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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.

            • December 01, 2020
            • (EST)

            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. 


            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

            • 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. 


            • 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.


            • 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)

            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.

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            Image result for wilmington alliance logoABOUT THE FUND

            Wilmington Alliance sponsors city-based workforce development initiatives through funding, technical assistance and partnership development. Established through an anchor sponsorship by Barclays US Consumer Bank, the Wilmington is Working Equitable Technology Fund will support Workforce Development Programming to continue training and implementation through the COVID-19 pandemic by navigating the digital divide. The continuation of programs via virtual access would increase equitable access to training to mitigate and sustain the trajectory of skills acquisition and employment for many of our marginalized citizens in Wilmington.


            The Wilmington is Working Equitable Technology Fund is structured to assist City-of-Wilmington-serving 501c3 organizations that address workforce training and placement needs for adults and out of school youth.

            Funds awarded must be used to access technology, hardware and virtual connectivity for existing and emerging workforce training programs who are able to deliver training to learners virtually.

            Target organizations must document being located in Wilmington, DE and/or serving Wilmington-area residents through its workforce development programming.

            Funding awarded to programs will be earmarked for technology access through an existing pipeline with the local vendor,

            NERDiT NOW. There is no maximum award amount, however applicants must include the number of learners being served, which will determine the award amount.

            The Wilmington is Working Equitable Technology Fund will generally not consider proposals to fund:

            • Grants directly to individuals.
            • Programs that exclusively serve religious purposes, although religious organizations providing non-religious community services will be considered.
            • Programs that are part of the Delaware Department of Education and serve youth in school.
            • Grants for programs not yet formed or in the “idea” stage.

            Click here for more information

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)


            In response to Covid-19, Enterprise's Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Stability program is moving swiftly to ensure that vulnerable, low-income families and individuals can remain in their homes and access support during this crisis.  Click here for more information. 

            This new Enterprise program offers nonprofit community partners a broad range of support, including: 

            • Emergency grants to allow organizations to stay afloat through payroll support and other assistance, as well as meet the immediate needs (such as rent, utilities and resident services) for families and individuals they serve.
            • Immediate and long-term guidance on resilience planning and financial strategies, as well as other technical assistance and training to help community-based nonprofits remain viable.
            • Support to organizations seeking critical government relief funds and other interventions that can help address residents’ and communities’ needs.

            Through policy advocacy at the federal, state and local levels, Enterprise will continue working to restore and protect services and support for vulnerable communities and residents affected by the pandemic.

            Are you an owner or operator of affordable housing?
            Work is underway to distribute the first wave of grants to key partners and provide on-the-ground technical assistance. If you are an owner or operator of affordable housing and are interested in learning more about the program as it is launched, complete this inquiry form.

            Click here for more information. 

            • December 31, 2020
            • (EST)

            With a goal of getting financial resources to trans-led organizations and transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary communities who are organizing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Borealis Philanthropy’s Fund for Trans GenerationsDestination Tomorrow’s TRANScend Community Impact Fund, and Third Wave Fund have launched the COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities.

            Activities supported by the collective include but are not limited to mutual aid and care support networks; healing and virtual wellness spaces; online/virtual programming needs; living stipends for members and/or staff; basic needs (i.e., food, rent support, shelter, utilities; and organizing and advocacy. Funders will review applications on a weekly basis and collectively decide how to resource prospective grantees.

            The fund will adhere to the Trans Justice Funding Project definition of trans-led, which holds that the majority of the people in charge of the group identify as trans or gender non-conforming; priority will be given to trans-led organizations with a racial justice focus. Requests are encouraged from black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC).

            Grants of up to $10,000 will be made, with larger grants to be made on a case-by-case basis.

            See the Borealis Philanthropy website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

            Link to complete RFP

            • 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.


            • 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.


            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.

          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 Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
          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 Save Small Business Fund
          May 01, 2020 PBA: COVID-19 Relief Fund
          April 30, 2020 CenDel Foundation COVID19 Response Grant
          April 30, 2020 ConvertKit: Covid19 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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