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Philanthropy Delaware recommends all nonprofits apply for the following COVID-19 Funding listed below 




COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits


Personal Protection Equipment Needs - Organizations can request PPE and cleaning supplies through Department of Public Health. Healthcare organizations and those serving those medically compromised are likely to be able to get supplies through DPH. They also may be able to be reimbursed through FEMA. We recommend the following:

  1. Request PPE and cleaning supplies from Public Health through their request portal. This is linked from their website  under the "Community Call to Action" section.
  2. Register through our website for FEMA's Grant Portal. This will at least get them in the system and if all else fails DEMA can assist with funding on the back end.
  3. Continue to reach out to their normal health care and DHSS contacts in regards to the CARES Act funding that is being allocated to healthcare facilities.
The Delaware Emergency Management Agency / FEMA Public Assistance Program –  Click here for Resources
Click here for slide deck of last presentation. If you have any Public Assistance related questions, please direct them to Josh Kelly or Erin Norris

    Technology Resources:

        1. Markevis Gideon, Nerdit Now, Contact via Email: mgideon@nerditnow.com  for discounted hardware for nonprofits.  
        2. Tech Impact and Tech Soup, provides Resources for Nonprofits, discounted software, and Hardware.


        Funding Opportunities in Response to COVID-19 - Philanthropy Delaware recognizes the potential burden of application and reporting practices on both grantseekers and grantmakers. Nonprofit organizations devote significant time to researching and writing grant proposals. To this end, Philanthropy Delaware provides a listing of complied opportunities for active Delaware nonprofits. Click here for listing of additional Funding Opportunities

        We recommend nonprofit organizations connect with your current funders to discuss funding reallocation of grant dollars to meet changing organizational demands.

        1. Paycheck Protection Program Loan for Delaware Nonprofits through NDC & Stepping Stones. Click here for more information.  Click here for the link to apply The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) is ready to assist with the application. Please complete the Assistance Request Form.   For all detailed information – please read the press release here
        2. Connect with State Agencies - Your organization has the opportunity to connect to the related state government agency that is responding to COVID-19 related responses. E-mail Family Services Cabinet Council at FSCC@Delaware.gov with the Subject Line: “COVID-19 Nonprofit Support.” 

        FEMA Resources: 

        Delaware 211 and Volunteer Opportunities - Register and update contact information with Delaware 211 as the state’s free online human service referrals & community resources.  Register your organization to find and list Volunteer Opportunities.

          Senator Chris Coon's Daily SBA Updates for Delaware small businesses and non-profits The Delaware district office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers daily calls to provide small business owners and nonprofits the latest information on SBA programs.

          DANA Announces New Services to Support Nonprofits with Cash Flow Analysis & SBA Loan Application Assistance

          The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides funding opportunities to eligible non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligible Delaware nonprofits are encouraged to look into these funding opportunities: Click here.   Philanthropy Delaware encourages Delaware nonprofits to apply for the funds. If you have questions, please contact your financial institution.  Click here for more information on SBA Funding Opportunities.

          • Emergency Small Business Loans (modified SBA 7a Loans): Loans up to $10 million for eligible nonprofits, permitting them to cover costs of payroll, operations, and debt service and provides that the loans be forgiven in whole or in part under certain circumstances (Title 1, Section 1102) if employment is maintained between March 1 - June 30, essentially turning their loan into a grant. Please contact the Delaware District Office for more information. 
          • Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Working capital loans to alleviate economic injury. Delaware was designated an eligible area (Fact Sheet). Click here for more information. 

          The Delaware Aliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) offers assistance and COVID-19 Information for Nonprofits. There is a Guidance for Financial Analysis for Understanding Future Cash Flow. Contact Sheila Bravo, at sbravo@delawarenonprofit.org for more information.

          Decision Framework for Nonprofit Leaders and Boards - This briefing note summarizes the advice we have given them and the best practices we are seeing in the field.

          True Access Capital is here to help True Access Capital offers FREE technical assistance to help you understand the details of these programs and to complete the paperwork to apply for business loans and other programs. 

          COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits - The Nonprofit Finance Fund put together this toolkit for nonprofits struggling to stay afloat during this time. Resources include links on how to secure funding, write grants and more.

          COVID-19 Preparedness for the Cultural SectorMass Cultural Council's free webinar offers tools and solution for cultural organizing during the coronavirus outbreak.

          HELP FOR NONPROFITS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS AND UNCERTAIN ECONOMIC TIMES - The included stories from the Chronicle of Philanthropy can help your nonprofit plan and prepare for the impact of the coronavirus on your workers and volunteers — and your finances.

          Funding Summary for COVID-19: Candid has released a new page on its website which is tracking the latest funding going to respond to the outbreak, as well as related news and RFPs. The page updates automatically as data and news are added to the database.


            • April 30, 2020
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            • June 05, 2020
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            Home - Booz Allen | FoundationThe Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help nonprofits, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators at colleges and universities, and startups and small businesses harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference. We want to surface the most innovative solutions and empower the individuals and organizations behind those solutions to drive their development and implementation.

            The Foundation is accepting applications from April 30 through June 5, 2020. Nonprofits can apply for grants of up to $100,000. Individuals, teams of individuals, and eligible for-profit organizations can apply for microgrants of up to $10,000. Certain eligibility requirements apply. Through the Innovation Fund, the Foundation is specifically targeting solutions and projects that will build lasting community resilience through protecting vulnerable populations and frontline workers or providing for the safe return to work.

            If you have an idea for a solution or are involved with a project that’s already making a difference, apply for an Innovation Grant today and partner with us to make change that counts.

            Click Here to Apply                                                 Click Here to Learn More

            • June 05, 2020
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            To respond further to the growing and urgent need, the Longwood Foundation has decided to run a summer grant cycle (with an application deadline of June 5) to expedite getting funding out to the community for nonprofits with COVID-19 informed plans and needs. The summer cycle will be held in addition to our scheduled fall grant cycle (with the usual application deadline of September 1).

            We anticipate these next two cycles will be somewhat different than “typical” Longwood Foundation grant cycles. Additional details will be available in the coming days on this page. In the meantime, most importantly, we are inviting you to one of three upcoming Summer Cycle & COVID-19 Q&A Zoom Sessions with the Longwood Foundation team the week of May 11th. These sessions are primarily intended for organizations considering a grant application in summer or fall 2020. However, anyone interested in the Longwood Foundation’s plans for the remainder of 2020 are invited to join. Participation neither improves nor harms an organization’s likelihood of receiving funding.

            • What: Longwood Foundation Summer Cycle & COVID-19 Q&A Zoom Sessions
            • Who: Limit of two individuals per organization; we request those attendees include at least the organization’s leader or Board Chair.
            • When (choose one)Tuesday May 12 1-2pm, Wednesday May 13 11am-12pm, Thursday May 14 2:30-3:30pm - UPDATED: ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL. Please see Longwood's website for updates for new session date/times. 
            • Where: Zoom (you will receive a unique link via email after RSVPing)
            • RSVP: Advanced registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP at this link: https://forms.gle/FXZbxU4sruSivj2q8
            • Questions to be Covered: Due to the large number of anticipated attendees, only questions submitted in advance (on the RSVP form) will be covered in these sessions.

            Please note that pre-meetings in advance of the application deadlines will not be offered to discuss specific requests, due to the volume anticipated. Therefore, we recommend all organizations considering an application try to attend one of these sessions and review the specific guidelines, to be published by May 20. 

            Click Here to Register

            Click here for more information. 

            • June 05, 2020
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            The coronavirus crisis has had an immediate and immense impact on our region and we are thankful for those serving our community in this very challenging time. Nonprofits have demonstrated a passion, care, and concern for others that is humbling. We also recognize that this crisis has had a profound impact on your ability to deliver much-needed services to your constituencies. Some organizations have scaled quickly to meet increased human needs for our most vulnerable; many have adapted to provide services and programs remotely; and others have moved into hibernation. Nearly all have already seen a drop in revenue, with many unknowns still ahead.

             

            Over the past two months we have already responded to the crisis in ways that you can learn about on our website (http://www.longwoodfoundation.org/coronavirus/)  – including participation in a collective effort by the Delaware Community Foundation, the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, Philanthropy Delaware, and the United Way. To respond further to the growing and urgent need, the Longwood Foundation has decided to run a summer grant cycle (with an application deadline of June 5th) to expedite getting funding out to the community for nonprofits with COVID-19 informed plans and needs. The summer cycle will be held in addition to our scheduled fall grant cycle (with the usual application deadline of September 1st).

            We anticipate these next two cycles will be somewhat different than “typical” Longwood Foundation grant cycles. Additional details will be available in the coming days on our new webpage specific to the summer 2020 grant cycle: http://www.longwoodfoundation.org/coronavirus/summer-2020-grant-cycle/. In the meantime, most importantly, we are inviting you to one of three upcoming Summer Cycle & COVID-19 Q&A Zoom Sessions with the Longwood Foundation team next week. These sessions are primarily intended for organizations considering a grant application in summer or fall 2020. However, anyone interested in the Longwood Foundation’s plans for the remainder of 2020 are invited to join. Participation neither improves nor harms an organization’s likelihood of receiving funding.

             

            • What: Longwood Foundation Summer Cycle & COVID-19 Q&A Zoom Sessions
            • Who: Limit of two individuals per organization; we request those attendees include at least the organization’s leader or Board Chair.
            • When (choose one):
              • Tuesday, May 12th 1-2 pm
              • Wednesday, May 13th 11 am-12 pm
              • Thursday, May 14th 2:30-3:30 pm
            • Where: Zoom (you will receive a unique link via email after RSVPing)
            • RSVP: Advanced registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP at this link: https://forms.gle/FXZbxU4sruSivj2q8 
            • Questions to be Covered: Due to the large number of anticipated attendees, only questions submitted in advance on the RSVP form will be covered in these sessions.

             

            Please note that pre-meetings in advance of the application deadlines will not be offered to discuss specific requests, due to the volume anticipated. Therefore, we recommend all organizations considering an application try to attend one of these sessions and review the specific guidelines, to be published by May 20th. If helpful, below are the timelines for the remaining grant cycles this year:


            • June 05, 2020
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            Delaware Emergency Food and Shelter Program CARES Funding Opportunity

            Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on June 5

            The Delaware Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board announces that applications are being accepted from Faith-Based organizations, nonprofits and government agencies. The funding is provided to supplement and expand on-going efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services. This is a competitive grant process and you can find the application here. Applicants must have an on-going crisis assistance program that is operational no less 5 days a week.

            To apply: Complete the ESFP Application and email it, along with required documentation to efspde@gmail.com

            Eligible Service Expenditures:

            • Food Service: congregate meals, food purchases, or home delivery meals
            • Shelter Services: mass shelters, hotel/motel, or rent/mortgage
            • Supplies and Equipment Purchases: cleaning supplies for shelters, feeding sites
            • Small Equipment: Purchases up to $300 per item (e.g. microwave)
            • Utility Services for Clients: gas, water, or electric
            • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) expenditures (limited to 10% of grantee's award); EFSP Funds cannot be used to purchase PPE for general distribution to the public or for use outsides grantee's mission areas.

            If you have questions, call Donna Snyder White at 302-573-3750


            • June 30, 2020
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            Press Release - Dover, Del. – What grew out of a request for assistance from the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce to help businesses acquire Personal Protective Equipment and cleaning supplies, became the establishment of the Covid-19 Business Relief Fund. At the May 12, 2020 Combined Business and Committee Meetings, Levy Court Commissioners voted in solidarity to establish the Fund that would help small business owners as they re-open their businesses.

            Initiated at the May 8 Committee Meetings, Commissioner Eric Buckson asked his colleagues to consider allocating $50,000 of which $18,000 would cover Kent County’s contribution toward the Chamber’s Back to Business Start Up Kits request. The remaining balance would go to the newly established Covid-19 Business Relief Fund divided equally among the six Levy Court Districts to award grants to qualified Small Businesses not to exceed $500 per applicant. The request moved forward for a vote at the May 12, Business Meeting. All Commissioners agreed that establishing the Covid-19 Relief Fund is a step in a positive direction.

            To qualify, businesses must be located in Kent County; hold a valid business license, must have been in business for at least one year; with a maximum of 20 employees; and the funds can not be used to pay debts incurred before March 17, 2020. Other exclusions to grant funds are real estate and vehicle purchases.

            Businesses that are not covered under the grant include: any essential business which was open during the State of Emergency; Franchises and national chain stores/restaurants; Home-based businesses, internet-based businesses, and virtual businesses; and, payday loan businesses, tobacco stores, faith based organizations, pawn shops, adult entertainment stores and real estate businesses.

            To apply, complete and submit an application, a vendor form, complete W-9, and a valid business license and submit to:

            Kent County COVID Fund

            c/o Kent Economic Partnership 555 Bay Road

            Dover, DE 19901

            PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release Contact: Kelly Pitts May 13, 2020 Kelly.Pitts@co.kent.de.us

            (302) 744-2304



            • June 30, 2020
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            The AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) provides support for innovation in rapid and accurate patient testing for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and other diagnostic solutions to mitigate future outbreaks. Although vaccine and treatment development research is generally funded by private foundations and government agencies, fast and reliable diagnostic techniques are slow to be developed. Accurate testing and diagnosis at point-of-care or regional locations for patients with COVID-19 is critical to early intervention and treatment. AWS is offering technical support and providing AWS promotional credits to support the use of AWS services to advance diagnostic research for selected institutions and companies.

            Amazon Web Services is inviting applications for its AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative.

            The program was developed to provide support for innovations in rapid and accurate patient testing for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as diagnostic solutions with the potential to mitigate future outbreaks. According to AWS, accurate testing and diagnosis at point-of-care or regional locations for patients with COVID-19 is critical to early intervention and treatment, but vaccine and treatment development research generally are funded by private foundations and government agencies and are slow to be developed.

            To help address the problem, the initiative will support AWS customers working to speed the collective understanding and detection of COVID-19 and other innovate diagnostic solutions to mitigate future infectious disease outbreaks. Given the need, the emphasis initially will be on COVID-19, but other infectious disease diagnostic projects will be considered. Funding will be provided through a combination of AWS in-kind credits and technical support to assist research teams in harnessing the full potential of the cloud to tackle this challenge.

            Eligible applicants include accredited research institutions, research consortia, and private entities that are AWS customers. Individuals who apply must apply on behalf of their organization and not in their personal capacity.

            See the Amazon Web Services website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


            Click here for more information

            • June 30, 2020
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              The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created unprecedented challenges for health and hunger relief organizations. The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is activating $1.25 million in emergency funding to support organizations on the frontlines of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Emergency grants from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation are meant to provide flexible funding for organizations so they can apply for the support they need.

            Applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Please refer to our FAQ or reach out to foundation@dunkinbrands.com for any questions.

            Click here for more information. 

            • June 30, 2020
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             Peace First is launching a rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated. Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world, starting today. Learn more and apply here: https://forms.gle/JjxcPdUHMTpCcttR7


            Click here for more information. 

            • July 17, 2020
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            data-dot-org-logoTransformative change can happen only by tapping into the expertise of a broad pool of thinkers and doers. As part of our commitment to building the field of data science for social impact, data.org launched a $10 million data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge.

            The challenge is an open call for breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities thrive especially in the wake of COVID-19’s economic impact.

            Click here for more information. 

            data.org, in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation, has launched the $10 million data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge. The Challenge is an open call for breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities thrive, especially in the wake of COVID-19's economic impact. Inclusive growth proposals are encouraged from and for anywhere in the world. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, jobs of tomorrow—leave no worker behind; access to capital—leave no entrepreneur behind; and cities and towns—leave no place behind. The Challenge is open to any individual, organization, or collaboration from anywhere in the world, including nonprofits, for-profits, individuals 18+ and above, and governments and U.N. agencies. The application deadline is July 17, 2020.


            • July 31, 2020
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             In March 2020, Arts Administrators of Color set up an Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists & arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants.   Click here for more information.

            As of April 14, 2020, over 7,000 arts leaders have express financial need through the emergency fund application.

            Please consider supporting those who have been financially stifled by this pandemic.

            Arts Administrators of Color Network would like to thank the Howard Gilman Foundation and 4.0 Schools for their support of the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund.

            Click here for more information. 

            • September 01, 2020
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            Image result for nellie mae foundationThe Nellie Mae Education Foundation created this rapid response fund to respond to the hate crimes and bias against Asian American communities resulting from COVID-19. The Foundation has allocated resources for the Racism is a Virus Too rapid response grant fund to support Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that provide services for AAPI communities.

            Download the RFP here.

            • September 01, 2020
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            The Elevate Prize Foundation is announcing the launch of the inaugural Elevate Prize, which will empower and celebrate inspiring people around the world who can spark movements, mobilize people, and catalyze positive, transformational change. This includes solutions that can help communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats, including Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

            The new foundation has engaged with MIT Solve, a marketplace for social impact innovation, and will leverage their award-winning open innovation platform, methodology, and extensive network of entrepreneurs and social impact leaders all around the world. The Elevate Prize will award up to USD $5 million annually to a cohort of 10 Global Heroes, as well as offer unprecedented resources for two years after being selected.

            In response to the COVID-19 crisis, MIT Solve has launched a new Health Security & Pandemics Challenge. The Elevate Prize has announced that they will commit one of its 10 prizes to one of the Solver teams selected for Challenge.

            Established by business leader, philanthropist and author Joseph Deitch, The Elevate Prize will select a radically diverse cohort of Global Heroes to present with:

            • Funding: A minimum prize of USD $300,000 to each Global Hero spread over two years, with potential for additional monetary support.
            • Professional Expertise: Management and development services, mentorship and counseling, educational training, and capacity building.
            • A Powerful Platform: The creation of a global fanbase to help amplify and scale winners’ work.

            The application process for the Prize begins on March 30, 2020 at www.elevateprize.org and applicants can submit a solution until the June 29, 2020 deadline. Finalists will be selected in August and invited to present their work before The Elevate Prize judges and a live audience in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly in September 2020.

            Applicants who seek to elevate humanity can submit their application, and anyone is welcome to nominate their hero, starting today at www.elevateprize.org.



            • September 01, 2020
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            CcHUB Official Logo

            In light of the Coronavirus pandemic and its related consequences in other sectors of various economies across the globe, CcHUB is looking to fund and provide research and design support, via our Design Lab, for COVID-19 related projects. These include, but not limited to, projects in the following areas: 

            • Last mile communication: educating the public and ensuring the right information reaches even remote locations.
            • Support for the infected and the most vulnerable in society.
            • Local production of essential medical supplies 
            • Support for our food value chain, from producers to consumers, in the event of movement restrictions.

            If you are already working on a project or have an idea, with the capability to build out the solution with available resources from CcHUB, please fill out this form here and we will be in touch.

            Projects can be focused on a particular African country, the African continent or the world at large.


            • September 01, 2020
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            Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting | LinkedIn

            The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking proposals that develop innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad. 

            At a time of scarce media resources, the coronavirus story challenges newsrooms to find creative ways to bring accurate, compelling, and timely information to their readers.  We are eager for proposals that break traditional notions of scooping and competition and instead use the power of sharing and collaboration to increase reporting capacity and expand the reach and impact of stories.

            We are seeking strong proposals that involve a strategic and concerted effort by multiple journalists and/or newsrooms to pursue a reporting project together, leveraging resources, expertise, and publication platforms. 

            In addition to a strong collaboration component for reporting and publication, we encourage proposals that:

            • Focus on systemic, under-reported issues underlying the coronavirus crisis 
            • Use data-driven and/or interdisciplinary approaches to reporting on coronavirus 
            • Hold the powerful accountable 

            To apply, you will be asked to provide the following:
            • A description of the proposed project, including distribution/publication plan. No more than 250 words.
            • Methodology: Please describe your approach to collaborating with other journalists/newsrooms on coronavirus reporting. Include: who has agreed to take part in the collaboration; who will coordinate the effort; what resources will be shared across teams/newsrooms; what outputs are expected; timeline. 
            • A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs.  Include travel costs, software, coordination, data work. Please do not include stipends for journalists/team members who are in the employ of newsrooms or are being paid by a publisher.  If you are a journalist collaborating with a data analyst and/or data visual specialist you may include consultant fees in your budget.
            • Three examples (links) of published work by you (or someone your project team.) For example: journalistic collaborations that you, your newsroom or partners in this project have been part of. 
            • Three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation.
            • A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.

            Applications may also include a more detailed description of the project, which can be uploaded as additional material. 

            We will select multiple project proposals for support in 2020. We will consider projects of any scope and size.  Please choose a team leader to submit the proposal. Submit only one project proposal per team. 

            This grant opportunity is now open, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, rolling basis. 

            APPLY HERE

            Frequently Asked Questions

            Who is eligible to apply?

            This opportunity is open to journalists of all nationalities and regions of the world.  We are open to proposals from groups of freelance journalists working together and groups of newsrooms collaborating on a project.  We want to make sure that people from many backgrounds and perspectives are empowered to report on the coronavirus crisis. We strongly encourage proposals from journalists and newsrooms that represent a broad array of social, racial, ethnic, underrepresented groups, and economic backgrounds.

            When will you be notifying applicants on whether they’ve been selected?

            We begin reviewing applications as soon as they are received and typically notify applicants within a week or two if they’re being considered for support.  

            What is the budget range for the collaborative journalism proposals?

            We do not have budget range for these awards and we are open to supporting multiple projects in 2020. For comparison, most awards for our international reporting/travel program are between $5,000 and $10,000, but may be more or less depending on circumstances.

            Do you pay stipends or salaries for freelance journalists?

            We expect news organizations to pay freelance journalists for their work, though in exceptional cases, we may consider stipends to cover a reporter’s time, if provided in the budget with an explanation.  It is OK to include costs of contractors, such as data researchers or data visualization/story designers in your proposal and budget. Please do not include stipends for journalists/team members who are in the employ of newsrooms or are being paid by a publisher.  

            More questions?

            Email info@pulitzercenter.org—we’re checking emails daily and look forward to hearing from you.


            • September 01, 2020
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            Announcing Artist Relief for COVID-19 | Creative CapitalArtist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers,designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

            To be eligible for a relief grant, applicants must be:
            Practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, careers, and a public audience;

            Experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
            21 years of age or older;

            Able to receive taxable income in the U.S. (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN);

            Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years;

            Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;

            Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.

            Please note that the Artist Relief coalition partners will make final eligibility determinations as needed. Learn more by reviewing this FAQ. To apply, click here


            • December 01, 2020
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            WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Thursday announced a new program to provide emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP) will provide eligible households up to $1,500 in assistance, with payments made directly to the property owner or utility company. Applications will be available on DSHA’s website at www.destatehousing.com or at de.gov/coronavirus.

            “From restaurant workers and small business owners, to hair stylists and barbers, we know many Delawareans are facing a very challenging time as they struggle with the economic effects of the public health emergency,” said Governor John Carney. “We hope this assistance program will give Delaware families, especially our most vulnerable neighbors, some peace of mind as this situation continues to evolve.”

            Earlier this week, Governor Carney issued a Sixth Modification to his State of Emergency Declaration, preventing landlords from evicting Delawareans from their homes during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the order, landlords also cannot charge late fees or interest during a State of Emergency.

            “By pausing evictions, Governor Carney has taken the necessary steps to keep Delawareans in their homes, but we know that after the crisis, many of our neighbors will continue to face financial challenges,” said DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi. “This rental relief program is designed to help our neighbors in need now to prevent a wave of evictions in the coming months.”

            DSHA provided $2 million in funding for DE HAP, and New Castle County contributed $500,000. “During these difficult times, we need to pull all of our resources together to help those who are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 crisis,” said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. “We know this funding may not solve all of the problems our neighbors are facing, but this program is a great step in the right direction. I am pleased that New Castle County is able to support Governor Carney and DSHA in their efforts.”

            Several community partners will assist DSHA in processing applications through the program, including West End Neighborhood House, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Community Services, First State Community Action Agency, and the Sussex County Community Resource Center.

            “The impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented. Every day, we receive numerous calls from Delawareans who are struggling to pay their rent or utility bills because of an unexpected layoff, a reduction in hours, or the closure of a business,” said West End Neighborhood House Executive Director Paul F. Calistro, Jr. “If we can help our state’s residents stay in their homes both during and after this crisis, it will benefit us all. West End is honored to partner with Governor Carney and DSHA on this worthwhile program.”

            To be eligible for DE HAP, applicants must reside in Delaware and have a maximum household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the county in which they reside. The applicant must also provide documentation showing an impact on their employment or income beginning March 10, 2020 or later that is attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes such instances as a layoff, reduced work hours, or needing to take unpaid leave due to childcare or other issues arising as a result of the health crisis.

            Income eligibility per county is as follows:

            80% of County Area Median Income (AMI)
              1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person
            Sussex $40,400 $46,200 $51,950 $62,350
            New Castle $50,500 $57,700 $64,900 $72,100
            Kent $37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,500


            For more information on DE HAP and to access an application, visit de.gov/coronavirus or destatehousing.com

            Delawareans with questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 or 711 for people who are hearing impaired from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or email DPHCall@delaware.gov.


            • December 17, 2020
            • (EST)

            SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan - Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

            Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

            Click here for Fact Sheet. 

            ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS

            DELAWARE Declaration 16342 (Disaster DE-00024)

            Incident: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) occurring: January 31, 2020 & continuing
            All counties within the State of Delaware; the contiguous Maryland counties of: Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Wicomico, and Worcester; the contiguous New Jersey counties of: Gloucester and Salem; and the contiguous Pennsylvania counties of: Chester and Delaware

            Application Filing Deadline: December 17, 2020

            Disaster Loan Assistance Available:

            Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.

            Credit Requirements:

            • Credit History – Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to SBA.
            • Repayment – Applicants must show the ability to repay the loan.
            • Collateral – Collateral is required for all EIDL loans over $25,000. SBA takes real estate as collateral when it is available.

            SBA will not decline a loan for lack of collateral, but SBA will require the borrower to pledge collateral that is available.

            Interest Rates:

            The interest rate is determined by formulas set by law and is fixed for the life of the loan. The maximum interest rate for this program is 3.750 percent.

            Loan Terms:

            The law authorizes loan terms up to a maximum of 30 years. SBA will determine an appropriate installment payment based on the financial condition of each borrower, which in turn will determine the loan term.

            Loan Amount Limit:

            The law limits EIDLs to $2,000,000 for alleviating economic injury caused by the disaster. The actual amount of each loan is limited to the economic injury determined by SBA, less business interruption insurance and other recoveries up to the administrative lending limit.

            SBA also considers potential contributions that are available from the business and/or its owner(s) or affiliates. If a business is a major source of employment, SBA has the authority to waive the $2,000,000 statutory limit.

            Click here for more information. 

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            Image result for doordash logoCOVID-19 Financial Assistance Program, DoorDash

            In response to the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, we’re announcing a new COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program for eligible Dashers in United States (including Puerto Rico), Australia, and Canada.

            Note: DoorDash partners can find details on our Merchant Financial Assistance Program here.

            How do I qualify?

            You may qualify for up to two weeks of financial assistance* if:

            • You are diagnosed with COVID-19 or put under quarantine individually by a public health agency, and

            • You have been active on the DoorDash platform for at least 60 days and have completed at least 30 deliveries in the last 30 days.

            Click here for more information. 

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. We are a community dedicated to making the restaurant industry more hospitable to everyone.

            Restaurant Workers Community Foundation was founded in 2018 to advocate for gender equality, racial justice, fair wages, and healthy work environments in the restaurant industry. In the wake of the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, RWCF’s full focus is on supporting workers, small business owners, and an industry in crisis.

            Restaurant workers make up 10 percent of America’s workforce, and they are among the country's most vulnerable populations. More than 2.45 million restaurant workers live in poverty, and only 14 percent receive employer-sponsored health benefits.

            As restaurants across the country cut hours, suspend business, and close for good, many restaurant workers will be faced with long-term loss of income. For months to come, they will need help accessing government benefits and mental health services, paying their rent, and feeding their families.

            RWCF has established a Restaurant Workers COVID19 Crisis Relief Fund to:

            Immediately direct money to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community.

            To bolster our impact investing budget to provide zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure or re-open once this crisis has passed.

            To establish a relief fund for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19.

            “Up until now, RWCF has been relatively light on direct pleas for donations, and that was for a reason. We wanted to build a history of successful work before asking people to trust us with their charitable dollars,” said John deBary, RWCF co-founder and board president. “The coronavirus crisis has upended that strategy—we need to start working to help the most vulnerable among us NOW.”

            RESOURCES for RESTAURANTS and WORKERS: RWCF is compiling an extensive list of resources and links related to the COVID-19 Crisis on its website, and, soon, we will collect data (qualitative and quantitative) from affected workers and restaurant owners so that we can work with local and national leaders to address the systemic issues the COVID19 pandemic has exposed.

            Click here for more information. 

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

             Funds raised by the CDC Foundation through our Emergency Response Fund will be used to meet fast-emerging needs identified by CDC to help respond to the public health threat posed by this virus. These include additional support for state and local health departments, support for the global response, logistics, communications, data management, personal protective equipment, critical response supplies and more.

            In late 2019, a new coronavirus, which causes the disease now known as COVID-19, was detected in Wuhan City, China. Today, the virus is spreading throughout the globe, including the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is taking aggressive public health measures to help protect the health of Americans and assist international partners.

            In January, CDC requested the CDC Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, activate our Emergency Response Fund to provide support to rapidly emerging response needs. Support from individuals and organizations provides much needed funding to meet response needs where federal and state funding is not available or available quickly enough to meet the need.

            Click here for more information. 

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

             In response to the outbreak, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders.

            The Fund and the Needs

            The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund will focus on supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations in order 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.

            CDP is working closely with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to follow what the likely needs will be:

            Supporting healthcare workers: Many public health, low income and other clinics will not have the ability to make significant capital purchases of masks, gowns, gloves and other essential personal protective equipment. These items help prevent the infection of essential medical staff who are at increased risk because of their close contact with people who may be infected.

            Supporting quarantined and especially vulnerable individuals: The use of quarantines is crucial in helping control the spread of any infectious disease, including COVID-19. However, this means individuals are unable to go to work, go shopping for necessities, attend social functions or even see their families in some cases.

            Supporting hygiene promotion activities: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are key to limiting the spread of any infection, especially those that are spread by close contact. Increasing access to WASH resources will help limit the spread of coronavirus and other infections. Supporting areas with poor access to medical healthcare by supporting healthy populations. This will help limit the spread of all viruses and other infections.

            With these factors in mind, CDP will use contributions to the Fund to address any one of these issues, which will allow CDP to be adaptive in our support. The global nature of this outbreak may result in CDP using COVID-19 response funds both in the U.S. and abroad.

            Click here for more information. 

            For more information on the situation and to learn about available resources, please contact:

            Regine A. Webster, Vice President
            (206) 972-0187
            regine.webster@disasterphilanthropy.org


            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

             The Emergent Fund was established immediately after the 2016 election to help move quick resources with no strings attached to communities There are two types of efforts we support, which distinguish an Emergent Fund grant from thousands of other worthy projects and organizations:

            • Efforts that support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions. This includes resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda.
            • Efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts.

            Additional considerations:

            Emergent work: New solutions responding to rapidly changing conditions in the current political environment

            Visionary and Power Building: Seeks transformational systemic changes rooted in social and economic justice. Develops community power through organizing and/or leadership development (including through new tools), direct action, and/or cultural work

            Leadership from affected communities

            Intersectional Analysis: Engages multiple identities and multi-racial alliance building as core to theory of change

            Endorsed: Recommended by a member of the Nominations Network

            Right size of need: The level of Emergent Fund support is appropriate to the work

            Proposals can be ideas, collaborations, campaigns, or organizations, whether or not they are fully formed; don't worry about your notes being perfect or comprehensive.

            HOW TO APPLY

            The Emergent Fund accepts proposals via the JustFund Portal, a new digital platform established by Solidaire Network and other funders to help connect social justice funders, foundations, and funds directly with grassroots organizations and urgent projects.

            Go to justfund.us and click Register as an Organization to create an account on the site. You will receive an email confirming your registration and login information within 24 hours.

            Once you’ve received your login information, sign in at justfund.us.

            Click Create a New Proposal Draft to begin your application. You may save your proposal and continue to edit it at your leisure.

            Once you are ready to submit your proposal, click Submit. Make sure to select Emergent Fund so that we know to review your proposal.

            If you have an existing proposal on the JustFund portal that you would like to submit to the Emergent Fund, simply log in at justfund.us, make any edits you would like, and click Submit. Make sure to select Emergent Fund so that we know to review your proposal.

            Click here for more information. 

            Questions:

            • If you have questions about how to register or use the JustFund portal, please email us at info@justfund.us.
            • For questions specific to the Emergent Fund application process, please email us at info@emergentfund.net.


            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            In this time of crisis, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United is providing resources and financial assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis. 

            ROC United is working to provide relief and resources to restaurant workers affected by the coronavirus crisis.

            If you’re a restaurant worker and need to apply for financial help, click here for more information. 


            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            sagfoundationCOVID-19 DISASTER FUND for SAG-AFTRA Members

            IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK.

            The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has created the COVID-19 Disaster Fund that is now available to eligible SAG-AFTRA members who have been impacted by this pandemic.

            All applications for Emergency Financial Assistance will go to the COVID-19 Disaster Fund. We’ve streamlined our assistance programs into this one fund to expedite resources and services.

            SAG-AFTRA members are eligible to apply to the Fund if they are currently active and paid up on their dues through October 2019.

            The Fund covers members who are in an emergency financial crisis related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to cover basic expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, medical bills and other essential needs.

            The Actors Fund will assist by administering these resources on the ground. All applications are confidential and anonymous. We are already receiving hundreds of requests. Please be patient. We are working as quickly as we can to respond to all applications.

            Other Disaster Resources Available

            HOW TO APPLY.

            Please note: You must review all eligibility criteria, collect your necessary documentation and confirm that you have done so before starting to fill out our online form. Applications without proper documentation will not be processed and you will not be notified.

            • Eligibility Requirements for COVID-19 Disaster Fund for SAG-AFTRA members
            • Please note: Suspended Payment, Terminated, and Fee-Paying-Non-Member (Ficore) are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive assistance from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
            • Copy of your current membership card or confirmation by Union membership department – including end date (your membership must be current through October 2019)
            • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM)
            • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance

            Click here for more information. 


            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            Image result for the actors fund logoThe Actors Fund is a national human services organization here to meet the needs of our entertainment community with a unique understanding of the challenges involved in a life in the arts. Services include emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, health care and insurance counseling, senior care, secondary career development and more.

            To help our community manage during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs. To respond to you as quickly as possible we have transitioned to an online application process. Please know that we are experiencing an extremely high volume of requests and ask for your patience during this time.

            Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. We ask that if you have the resources to cover that period, please wait to apply. These are unprecedented times and we all must steward our resources very carefully.

            Before starting to fill out our online application, you must review the eligibility criteria and be prepared to upload all required documentation. Applications without proper documentation will not be processed and you will not be notified.

            Checklist of required documents for SAG-AFTRA, AEA Curtin Up Fund, AGMA Relief Fund, IATSE Local 798, Musician Union Local 802:

            • Copy of your current membership card or confirmation by union membership department—including end date. You must be a paid up member to be eligible.
            • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM)
            • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance
            • Local 802 members must provide proof of work cancellation
            • Please note: Suspended Payment, Terminated, and Fee-Paying-Non-Member (Ficore) are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive assistance from SAG-AFTRA.
            • Checklist of required documents for Jujamcyn Theatre Assistance Funds:
            • Proof that you are current employee of the Jujamcyn Theatre and have been an employee for six months
            • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM)
            • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance

            Eligibility requirements for Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance:

            • Current financial need (inability to pay next month’s bills)
            • A minimum of five years of recent entertainment industry employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years OR a minimum of 20 years of industry employment with a minimum of 10 years of earnings of at least $5,000
            • Eligibility requirements for dancers—three years of recent dance earnings of at least $2,000 a year

            Checklist of required documents for Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance:

            • Documentation of industry earnings
            • Union earning printouts from Pension and Welfare Departments OR
            • Contracts, pay stubs OR
            • W-2, 1099 forms for professional work only
            • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM)
            • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance
            • You should prepare your documents prior to filling out the online application. You will be required to upload your documents at the end of the online application.
            • If your documents are not already available electronically, here are some suggested steps to create an electronic file for your paper documents.
            • Search your app store for Evernote Scannable. This is a free app. There are numerous apps that are available to create electronic files for your paper documents; please use what works for you.
            • Download Evernote Scannable to your phone.
            • When you are ready, open the app and scan documents. You can scan all of the documents one by one into one file. This will create a PDF of your files.

            You will need to create one file for each of these categories:

            • 1 file for documentation of industry earnings (if applying for Actors Fund assistance)
            • 1 file for last month’s bank statement
            • 1 file for current lease or mortgage/maintenance
            • 1 file for union card(s) if applicable

            Please know it is taking up to two weeks to process an application.

            Click here for more information.

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            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.

            The AGMA Relief Fund is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, administered by The Actors Fund.

            Any AGMA member in good standing is entitled and encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the AGMA Relief Fund. Grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis, based on need.

            AGMA is aware of the major effects resonating in the performance sector regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We are deeply saddened that it is resulting in loss of work and moneys due to theatre closures and travel restrictions. We know that many of our artists, especially soloists, travel extensively and have been affected by this crisis.

            For additional information please contact The Actors Fund at 212.221.7300 or contact the closest regional office.

            Contact Regional Office in New York City
            Phone: 917.281.5919
            Email: intakeny@actorsfund.org


            Click here for more information


            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

              Are you an artist working in a craft discipline who has had a recent, serious emergency?   CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort and has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Our core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

            CERF+ is readiness, relief + resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create.

            Click here for more information. 

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            If you are a musician who has lost income due to a cancelled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, please click here to learn more about Equal Sound's new program invented for this purpose.

            REQUIREMENTS

            • Be a human and a musician who had a confirmed gig cancelled due to coronavirus that you are not getting paid for
            • Fill out information
            • Upload your W9 
            • Upload evidence that you had this gig confirmed and then canceled IN A SINGLE PDF
            • Please wait until you've received a payment to apply for another canceled gig.

            Click here for more information.


            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            Created in 1993 to further the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:

            • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
            • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

            Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

            Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600.

            We recommend that artists review all of our eligibility guidelines and FAQs before applying. You may also complete our Eligibility Questionnaire, but please note that the questionnaire is not a substitute for a thorough review of program guidelines.

             Click here for more information.   

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insurance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, addiction treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses. Click here for more information. 

            Eligibility Requirements

            Applicants must be able to document employment history in one of the following areas:

            • A minimum of five years employment in the music industry
            • Six commercially released recordings or videos (singles)


            Click here for more information.
            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            Musicians FoundationMusicians Foundation is the country’s oldest independent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, crisis or transition.   CV19 Emergency Aid Grant Program to give eligible applicants modest grants up to $200. Partnering organizations, MusiCares, The Actors Fund, and Jazz Foundation of America are also working on assistance programs, so please look into possibilities with each of them.

            As of March 18, 2020 - Note from Musicians Foundations: “In the past 48 hours, we have received an extremely immense volume of applications due to the impact of the coronavirus. At this time, we are placing a hold on all applications so we can best strategize our approach to this situation. Please check back in the coming days and week for updates. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work through this crisis.”

            Click here for more information. 

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            Sweet ReliefSweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

            Sweet Relief is here to provide immediate assistance and we have created this DONOR-DIRECTED FUND with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.

            Click here for more information. 

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

              The Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund is to assist musicians in our community who are in dire need of financial aid due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where a huge amount of musicians are losing income due to relying on a gig economy.

            An outline of how funds will be used:

            • Artists who have lost a gig due to COVID-19 Precautions can apply. They will let Passim know how much money they might have lost because of a cancelled show.
            • Prerequisite for applying: artists must have played a gig for Passim (or taught in the School of Music) in the last 10 years.
            • Artists will be asked if they have another reliable source of income & what percentage of their income comes through gigging.
            • Artist must be willing to participate in KEEP YOUR DISTANCE Fest and share to their network of fans
            • The ask of the artist must not exceed $500.

            Click here for more information


            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            Image result for pen americaThis fund is for professional (published or produced) writers and editors who are in acute financial crisis. PEN America writes on their site that they'll be updating with more critical information on March 25.

            PEN America is an organization of writers and their allies, and that solidarity is never more important than during a global crisis such as we face in the Coronavirus pandemic. 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. We have developed a new streamlined process for the duration of this crisis, and expect to be able to review and respond to applications within 10 days.

            To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States, be a professional writer, and be able to demonstrate that a small, one-time grant will be meaningful in helping them to address an emergency situation. The fund is limited, and not every application can be supported.

            The Writers’ Emergency Fund is intended to assist fiction and non-fiction authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, translators, and journalists. The following guidelines are used in evaluating professional credentials:

            • Publication of one or more books.
            • Multiple essays, short stories, or poems in literary anthologies or literary journals (either online or in print) in the last two years.
            • A full-length play, performed in a theater of more than 250 seats by a professional theater company. Productions in academic settings qualify if not a student at the time of the production.
            • Employment as a full-time professional journalist, columnist, or critic or a record of consistent publication on a freelance basis in a range of outlets during the last two years.
            • Contracted forthcoming books, essays, short stories, poems, or articles for which the name of the publisher can be provided.
            • Other qualifications that support the applicant’s professional identity as a writer.

            Writers do not have to be Members of PEN America to receive a grant, but all recipients of emergency funding will be given a complimentary one-year membership to PEN America.

            APPLY HERE

            PEN America’s Writers’ Emergency Fund is made possible by generous support from the Lannan FoundationThe Haven Foundation, PEN America Members, and other donors. Questions may be addressed writersfund@pen.org.


            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to 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. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. Click here for organization's website

            This program has no deadlines.

            The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment.

            The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

            Applicants should be aware that this is a grant program, and that each application is considered on its merits within the criteria of the program. While we attempt to provide assistance to as many applicants as we can, the filing of an application is not, nor should it be perceived as, a guarantee of funding.

            Click here to see ELIGIBILITY and MORE INFORMATION.


            • January 01, 2021
            • (EST)

            In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) 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.

            Artists wishing to apply please see below for eligibility requirements and the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund application.

            ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

            • In accordance with our mission, FCA will continue to focus its support on artists making work of a contemporary, experimental nature. If you are unsure about whether your work is experimental, you can see other artists we have supported on our Instagram and our website.
            • Relief will be provided to artists who can demonstrate that they have had an engagement canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
            • Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.
            • Currently, this fund cannot support performers, ensemble members, or designers who were working on a project that was canceled; we recognize the vital contributions that performers, artist assistants, designers, and others make to the field and have listed other resources that offer more targeted support to those artists below.
            • Applicants must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other)
            • For the purpose of providing COVID-19 relief, we are temporarily suspending the three year waiting period between grants. If you have received a grant from the Foundation in the past three years you may apply for COVID-19 relief.

            Apply for the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

            The FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund has been generously supported by several artists and individuals, as well as the following foundations:

            The Willem de Kooning Foundation
            The Destina Foundation
            Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort
            Howard Gilman Foundation
            Glenstone Museum
            Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
            The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation
            The David Rockefeller Fund
            Teiger Foundation
            Trust for Mutual Understanding
            Cy Twombly Foundation
            The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

            For individuals and foundations considering supporting this effort, please know that your help at any level is appreciated. Please read the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund Fact Sheet for more information.

            ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

            FCA anticipates far greater need than this fund will be able to accommodate. Below you will find three additional resource links. Please note that the resources at the links below have not been independently vetted by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and are provided solely in the hope that they might be a useful starting place for members of our community who are in need of resources and support. FCA encourages you to research all the resources on each list independently. You are also encouraged to follow CDC guidelines to avoid contracting or spreading the virus and, if you are in New York City, text COVID to 692-692 to receive the latest city-wide updates.

            COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations - a list of national resources for artists and arts organizations from the National Endowment for the Arts

            COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources - a list of COVID-19 resources for freelance artists that has been assembled by an independent group of artists and administrators.




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