1. Facebook Small Business Grants Program:
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. Not currently open but sign up to be alerted about new opportunities.
2.Small Business Administration Loans:
Low-interest loans available in NY. Apply on website.
More info here: http://www.nyssbdc.org/EIDL.html
3. FEMA Public Assistance Program:
Eligible emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency at the direction or guidance of public health officials may be reimbursed under Category B of FEMA’s Public Assistance program. FEMA will not duplicate assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or other federal agencies.
State, territorial, tribal, and local government entities and certain private non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for Public Assistance. FEMA assistance will be provided at a 75 percent federal cost share. This assistance will require execution of a FEMA-State/Tribal/Territory Agreement, as appropriate, and execution of an applicable emergency plan. Local governments and other eligible PA applicants will apply through their respective state, tribal or territorial jurisdictions.
4. Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Grant:
This fund will issue grants to established nonprofit organizations that provide front-line services to our most vulnerable populations – food for our neediest families and essentials, such as prescription drug deliveries to homebound senior citizens and people with compromised immune systems. The impacts of the novel coronavirus are uncertain and continue to mount. The COVID-19 Response Fund will be a funding resource for those in need.
5.Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund: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.
If you would like to make a donation or learn more about the Fund, please contact:
Laura Starr, Director of Development
The Westchester Community Foundation has announced the Westchester COVID-19 Response Fund to deploy resources to established, frontline community organizations meeting the basic needs of local residents in the wake of this global pandemic. The Fund’s purpose is to minimize social and economic consequences going forward, and its resources will be directed to organizations serving high-need, vulnerable populations.
The Fund is designed to be flexible in its focus, nimble in its action, and to complement other resources at the local, state, and national levels. This fund is in addition to a $1 million contribution by RXR Realty to the RXR Building Community Fund at the Westchester Community Foundation. A generous donor will match contributions up to $1 million.
7. Community Capital New York has come out with a new initiative to assist small businesses suffering from a drop in cash flow. They can provide up to $10,000 in an Emergency Express Loan as you wait for your SBA Disaster Loan Assistance. More information can be found HERE.
8. Go Fund Me’s Small Business Relief Initiative was started by GoFundMe to help small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and empower their communities to rally behind them. GoFundMe has partnered with Yelp and Intuit QuickBooks to provide small business owners with the financial support and resources needed to continue running their businesses during and after the coronavirus crisis.
As part of the Small Business Relief Initiative, GoFundMe, Yelp, and Intuit QuickBooks have each donated $500,000 to the Small Business Relief Fund. GoFundMe.org, the company’s charitable and advocacy arm, started the Small Business Relief Fund to benefit small businesses. Supporters can donate to the Small Business Relief Fund and GoFundMe.org will provide grants to small businesses across the United States, starting with the hardest hit areas. The Small Business Relief Fund will be issuing $500 matching grants to qualifying businesses that raise at least $500 on GoFundMe. More partners will be announced in relation to this initiative at a later date.
9. Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is activating $1.25 million in emergency funding to support organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the health or hunger relief field providing essential services to people impacted by COVID-19. The Foundation plans to review applications on a rolling basis and approve funding as soon as possible. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $25,000, but larger amounts will be considered. Visit the Foundation’s website to apply.
10. Coronavirus Local Response Initiative
Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched the Coronavirus Local Response Initiative to help American mayors respond to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus. Bloomberg Philanthropies will work with partners to identify the needs and lessons learned from cities experiencing the outbreak in real time, which can then be shared with additional cities eager to get ahead of the virus’ spread. With public health expertise from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the network will provide mayors with the most up-to-date information on the virus from the Centers for Disease Control and help them understand and act on the most relevant and accurate information available. Mayors will convene virtually and receive coaching on crisis leadership and crisis communications. This initiative is open to all U.S. cities and will accommodate as many participants as possible. Interested mayors and city leaders should email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
11. The United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that in response to the hardships created by the Coronavirus it is releasing funds totaling up to $50,000 through grants to nonprofits in Westchester. The organization will be awarding grants up to $5,000 to nonprofits directly helping the underprivileged or ALICE populations, those who are employed but are living paycheck-to-paycheck, that are displaced or actively impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Westchester County.