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.

            • September 01, 2021
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            Hospitality businesses will be eligible for immediate financial assistance, unemployment benefits for workers expanded

            Governor John Carney on Wednesday announced the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP) to provide financial relief for restaurants, bars and other hospitality industry businesses that employ thousands of Delawareans.

            “Restaurants, bars, hotels, and other hospitality-related businesses, and their workers, are among those most seriously impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Delaware,” said  Governor John Carney. “We’ve limited restaurants to takeout and delivery services and asked all Delawareans to avoid being out in public unnecessarily. Many people from other states have postponed non-essential travel, meaning they are not coming to Delaware for vacations or business. We feel it is crucial that the state step in to assist these businesses and their employees.”

            The no-interest loans are capped at $10,000 per business per month. The money can cover rent, utilities and other unavoidable bills but cannot be used for personnel costs. The loans have a 10-year term with payments deferred for nine months.

            The Division of Small Business will administer the program using existing state funds and is aiming to have an application available later this week. Eligible businesses must have been in operation for at least a year, have annual revenue below $1.5 million and be in a certain hospitality-connected industries. Email business@delaware.gov to learn if you qualify or call 302-739-4271 with additional questions.

            Assistance is also available for Delaware workers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Governor Carney approved the following changes to Delaware’s unemployment benefits program for the hospitality industry: 

            1. The Department of Labor (DOL) will begin processing unemployment claims as they are received with the goal of  benefits becoming available within a week.  
            2. DOL will allow part-time income while collecting benefits as long as employees can demonstrate their decreased hours and earnings.
            3. DOL will not classify tipped employees as minimum wage earners as long as their tips are reported as wages. 

            Businesses applying for assistance through Delaware’s HELP  program will need to prove they meet the eligibility standards. This includes providing documentation to show the business has been current for at least 80 percent of payments over the past 12 months, and not past due on its most recent payment on any bill for which it is applying for relief. This can be done through proof of payments or a letter from the entity to which the money was due.

            The program announcement comes as the state also awaits official confirmation from the U.S. Small Business Administration that it has received the Economic Injury Declaration which Governor Carney formally requested on Monday.

            More information will be available later in the week on sending in application information for HELP. In the meantime, businesses can reach out to the Division of Small Business with questions by emailing business@delaware.gov or visiting www.delbiz.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. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

            • September 01, 2021
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            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

            • September 01, 2021
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            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.   

            • September 01, 2021
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            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. 

            • September 01, 2021
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            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. 

            • September 01, 2021
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            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.

            • September 01, 2021
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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.

            • September 01, 2021
            • (EDT)

             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. 

            • September 01, 2021
            • (EDT)

            Image result for CityLight Vineyard Church delawareCityLight Vineyard Church in Newark DE (and possibly other local churches we have relationship with - we will update as we go) is seeking to provide assistance to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Newark, Elkton, and Avon Grove—especially those impacted by social distancing, self-quarantine, illness, and loss of work. Click here for more information. 

            Please use this form if:

            - You need someone to run an errand for you, shop for groceries, or pick up your prescriptions.

            - You are feeling lonely, depressed, or anxious during social distancing and self-imposed quarantine, and would like to receive a caring phone call or Zoom call for conversation and/or prayer.

            - You need food but currently don't have the financial means to purchase enough.

            We will try to fulfill all needs as expressed. If this becomes unsustainable for our volunteers we will prioritize support for those most in need. (Also - we will continue to work to fulfill needs as long as we are allowed to by the restrictions set forth by local and national government.)

            Click here for more information. 

            • September 01, 2021
            • (EDT)

            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.

            • September 01, 2021
            • (EDT)

            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, 2021
            • (EDT)

            Professional Beauty Association - Home | FacebookThe PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund is designed to help support the licensed beauty professionals who have not been able to work or are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more about how you can donate and/or apply today!

            Want more COVID-19 resources? Visit our dedicated page with specifically curated information to help you through this uncertain time. 

            The PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund is a program of the PBA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations made to PBA Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. law.

            Apply now for a grant from the PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund!

            • September 01, 2021
            • (EDT)

            MAFThe Immigrant Families Fund provides grants of $500 to immigrants to help cover whatever is most pressing in their lives. In order to be eligible, applicants must have experienced an income disruption due to COVID-19, earn less than $99,000 or have a household income of less than $198,000, and not be eligible to receive a CARES Recovery Rebate (coronavirus stimulus check) from the Federal government. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

            Click Here for More Information 

            • September 01, 2021
            • (EDT)

            GoFundMe Launches Relief Initiative to Help Small Business Impacted By COVID-19 in Partnership with Yelp | Business WireSmall businesses that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus crisis can sign up on GoFundMe to start a fundraiser to benefit their small business. If the business raises $500 on their GoFundMe and meets certain eligibility criteria, they may be considered to receive a $500 matching grant from the Small Business Relief Fund.

            Click Here for More Information

            • September 01, 2021
            • (EDT)

            Another Round Another Rally – There's always more to do, more to learn and more fun to be had.Another Round Another Rally supports hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Support is provided through the Nolet Family USA Relief Program, which offers relief in the form of eVouchers to nationwide retailers to help supplement groceries and other much needed essentials for those currently out of work that were employed by a bar or restaurant with a full liquor license. (Additional programs may be available.)

            Click Here for More Information

            • September 01, 2021
            • (EDT)

            The Golden Civic FoundationThe Golden Civic Foundation's COVID-19 Community Response Fund supports frontline nonprofit organizations in Golden, CO, that are addressing basic and urgent needs such as food, housing, and other financial burdens that are a direct result of the pandemic. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis.

            Click Here for More Information

            • September 13, 2021
            • (EDT)

            The Fund for Investigative Journalism | Supporting investigative reporting projects around the worldThe Fund for Investigative Journalism's Coronavirus Rolling Grant for U.S. Freelancers provides grants to U.S.-based freelance investigative journalists working on stories on the coronavirus that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public or private sector. Grants of up to $10,000 will be made on a rolling basis for freelance investigative projects that have a strong U.S. angle involving American citizens, government, or business. Proposals written for ethnic media as well as those submitted by journalists of color and involving the impact of the coronavirus in U.S. ethnic communities are encouraged. Proposals are reviewed as they are submitted.

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          June 01, 2021 National Environmental Education Foundation: Restoration and Resilience COVID Recovery Fund
          June 01, 2021 Restaurant Revitalization Fund
          May 12, 2021 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC): Actos de Confianza
          February 02, 2021 LISC: Rural Relief Small Business Grants
          January 01, 2021 FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
          December 31, 2020 Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund
          December 31, 2020 COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program, DoorDash
          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 Emergency Grants and Resources for Artists, CERF+
          December 31, 2020 Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance, Musicares
          December 31, 2020 Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
          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 31, 2020 COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities - Borealis Philanthropy
          December 17, 2020 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
          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
          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 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 Hispanics in Philanthropy: Covid-19 Rapid Response Migration Fund
          May 01, 2020 Save Small Business Fund
          May 01, 2020 Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
          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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