be rolling out an aid request form for grocery and prescription delivery, especially prioritizing those who are immunocompromised and the elderly in order to reduce their exposure to COVID-19.
Right now, we are asking for monetary donations to assist us in redistributing resources. All funds raised will go towards emergency relief resources which will be distributed to New Orleans’ most vulnerable. We will also need volunteers to make this happen. If you are healthy and feel comfortable please fill out our volunteer sign up form.
This is a crisis of capitalism, of property, of profit, and of white supremacy as much as it is one of health. Now more than ever we must dig in and build intense and sustaining solidarity amongst ourselves. This pandemic shows us our health is truly interconnected, and together through mutual aid and care we can reduce the impact this will inevitably have on our lives.
Donations can be made via Venmo: @nolamutualaid
|Abolitionist Mutual Aid Fund for Incarcerated Comrades|
As electeds refuse to #FreeThemAll, they also continue caging our loved ones without providing basic hygiene supplies is a public health & human rights crisis. Survived and Punished NY and the Inside/Outside Soap Brigade are combining our grassroots fundraising power to send commissary $ to incarcerated comrades as we organize to get everyone out. This is a crisis and also an opening. Let us move money and resources through the walls as never before. There are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in prisons across the US and the PIC response is to isolate people inside while keeping them in cramped, unsanitary conditions where they receive inadequate medical care. With visits suspended in many locations and package rooms becoming more restrictive, it’s more important than ever to support our comrades inside with commissary funds. Please donate if able and we will distribute funds to organizations and individuals we are in touch with.
|COVID-19 Emergency Community Stabilization Fund|
Support working-class Asian immigrant and refugee families through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amplify Fund at NFG supports people of color and low-income communities to build power and influence decisions about the places where they live, in Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and California. Amplify Fund is continuing our core grantmaking program to distribute unrestricted general operating support to organizations, while stretching to provide additional resources to meet the extraordinary needs of this moment. For funders and donors with shared values and goals, we welcome you to join us to change the status quo in philanthropy by supporting the power of people of color and people with low-incomes to own and determine their futures.
Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and California.
|Food & Hospitality Funds|
|Dining Bond Initiative|
Like government-issued war bonds, the Dining Bond Initiative seeks to bring in immediate cash in exchange for future restaurant purchases. Diners can buy gift certificates sold at a 25 percent discount ($100 worth of food for a $75 bond) to be redeemed in the restaurant within the next month or two, depending on how individual restaurants decide to honor the bonds. The program is open to all restaurants.
|Southern Smoke Foundation|
Following the cancellation of SXSW in Austin and restaurant closures across Texas, Houston chef Chris Shepherd’s Southern Smoke Foundation is accepting donations from well-wishers and applications for funds from restaurants and restaurant employees.
|Restaurant Workers Community Foundation|
The RWCF, which works across a number of labor issues in the restaurant industry, launched the RWCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. The fund collects donations to provide relief to individual workers affected by the coronavirus and to create zero-interest loans to businesses.
|One Fair Wage|
The OFW campaign, a nonprofit advocating against sub-minimum-wage laws for tipped restaurant workers, launched the OFW Emergency Fund. The target $213,000 (based on the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13/hour) will provide immediate cash assistance to restaurant employees, delivery workers, and other tipped workers in the food industry. Demand from restaurants on OFW is already surging. Sally Kohn, a representative for OFW, tells Eater, “We’ve received about six more times the number of requests as we’ve received donations. The crisis is huge.”
The Giving Kitchen provides financial aid to restaurant workers in Georgia affected by different financial crises. The group is using one-time donations and funds from its recurring Pass the Hat campaign to help workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
|Hook Hall Helps|
D.C. beer hall Hook Hall partnered with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington to fund Hook Hall Helps, which creates care packages for restaurant workers that include food and other household essentials.
|USBG National Charity Foundation|
The United States Bartenders Guild is helping bartenders affected by the virus through its emergency assistance program. The guild is getting help from Jameson Irish Whiskey, which has pledged $500,000 toward the effort. SipScience, an analytics company focused on the hospitality industry, has also launched a GoFundMe to raise $100,000 for the USBG National Charity Foundation.
|Hospitality Industry Emergency Relief Fund (HIRE)|
Governor Kelly is committed to providing support to our state’s small businesses, and she understands this pandemic is an especially serious challenge for the hospitality industry. In order to sustain operations for this sector, the administration has allocated $5 million for a round of bridge loans to hospitality businesses.
Eligible businesses in Kansas will be able to apply for a one-time loan of up to $20 thousand at 0% interest for a period of 36 months. There will be no principal or interest payments for the first four months.
|Another Round, Another Rally Fund|
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. To apply for a grant or make a donation, use the links below.
|USBG Emergency Fund|
Bartender emergency assistance program available to all bartenders or the spouse or child of a bartender.
|RWCF Crisis Relief Fund|
A crisis relief fund to direct money to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community, to provide zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure or re-open once this crisis has passed, and to establish a relief fund for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19.
|OFW Emergency Fund|
Providing free, cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers — who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.
RentAssistance provides a directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that will help you pay your rent. Some listings are government organizations other are non-profits and charities that offer rental assistance programs.
CORE grants support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances.
|Sex Worker ER Grant Fund|
Sex workers who rely on in-person business can apply for $50–$200 microgrants to cover short-term expenses from Bay Area Workers Support (BAWS), a grassroots advocacy organization. BAWS also uses its social media profiles to amplify sex workers' GoFundMe and other crowdfunding campaigns, and is accepting donations from allies.
|https://bayareaworkerssupport.org/grants||San Francisco Bay Area|
ONE FAIR WAGE — Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund
The organization One Fair Wage has created an emergency fund specifically to help service workers—including restaurant workers, delivery workers, car share drivers, and more—whose wages and employment have been decimated by the pandemic.
|National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund|
The National Domestic Workers Alliance has set up a Coronavirus Care Fund for folks who work as nannies, house cleaners, and home care workers. These workers are likely to be uninsured, lack paid leave, and experience job insecurity—largely because of a lack of legal protections and job benefits.
|Arts & Entertainment Funds|
|CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund|
Artists who have suffered from a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster, can apply for funding. CERF+ also has a list of resources centered around the pandemic.
|Freelance Artist Resources|
A list of resources specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community, including actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, and more.
|Rauschenberg Emergency Grant|
NYFA and the Rauschenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.
|Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant|
Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.
|Authors League Fund|
The Author League Fund helps professional writers in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses.
|PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund|
The PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund is a small grants program for professional—published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crisis. Depending on the situation and level of need, grants are in the range of $2,000.
|NYFA Emergency Grants|
The New York Foundation for the Arts has a running list of additional emergency grant opportunities for artists, categorized by disciplines.
|https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Emergency%20Grants||New York, NY|
|City of Boston Artist Relief Fund|
The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
|Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program|
The Actors Fund provides services and financial support to entertainment professionals facing personal or work-related problems. It is also a conduit for emergency financial assistance in times of pressing need or in response to catastrophic events.
|The Blues Foundation HART Fund|
The Blues Foundation Handy Artists Relief Trust Fund is available to Blues musicians and their families who are in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.
The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.
|Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program|
This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
|North Carolina Artist Relief Fund|
This fund has been created to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Artists and arts presenters in North Carolina can apply for emergency funding.
|American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund|
The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need. AGMA contracts with The Actors Fund to administer this program nationally as well as to provide comprehensive social services.
|Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund|
Arts Administrators of Color Network has set up the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which folks can donate directly to in support of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists AND administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19.