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




UPDATE: Available Funding and Other Resources for Pandemic Response and Recovery

This report is designed to provide timely and relevant reference of available federal funding and other resources to assist the efforts of public, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations to respond to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. The report contains resources organized into topics. We hope that you will forward the report to your colleagues and other agencies that have interest or missions that are consistent with the other topics.

The report is derived from a national database from which we can provide more detailed information on request. For specific information on a single program use the included web link.

The report is compiled at the beginning of each week. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, contact Denise Balkas at Denise.balkas@fema.dhs.gov

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.


            • May 12, 2021
            • (EDT)

            NALAC (@nalac_arts) | TwitterNALAC, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Intercultural Leadership Institute partners, is offering the Actos de Confianza relief effort to support Latinx artists and arts organizations who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. NALAC will distribute $2,500 grants to Latinx artists and cultural workers and $5,000 grants to Latinx arts organizations facing critical financial emergencies. The application deadlines, determined by geographic region, are January 27, March 17, and May 12, 2021.

            Click Here for More Information.

          April 01, 2021 Golden Civic Foundation: COVID-19 Community Response Fund
          March 01, 2021 GoFundMe: Small Business Relief Fund
          March 01, 2021 Another Round Another Rally
          February 02, 2021 LISC: Rural Relief Small Business Grants
          January 01, 2021 FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
          December 31, 2020 Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
          December 31, 2020 Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund
          December 31, 2020 American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund
          December 31, 2020 Emergency Grants and Resources for Artists, CERF+
          December 31, 2020 Emergency Grants, Foundation for Contemporary Arts
          December 31, 2020 Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance, Musicares
          December 31, 2020 COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grant, Musicians Foundation
          December 31, 2020 COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program, DoorDash
          December 31, 2020 COVID19 Crisis Relief Fund, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
          December 31, 2020 Emergency Response Fund, CDC Foundation
          December 31, 2020 COVID-19 Response Fund, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP)
          December 31, 2020 Emergent Fund
          December 31, 2020 COVID-19 ROC RELIEF, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
          December 31, 2020 COVID-19 Disaster Fund for SAG-AFTRA Members
          December 31, 2020 Emergency Financial Assistance, The Actors Fund
          December 31, 2020 COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities - Borealis Philanthropy
          December 31, 2020 Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
          December 31, 2020 Wilmington is Working Equitable Technology Fund, Wilmington Alliance
          December 31, 2020 Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Stability, Enterprise
          December 17, 2020 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
          December 01, 2020 Governor Carney and DSHA Announce Housing Assistance Program
          October 30, 2020 TD Charitable Foundation: Housing for Everyone Grant Competition
          October 20, 2020 Borealis Philanthropy: Spark Justice Fund
          October 01, 2020 data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge
          October 01, 2020 Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation
          October 01, 2020 Rapid Response Grants to Address COVID-19, PEACE FIRST
          October 01, 2020 COVID-19 Request Support, CityLight Vineyard Church in Newark, DE
          September 01, 2020 Rapid Response: Racism is a Virus Too
          September 01, 2020 Co-Creation Hub: Funding and Design Support for COVID-19 Projects
          September 01, 2020 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge
          September 01, 2020 National Endowment for the Arts: CARES Act Funding
          September 01, 2020 Artist Relief Grant
          September 01, 2020 Elevate Prize Foundation: Change the Way We Change the World
          August 31, 2020 The Enterline Foundation: COVID-19 Emergency Grant
          August 28, 2020 Coronavirus Food Assistance Program - USDA
          July 31, 2020 Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, Arts Administrators of Color Network
          July 17, 2020 data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge
          July 15, 2020 COVID-19 Response Student Success Grants - NEA Foundation
          July 02, 2020 COVID-19 Rapid Response Infrastructure RFP - Mosaic
          July 01, 2020 COVID-19 Rapid-Response Funding Opportunity Focused on the Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs
          June 30, 2020 COVID-19 Business Relief Fund, Delaware Kent County Levy Court
          June 30, 2020 COVID19 - AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative
          June 05, 2020 Delaware Emergency Food and Shelter Program CARES Funding Opportunity
          June 05, 2020 Longwood Foundation Summer Cycle & COVID-19 Q&A Zoom Sessions
          June 05, 2020 Longwood Foundation Summer 2020 Grant
          June 01, 2020 Voices for Healthy Kids
          June 01, 2020 Coronavirus Grant Request, No Kid Hungry
          May 31, 2020 Rauschenberg Emergency Grants, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
          May 15, 2020 Cares Act Recover Grants
          May 01, 2020 Governor Carney Announces HELP Program to Support Delaware Small Businesses
          May 01, 2020 Hispanics in Philanthropy: Covid-19 Rapid Response Migration Fund
          May 01, 2020 Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
          May 01, 2020 Save Small Business Fund
          May 01, 2020 PBA: COVID-19 Relief Fund
          April 30, 2020 ConvertKit: Covid19 Grant
          April 30, 2020 CenDel Foundation COVID19 Response Grant
          April 30, 2020 The Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund
          April 20, 2020 Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
          April 12, 2020 Emergency Grant for Curators, Kinkade Family Foundation

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