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|Category (Local, State, Federal, Private, Nonprofit)||Agency||Program Name||Website||Program Summary||Contact Person||Contact Info||Region|
|Federal||Small Business Administation||Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)||https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources||Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains emergency relief resources for American workers and small businesses.|
Notice: Now Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans: On June 15, SBA resumed accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications from all eligible small businesses, private non-profits and U.S. agricultural businesses. To learn more about eligibility and apply, https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance.
If you have already applied via the streamlined application, please do not resubmit your application.
|Federal||Small Business Administation||Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)||https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program||UPDATE: PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM CLOSED AUGUST 8, 2020.|
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. The loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 60% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll).
|Local||City of Berkeley||Berkeley Relief Fund||https://www.cityofberkeley.info/covid19-business-grants/||NOTE: THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE FIRST ROUND BUSINESS CONTINUITY GRANTS HAS CLOSED. FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SECOND ROUND, EMAIL OEDMAILBOX@CITYOFBERKELEY.INFO OR CALL (510) 981-7530.|
Through this program the City of Berkeley is making grants of up to $10,000 available to Berkeley-based small businesses and nonprofits to enable continuity through and/or beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Nonprofit||San Francisco Foundation||Various Funding Programs||https://sff.org/what-we-do/funding/||We offer funding opportunities for nonprofits in the five Bay Area counties that we serve: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo.|
- COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund: supporting the most vulnerable people in our community during the pandemic. (NOTE: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND)
- Equity Grants: supporting nonprofits that address racial and economic equity. (NOTE: EQUITY GRANTS ARE ON HOLD UNTIL 2022)
- FAITHS: advancing strong and healthy communities through faith organizations.
- Rapid Response Fund: providing quick-turnaround grants to frontline social justice organizations for urgent projects.
- Bay Area Community Impact Fund: providing low-interest, long-term capital to help community organizations and small businesses grow.
- Arts Awards: recognizing the region’s leading artists and writers.
- Community Leadership Awards: celebrating visionary leaders who are strengthening the Bay Area.
- Koshland Young Leader Awards: recognizing the next generation of community leaders in San Francisco.
|Nonprofit||Arts Loan Fund||ALF COVID-19 Emergency Loan||https://www.artsloanfund.org/covid-19-emergency||This Emergency Loan will support arts and culture nonprofits and fiscally sponsored organizations in the eleven Bay Area counties. Organizations can apply for these low-interest loans to cover basic expenses such as staff salaries, artist payments, rent and other operating costs during this challenging time. Preference is given to small and mid-sized arts and culture organizations (with budgets under $2 million). Loans can be used to cover any need identified by the borrower due to the impacts of the COVID-19 public health orders.||Margaret Sutherlandemail@example.com||415-567-5494|
|Nonprofit||Center for Disaster Philanthropy||CDP COVID-19 Response Fund||https://disasterphilanthropy.org/cdp-fund/cdp-covid-19-response-fund/||The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund is focusing on support for nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity for response. These include social service organizations focused on supporting low-income households, small businesses, immigrant/New American populations, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the firstname.lastname@example.org||National|
|Nonprofit||Centering Vulnerable Workers and Families in the Economic Response to COVID-19||Families + Workers Fund||http://amalgamatedfoundation.org/workersfund||Please note, while the Families and Workers Fund is not open to applications at this time, interested organizations can visit www.justfund.us. The JustFund platform houses a number of funds, including this one, and all funders using the platform can view all proposals. Organizations can register and JustFund will determine if you are eligible to join. You can also reach out FamiliesandWorkersFund@AmalgamatedBank.com(link sends e-mail) to share or request information.|
Direct Relief: The fund will facilitate direct cash grants and loans to individuals with a focus on those who are most likely to be left out of the government’s emergency policy response, especially workers and families who are reeling from layoffs, temporary business and school shutdowns, and struggling with caretaking duties.
Centering Vulnerable Workers and Families in the Economic Response to COVID-19: The fund will also advance economic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic that are designed with and for vulnerable workers, families, and communities by providing grants to policy and advocacy organizations, worker groups, community nonprofits, and others advancing and implementing policies and business practices that stabilize working people during the acute phase of this crisis (e.g., paid sick days and unemployment insurance) and ultimately help to center them in the long-term economic recovery.
|Nonprofit||National Council of Nonprofits||Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19||https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/nonprofits-and-coronavirus-covid-19||A regularly updated page with information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond to COVID-19.||National|
|Nonprofit||Open Hearts Foundation||OPEN HEARTS FOUNDATION COVID-19 RESPONSE||https://www.openheartsfoundation.org/covid19response||UPDATE: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.|
An Emergency Relief Fund created a grantmaking program to provide grants in support of emerging and growing nonprofits on the frontlines who are serving women and children through the pandemic.
|Nonprofit||Public Counsel||COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits, Child Care Providers, and Small Businesses||http://www.publiccounsel.org/stories?id=0293||The nation's largest pro bono law firm provides resources for grants and loans for nonprofits.||National|
|Local||City and County of Los Angeles||LA COVID-19 Relief Fund||https://www.lacovidfund.org/||UPDATE: NO LONGER ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS|
In response to the devastating effects that COVID-19 is having on the local economy, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with institutional and corporate philanthropy, have come together to create the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund.
The regional fund will offer loan and grant resources to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits.
|Nonprofit||U.S. Chamber Foundation||Guide to Coronavirus Emergency Loans for Small Businesses and Nonprofits||https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/reports/coronavirus-emergency-loans-guide-and-checklist-small-businesses-and-nonprofits||NO FURTHER UPDATES SINCE MARCH 2020|
UPDATE March 31, 2020: The Treasury Department has more details and an Paycheck Protection Program loan application available for download.
Starting April 3, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for loans through existing SBA lenders. Starting April 10, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for loans through existing SBA lenders. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans as soon as they are approved and enrolled in the program. Visit www.sba.gov for a list of SBA lenders. There is a funding cap, so the Treasury Department recommends applying as soon as possible.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help organizations understand what to expect and prepare to file for a loan.
|Nonprofit||Community Foundation of Sonoma County||COVID-19 Community Impact Competitive Grants Program||https://www.sonomacf.org/nonprofits/apply-for-grants/covid-19-community-impact-competitive-grants-program/||APPLICATIONS FOR THIS GRANT PROGRAM CLOSED ON September 8, 2020.|
Community Foundation Sonoma County is launching a competitive grants program to bring more resources to these three populations—Latinx communities, seniors, and the homeless. Our funds will support nonprofits directly serving these populations and, by doing so, we will be investing in creating a more equitable recovery from the pandemic.
|Nonprofit||Zellerbach Family Foundation||Community Arts COVID Response Grants||https://zff.org/ca-covid-response-grants/||Response Grants will provide general operating support to arts and culture organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties suffering revenue loss due to the closure of venues and cancellation of events. Response grants will be for organizational stability/general operating support, and will be awarded for $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000.|
December 7 – 21, 2020 for a March 9, 2021 decision
March 8 – 22, 2021 for a June 1, 2021 decision
June 7 – 21, 2021 for a September 14, 2021 decision
September 6 – 20, 2021 for a December 7, 2021 decision
December 6 – 20, 2021 for a March 8, 2022 decision
|(415) 421-2629||Bay Area|
|Nonprofit||Sempra Energy Foundation||COVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fund||https://www.sempraenergyfoundation.org/pages/areas-of-giving/health-and-safety.shtml||UPDATE: APPLICATIONS NO LONGER ACCEPTED.|
Through the COVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fund, Sempra Energy is providing grants ranging from $500 to $50,000 to small to medium-sized nonprofit organizations serving the basic needs of vulnerable people and families significantly affected by COVID-19.
|Nonprofit||CalNonprofits||COVID-19 Resources for California's Nonprofits||https://calnonprofits.org/publications/article-archive/683-a-few-resources-for-nonprofits||NOT UPDATED SINCE JUNE 2020.|
CalNonprofits has a resource page for nonprofit organizations, which includes funding opportunities, Federal resources, California resources, employee and employer resources, and resources for individuals.
|Nonprofit||California Community Foundation||COVID-19 LA County Response Fund||https://www.calfund.org/covid-19/||CCF launched the COVID-19 LA Country Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region's most vulnerable residents - from hardship relief to long-term recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by parnters in health, housing, education and immigration, and will aid impacted individuals through its Pass It Along Fund. The fund continues to distribute grants on a rolling basis addressing emerging needs in the community with a focus on education, health, housing and homelessness, and individual hardship assistance through its nonprofit partners. COVID-19 LA County Response Fund receives donations from the public and distributes them to 501c3 nonprofit organizations that serve communities and individuals affected by COVID-19.|
For individuals seeking direct assistance, we recommend contacting local governmental agencies and relief organizations in your community. Page has links to other sites that may be helpful.
|email@example.com||Los Angeles County|
|Nonprofit||Community Foundation of the Valleys||$100,000 pledged in matching challenge to raise $150,000 for COVID-19 response||http://valleygiving.org/news-and-press-releases/cfov-responds-covid-19-crisis-fundraising-challenge-raise-donations-sfv-scv-nonprofits/||CFOV is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by fundraising $150,000 total with matching gifts to support SFV and SCV nonprofits.||San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys|
|Nonprofit||Eisner Foundation||Rapid Response Fund to Combat Social Isolation for Seniors||https://eisnerfoundation.org/apply/rapid-response-fund/||UPDATE: THE RAPID RESPONSE FUND HAS BEEN FULLY ALLOCATED AND IS NOW CLOSED.|
The Eisner Foundation has created a new Rapid Response grant program that will provide Los Angeles County-serving organizations with grants to serve older adults and combat social isolation. Ideally, these grants would invest in technological solutions or other logistical needs so that organizations can adapt quickly now, and have better infrastructure in place for their long-term work.
|Los Angeles County|
|Nonprofit||Inland Empire Community Foundation||IE COVID-19 Resilience Fund||https://www.iegives.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/IE-COVID19-Guidelines-Application-Information.pdf||UPDATE: APPLICATION PERIOD ENDED NOVEMBER 30|
The Inland Empire Community Foundation established the COVID-19 Resilience to support nonprofit organizations on the front lines of COVID 19, to help them help our families and communities, and to support their survival through this crisis.
|Celia Cudiamatfirstname.lastname@example.org||Riverside & San Bernardino Counties|
|Private||The J. Paul Getty Trust||LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund||https://www.calfund.org/la-arts-covid19-relief-fund/||UPDATE: CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS. SIGN UP TO GET AN UPDATE ON WHEN THE FUND IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AGAIN AT https://calfund.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9cb4b784875a6139cfe4c21da&id=ee9c75b650.|
A $10 million fund to support Los Angeles-based nonprofit museums and visual arts organizations. Administered by the California Community Foundation (CCF), the fund it providing both emergency operating support and recovery grants to eligible small and midsized organizations in Los Angeles County.
|Nonprofit||Kern Community Foundation||Kern County COVID-19 Relief Fund||http://www.kernfoundation.org/kern-community-foundation-establishes-kern-county-covid-19-relief-fund/||This fund will adress the immediate and longer-term needs of our region's most vulnerable residents who are impacted by the Coronavirus. One hundred percent of the fund will be used for grantmaking to Kern County nonprofit organizations serving culnerable populations and/or those who can present a clear case of direct impact due to the medical or ecnomic effects of the pandemic. The foundation is accepting donations to the fund.||Kern County|
|Nonprofit||Los Angeles Asian American & Pacific Islander Giving Cirlce||2020 Round of Grantmaking||https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vB3pcY9_oHRreGX2eNX4v9jUSW7jyXGDHNmKBmn9ujU/edit||UPDATE: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.|
For the 2020 grant cycle, we are especially interested in groups doing civic engagement in AA/PI comunities. With pivotal elections and the 2020 census coming soon, and now anti-Asian impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a critical time for Asian American and Pacific Isander communities to be engaged and have their voices heard. Grassroots organizations and projects that are focused on voter registration and turn-out, census education and outreach, candidate forums and voter education, COVID-19 response and other civic engagement efforts are especially encourage to apply.
|Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, Ventura, and/or San Barnardino Counties|
|Nonprofit||Charitable Ventures||OC Community Resilience Fund||https://charitableventuresoc.org/resiliencefund/||UPDATE: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.|
The OC Community Resilience Fund is a collaborative response by the Orange County philanthropic community seeking to strengthen and support community-based organizations who serve vulnerable communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Nonprofit||Ventura County Community Foundation||Ventura County Rapid Response Fund||https://vccf.org/foundation-creates-rapid-response-fund-to-support-nonprofit-efforts/||In the wake of economic devastation caused by the threat of a coronavirus outbreak, the Ventura County Community Foundation has launched a new fund depository to support nonprofits that provide essential services like food, housing, child care, eldercare and mental health care.||(805) 330-6676||Ventura County|
|Nonprofit||Pasadena Community Foundation||COVID-19 Response Fund||https://pasadenacf.org/pasadena-community-foundation-covid-19-response-2/||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. Pasadena’s nonprofits continue to face unprecedented challenges as they pivot and expand their services to meet the needs of our city’s vulnerable residents. In addition to the virus’s ongoing threat to our health and safety, Pasadena is experiencing increased unemployment, food and housing insecurity, and economic email@example.com||Pasadena|
|Nonprofit||Santa Barbara Foundation||COVID-19 Joint Response Effort for Santa Barbara County||https://www.sbfoundation.org/covid-19-response-grants/||The Santa Barbara Foundation, United Way of Santa Barbara County, and Hutton Parker Foundation are leading a countywide collaborative with members of the Foundation Roundtable to provide assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively engaged in assistance efforts for members of the community affected by the COVID-19 firstname.lastname@example.org||Santa Barbara County|
|Nonprofit||Community Foundation for Monterey County||COVID-19 Relief Fund||https://www.cfmco.org/nonprofits/grants/covid-19-relief-grants/||UPDATE: September 18, 2020 – THANKS TO ADDITIONAL DONATIONS, CFMC HAS REOPENED THE COVID-19 RELIEF GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS.|
The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) established the COVID-19 Relief Fund in partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation 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 Monterey County's most vulnerable residents who will be impacted by the Coronavirus.
|Laurel Lee-Alexander, Vice President of Community Impactemail@example.com||Monterey County|
|Nonprofit||Community Foundation for San Benito County||COVID-19 Fund||https://d2dohd3bs3jx97.cloudfront.net/uploads/COVID-Grant-Application-Form.pdf?mtime=20200331122356||UPDATE: APPLICATIONS DEADLINE HAS PASSED AND APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED.|
The COVID-19 Fund supports nonprofits that serve vulnerable populations with basic needs (food, housing, living expenses, transportation costs, etc.) related to job layoffs or unemployment and those that experience staffing or volunteer gaps due to quaratines and social distancing.
|San Benito County|
|Nonprofit||Community Foundation of San Joaquin||San Joaquin Emergency Response Fund and Stockton Children's Fund||https://cfosj.org/covid-19-response/||The Community Foundation of San Joaquin is providing COVID-19 related funding through two programs. The San Joaquin Emergency Response Fund is focused on supporting nonprofit organizations serving the most vulnerable populations and providing financial assistance to individuals and families most directly impacted by COVID-19. The Stockton Children’s Fund aims to mitigate the disruptive effects caused by the COVID-19 health crisis in the City of Stockton related to food insecurity, childcare services for essential workers, and education challenges resulting from school closures.||Calaveras and San Joaquin Counties|
|Nonprofit||East Bay Community Foundation||COVID-19: A Just East Bay Response Fund||https://www.ebcf.org/covid-19-fund/||The Easy BayCOVID-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. Interests include the arts, education, health, housing, civic engagement, youth, economic development, and other vital community services. Target populations include undocumented immigrants, unsheltered individuals, those employed via cash economy (e.g. day laborers, domestic workers), uninsured and under-insured, youth, victims of domestic violence, low-income seniors, and the formerly incarcerated. Interested organizations may contact the Foundation via email if they feel they meet the grant firstname.lastname@example.org||East Bay|
|Nonprofit||Horizons Foundation||LGBTQ COVID-19 Response Emergency Fund||https://www.horizonsfoundation.org/covid19/||UPDATE: HORIZONS FOUNDATION IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE LGBTQ COVID-19 RESPONSE EMERGENCY FUND, BUT WILL RESUME IF ADDITIONAL FUNDS BECOME AVAILABLE. SIGN UP ON ITS WEBSITE TO RECEIVE UPDATES ABOUT FUTURE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES.|
The LGBTQ COVID-19 Response Emergency Fund aims to help Bay Area LGBTQ nonprofit organizations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to support individuals, couples, and families impacted by the pandemic and those in vulnerable and underserved parts of the community. The Fund also seeks to help maintain the community’s critical nonprofit and service infrastructure by providing immediate financial support to LGBTQ organizations.
|info [at] horizonsfoundation.org||Bay Area|
|Nonprofit||Placer Community Foundation||COVID-19 Response Fund||https://placercf.org/covid-19-response-fund/||The COVID-19 Response Fund is providing relief to Placer County’s vital nonprofit safety net services in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Support is provided to Placer County health and human services organizations, family resource centers, senior services organizations, food banks, and others. In order to move resources quickly, the Foundation is not hosting a formal application process for the Fund. Interested organizations may email the Foundation to ensure they aware of the organization’s needs and can keep them in mind as the granting process progresses and needs become more clear.||(530) 885-4920||Placer County|
|Nonprofit||Price Philanthropies||COVID-19 Emergency Response||https://pricephilanthropies.org/grants/||Price Philanthropies is providing COVID-19 emergency response grants to nonprofit organizations supporting the basic needs of the most vulnerable children and families in City Heights and San Diego. Organizations must have an existing funding or collaborating relationship with Price Philanthropies to be considered for COVID-19 related email@example.com||City Heights and San Diego|
|Nonprofit||Poets and Writers||Readings and Workshops Grant||https://www.pw.org/funding/funding_readingsworkshops||In response to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, and in the interest of continuing our support of writers, Poets & Writers is temporarily making mini-grants to support virtual live literary events. Grants may be used for writer's fees.||(310) 481-7195 or firstname.lastname@example.org||California|
|Nonprofit||San Diego Foundation||San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund||https://www.sdfoundation.org/programs/programs-and-funds/san-diego-covid-19-community-response-fund/#1585005915669-5ec0c215-97d9||The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund will make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations that have deep roots and strong experience supporting impacted communities, particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences. Grant funding will focus on these critical areas: food security, other essential living expenses, emergent needs, rent and utility payment support, and interest-free loans for nonprofit email@example.com||San Diego|
|Nonprofit||Silicon Valley Community Foundation||Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund||https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/regional-nonprofit-emergency-fund?mc_cid=dbf541faef&mc_eid=5a9ba0f639||UPDATE: AS OF JULY 2020, APPLICANTS FOR GRANTS IN SAN MATEO AND SANTA CLARA COUNTIES WILL BE WAITLISTED DUE TO A LOW AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. NONPROFITS IN OTHER COUNTIES SEEKING EMERGENCY FUNDING SHOULD REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS IN THEIR LOCAL AREAS. FOR A LIST OF COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/bay-area-community-foundations. |
Hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund will be administered by community foundations throughout the 10-county Bay Area region. The fund will be used to provide flexible operating support grants to nonprofit organizations serving one or more of the 10 counties.
|State||California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA)||California Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant program||https://careliefgrant.com/||The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (the “Program”) provides micro grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 and the related health and safety restrictions.|
Grants will be offered in two rounds. The application period for the first round is December 30, 2020 to January 13, 2021. The application period for the second round is February 2, 2021 to February 8, 2021.
UPDATE: NEW FUNDING ROUNDS HAVE BEEN ADDED.
Round 3: March 5th through Thursday, March 11th, 2021
Round 4 (nonprofit and cultural institutions only: March 16th through Friday, March 26th, 2021
Round 5: March 25th through Wednesday, March 31st
Round 6: TBA